Personalized instruction seeks to understand every student’s unique developmental level, learning style, passions, skills, and foundational knowledge.

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The NEST (Engaging at Risk Students) – Calgary Board of Education

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 25, 2018

Best Programming Practices for ELLs in an Inclusive High School Setting – Melissa DeStefanis-King

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

With increasing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) across the Province, programming for High School ELLs is becoming more complex. This session will take you through Edmonton Catholic School District’s intake and assessment process, different types of English as a Second Language programming, scheduling and providing flexible pathways for ELLs in an Inclusive setting.

Collaborative Response Model – Kat Thon & Kaila Villiger

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

With diverse learning populations, schools need to change their structures and instructional approaches to better meet student needs.

Collaborating to Support Positive Relationships and Student Success – Keith MacQuarrie, Joline Wood, and Jennifer Douglas

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

This session will focus on the student supports provided through the High School Redesign Foundational Principles of Personalization and Relationships highlighting our Restorative Practice and Collaborative Response Models. Ermineskin Junior Senior High School is a Cree School on the Erminskin First Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta.

Project Week: St. Francis of Assisi Academy, Slave Lake, AB – Grades 7-12

This video illustrates one school’s approach to implementing a school wide Project Week from Grades 7-12.

When the Switch Turns On – Joanne Schoneck, Nora Weston-Stuart

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 6, 2016

Southern Zone Wiki

Rocky View School Division has developed a resource and collaboration area that includes articles, videos, examples of how schools created conditions for change and a collaboration area.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Hear what these students had to say to their teacher about what engages them as learners.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

The Architecture of Ownership ~ Adam Fletcher

How can schools build a climate that takes students beyond mere engagement and into ownership of their learning? This article identifies four roles for students.

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The Architecture of Ownership

Student Disengagement: It’s Deeper Than You Think ~ Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski

American schools are failing to meet the expectations of a wide swath of students, many of them in low-income and rural communities. What’s needed is a new pact putting student expectations at its center.

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Why High Schoolers Should Be in Charge: Sam Levin at TEDx Talks

  • Students creating their own alternative school, what a concept!
  • Student engagement, responsibility, empowerment and ownership at its best!
  • Students contributing to society, students being the stewards of the earth!

I Am Seventeen – Kate Simonds