• Pedagogical Practices

Modeling Good Writing in Middle Years: An Interview

I recently sat down with Jon Kornelsen, Grade 8 teacher at Clearspring Middle School. He has been making significant changes in his approach to writing instruction and is excited about what he is noticing in his teaching and his students’ learning.  This stems from an impactful PD experience last fall. Charmaine: Tell me about what…

Mar 1, 2020 · Charmaine Mackid

COVID-19 Distance Education

As a support to our HSD teachers during this time of distance education, the middle and senior years learning coaches have begun compiling resources from within and outside of the division into one main Google Site. It is a place from which teachers can grab ideas as they are planning learning experiences for their students. Even though the content is geared towards middle and senior years, early years educators may find some worthwhile materials here as well. An early years version will be made available in April.
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Learning Coaches

Lisa Coulter



Gr. K-4 Literacy / Numeracy (HSD)

Melissa Fry


Gr. K-4 Literacy / Numeracy (HSD)

Monica Martens



Gr. K-4 Literacy / Numeracy (HSD)
Indigenous Ed. Support (HSD)

Russ Dirks



Farm to School (HSD)
Sustainable Development (HSD)
PowerSchool (HSD)
Tourond Creek (HSD)

Melissa Dean

Gr. 7-12 Numeracy (HSD)

Brett Schmall



Indigenous Ed. Support (HSD)
Alternative Literacies (HSD)