Diversifying Programs

Name of School:

Bow Valley

Our school is considered:

high

In five words or less, describe your prototype

Creating access points for all

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How might we?:

How might we effectively meet learning outcomes while offering students a variety of modes and pathways? 

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

In response to data collected last year, staff are continuing to design a variety of pathways and entry points for learners based on strengths and needs. The math department has developed a grade 9 numeracy course focused on building foundational problem solving and numeracy skills for all learners. Staff are using formative assessment as a tool to personalize instruction and learning in the classroom. Staff are also prototyping the Math 15 year-long curriculum to allow more exposure, depth and practice with the grade 10 math curricula. Another priority area at Bow Valley this year is developing school-wide literacy. During the daily focus period, all students and teachers are spending at least 10 minutes reading and building literacy skills. The school’s literacy team is developing a toolkit of strategies and resources that all teachers can use across the disciplines and grades to build strong reading fluency and comprehension.