Johnny Bright
School
March 22, 2010
Second Information Evening
Edmonton Rugby Club – 7:00 PM
Johnny Bright
School
Building a Vision
…The idea of a learning organization where people
continually expand their capacity to create the results they
truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking
are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and
where people are continually learning how to learn together.
Senge
Introductions 
Scott Millar
 Principal
Trustees, Executive Team, Planning – we
are a team
 Technology – TIPS Team – the tools of the
21st Century
 Partners and Parents 
Display in the main hall; main gym;
office entry; 2nd floor gathering area
Library; Science Classroom
Main switching room
** Updates …
** Technology – a tool for
learning
** Parents …
Goals for this evening:
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Information sharing (clarifying program plans)
What to expect as the excitement grows
…a plan of involvement …
Communications …
A parent steering /action plan
A student advisory team
Updates on the
Program Plan and
Operational Issues
Registration
Programs Offered
Transportation – traffic concerns
Action Plans
Registration
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Projections
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K – 9 - Between 2 and 4 classes at each grade
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Many questions – responsive decisions
Kindergarten
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AM and PM
Considering needs - Random Selection as needed
Pre-Enrolment Passports and the importance of
April 30th
Second Language –
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French as a second Language beginning in Grade 4
Updates on the
Program Plan and
Operational Issues
Registration ☻
Programs Offered
Welcoming, exciting, challenging
Foundations – Literacy, choices
- Technology – as a tool
Transportation – traffic concerns
Action Plans
Programming Offered
Pillars of JB: Excellence in Academics, Athletics,
Citizenship
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A Living Community …
Programming for all students
FOUNDATIONS –
skills – the traditions of the 3Rs working with
the 21st Century skills learners need for success in
our world – bringing the “Old and New” together
 Active Learning across the enduring, essential
curriculum – core and complementary working
together – Project Approaches across the grades
 Literacy
Critical Questions of Learning
The Actions of JB Collaborative Teams
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What is it we expect them to learn?
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How will we know when they have learned it?
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Common Assessment
How will we respond when they don’t learn?
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Essential, enduring Learning Outcomes
Systemic Intervention
How will we respond when they already know it?
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Differentiation – critical thinking skills – at promise
Focus on Learning, Collaboration, Results
Classrooms that:
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Are inspiring, caring, respectful and empowering
for all students
Focus on essential learnings
Focus on experiential, collaborative, and
relevant learning
Are technologically well equipped and it is
integrated with instruction
Personalized and based on relationships
Literacy focused
Learning Programs That:
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Maintain high standards and enable students to develop intellectual
and life skills through critical thinking and applied learning
Address the special needs of diverse learners and their families
Link with the outside world – partners, mentoring, tutoring, service
learning
Are interdisciplinary, project based – provide seamless learning
across grades and subjects
Are inviting, foster mutual respect and cooperation, where learning
and extra-curricular opportunities are accessible to all students
Recognize and value diversity and communicate effectively
Are delivered by skilled, caring, enthusiastic and respectful
professionals
Provide the required support for all to succeed!
Learners that:
Hold high expectations for themselves and
others
 Make connections to the environment
beyond the classroom
 Are respectful, self-directed, enthusiastic,
positive, and responsible
 Collaborate and cooperate with each other
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A Complementary Program Plan:
Grades 7, 8, 9
(6s too potentially )
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All students will take French as a Second Language and have two
additional “option” blocks
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Grade 7 –
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CTS Foundations Program in Design Technologies
– Foods, Construction/Fabrication, Communications & Media
(Robotics, Computer Studies)
 a “trimester rotation” – exposure and experiences
 Fine Arts
– select one of Art, Drama, Music
A Complementary Program Plan:
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Grades 8 and 9
 French
as a Second Language continues
 2 additional Option selections – Chosen from:
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CTS Foundations – Design Technologies –
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Foods, Construction/Fabrication, Media & Communications
(Computer Studies)
Fine Arts – Art, Drama, Music
Environmental Outdoor Education
Learn to Lead
Athletic Pursuits
Determining a Program that meets
Student Needs and Interests …
Complementary Interests:
Hope to use their own
devices
Technology – a tool
for learning
** an integral part of programming
** Across all grades and subjects
** Plans
** Opportunities
Technology – a tool for learning
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a tool of learning in the 21st Century
 Supporting
inquiry, problem solving, critical
thinking, projects and active learning,
collaboration
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Infrastructure investment
 SMART
boards, wireless, netbooks/notebooks
(learning safe and productive Internet skills)
Opportunities
- technology as a learning tool
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Integrated in Learning Opportunities
mobility and wireless
 Opening
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Up to Wireless with Mobile labs
Integrated with curriculum and programs
 My.epsb.ca
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(student portal)
Student owned devises
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Acceptable use – the social contract
Updates on the
Program Plan and
Operational Issues
Registration ☻
Programs Offered ☻
Welcoming, exciting, challenging
Foundations – Literacy, choices
Transportation – traffic concerns
Action Plans
Transportation and Traffic
Concerns
Bussing to and from school – 2.4 km
 Drop off Zone
 Cross walk needs
 Supports needed
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 Adult
/ Driver roles
 Processes
SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY
Parent Roles
** School Council
** Volunteer Program and
Opportunities
** Lunch Program
School Council
An Advisory Opportunity
 Advocacy Actions and Community
Oriented
 Other Parent Partner Initiatives
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Volunteer Program and
Opportunities
In and Out of School – activities and
contributions
 Partnerships
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 Building
Community
 The before and afterschool Child care
concern
Lunch Program
Meeting a need
 Commitments
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Safety
Nutrition
Activities and involvement
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Interests, clubs, teams, extensions to learning
Communications
New Website launch coming soon
Survey for Option Selection
Confirmation of JR H Registration
ActionsNetworking Initiatives
- Steering Committees:
Parents , Students, Community outreach
- Staffing – ongoing
- Spring Possibilities
- Junior High Registration and Option Selection
THANK YOU
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