Achieving

Enhancing School Effectiveness and Improving Student Achievement.

Our Strategic Commitments:

Assessment and Instruction
Focus on critical literacy and higher order thinking skills through consistent implementation of researched-based assessment and instructional strategies within a culture of expectations.

Innovation and Technology
Identify the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to support the needs of 21st Century learners and explore and implement structures and programs necessary to provide breadth of learning opportunities to meet the needs and aspirations of all learners.

Leadership
Create, enhance, and promote leadership opportunities that engage all staff as transformational leaders to enhance organizational effectiveness, and to support succession planning.

Professional Learning
Create, enhance, and provide opportunities for all schools and departments to engage in active professional life-long learning, mentorship and coaching.

Our 2014-2015 System Priorities for Achieving were:

  • Guide K-12 planning for all programs with a focus on 21st Century learning fluencies and the utilization of the most effective and relevant pedagogy and technologies to support learning.

  • Build capacity with all staff and students as a responsible digital citizen demonstrating an understanding of human, cultural and societal issues related to technology.

  • Provide a collaborative learning culture for all staff with opportunities to participate in engaging, life-long professional learning, mentorship, or coaching that is reflective of the Board’s principles of staff development and differentiated, based on their professional learning need and role at HCDSB.

  • Create, enhance, and promote leadership opportunities that engage all Faculty and staff as transformational leaders in order to strengthen staff capacity for instructional and corporate leadership, to enhance organizational effectiveness, and to support succession planning.

  • Build increased instructional capacity with all staff (K-12) in math, particularly in the area of problem solving.

  • Continue to meet the range of student needs through the implementation of a wide range of program options, research based assessment, evaluation, and instructional strategies for students within a culture of high expectations.