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Guided Reading: The Corner Stone of a Strong Reading Program

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Guided Reading: The Corner Stone of a Strong Reading Program

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. 

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Copyright Consortium Develops On-line Copyright Decision Tool

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Copyright Consortium Develops On-line Copyright Decision Tool

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:

Copyright Decision Tool

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James M. Hill Memorial Principal to Receive Prestigious Award

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James M. Hill Memorial Principal to Receive Prestigious Award

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.

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Non-fiction Read Aloud Winners Announced!

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Non-fiction Read Aloud Winners Announced!

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.

Congratulations to:
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

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