Tools for literacy instruction and assessment
At Rocky View Schools literacy and numeracy are foundational to all student learning. The goal is that all students reach their potential by developing competencies of engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit (Ministerial Order #001, 2013). Every teacher is a literacy and numeracy teacher as students need many opportunities to develop competencies and build literacy and numeracy knowledge, skills and attitudes in all subjects in all grades. Through an on-going cycle of teaching, learning, and balanced assessments, teachers provide high quality personalized learning opportunities for all students. Critical to this process is on-going professional learning, supportive school leadership, community partnerships and a system-wide commitment to literacy and numeracy. Seven essential conditions: shared vision, leadership, quality programming, research and evidence, resources, time and community engagement are the building blocks that are integral to effective literacy and numeracy programming, and enable learners to be engaged, supported and successful.