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.Vision
We, the members of the Lester B. Pearson School Board community comprising students, parents, teachers, professionals, support staff, administrators and commissioners, value:
- A respect for self, for each other, for our diversity and for our environment;
- Striving for excellence by maximizing the potential of each individual and by promoting a commitment to lifelong learning;
- The fostering of responsible citizenship, cooperation and a strong sense of community;
- The importance of a caring, nurturing and safe environment that is responsive to the needs of all;
An atmosphere of openness, honesty, integrity and accountability.
- The Lester B. Pearson School Board works with its community to provide a healthy, safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment in which there is flexibility for all students to reach their full potential.
- The Lester B. Pearson School Board prepares individuals to assume their roles as responsible, competent and successful citizens who are capable of working cooperatively within an ever-changing society.
- The Lester B. Pearson School Board measures its actions and decisions against the core values stated in the Lester B. Pearson School Board Vision Statement.
EBP Phase 2 Grant: LBPSB Highlights 2017-2018
Project 1: Balanced Literacy à la carte: Individualized professional development and PLC’s.
- Goals: In order to build capacity within the schools, we asked the language consultants to visit each school and to build relationships with the teachers. They would offer some workshops, tailored to the school’s needs, and follow-up with the teachers on its implementation.
- Participants: Two elementary language consultants are supporting all teachers in Region 2 (11 schools)
- Next steps: We hope that the success in region 2 will be a starting point for schools to re-evaluate their assessment practices. As follow-up, we plan to visit each school next year and present the data to principals’ and school teams. It is a great conversation starter on their evaluation practices. We will continue this project, with another Region next year!
Project 2: Math Project
- Goals: Driving effective changes in practice to increase student learning of concepts and processes in the elementary mathematics so students are algebra-ready by the end of Cycle 3. There is are necessary conditions to ensure changes in teacher practice and implementing a PLC structure is likely to elicit those necessary conditions.
- Participants: In two elementary schools, we will establish PLCs for each cycle for teachers who have a mathematics assignment.
- Next steps: Teachers will share common formative assessment data to discover the best practices leading to student achievement of their school’s learning target. Schools will track student progress throughout the different grades in order to inform specialized interventions
Click here to download LBPSB's 2017-2018 Phase 2 Report