School Holiday Concerts & Events p. 5
Headstrong Summit at Golden Secondary p. 9
Every student in Rocky Mountain School District will graduate with dignity, purpose, and options.
We will care deeply, act wisely and find joy in each day!
We learn in Rocky Mountain School District. All of us. We learn so that our students grow and experience greater success every day.
We learn the Core Competencies of Thinking, Communication, and Social and Personal competencies. Students develop curricular competencies in literacy and numeracy and the big ideas of content areas; educators continuously learn to improve pedagogy.
We learn so that each day in Rocky Mountain School District brings us closer to every student graduating with dignity, purpose, and options.
The Learning Leadership Report is a celebration of that learning. We hope you enjoy reading it and invite you to contribute your stories, ideas, and upcoming events and opportunities as a member of the learning community of Rocky Mountain School District.
Learning Leadership Report
Rocky Mountain School District
Fast away the old year passes!" As we quickly approach the final day of school in 2018, this current edition of the Learning Leadership Report again celebrates the amazing learning happening across Rocky Mountain District. It's a milestone because it is also the last report themed on the 2013-18 District Directions, as we now transition to District Directions 2023. These focus areas that will guide our work and shape the learning culture of our District are the product of a huge collaboration, with broad input from students, parents and staff. I know we all look forward to the accomplishments of 2019, the first year of these new priorities we have set together.
Wishing everyone the very best this holiday season, and in the exciting year to come.
The Board has set District Directions for 2013-2018. We will organize the Learning Leadership Report this year around these directions to share how we are bringing them to life across the district.
Our communication results in common understanding.
We care deeply, act wisely and find joy in each day.
Our students experience environmental, outdoor and community based learning.
Our learning is empowered by technology.
Our students and staff feel safe, connected and valued.
Our learning community is research based and collaborative.
Our District Directions 2018 represent the hopes, dreams, and ideas
of many staff, parents, community members, and students who contributed to a Thoughtstream process, multi-partner dialogue, and Board review to uncover these 5 key themes to guide our work and shape our culture.
What are the ways you are already engaged in the work captured by these directions?
What are the possibilities for future work inspired by these directions?
2018 School Christmas Concerts and Events
Golden Zone – Green Windermere Zone – Blue Kimberley Zone - Red
NOTE: GSS will be having a musical performance on January 17, 2019
4 SSS, Annual Food Bank Fundraiser (Dec 4-21)
EMP, Second Winds, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
DTSS, Band Concert, 7:00 pm in gym
EMP, Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Concert, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
WES, Christmas Turkey Lunch, 11:45 p.m.
EMP, Christmas Concert, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in gym
LPES, Christmas Concert, 1:15 pm in gym
EES, Christmas Concert, 9:00 am and 6:30 pm in gym
LPES, Christmas Concert, 1:15 pm and 6:00 pm in gym
SSS, Winter Dance – Evening n gym
APES, Craft morning, 9:00am - 10:30 am
LGES, Crafternoon, 1:30 pm – 2:30
EMP, Christmas Turkey Lunch, Noon in gym
GSS, Holiday Dance, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in gym
AB ED Winter Festival, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm,
GSS, Holiday Breakfast, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
MMES, Christmas Concert – Dress Rehearsal at 1:30 and Concert at 6:00 p.m in gym
MMS, Winter Concert, 2:00 pm (school) and 7:00 pm (public)
SSS, Winter Concert – McKim Theatre, 7:00 pm
EMP, Silver Strings, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
JAL, Christmas Open House, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
LPES, Garden view Caroling, TBA
MES, Christmas Concert, 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm in gym
MMES, Building Gingerbread Houses, 1:00 p.m
NES, Christmas Concert, 1:30 pm in gym
WES, Christmas Concert, 1:15 pm and 6:00 pm in gym
APES, Santa Breakfast, 9:00 am
LPES, PJ & Movie Day, Afternoon
NES, Pyjama Day, all day
SSS, Annual Food Bank Fundraiser Draw – Noon in gym
Students Helping Students at McKim
It’s been a great start to the school year with yet another amazing group of grade 7 students dedicating their time and effort as Students Helping Students peer mentors! Their first SHS job of the year was to welcome and guide new students and parents to homerooms on the first day of school. Later in September they travelled to Blue Lake for a day of challenges that fine-tuned their teamwork and communication skills. In October we had the pleasure of having Mrs. Ana Pakenham from Lindsay Park Elementary teach us about Autism and how to better support students with ASD. Thank you Mrs. Pakeham! In November SHS mentors got into the grade 4 classes to connect with students and lead them in a tower building challenge.
