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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Salmon Arm District Curriculum
School District No. 83, along with all schools in the province of British Columbia, is in the process of implementing a new curriculum. While the new curriculum will ensure that essential elements of learning are applied consistently, individual teachers will have freedom and will have the ability to personalize learning and differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of their students. The curriculum also balances the “big ideas” that drive instruction that students need to understand with the foundational skills they learn as well as develop critical thinking and communication skills.
The new curriculum will be fully and officially implemented in grades K-9 by the 2016-17 school year and in grades 10-12 by the 2017-18 school year. The assessment will be redesigned to align with the new curriculum. The district’s special instructional programs and supports include Aboriginal education, career programs, the District Resource Centre, education outreach, French immersion, and outdoor learning.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Salmon Arm students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
Salmon Arm District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
School District No. 83’s core values include establishing caring relationships so that learning can occur, creating a celebration of and joy in learning, nurturing creativity and innovation, approaching problems with a positive attitude and solving problems collaboratively, placing the main focus on students and their learning, building on the diversity of students and families, and recognizing both excellence and participation in students. The curriculum is changing to reflect the technology-driven world and help students locate and analyze information, to place more emphasis on concepts and processes, and to focus on learning less material but in greater depth.
We currently cover the following Salmon Arm-area school district: North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83.
Keeping Informed: Recent Salmon Arm Educational News
- School, Seamstress Help Turn Student Into a Princess - When a 17-year-old student couldn't find a dress to wear for the winter formal dance, her teacher Norma Jean Gomme—with the individual achievement program for students with cognitive disabilities—set out to help her find the perfect dress. She and the school secretary reached out to the community and received $150 in donations, which she used to purchase materials for the dress. With input from the student, Ms. Gomme’s seamstress friend constructed a beautiful royal blue gown with silver sparkles for the girl to wear to the dance.
- School District 83 Receives Grant to Implement Program for High-Tech and Trades Training - School District No. 83 received a grant worth $25,000 to implement the Shoulder Tappers program, which helps students explore their options for high-tech and trades training in order to help them find rewarding careers after high school. The program allows students to work with career coordinators and recruit specialists and gain on-the-job experience. From elementary to high school, students will be exposed to technical, academic, and vocational courses in such industries as aircraft engineering, heavy-duty mechanics, information technology, and early childhood education.
- School District 83 Officials Looks Into K-12 Model - Looking into possibly turning some of its schools into K-12 buildings, a committee of administrators, teachers, and parents from School District No. 83 visited other schools that use a K-12 model to see if it is a viable option. Although some of the committee members were initially unsure about the model, after having the opportunity to see the schools and talk to officials, teachers, and students there, they saw that the K-12 schools had positive school cultures and that the older and younger students interacted with one another in a respectful manner.
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Chalk Talk: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
The theory of multiple intelligences is an educational theory developed by Howard Gardner. It states that individuals—and students—all learn best in different ways and that they each have areas of strength that they are most intelligent in. It is somewhat similar to the idea that students have preferred learning styles in which they learn best. Gardner’s theory is comprised of seven domains, or learning styles. Students who are strong in the visual-spatial domain think in terms of physical space and may excel at visual puzzles, geometry, drawing, seeing colors and shapes, etc. Those who are bodily-kinesthetic learners should be given hands-on, physical activities; they prefer actually touching items and using their hands, handling physical objects, and “learning by doing.” Not surprisingly, a musical student learns best through music and songs and by singing, playing instruments, and identifying different sounds.