Vision to Goal Setting
What is our Vision for Learning?
To foster engaged critical thinkers and compassionate global citizens.
The Ãcole Braemar School Community works together to provide a caring, respectful, and inclusive environment where learning is engaging and meaningful.
- Promote active student ENGAGEMENT within and beyond the classroom setting.
- Develop students’ sense of EMPOWERMENT in their learning.
- Provide and expand authentic and meaningful learning opportunities that are RELEVANT to students.
Planning & Implementation
What is our Action Plan?
- Staff reviewed the goals from the SAP and identified key areas of continued focus within the plan for future collaboration days and staff meetings:
- Second Step Program to support Student Engagement & Student Empowerment
- Core Competencies to support Relevant Learning
- Goal Setting with focus on Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset to support Student Engagement, Student Empowerment and Relevant Learning
Assessment practices to support Student Engagement, Student Empowerment and Relevant Learning
- Curricular planning to support Student Engagement, Student Empowerment and Relevant Learning
- School Action Planning Committee met at ESC on October 22, 2018 with student representatives. At meeting reviewed the three goals and identified the following:
- What is Relevant Learning/What it is Not
- What is Student Engagement/What it is Not
- What is Student Empowerment/What it is Not
- School Action Planning Committee also discussed ways to document and measure growth
- At November Staff Meeting: Kelly Munro, school counsellor, presentation on Fixed Growth Mind Set and Fixed Mindset
- At November Staff Meeting, SAP committee shared work done at the October 22, 2018 meeting. Staff members provided further input
- At November SAP Committee meeting, members reviewed all input from the October 22, 2018 meeting and staff meeting and identified ways to measure and collect data
- Focus for first data collection: Student Parent Teacher Conferences
- Staff will complete survey on Student Parent Teacher Conferences and identify other doable approaches to data collection based on previous input provided
- At December Staff meeting, CFOS leaders presentation on differentiation of instruction to support goal: Student Empowerment, Relevant Learning and Student Engagement
- Staff will complete the self-reflection on aspects of a vibrant learning community.
- Student survey with focus on the three goals
- Staff will review the Code of Conduct and how it aligns with the School Action Plan
- Parent survey with focus on the three goals
- Review of School Action Plan with all stakeholders. Progress to date and determine next steps
- Met with SAP Committee (full team) to get feedback
- For each objective, worked on how we assess if these goals have been met; what is our assessment strategy?
- Met with SAP (full team) to get feedback
- reviewed SAP as a staff
- reviewed feedback with SAP Committee (full team) to get feedback
- Finalized SAP
- Reviewed our mission and vision statements
- looked at how we showcase the SAP with our community
- Finalized our mission and vision statements
- Showcased the SAP to all partner groups
- Input from parents, staff, and students “Why is Braemar a great school? Why do you enjoy coming to Braemar? What are the elements and features that make Braemar a great school?”
- FromÂ staff, “What isÂ worthwhileÂ in our school? In other words, what are key areas of growth that we need to focus on that will ensure that the work we do for and with students is purposeful, worthwhile, and reflects best educational practice?”
- Created a SAP Committee with all stakeholder groups represented:
-four students (two gr 6 students, 2 gr 7 students)
-two support staff members
- TheÂ SAP Committee (school-based members only) saw that theÂ “worthwhile” ideas couldÂ be placed into 4 pillars: Curriculum, Assessment, Social-Emotional Learning, and Instruction
- At the March staff meeting, school staff highlighted a total of four statements in their table groups that they feltÂ were the most worthwhile and reflect the best educational practices
- From staff, “What are the common threads/themes that you notice from this list?”
- Created a foundation orÂ “goal posts” and asked two questions for each goal post:
What does “it” mean to you?
What does “it” look like at Braemar?
- Received further feedback/input from SAP Committee (full team)
- Reviewed our journey thus far
- Discussed next steps in SAP = objectives, strategies, assessment
- For each goal post, pinpointed 2-3 objectives
- Reviewed and worked on objectives
Monitor Evaluate & Adapt
What are our Indicators of Progress?
2017-2018 SAP Progress
Goal #1: Student Engagement:
Upgrade learning spaces
Painting fold down tables in hallway
Created LST space
Mindful Learning program for K-7
Piloted Lit stations with grade 4/5s
French IPAD tech tub
School staff and the School District Facilities & Planning department worked together to develop an inclusive solution for the goal of enhanced site accessibility for staff and students exiting the north side of the school. For more information please refer to Braemar Accessibility Project Plan.
Collaborative Learning Services
In take/out take meetings
Report card reviews
SBRT referral model was revised and presented to staff
Science Alive Programs
Different in-house learning opportunities (Microsoft, UBC, various out of school field trips)
Bike week grade 4-7
Show case Learning
Second Step purchase
In-Service during EA meetings and staff meetings
Kids in the know
Mindful Kids Program
Goal #2: Relevant Learning:
Develop Core Competencies
Posters in all classrooms
Misty Patterson Visits
Kammi Clark Visits
New Resource purchases
Goal #3: Student Empowerment:
Sports Cart Leadership Group
Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies
Second Step Activities
Sports Cart Leadership Group
How do we Communicate our Progress?
Throughout the school year we collect evidence of our growth.Â This can be captured through everyday school life at Braemar.Â You will see photos, as well as through data which is qualitative and quantitative. Examples of evidence collected include:
- student attendance records
- student, parent and staff feedback
Latest Progress & Updates
October 22, 2018 – District SAP Meeting
- The School Action Plan Committee met at the ESC to review progress to date and to reflect on next steps forward. We had representatives from the staff, parent community and the student community.