Thank you to all the SHS peer mentors for helping our grade 4 students’ transition to McKim Middle School. We look forward to the year ahead!
Thank You Genesta Boroski & Denise Stephenson
Headstrong Summit at Golden Secondary School
On November 15th, GSS hosted a Headstrong Summit with student teams from GSS, Revelstoke Secondary, DTSS and Selkirk. In the fall of 2017, a student team from GSS attended a Headstrong Summit in Calgary and they loved the experience so much that they wanted to host a summit. Our YCW at the time, Kate McInroy, was instrumental in bringing this idea to fruition.
Headstrong is an initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada with the goal of reducing the negative and prejudicial stigma towards those living with a mental health concern or illness. The Headstrong Summit is designed to help students learn about this stigma and then think about ways they can raise awareness in their own schools. Each of the school teams who attended the GSS Headstrong Summit were very excited to return to their schools, brimming with ideas to reduce stigma.
The Summit kicked off with an opening keynote speaker who shared her story of recovery after many years of living with mental illness, which had led her to drugs, alcohol, and suicide attempts. From there, student participants divided into four smaller groups to hear from other young adults with lived experience who shared their personal stories of mental health problems, stigma and recovery. Each of the breakout rooms had GSS staff and community partners facilitating the sessions. The day ended with the youth brainstorming activities that could positively change the thinking in their schools.
Thanks to the Mental Health Commission and the GSS PAC, all of the costs for the Summit were covered; out of town school teams just had their transportation to Golden to look after. A healthy lunch and snacks were also provided for the summit participants. This successful summit was a great example of the work being done around mental health in our district.
Thank You Iris Trask
Learning From Elders at Edgewater and Windermere Elementary Schools
Linda and Darryl Brass Visit Edgewater Elementary School
October 12, 2018
Teachings on Sweetgrass, Turtle, Wolf and Bear
Grade 7 Students were asked to write what they learned, this is a selection of what they wrote.
When Elders Darryl and Linda came to our school to talk about some of the teachings on how to be a good person, we listened intently. They told us about the Sweetgrass braid and how it is so strong because it is made up of three things: kindness from the Grandfather Sun, caring from Mother Earth and sharing from Grandmother moon.
Then they told us about respecting women and girls because they are mothers and will create more human beings and to protect them. Also, they told us about bullying. If you don’t like someone, no matter why, it is not okay to be mean. When you see someone you don’t like, what you’re seeing bad in them is actually what you see in yourself that you don’t like.
They told us lots of good things and that we need to be strong like the sweetgrass braid through it all. We thank them for coming. By Ursula
The things you point out on other people are the things you may not like when you look in the mirror, learn to love yourself. There is no perfect body shape, hair or clothes you should be wearing. They are already a perfect you. By Sam
I learned that it is not ok to treat women the way they are being treated, and bullying is also happening in many different places right now and that is not ok. We look at people and try to destroy there self confidence because of what we don’t like about ourselves. They told us and listened to them. If we ever want to be able to respect women and people we need to listen carefully. By Austin
They talked about how men should be respectful to the women because they will be mothers on day and how kids should respect their mothers. They also talked about bullying and to not bully people because of their hair or clothes and not to do it at all. They also had sweetgrass braid that had three parts, sharing caring and kindness. By No name
They were both very nice and kind. They talked about the sweet grass and about bullying. They said that if you talk about someone you don’t like to other people then pretty soon nobody will like that person and why you don’t like that person is because of something you don’t like about your self. By Jesse
I learned from the elders that bullying can only lead to a negative environment. By Kayley
Treat your moms with care because you will be a mom some day too and you probably would like to be treated with care when you are older. By No name
Thank You Debra Murray
Linda & Darryl Brass visited Windermere Elementary too. Read about what students at both schools learned from the experience: https://issuu.com/llsd6/docs/elder_visit_book
Sense of Place
Harvesting & Learning About Local Plants
n October 24th Edgewater Elementary School went outside to pick rosehips as part of Take Me Outside Day. This was to support the knowledge of local plants, harvesting and how they can be used. This ties into our local plants and tea presentation by Shuswap Elder Laverna Stevens. We are excited to learn more about how to identify local plants and how we can use them. We are also glad we can share our rosehip tea and jelly with her.
