Central Québec School Board EBP Journey
In 2016, Québec’s nine English school boards generously shared their stories with the EBP project about how they implemented evidence-based practices in their schools. In doing so, they hoped that the experience and knowledge gained as well as the support they received could illuminate and inform others embarking on a similar journey.
Whereas important aspects of these stories have been captured on video , the story here provides a fuller picture of a complex work in progress and reflects how local conditions, constraints and challenges, such as the school board’s mission, the size of its territory and demographic make-up, factor into making this school board’s implementation journey unique.
Preparing the soil to plant the seed: PLCs to increase student success
Change in an organization, especially in the long and unpredictable transition stage, requires us to accept new perspectives and new ways of behaving, all the while continuing to do our day-to-day jobs. And, as Richard DuFour says “Obstacles and problems are an inevitable by-product of the change process.” Mark Sutherland, Director of Educational Services, would probably concur with this remark. So, why introduce change at all? Why embark on a plan that embraces Professional Learning Communities (PLC) that use data as an integral part of the school improvement process?
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