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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Amherst District Curriculum
Effective classroom practices to help students master content and develop critical thinking skills are influenced by strategies in the areas of instruction and assessment, classroom curriculum design, and classroom environment. Instruction and assessment strategies include the implementation of quality teaching practices, the use of data, the differentiation of instruction to meet the needs of students, helping students gain new knowledge and deepen their understanding.
The DOE Curriculum Documents, unit design, and achievement tracking are all important components of classroom curriculum design. Classroom environment strategies involve classroom routines, student engagement, and relationships. The Instructional Framework provides clarity as to the research-based instructional practices to be used, serves as a guide for incorporating the provincial curriculum expectations, supports teachers in their professional growth, helps align and focus the curriculum within CCRSB, and promotes consistency among the schools and families.
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Amherst District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board serves over 20,00 students in 73 schools located throughout central and northern Nova Scotia. The School Board consists of 17 members and 2,700 staff members, and its leadership team is made up of the 17 elected Board members, the superintendent, four directors, and four Family of Schools supervisors. The CCRSB Instructional Framework guides instruction in the school district and helps provide administrators, teachers, and everyone else in the district with a common language of instruction. The Instructional Framework supports administrators and educators in having discussions about effective teaching, giving and receiving feedback, collecting and using data, and reflecting on teaching practices.
We currently cover the following Amherst-area school district: Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.
Keeping Informed: Recent Amherst Educational News
- Amherst French Program Students Bring Home Medals from Provincial Concours - CCRSD’s 37 French programs students recently attended the Provincial Concours at Mount Saint Vincent University and earned a total of 13 medals. Five students received gold medals, while eight students earned silver medals. A student in 7/8 Early French Immersion from EB Chandler Jr. High in Amherst and a student in 9/10 Integrated French from Amherst Regional High each took home gold medals.
- Amherst Regional High Receives Grant for Sports - Drs. Rachna Minocha and Rick Mckenney are major supporters of Amherst and, each year, organize a Valentine Run to support local running and promote health. Amherst Regional High was awarded a $500 grant to help promote sports by providing financial assistance to students who wish to get involved in athletics but may be having financial difficulty.
- Students Make Sky-High Prom Entrance - Amherst Regional High students are known for making grand and creative entrances to prom each year, and the 2015 prom proved to be no exception. A student paid $2,000 to rent a helicopter that he and his girlfriend made their dramatic entrance in.
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Chalk Talk: Types of Reading Substitution Miscues
When assessing students’ reading—particularly when using the Direct Reading Assessment (DRA)—teachers are often tasked with keeping a running record of not only the errors students make while reading aloud but the types of errors. These reading errors are called miscues, and one such type is a substitution error. The process of identifying the errors and keeping a running record is called miscue analysis. A substitution miscue occurs when a student does not know a word in a passage and substitutes it with a different word. An example of a substitution is as follows: “Andy loved the sweet scent of chocolate chip cookies/Andy loved the sweet send of chocolate chip cookies.” Obviously, this is an example of the child substituting a word with a different, single word, and the teacher would mark this miscue by writing the word send (the substituted word in the example) directly above scent (the actual word).