Posted: February 26, 2018
On Feb. 20th, 37 teachers from district and First Nation schools came together to learn and talk about the best practices of guided reading. The session was put on by the districts Literacy Lead team. All teachers were sent back to their schools with new understandings, a new text “The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading” by Jan Richardson, and a small guided reading kit.Read more
Posted: February 12, 2018
To help educators determine whether copying requires copyright permission or is permitted without permission because it falls within the Fair Dealing Guidelines, an on-line tool developed by the Copyright Consortium of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) is now available:Read more
Posted: February 9, 2018Students at Blackville School will try and recreate the experience of being on Juno Beach, June 6, 1944. By examining historical evidence and many different primary sources, they will begin to understand the experience of those who lived through this momentous battle in Canada's history.Read more
Posted: January 31, 2018
Heidi Ryder is someone who leads by example with her creativity and innovative way of thinking. Being the lead administrator in a High School with over 500 students is sure to be a challenge, but Heidi has embraced the opportunity and has won over her students and staff. Everyone in the building means something to her and she treats everyone with equal respect. Therefore, it is no surprise that Heidi has been named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2018 by the Learning Partnership organization.
Posted: January 8, 2018
The first ASD-N non-fiction read aloud challenge, which ran from mid-October to mid-November, appears to have been a huge success. 37 entries were turned in and the response from teachers and leads is that students loved reading and discussing the non-fiction stories. All winning classrooms won a pack of non-fiction books for their classrooms.
Barb Bourque (Terry Fox Elementary)-1st place at K-2
Jennifer Lawlor (Max Aitken)-2nd place at K-2
Colleen Tozer (Nelson Rural)-1st place at 3-5
Tammy Manderville (Blackville)-2nd place 3-5