Numeracy

Fort Vermilion School Division Priority

1.6.3 All students will improve numeracy skills

 

Framework

  1. To guide instruction
  2. Align with division numeracy priority
  3. Improve student performance in math competencies, practical math knowledge, and mental math skills

 

Guiding Principles

  1. Students make sense of the world in regard to math use in their lives.
  2. Students identify what they know, how to apply this knowledge to tasks, and what new knowledge and skills they need to learn.
  3.  Students will use knowledge to explain patterns and phenomena found in our world.
  4. Students learn in different ways and rates. 

 

Numeracy Action Plan

1. Division-wide understanding of numeracy will be developed and communicated to all stakeholders

Strategies

Actions

Inform principals of the direction and vision of numeracy in the school division

 

Inform teachers

 

Inform students

 

Inform parents

 

Inform external stakeholders

 

All schools will develop and communicate a numeracy action plan

Numeracy Supervisor works with the numeracy committee to develop a vision for numeracy

 

Newsletters, emails, website

 

Classroom visits, website

 

Newsletters, website

 

Local newspaper

 

Principals

 

2. Research and data will be used to inform direction and instructional practice

Strategies

Actions

Accountability Pillar Survey


PAT and Dip data


Leaps and Bounds Diagnostic assessment


Research share site


Support processes in analyzing data


Early number counting and sense research

Review data at LTM

 

Review data at LTM

 

Train admin and teachers

 

Google Classroom with links to current research

 

3. Build capacity in our schools

Strategies Actions

Math cohorts, Numeracy Committee

Support and provide professional development

 

Identify experts and lead teachers

Numeracy Supervisor will contact principals for a teacher to recommend to join the math cohort
Send out PD opportunities in Alberta to teachers
Develop criteria for presenters, facilitators, and coaches

 

Create a list of teachers with expertise found in the school division

 

4. Best practices will be shared with math teachers

Strategies Actions

Math consultant and/or presenters work with teachers on best practice


Math cohorts

 

 


Google Classroom

Numeracy supervisor will help schedule times with schools for opportunities for this support
Each school will have one or more teachers attend cohort meetings to discuss math practice and update progress in the school on the numeracy priority

 

Share best practice and resources for math on Google Classroom