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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Truro District Curriculum
The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board Instructional Framework guides the instruction in the school district. Strategies in the areas of instruction and assessment, classroom curriculum design, and classroom environment all feed into effective classroom practices. 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 purpose of the Instructional Framework is to provide clarity as to the research-based instructional practices to be used, serve as a guide for incorporating the provincial curriculum expectations, support teachers in their professional growth, and help help align and focus the curriculum.
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Truro District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is comprised of 73 schools located throughout central and northern Nova Scotia. The School Board’s 17 members and 2,700 staff members provide an education for over 20,000 students. Its leadership team is made up of the 17 elected Board members, the superintendent, four directors, and four Family of Schools supervisors. The district’s Instructional Framework provides the learning expectations students must meet and teachers have the flexibility to modify their lesson plans to fit the individual needs of students, whether they need remedial work to catch up to grade level, or more challenging work beyond grade level.
We currently cover the following Truro-area school district: Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.
Keeping Informed: Recent Truro Educational News
- CCRSD Student Wins Provincial Spelling Bee - A seventh grader at Truro Junior High won the 2016 BEA Annual Regional Educators Program Spelling Bee—a competition that draws nearly 100 of the top spellers from across the province annually. The top speller’s winning word was “hypochondria.” Additionally, CCRSD was given the 2016 Diamond Anniversary REP Award of Excellence for its continuing support of the Spelling Bee over the past decade.
- Eight CCRSD Students Advance to Canada-Wide Science Fair - Over 230 CCRSD students recently participated in two regional science fairs. Eight of those students advanced to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Their project topics included the role of aromatherapy in delaying the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, yoga for academic performance, the science behind seaweed, and building a more ergonomic keyboard.
- French Immersion Students Bring Home 13 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—ranging from grades 5 to 10—received gold medals, while eight students—ranging from grades 5 to 12—earned silver medals.
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Chalk Talk: Reading Miscue Analysis: Recording Miscues
When assessing students’ reading—particularly when using the Developmental 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. The process of identifying the errors and keeping a running record is called miscue analysis. It is important for teachers to mark the miscues students are making clearly so that they understand exactly what type of errors they are making, which can help them identify patterns in their reading struggles. For example, when a student substitutes a word in the text for another word, the teacher should indicate this by writing the incorrect word directly above the correct word. A special symbol may be used to indicate if a student substitutes a word with a non-word. When a student repeats a word or phrase, the teacher may underline the word(s)—two underlines would show that it was repeated twice—and mark it with a circled “R.”