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Louise Bourque (2014- Present)

BIO OF MEMBER

Louise Bourque (2014- Present)
Consultant, Language Arts and Social Studies
Riverside School Board

Goals

Personal learning:

I was always interested in how students learn.  I’m now interested in how teachers learn and how we can help them improve their practice. I’m interested in the link between being a professional and accountability.

Why are you part of the Lead Data Team?

It’s nice to know that other people beyond your board are working on the same things. It’s stimulating and invigorating.

 

Projects

Initiatives: 

EBP Action Research:

Action research: The effects of collaborative practice among secondary 3 & 4 history teachers on their practices and student outcomes.

RSB initiatives:

Riverside is working on a success team initiative to empower teachers to form a coalition, supported by and involving whole school teams, in order to make changes and create improvements in student success.

PD delivered: 

What improvement model is RSB using?

Collaboration - understanding what it is and why it’s so important. The importance of talk and reflection.

What's on your bookshelf?

 

My experience

Title & roles: ​

  • Education Consultant; English Language Arts (ELA), History & Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP)
  • 2008-2013 - Ministry of Education, implementation team for ELA; secondary team lead

 

What could you spend hours talking about?

I’m passionate about education.  I’m so lucky that it’s my job and that I’m surrounded by like-minded people that believe in the same things, foremost, that all kids want to learn, succeed and be loved.