Thank You Alithia Gillies
Thank You Terri Hayes
Grade 4 students at J A Laird on a field trip to the Wilmer Wetlands with Wildsight & Jesse King
We do not need a special day to get outside in Rocky Mountain but many classes observed national Take Me Outside Day on October 24 as well as took their learning outside throughout the fall.
Take Me Outside For Learning in SD 6 this Fall
Grade 4 students at J A Laird sketching their favorite tree
Thank You Alyssan Gauthier
Take Me Outside Day and other outdoor learning at Martin Morigeau Elementary School
Thank You Brian Reid
Grade 6/7s at Edgewater Elementary School getting out on the land (and water) to learn.
Daily doses of connecting our students to the outdoors & nature are important for their academic, social, emotional and physical success. Click here for research on the benefits of connecting students to nature & the outdoors.
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In addition to all the Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education curriculum that can be taught outdoors, consider taking your students outside for foundation skills learning including literacy and numeracy. Much of the learning activity that happens inside could easily be adapted for outside. If it is planned to precede or follow an outdoor break such as recess or lunch there isn't any transition time lost preparing and dressing to go out.
Try taking your class outside a few minutes before recess for:
A/B partner walk and talk as part of your literacy lesson
practice of math facts with a partner
drawing letter shapes in the snow
Meet your class outside at the end of recess or lunch for:
a quick game of frozen tag where a concept is explained or a term defined to be unfrozen
a walking meeting with a partner to talk about something that can be taken to writing when back inside
How many other ways can you effectively incorporate the benefits of movement, fresh air, and being in our beautiful schoolyard settings into learning?
Nature Days in K-3 Classrooms - Wednesday, December 12
What does nature-based learning look like in public K-3 classrooms across North America? Tune in to the next installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series to find out! They will feature three expert panelists discussing how to incorporate regular and repeated outdoor experiences in traditional school settings. This webinar is a collaboration of NAAEE's early childhood program, the Natural Start Alliance, with Antioch University New England, Forest School Canada, and the Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association.
More information and registration: http://cbeen.ca/webinars/
Emotions are integral to learning
Our teaching and learning is guided by these principles
Learners at the centre
The 7 Principles of Learning
The social nature of learning
Our learning community is
research based and collaborative
Assessment for learning
District Wide Write Follow Up Sessions
The District Wide Write (DWW) was conducted with students in Grades 1 to 8 this fall. Following the assessment teachers from each school were invited to follow up sessions to analyze the results to inform next steps for instruction. Thank you to Kristal Godlien and Krista Horn who co-presented a Primary DWW follow up session with Barb Carriere on November 21, and thank you to Crystal Woodworth who co-presented an Intermediate/Secondary DWW follow up session on November 29. It was actually Crystal Woodworth who proposed that we take time to look at our DWW results and provide space and time to talk about what writing practices would move our learners forward. Both sessions were valuable and we thank those who made the time to come and discuss their DWW results. It was helpful to gain an understanding of what professional learning around the topic of writing may be beneficial.
Our purpose was to review and analyze the DWW results to plan for future instruction.
We posed the following questions:
• What did teachers notice? The strengths? The weaknesses?
• What questions might have arisen about writing instruction?
• What area(s) of focus are needed?
Most Fridays, Lainey Wilson’s Superfit 11 students at David Thompson Secondary work with Eileen Madson Primary students from either Jodi Casey’s Grade 1/2 class or Carol Zehnder’s Grade 3 class. The Superfit students practiced coaching skills and the younger kids benefited from one on one attention. All had fun.!
