Vision to Goal Setting
What is our Vision for Learning?
The education journeys of the students who attend Mountainside are rarely linear and many have faced barriers to success within the traditional model of the school system. We see one of our primary roles here at the school to be reigniting and reengaging students on their educational and life journeys.
Through consultation with students, parents, staff and community partners, we have decided on the following key focus areas that will form our goals for the coming year at Mountainside.
- To develop and implement meaningful daily practices that embody the goals of Truth, Healing and Reconciliation for the success of all students and especially for Indigenous youth at Mountainside so everyone feels safe, held, seen, and lifted up.
- To increase students’ active engagement in learning by bolstering our inclusive and welcoming environment and by innovating our instruction.
Planning & Implementation
What is our Action Plan?
Our Planning Team
Monitor Evaluate & Adapt
What are our Indicators of Progress?
It is important for any plan to be able to demonstrate if the things you hoped would work, are working. As such, we have designed numerous tools to use as baseline and progress indicators of our goals.
For the goal of developing and implementing regular meaningful practices that embody the goals of Truth, Healing and Reconciliation, we plan to measure progress using the following tools:
- Calculating and comparing the number of Indigenous focussed learning opportunities such as special events, speakers, facilitators, and school trips.
- Surveying students and key stakeholders especially those that are apart of our Indigenous communities
- Calculating and comparing the number of Indigenous focused courses and the number of Indigenous focused classroom resources
- Anecdotal evidence from students, teachers, PAC, and community partners
For the goal of increasing the engagement of studentsÂ throughÂ maintainingÂ anÂ inclusive and welcoming environment andÂ growing ourÂ innovative instructional practices, we plan to measure progress by analyzing the following data:
- Course completion data
- Attendance data
- Student surveys (both local and district wide)
- Anecdotal evidence from students, teachers, PAC, and community partnersÂ
How do we Communicate our Progress?
Throughout the process of developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating goals we plan to communicate progress in the following ways:
- Ongoing agenda items at staff andÂ PAC meetings
- Sharing at assemblies and in Self Efficacy classes
- Updating the school plan website