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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Swift Current District Curriculum
The Chinook School Division has recently implemented many initiatives to help students improve. Math Momentum is an intervention program designed for students struggling in math. In order to gauge students’ progress in math, students in grades 3, 6, and 9 are given Chinook Assessments. The district has adopted some literacy programs as well. The Balanced Literacy approach helps students learn to read and write effectively, aims to develop learners who value and enjoy reading and writing.
This framework contains authentic literacy experiences that allow for an abundance of reading and writing. Activities include teachers reading aloud to students, shared (whole-class) reading, guided (small-group) reading, and independent reading. Over a three-year period, Balanced Literacy has resulted in a 20 percent improvement in terms of students meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations in reading. Additionally, the district has utilized the Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI) initiative—intense, short-term intervention to support struggling readers.
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Swift Current District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Chinook School Division 211, headquartered in Swift Current, serves approximately 6,000 students in 62 schools. Chinook is known for being progressive, innovative, and a leader in education. The Chinook Board of Education was awarded the “Premier’s Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education” for its implementation of Levelled Literacy Intervention. The district initially integrated Levelled Literacy Intervention into grades 1 and 2 in all schools and is expanding it to the upper elementary grade levels as well. Chinook, like all districts in the province, uses the Saskatchewan Curriculum.
We currently cover the following Swift Current-area school district: Chinook School Division 211.
Keeping Informed: Recent Swift Current Educational News
- Hundreds of Chinook Students Participate in Anti-Bullying Youth Forum - During Bullying Awareness Week, 164 students in grades 6-12 from 14 classes in Chinook schools joined over 9,000 students from across the province in participating in the largest ever Student First Anti-Bullying Youth Forum. The forum, which had the theme of Stand Up to Bullying: Activate the Bystander, began with a live broadcast from a Regina school that all students could access in real time from their own classrooms, allowing more students to participate. The forum also included a province-wide online chat that focused on cyber-bullying and students communicating respectfully with one another. Students were encouraged to “T.H.I.N.K. before they post” and ask themselves if what they are about to post is True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind.
- Chinook’s Curriculum Initiatives Featured at SSBA Assembly - The Chinook School Division was featured at the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) Spring Assembly, as district personnel presented information on the language arts initiatives of the Balanced Literacy Initiative, Levelled Literacy Intervention, and “Saskatchewan Reads.” Over a three-year period, Balanced Literacy has resulted in a 20 percent improvement in terms of students meeting or exceeding expectations in reading. The Levelled Literacy Intervention program—intense, short-term reading intervention designed for struggling readers—has resulted in 94 percent of students who completed the program successfully reaching grade-level expectations.
- Chinook Turns 10 - Education Minister Don Morgan recently attended a special 10th anniversary celebration for the Chinook School Division. In 2006, the province of Saskatchewan took on a massive amalgamation process during which 71 school districts merged into only 14. Chinook had one of the most challenging transitions, as it had to merge the greatest number of pre-existing schools in the province, and the schools within the division are widely dispersed throughout the province.
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Chalk Talk: Educational Terms: School District vs. Division
A school district is a geographical area that is controlled by a school board. In terms of public school districts, children generally attend a school district based on where they live. Provinces often set up school districts in different ways; some districts may serve smaller towns and boroughs, while others may be large and comprise entire counties. Larger school districts sometimes have multiple school boards that govern specific communities within the district. Some provinces in Canada, such as Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, use the term “division” interchangeably with “district.” Most of the school districts/divisions in Canada are also “numbered.” Although most states use the term “district,” Virginia actually divides its schools into divisions (although, the actual term “district” is most commonly used). However, even though the two terms are used interchangeably in Canada, “division” means something different in Virginia, as its school districts are not a separate local government—as in most states—but rely on budget approvals from the county, city, or town government.