Superfit student Konstantin Schenk with primary student Ryan Dunlop
DTSS students Sydney Edlund, Ali Barsby with primary student Jack Megaffin
David Thompson Secondary & Eileen Madson Primary Students Learning Together
Thank You Glen Sage
DTSS student Shana Walsh with Madelyn O’Connor from EMP
We were thrilled to have 25 participants join Barb Carriere and Steve Wyer for An Introduction to SmartLearning Workshop on November 27th. SmartLearning is an approach to teaching developed by Susan Close. We had teachers who were brand new to this approach, teachers who had some understanding, and teachers who have been implementing SmartLearning into their own practice. Our day addressed building a community of learners and explored the brain based learning research that is embedded in this approach. We discussed the use of thinking tools including:
structured partner talk
using the SL coaching cards
partner picture talk routines (use of images to deepen our learning)
close or deep reading tools
The importance of developing strategic and reflective reader was emphasized: these are readers who are strategic about their thinking and able to apply strategies flexibly, depending on their goals or purposes for reading. They monitor their thinking and understanding.
SmartLearning addresses skills and competencies so that our learners are comprehending deeply.
determine what’s important (saliency)
summarize/synthesize author’s message, lesson, big idea or concept
notice learning, monitor, clarify, confirm, justify, adjust, direct thinking and learning, reflect: find evidence of meeting goals, notice strengths; identify new ideas, connections, questions; set new goals.
introduction to SmartLearning Workshop
The SmartLearning Framework for lesson planning was presented. Every lesson is structured with Connect/Process/Transform/Reflect cycles. We also addressed the components of word work, independent reading practice, and the SmartLearning reading assessment known as the ASK (Assessing Skills and Knowledge).
It was a very full day of learning and we were very pleased to have so many teachers interested in participating. We are encouraging all participants to try some components of the SL approach in their own classrooms and would welcome any additional feedback or questions as you make your way forward. As well, Barb and Steve are hoping to offer this workshop again in April at RSA Day, and would welcome any participants to join us and share their stories of implementation.
Joyful Literacy Focus for Year-long K/1 Teacher Professional Learning Community
On December 3rd we were pleased to have had 25 Kindergarten and Grade One teachers from across the district come together for a day of learning. We would like to acknowledge and thank our Joyful Literacy (JL) team: Margo Reinders, Jodi Casey, Kristal Godlien and Katie Granger for attending Janet Mort’s Joyful Literacy Summit in Calgary and then collaborating with Barb Carriere to plan our JL meetings for this year. Our first full day meeting focused specifically on the curriculum areas of language features, structures and conventions as this was the area of focus at the summit.
Kindergarten programs are more successful when there is increased communication and collaboration with Grade One teachers.
We discussed and read content from the Primary Program: A Framework for Teaching (2000). We highlighted the developmental continuum of learning across the primary years K-3.
We focused on the Principles of Learning:
Learning requires the active participation of the student.
People learn in a variety of ways and at different rates.
Learning is both an individual and a group process.
And the curricular competencies we had as our focus were:
concept of print
letter knowledge and print awareness
phonemic and phonological awareness
Each member of this ongoing Professional Learning Community was provided with a copy of Joyful Literacy Interventions Part One: Early Learning Classroom Essentials by Janet Mort as a sign of appreciation for their participation in the full day and after school sessions.
Thank you to all the teachers who attended this first meeting. We had rich, thoughtful conversation and questions. It is always beneficial to have time to share our successes and ideas from our own classrooms with one another.
