Trillium Lakelands District School board has forty-one elementary schools, seven secondary schools, six Alternative Education and Training Centres, and a Virtual Learning Centre. As our district promotes accelerated uptake with integrating technology in the classrooms, consultants are supporting teaching staff in their classrooms by providing job-embedded professional learning through co-planning and co-teaching with classroom teachers. In keeping with the overall goal of technology enabled learning and system change, we hired an additional full time consultant for the last three and one half months of the 2014-15 school year. Through this decision, the team was able to provide more opportunities for teacher-to-student and teacher-to-teacher learning around critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, creativity and entrepreneurship, in the classroom with the use of technology.
2014-2015 Scaling Up:
To build on our strategy of individual classroom support for whole system reform to an innovative learning environment, an additional consultant was sought and hired to conclude the year.