November 27th Meeting
The meeting opened with special presentations for Trustee Mark Fisher, recognizing 10 years of service, and Chair of the Board, Lynn Scott, recognizing 25 years of service to the board.
Evidence of Practice – Culture of Innovation
Students in the
West Carleton Secondary School
courses, TEJ3M (Grade 11) ‘Introduction to Computer Engineering’ and TEJ4M (Grade 12) ‘Computer Engineering’, in addition to learning how to code, also learn how to create printed circuit boards which allows them to build hardware while earning a credit. The courses are part of the ‘Information and Technology’ Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) at West Carleton Secondary School.
Many schools offer computer programming, but actually building circuit boards is not common. This initiative was successful in improving outcomes for students by enabling them to learn about both software and hardware simultaneously. Students report very high levels of engagement, and some students have gone on to study in related fields in their post-secondary studies.
The following policies were approved:
December 17th Meeting
The meeting opened with the Board recognizing retiring Superintendent Olga Grigoriev for her years of dedication to students and the district. Throughout her career, Superintendent Grigoriev has been an advocate for students and creating learning environments that encourage creativity and help each child realize their potential.
Evidence of Practice – Culture of Innovation and Social Responsibility
A presentation was made from students and staff from
Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School
showcasing how the school is working to promote a Culture of Innovation and Social Responsibility. Students in multiple programs and courses at Sir Guy Carleton are engaged in experiential, relevant and authentic learning that was initiated by a group of teachers who received a “farm to cafeteria” grant.
Learning is demonstrated and expanding in the areas of food planting, fertilizing harvesting, preparation, and food security. Students and staff in the Urban Farming Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) and the Advanced Culinary Education SHSM programs, as well as students and staff from the General Learning Program (GLP) specialized classes, and the Woodworking and Construction courses, are engaged in the diverse learning experiences connected to this initiative.
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