ALL KINDERGARTEN & GRADE 1 TEACHERS ARE INVITED
to a series of after-school learning sessions on
Sessions will be from 4-6 pm - Snacks will be provided
Please email email@example.com to sign up
Wendy Hetherington, Kimberley Zone Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), and Margo Lundstrom, Golden Zone SLP, presented a session on Alternative and Augmentative Communication at the Learning Services meeting in Invermere on November 15. An initial explanation indicated that AAC is not just one “thing”. It’s not simply a communication book or a voice output device. A functional AAC system is a compilation of strategies that allow the individual to communicate effectively a variety of intents in a variety of contexts, with a variety of partners. The modes of communication other than speech which include objects, picture boards, residual speech, technology and gestures were highlighted. A brief review regarding factors that are considered when assessing for the most appropriate type of AAC device was discussed. The 5 pillars of AAC competency which drive goal setting and include operational, social, emotional, strategic, and linguistic competency were then discussed. Core vocabulary, which refers to the most commonly or frequently used words and fringe vocabulary, which refers to vocabulary that is more specific to a topic, environment, or individual was reviewed. The importance of implementing AAC all day and every day with hundreds of models per day was emphasized. Core boards in play centres and core words posted around the room were suggested as simple yet effective class ideas. It was noted that literacy is the number one indicator for quality of life after the age of 18. Finally, the closing quote presented was one by Daniel Webster which stated: “If all my possessions were taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of speech, for with it I would soon regain all the rest.”
Thank You Margo Lundstrom
District Learning Services Staff Learn About Alternative & Augmentative Communication
Thank You Angela Stott
Save the Date!
Friday, February 15, 2019
We invite you to save the date of Friday, February 15th for a one-day conference at SFU Harbour Centre on implementing critical thinking in the curriculum through the literary arts and humanities.
Developing Minds through Reading and Writing: Practical Strategies for Critical Thinking in the Curriculum combines expert overview on current best practice with round-table discussion to develop practical, comprehensive lesson plans for the classroom.
The one-day workshop and round-table discussion follows the successful Developing Minds 2018 format to explore current pedagogy in critical reading and critical writing skills.
Registration is free and will open soon - join provincial education stakeholders and listen to key speakers as they share their experience in the field.
For more information on the Developing Minds 2019 conference, please visit: www.sfu.ca/conferences/criticalthinking.
Developing Minds through Reading and Writing
The live stream video sessions will be presented in each zone with dinner provided for participants. They are intended to support integration of Applied Design Skills & Technology curriculum.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 -- "Leading Change: Coding with Local & Global Perspectives"
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 -- "First Nations Perspectives on Design"
Thursday, March 21, 2019 -- "Design Thinking & Maker Spaces"
Please use this registration link for the first session on January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM MST so that we can select a location and book catering based on attendees. Please *register by December 19 at 4 pm. Registration for the other sessions will follow in the new year.
*IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE ZONE HOSTED SESSION you DO NOT need to register for the event through eventbright with the conference organizers. Just register with the district using the registration link above so that we have a seat and food available for you. (We will register the zone session centrally and display on a large screen).
Join Colleagues in Your Zone for
Integrating ADST: A Seminar Series via Live Streaming
Our learning is
empowered by technology
We have started exploring Sphero SPRK in code club. Code club is open to students grade four and up and runs with Mrs. Gillies Tuesday and Thursday from 9:50-10:10. Students have fun exploring how to use code to make their robot move. Check out the video here.
Thank You Darryl Turner
Code Club at Edgewater Elementary
Our communication results in common understanding
RESULTS OF ELECTION AND OATHS OF OFFICE
The results of the 2018 fall election, forming the Board of Education for the next four years are as follows; Electoral Area 1 (Golden) – Jane Fearing, Rhonda Smith and Scott King; Electoral Area 2 (Kimberley) – Ronald McRae, Betty-Lou Barrett, and Sandra Smaill; Electoral Area 3 (District of Invermere) – Ryan Stimming; Electoral Area 4 (Canal Flats) – Amber Byklum; Electoral Area 5 (Radium Hot Springs) – Jane Thurgood Sagal. The Secretary Treasurer has received the Oath of Office from each of the elected Trustees.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Elections were held for the following positions: Chairperson – Amber Byklum; Vice-Chairperson Kimberley – Sandra Smaill; Vice-Chairperson Golden – Jane Fearing; BCSTA Provincial Council Representative and Alternate – Jane Fearing (Representative) and Rhonda Smith (Alternate); BCPSEA Representative and Alternate – Sandra Smaill (Representative) and Ronald McRae (Alternate).
