The Evidence-Based Practice Project supports all nine English-language public school boards. Each board has a distinctive character reflective of its territory, student population and the communities it serves, which translates into highly individualized approaches to student success.
The Mission of Eastern Shores School Board is to provide leadership that will contribute to the best possible teaching-learning environment in each of our schools and centers. It is our mission to promote this learning in an atmosphere of mutual respect between all actors. It is our goal that students entrusted in our care will become caring, autonomous and responsible citizens of the 21st centuryVision
At Eastern Shores School Board, we are committed to be an effective learning community, which promotes lifelong learning goals. We model respect for the individual and we nurture a caring and safe environment in our Youth schools and Adult centers. We provide the quality teaching and educational leadership to ensure that each and every one of our students maximizes his or her potential for success and becomes a responsible and productive citizen.
EBP Phase 2 Grant: ESSB Highlights 2017-2018
Project 1&2: Camp Collaboratif, 6e année & Camp Collaboratif au secondaire à tous les niveaux
- Goals: The main goal was to standardize the process and the marking and ensure ongoing training in each competency during the year and collaborative evaluation of all difficult cases at the end. This was achieved by offering a formula based on collaboration and sharing, but took place remotely using new technologies (Zenlive).
- Participants: Between 9 and 13 schools participated in each workshop, with an average of 13 participants per workshop.
- Next steps: To focus on mini-lessons as we have noticed participants do not vary what they do in class with students, especially in reading and writing. The book “Les ateliers de lecture et d'écriture au quotidien” should be purchased and a workshop offered.
Project 3: GB+
- Goals: Training in this data-based evaluation tool that enables teachers to evaluate students’ reading level in order to offer appropriate reading materials. The video and the time spent on preventive assessment (mid-year--Tier 2) will allow for targeted instructions based on needs. Ongoing training is always available.
- Participants: 14 teachers from 13 schools attended the training.
- Next steps: Create time for teachers to have ongoing GB+ evaluations.
Project 4: Benchmark Assessment
- Goals: Teachers from four schools participated in the BENCH training sessions. The learning intentions for the training sessions were: 1) To understand the need for assessment and how results inform instruction 2) To administer, score and interpret results of the BENCH.
- Participants: A total of 21 staff from four schools participated.
- Next steps: We hope to offer follow-up sessions to the teachers who have received training in the past two years. We also hope to expand the pilot project to include three additional schools in the 2018-2019 school year.
Project 5: Ed. Services RTI Support to Schools
- Goals: The Ed. Services team developed and delivered half day and full day RTI workshops, focussed on defining quality Tier 1 instruction and writing subject-specific essential learning goals.
- Participants: Between 3 and 41 staff attended the four full day and three half-day training sessions.
- Next steps: Many teachers asked for more collaborative time to develop detailed curriculum maps for their subjects, integrating essential learning goals and learning targets for students.
Project 6: Lead Data Team Action Research
- Goals: To study the impact of the Summer Math Institute PD on changing teacher practice. This year, time was spent developing the Project.
- Participants: Two consultants attended LDT seminars and are planning the project in consultation with other team members.
- Next steps: In 2018-19, two schools have agreed to participate.
Click here to download ESSB's 2017-2018 Phase 2 Report