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CHINOOK

School Division

School Community Council

Board Forum


Agenda


Welcome and Introductions
-
1:30 PM


Greetings from the Board of Education


Board Goal regarding SCC


Ministry of Education Presentation
-

“Role of the
School Community Council”
-

1:45 PM


Nutrition Break


2:45 PM


Opportunity to Learn Data Sharing from the
Assessment for Learning (AFL)
-
3:00 PM


SCC Sharing and Brainstorming
-
3:30 PM


Closing Comments


Welcome and Introductions

The purpose of this forum will be to provide
an opportunity for School Community
Councils (SCC’s) and principals to learn
more about:


The role of school community council


Review the OTL (opportunity to learn) data


Share and generate ways to support your
schools learning plan

Greetings from the Board


Board Goal


The Board will implement a
plan to activate the potential of school
community council’s


Learning


Information


Discussion

Saskatchewan Ministry of Learning
Presentation on the Role of the SCC



Daniel Bean


Policy Advisor


Policy and Intergovernmental Relations


Policy, Evaluation and Legislative Services



Questions/Answer Session



Ministry of
Education







Chinook School Division


January 27, 2010


Daniel Bean, Policy Advisor

Policy and Intergovernmental Relations

Policy, Evaluation and Legislative Services Branch

Ministry of Education



School Community Councils


Engaging Parents and Community

in Learning

Presentation Outline


Overview of SCCs


Questions and Answers

Background and rationale


Local Accountability and Partnership Panel
established to address:


Need for local voice in new larger school
divisions


Consolidation of array of existing structures


Ensuring authentic engagement of youth,
parents and community in learning success


Supporting accountability


Supporting School
PLUS





What are SCCs?


School
-
level councils that involve parents
and community members to work together
on issues that affect student learning and
well
-
being



An important and integral part of school
division governance

What is their purpose?


To work with families and community
members to:


Develop shared responsibility in the school
and community for the learning success and
well
-
being of children and youth


Encourage families, community members and
youth to be involved in school planning and
improvement



What is different about SCCs?


A
common provincial framework

with an
elevated level of engagement and greater
accountability


in every school


established in legislation


integral, purposeful and valued component of
school division governance



Who is on the SCC?


5


9 elected parent (guardian) and community
members


majority must be parents (guardians)


1


2 high school students


1 or more First Nations representatives


where
students living on reserve are attending the school


Principal


1 teacher


Other appointed members




Who is on the SCC?

Other Appointed members:


Human Services


Other CBOs


Faith
-
based


Elders


Families of:


students with intensive/needs


First Nations or Métis student


students for whom English is an Additional Language


students who have recently immigrated to Canada


Business and Industry


Geographic Representatives


Others


town council, RCMP, recreation director, dual
-
stream
schools, priests and parish workers, regional college (career
education)


Roles and Responsibilities of SCCs

Duties:


Develop a good understanding of needs
and goals for student learning in their
school and community



Develop and carry out school
-
level
Learning Improvement Plans

Roles and Responsibilities of SCCs

Duties (continued):


Communicate about its work and
accomplishments



Account for funds it spends



Participate in training, orientation and
development


Roles and Responsibilities of SCCs

Duties (continued):



The SCC
may

not

discuss or be given
access to personal confidential information
regarding students, families or staff.

Roles and Responsibilities of SCCs

Powers:


Advice and recommendations to the board
of education



Advice to the school staff regarding school
programs



Advice to other organizations


Continuous Improvement
Framework (CIF)

Four Priorities:


Higher levels of literacy and student
achievement


Equitable opportunities for all students


Smooth transitions into and through the
system


Strong system
-
wide accountability and
governance

SCCs and School
-
Level Planning

Learning Improvement Plan (LIP)


SCCs collaborate with the principal and
school staff in development of the LIP


LIP will align with division Continuous
Improvement Plan


addressing division
priorities with enabling local flexibility


Involve local stakeholders


LIP and accomplishments


communicated on annual basis


Support


School divisions each have a senior
administrative contact to be responsible
for school community councils and to
support them in:


