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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Zorra District Curriculum
The core academic subjects of Math and English are emphasized as the Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) requires that students take proficiency assessments in these subjects during elementary and middle school and as a requirement of graduation. The Math curriculum has been arranged so that students learn fundamentals of numeracy, geometry, data analysis and algebraic thinking. This foundation enables them to do more complex work in these areas in high school and provides the basis by which students will be able to use prior information to reason.
In English, the fundamentals of literacy and communication are scaffolded through years of reading and writing, preparing students to be able to analyze texts and express complex thoughts in writing. Media is also focused on in the English curriculum and can be used as a text that prompts analysis. The use of such prompts can help students develop their thoughts, voice, and means to express new ideas.
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Zorra District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Student learning is organized by the framework provided in the Ontario Curriculum. This framework specifies the expectations for learning at each grade level, the higher order thinking skills which students will develop in their pursuit of subject-area knowledge, and the ways in which they are expected to show what they have learned. This instructional process is used in all core subjects and has been expanded to encompass enrichment or elective style courses as well. Within all subjects, technology is increasingly incorporated. Beyond writing essays on a computer, students are able to thoroughly learn about how to develop and innovate with next generation learning technologies.
Keeping Informed: Recent Zorra Educational News
- SAVE Conference - Students in grades 7 and 8 across the district came together for a recent SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Conference. The goal of the two-day event was to begin discussions about inclusiveness, respect, and ways to understand and mediate conflicts. These efforts dovetail with other character education goals and helps students become prepared for the social world of high school.
- Program Ponderings - Program Ponderings is a blog based out of the district offices and aimed at communicating with families about program initiatives, potential learning opportunities, and areas of enhanced learning. Parents and community members who have ideas for programs and initiatives that can be locally developed may also find this an excellent resource.
- Public Input - The Thames Valley District is seeking input from families and community members to help shape the future of the schools. There are many ways in which adult members of the community may support planning in areas like aboriginal education, special education, facilities improvements, and other long-range planning goals.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Chalk Talk: Helping a Child Choose an Extracurricular Activity
The schools offer students a range of extracurriculars which they may join in elementary or secondary school. Extracurriculars are important for the social and learning benefits and for the extra effort it shows on college and job applications. It's important that students take the opportunity; if a student is shy, getting them involved earlier may be helpful as they will be more used to joining in a venture come high school. The options available to students can support academics, like the Science Olympiad or Mathletics, it can support a potential career pursuit, like Mock Trial, or can just allow for some fun with other kids, like the Adventure Club.