APPOINTMENT AND RESOLUTIONS
The Board approved a number of appointments and resolutions including the following: Appointment of Auditor – Green Andruschuk LLP
Legal signing authorities – authority given to the Secretary-Treasurer;
Cheque signing authorities – authority given to any two of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons, Superintendent, Secretary-Treasurer, or Payroll Accountant;
Authority to transact business – authority given to the Secretary-Treasurer.
Time and Place of Meetings – Meetings will be held at 19:00 hours on the second Tuesday of the month at a place established by the Board.
Committees – The Trustees were asked to submit their committee preferences, with appointments to be confirmed at the December 2018 Board meeting.
Trustee Remuneration and Expenses – The Secretary-Treasurer reviewed Trustee remuneration and non-accountable expense allowances with Trustees. The Secretary-Treasurer reminded Trustees that the provisions of Bill C44 will become effective January 1, 2019 requiring the non-accountable expense allowance to be included in the calculation of taxable income.
STRATEGIC AND POLICY ISSUES
Second Reading was approved to amend Policy 6910, Student Travel for Work Experience. This Policy has the purpose of ensuring the District has signed parental permission in place for transportation arrangements for a student participating in a school sanctioned work experience activity. Changes to the policy clarify the options, and make it clear that the Policy is not to provide approval for one student to transport another.
First Reading was approved to amend Policy 5800, District Code of Conduct for Students. This Policy has the purpose of establishing the code of conduct for students and the proposed changes help to align the language of the Policy to the School Act and Ministerial Orders.
Mr. Culler reported on the October 2018 Budget Utilization Summary for the Board’s information.
Learning Leadership Report – The Learning Leadership Report is available on the SD6 website main page.
Vice-Chairperson Fearing reported on the upcoming Trustee Academy scheduled in Vancouver on November 29 – December 1, 2018.
Chairperson Byklum reported on the BCSTA Kootenay Boundary Branch AGM held in Trail on September 14 – 15, 2018 and indicated that there will be a Branch meeting held during the Trustee Academy.
BC Public School Employers Association – Vice-Chairperson Smaill reported that information pertaining to the upcoming negotiations will be available to Trustees and she reminded all Trustees to ensure they are familiar with the conflict of interest provision in Policy 1500 - Code of Ethics for School Trustees.
The November and December 2018 calendars were circulated.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6 (ROCKY MOUNTAIN)
SD 6 Board-Community Update on the activities of the Board of Education from the most recent regular meeting
Inclusive Education Video Series: The Ministry has partnered with author and inclusive education thought leader Shelley Moore to create a series of short videos designed to support educators in a diverse learning environment. Please visit the Inclusive Education video series web page to see the first two videos, Inclusive Education-Introduction and Episode 1: Evolution of Inclusion. Additional videos will be posted throughout the 2018/19 school year as they are completed.
2019 Prime Minister‘s Awards Competition Now Open: The Prime Minister‘s Awards for Teaching Excellence recognize inspirational educators on their excellence and innovation in teaching practices, and for their commitment to preparing students for a digital and innovation-based economy. For more information on how to nominate a teacher for the 2019 Awards, please visit the Prime Minister‘s Awards for Teaching Excellence website. The deadline for applications is January 14, 2019.
FOR GRADES 7-9 TEACHERS – Canada's Coolest Trip Contest: From June 3-7, 2019, one lucky class will go on a 5-day all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to Parks Canada places in Manitoba. To enter, classes must create a photo essay about a cultural, historical or environmental stewardship project that they took part in, explaining how it relates to Parks Canada. Entries will be accepted until February 22, 2019. Visit the Canada's Coolest Trip Contest website for more information.
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – Summer Program to Learn French in Quebec: The Explore program is a five-week intensive French language program for Grades 11-12 students with any skill level in French. The program covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals and accommodation. Students can also receive four French elective credits to put towards their Dogwood Diploma. Those interested in this opportunity must apply on the Explore website by February 15, 2019. Please contact Marc Labelle if you have any questions.
