Our focus on Big Ideas and Inquiry, Assessment and Communicating Student Learning, and Social Emotional Learning is intended to enhance students’ engagement with their learning, application of their learning, and ability to reflect upon their learning in order to understand themselves and their place in our communities.
…innovation floats on a sea of inquiry and … curiosity propels change.
Linda Kaser and Judy Halbert
Big ideas represent what students will understand. They are intended to endure, transfer to new contexts, and contribute to future understanding. Inquiry is the process for developing students’ knowledge and understanding through active, open-minded exploration of meaningful questions, problems, or issues. We are focussing on how learning through big ideas and inquiry will strengthen students’ abilities to apply their learning today and in the future.
Assessment and Communicating Student Learning (CSL) is intended to provide timely, specific feedback so students will know, do, and understand what they are learning, how they are learning, and be able to set goals for future learning. We are focussing on how engaging students in the processes of assessment and CSL strengthens their understanding, communication, and thinking. Our focus is also intended to enhance parents’ understanding of and engagement with their children’s learning.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which our students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to support them as they grow into healthy, self-aware, and contributing adults. We are focussing on how developing students’ self awareness and social responsibility competencies will strengthen their understanding of themselves and their ability to contribute positively to our communities.
Within our support for all students, we are paying attention to particular members of the student population to ensure they have the opportunities, supports and learning experiences they need for a strong, effective, vibrant school experience.
Richmond’s vision of being the best place to learn and lead guides us to pay attention to how we are doing to enhance students’ learning within the provincial context. In the Richmond Data section, there is district information drawn from provincial reports and assessments. To view data results for Richmond students, click on the link below. The link below takes the reader directly to the Ministry of Education’s Student Success website.
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