Student Learning

We believe that all students learn best when they believe they can learn and when classrooms and school environment supports their emotional, social, cultural and educational needs. Learning is optimal when students have positive relationships with teachers and they feel respected.

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* 1. Implement strategies that focus on the creation of inclusive, innovative, safe, healthy and caring environments for all students and staff.

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* 2. Identify and implement best practices that align with excellent early learning pedagogy and learning environments. An excellent start to learning necessitates a focus upon developing the foundational competencies of literacy and numeracy, content and procedural knowledge.

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* 3. Ensure that every school and department creates the conditions to improve student learning and achievement.

o Engage in professional learning that is aligned with the division focus on
   Literacy, Numeracy and learning deeply and enhances the conversation,
   creativity, innovation, collaboration and capacity of our learning
   community.

o Focus assessment practices on improved student learning. Assessment
   data gathered into a student profile leads the learning team, including the
   student, to a deeper understanding and greater ability to target teaching
   and improve learning.

o Allow schools and departments flexibility in allocating resources to meet
   their unique needs.

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* 4. Provide professional learning opportunities that build the capacity and leadership of all staff to improve learner success.

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* 5. Review and refine assessment practices with a focus on academic excellence in every subject.

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* 6. Ensure that all students, teachers and system leaders learn about Indigenous perspectives and experiences, treaties and the history and legacy of residential schools.

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* 7. Support teachers, students and school leaders to integrate technology effectively into the learning environment, as outlined in the Learning and Technology Policy Framework.

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* 8. Please provide new strategies for Student Learning that G.Y.P.S.D. should consider.

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