Ministry of Education - Deputy Minister's Bulletin Highlights
Curriculum Comparison Guide: The Curriculum Comparison Guide produced by the Ministry of Education has been updated for all areas of learning and now compares the old curriculum to the final curriculum for Grades 10-12: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/sites/curriculum.gov.bc.ca/files/pdf/curriculum-comparison-guide.pdf
Interactive Webinar Series: Aligning Grades 10-12 classroom Assessment Practices with the Redesigned Curriculum
The Ministry of Education will host a three-part interactive webinar series with presenter, Tom Schimmer. The series will focus on aligning classroom assessment practices in the graduation years with the Grades 10-12 redesigned curriculum. Discussions will focus on learning standards, including curricular competencies and content. Districts and schools are encouraged to organize educators to attend the live-stream together in local groups. The intent of these webinars is to facilitate meaningful and practical conversations at the local level, while providing the opportunity for simultaneous engagement with others throughout the province. Group discussions will be prompted throughout.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 – 5:00-6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 5:00-6:30 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 5:00-6:30 pm
Learn more: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20181130/live-webinar-series-attachment.pdf
Webinars will be hosted at DTSS, GSS, and SSS.
Dinner will be provided for participants.
Teachers please see your principal to sign up.
Teach in B.C. Video: The BC Public School Employers' Association and the BC School Superintendents Association have collaborated on the development of a video to promote teacher recruitment and retention. Watch the Teach in B.C. video to see how teachers from across Canada and around the world can make a future for themselves and their families by joining B.C.'s world-class public education system.
Please share the links to this video and to our own SD 6 career web page
with anyone you think may be interested or may help us spread the word about the opportunity to make a fantastic career and life in Rocky Mountain School District.
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Rocky Mountain School District Learning Leadership Calendar 2016-2017
Dec 3 - K/1 Joyful Literacy session
Dec 5 - Thinking Classrooms cohort session 1
Dec 6 - Elementary Report cards issued
Dec 7 - Non-Instructional Day for Pro-D
Dec 11- Board meeting
Dec 24- Start of Christmas Holidays
Jan 7 - Return from holidays
Jan 8- Board Meeting
Jan 14 -District Book Club Meeting #3
Jan 22 - GZ K/1 Joyful Literacy 4-6 pm
Jan 23 - Changing Results for Intermediate Readers 1-3 pm; WZ K/1 Joyful Literacy 4-6 pm
Jan 24 - KZ K/1 Joyful Literacy 4-6 pm
Feb 2- Secondary report cards issued
Feb 8 - WZ Mountain Film student showing
Feb 11 - Thinking Classrooms session 2; District Bookclub Meeting #4
Feb 12 - Board Meeting
Feb 15 - Non-Instructional Day for Pro-D
Feb 18 - Family Day
Feb 19 - Changing Results for Intermediate Readers 1-3 pm; WZ K/1 Joyful Literacy 4-6 pm
Feb 20 - KZ K/1 Joyful Literacy 4-6 pm
Feb 21 - GZ K/1 Joyful Literacy 4-6 pm
Mar 8 - Elementary Report cards issued
Mar 12 - Board Meeting
Mar 18-Start of Spring Break
Apr 1- Return from break
April 8 - Non-Instructional Day for Pro-D (RSA); Thinking Classrooms session 3
Apr 9 - Board Meeting
Apr 17 - Changing Results for Interemdiate Readers 1-3 pm
Apr 19 -Good Friday
Apr 22 - Easter Monday
Apr 26 - BCSSA Spring Forum on Assessment
Apr 28 - Secondary report cards issued
Apr 29 - District Book Club Meeting #5
April 30 - K/1 Joyful Literacy full day session
May 6 - District Book Club Meeting #6
May 7 - Changing Results for Intermediate Readers full day session
May 7-8 - Kootenay-Boundary Superintendent's Association Spring Chapter meetings
May 14 - Board Meeting
May 20 - Victoria Day
Jun 11- Board Meeting
Jun 27 -Last day for students; report cards issued
Jun 28 - Admin day
Rocky Mountain School District is a busy place.
We do many things in threes by zones, we all travel for events held in one zone or another, and we also connect for some things by video conference.
We will care deeply, act wisely, and find joy in each day!
See our one page calendar of instructional and non-instructional days and holidays:
School District 2018-2019 Calendar PDF
School District 2019-2020 Calendar PDF
See our online calendar of events by month: School District 6 online calendar of events