Ellerslie Campus is a K-9 school with a school population that includes a large number of ELL students and students with diverse needs. An essential focus of the staff is on student-centred teacher collaboration using the pyramid of intervention to improve the engagement, participation and achievement of all students. This learner-centered collaboration leads to a pyramid of intervention response, and is managed through the principles of universal design.
At Ellerslie, the culture of collaboration is designed to impact teachers' planning and assessment through a lens focused on evidence of student learning to build teacher capacity, determining needs and creating learning opportunities to differentiate instruction.
The Professional Learning Community at Ellerslie Campus centres around three big ideas and four questions.
- Focus on Learning (rather that Teaching)
- Focus on Collaboration (on the right things)
- Focus on Results (formative assessment)
- What is it we expect our students to learn?
- How will we know when they have learned it?
- What will we do when they have not learned it?
- What will we do when they have learned it?