Our school was selected to be part of Phase 2 of the Responsive Teaching initiative which will be focused on providing interventions to improve reading for struggling readers in K-6. Our school will avail of a reading specialist, a learning resource teacher and resources to help establish a learning commons – all intended to support the goals of the Responsive Teaching initiative.
Being a ‘phase 2 school’ means that our teachers will receive 2 days of professional development in the area of responsive teaching. So the first week of school will look like this:
- First day of school for teachers is Tuesday, Sept 3
Wed & Thurs, Sept 4&5 – PD for all teachers
- Friday, Sept. 6th – first day of classes for students