Orientation


Training


Development


Networking opportunities



Next Areas of Focus



Communications Process Between Boards and
Councils


Learning Improvement Plans


Involvement in Continuous Improvement Plan


Additional Appointed Members


Evaluation Currently Underway


Increased Ministry supports



Contact Information:


Daniel Bean


Policy Advisor

Policy and Intergovernmental Relations

Policy, Evaluation and Legislative Services Branch

Ministry of Education


Email:
daniel.bean@gov.sk.ca

Telephone: 306
-
787
-
7598

Fax: 306
-
787
-
0277










Nutrition/Coffee Break





Opportunity To Learn Data


The Opportunity to Learn or OTL is
perceptual data that is gathered by
surveying teachers and students at the time
of the assessment.


Reports summarizing the OTL results are
included with the AFL reports.

Saskatchewan has adopted a
shared

responsibility model

for opportunity to learn

arguing that opportunity arises from

the mutual transactions of those

individuals in the immediate socioeducative

situation. It encompasses

classroom practices
,
student readiness

and commitment to learn
, and
parental

support for learning.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s
Opportunity to Learn Assessment Program

Opportunity to Learn (OTL) is a relatively
new concept in educational assessment
and measurement. In broad terms, OTL is
an attempt to account for the numerous
factors that influence student academic
outcomes.


(source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Education)


Student academic achievement is affected not
only by aptitude but also by
context
. The
school and the home as well as the student’s
ability and general attitude toward learning all
have a significant impact on the development
of skills, attitudes, and values in any academic
discipline.

(source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Education)


Support for Learning in Chinook
(OTL 2009)
83
77
73
86
68
57
0
20
40
60
80
100
Grade 5
Grade 8
Grade 11
Percentage
Home Support for
Learning
Home Support for
Learning Math
Use of Reading Strategies (OTL 2009)
71
45
49
79
55
51
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
Grade 4
Grade 7
Grade
10
Percent
Use of Reading
Strategies
Province
Use of Reading
Strategies
Division
Home Support for Reading (OTL 2009)
83
82
57
78
76
57
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Grade 4
Grade 7
Grade 10
Percent
Home Support
For Reading
Province
Home Support
For Reading
Chinook
Role of Parental Involvement in
Education


The critical role of parental involvement in
a child’s education has been examined in
countless studies and reports. The research
overwhelmingly supports the following
conclusions:



(source: http://www.publicschoolreview.com)



Parental and community involvement
enhances academic performance


Leads to better classroom behavior


Parental involvement is important K
-
12


Reading together at home greatly improves
reading skills


Parental and community involvement
increases teacher moral


Parental involvement benefits


children and parents


Tips for Being an Involved Parent


Read with your child and talk about books and
stories


Organize and monitor a child’s time


Attend and actively support school activities


Volunteer in classrooms, on fieldtrips, or for
special events


Continue your involvement through middle and
high school


Attend parent teacher conferences



Talk to your child about school on a


daily basis


Be and advocate for your child


Meet with teachers about problems or issues


Model life long learning


Get involved in your school community


council

Tips for Being an Involved Parent

Supporting your schools learning
plan


Small group sharing of ideas and strategies


(please assign a recorder and reported at
your table for this activity)


Large group sharing (reporter to share ideas
generated within small groups)


*
Ideas and strategies presented will be recorded and


shared with all participants


Sample Ideas and Strategies


Literacy Nights (book talks, guest readers)


Senior Groups Partnerships


Parent Math Nights (new curriculum, math
manipulative, textbook reviews)


Home Reading Programs


Literacy Bags


promotional books for kids


Wellness Survey
-

activities



Closing

Remarks

and Thank You


Thank you for participating in this Board
Forum


Please be sure to register you name on the
sign in sheet and pick up mileage forms if
required


Reminders:


SCC Regional Forum
-

March 17, 2010


7
-
9
p.m., locations to be announced