Monthly Archives: March 2015

Parent Information Evening – Response to Intervention, March 30

Response to Intervention – Meeting the Diverse needs of all Learners
Burnaby School District is moving toward a unified system of education that provides a framework for meeting the needs of each learner. A unified system of education creates a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by student outcome data.

Deborah Simak, Director of Instruction, will familiarize parents with Response to Intervention (RTI), a
multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning or behavior needs. Deborah will introduce the research behind RTI and look at why districts across the province are moving to this systematic and data-driven approach.

Deborah will explain how RTI is integral to the Burnaby School District’s Framework for Meeting the Needs of Each Learner, and how this framework is used to support the diverse needs of students with examples from Burnaby schools practicing RTI today.

Eventbrite - (2015) Response to Intervention

Parent Information Evening – Fostering Independence

Registration is now open for the March 25 PIE – Fostering independence.

Elizabeth Gardner, District Vice Principal-Learning Support Services will share focused work the Burnaby School District is doing with Learning Support Teachers, EAs and classroom teachers to assess, teach and develop independence so that our students with special needs can spend the majority of their time focusing on learning and social life within the classroom and school.

The presentation will cover:

  • Why independence is so critical.
  • How we identify the skills needed for our students/children to become more independent.
  • How we teach those skills.
  • How we fade supports so that the student/child is able to do things without adult support.
  • What parents do at home to support developing independence.

Eventbrite - (2015) Fostering Independence

March DPAC meeting postponed to April 13

At the DPAC meeting Feb 23, it was unanimously decided to postpone the March DPAC general meeting to allow more comprehensive budget discussions.

Due to Spring Break, many Burnaby schools are not holding a PAC meeting in March.  By postponing the meeting, DPAC reps will be able to consult with their school PAC with updated information and bring this feedback to the DPAC general meeting for discussion.  Postponing the meeting will also allow the district to present completed financials and projections based on the Ministry announcement of the 2015/16 Preliminary Operating Grant.

The meeting has be rescheduled to April 13.