OUr School as a learning organization
1950 valleyview dr. Kamloops bc. v2c 4c2
Kamloops-Thompson School District #73
Valleyview has an Instructional Leadership Team. who support staff through all components related to the Spiral of Inquiry as a way to improve achievement and learning for students. They...
Support a collaborative Spiral of Inquiry structure
Elevate and practice ongoing use of First Peoples Principles of Learning
Build and develop leadership skills individually and as a group
Facilitate new learning for staff by seeking out, sharing and piloting innovative teaching practice and resources.
Guide the direction of the PLC inquiries to align with the OECD school Goals
Co-construct the School Plan using PLC inquires as strategies.
Problem-solve PLC challenges
FIRST PEOPLES PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
OECD 7 PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
Our guiding tools
Learning ultimately supports the wellbeing of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors.
Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational.
Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one's actions.
Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities.
Learning recognizes Indigenous knowledge.
Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story.
Learning involves patience and time.
Learning requires exploration of one's identity.
Learning involves recognizing that some knowledge is sacred and only shared with permission and/or in certain situations.
Put learners at the centre
Emphasize the social nature of learning
Understand that emotions are central to learning
Recognize individual differences
Stretch all learners but avoid overload or stress
Use assessment for learning
Build horizontal connections.
The Nature of Learning, OECD, 2010
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES
HOW WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER AS LEARNERS
Valleyview's school goals are identified by finding out what is going on for our learners (both students and staff). This feedback is aligned with the OECD Principles of learning and those most predominant Principles are what we have committed to working on as a whole staff.
We believe if we create the conditions for these predominant learning environment principles to occur in our school, student learning and achievement will improve.
Ensuring every learner will cross the stage with dignity, purpose and options, and all leave more curious than when they arrived!
learning is important to us as a staff
THE STRUCTURE WE USE TO HELP US IMPROVE LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT
Put learners at the centre
Build horizontal connections
Valleyview Secondary is a comprehensive high school of approximately 1000 students and 80 teaching and support staff. Twelve percent of our learners are of Aboriginal ancestry, 40% are involved in athletic sports, 45% are taking fine arts courses, 5% are taking District Trades programs and 4% are in our Hockey Academy!
Who WE ARE...
Teachers self-select professional learning teams (PLCs) from their colleagues to work on improving learning and achievement for their students. They connect once per week to discuss what is going on for their learners and together learn innovative ways to meet the needs of their students. This work is guided by a Spiral of Inquiry. (Kaser & Halbert, 2017)
At Valleyview we are using Sprials of Inquiry as a meta structure to improve learning and achievement for our students. Scanning to get a good understanding of what is going on for our learners is something we are doing all of the time.
OUR SCHOOL GOALS