Processes and practices are designed to deepen understanding of the curriculum and refine instruction to improve student learning and achievement.
At the school:
The learning environment supports professional dialogue about the big ideas and content in the curriculum and how to implement instructional practices that lead students to deep conceptual understanding.
Professional learning is continuous and responsive to student learning needs, identified by a wide range of data and informed by ministry policy, resource documents and board guidelines.
Access to expertise and professional learning resources is provided in response to the range of student needs.
System resources are accessed to support professional learning.
Structures, processes and practices that have been collaboratively established at the school and school community are used to determine day-to-day decision-making, based on student needs e.g. pyramid of interventions/tiered approach.
In the classroom:
Input from students on the effectiveness of instructional approaches is used to address next steps.
Professional learning supports the growth of a wide repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies and their appropriate use.
Ongoing communication and action regarding prevention and interventions support student success.
Rich and relevant tasks advance learning, creativity and innovation.
Access and engage in the intended learning as individuals, in small groups and as a whole class.
Independently apply knowledge, skills, concepts and processes in different contexts.