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School Improvements in 2016

posted Jun 25, 2016, 5:47 PM by Gus Mihailovich   [ updated Jun 26, 2016, 6:11 AM ]
Image result for school improvementAs part of our ongoing school improvement plans, we strive to align our school purchases and initiatives to address the top priorities with respect to student learning at Tecumseh.  Here are a few of the specific highlights this year:

- increasing the focus on '21st century learning' by increasing the technology inventory across the grades.  This is an ongoing goal!  Staff and students increasingly have more access to portable ipads and chromebooks with  primary classrooms all providing ipad learning centers, ceiling mounted data projectors and document cameras.  Our jr / int students  have access to dozens of chromebooks and SMART Board technology.  

Special thanks to the Halton Learning Foundation for providing over $3000 to help us top up the chromebook inventory...HLF is a consistent partner to our school in helping remove barriers to learning for students.

- our school library underwent a major renovation to improve lighting, upgrade furniture / seating and incorporate an open concept design.  Still in progress, this also included adding a new data projector and replacing the old computer stations with new chromebooks.  

- investing in a significant new literacy resource to support  progressive 'inquiry based learning' in our primary literacy program [grade KG - 3]

For a general overview of school budget expenditures this year, please see the attached PDF.

Gus Mihailovich,
Jun 25, 2016, 5:47 PM