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The New Curriculum at Work

Eagle Mountain Middle is the pilot school for SD43 to try out the new BC curriculum. The school’s instructional format is largely based around the core competencies in the new curriculum. Parents are constantly updated on student performance as they make self-reflection posts on FreshGrade that describe assignments they have been working on and how they feel they are progressing with the competencies. All report cards are structured in a “Exceeds Expectations”, “Fully Meeting”, “Meeting”, “Not Yet Meeting” format – forgoing formal letter grades.

Additionally, each team of teachers created a focus that their lessons would centre around for Term 2. The focus on Team Eagle, for example, is “How does conflict shape our world?”

GOAL 8) The development of the ability to create opportunities for learning that are consistent with learning objectives and the principles of learning described in provincial integrated resource packages.

GOAL 9) The development of the ability to blend theory and practice in well-organized ways that includes the ability to recreate, re-invent, re-constitute or discard practices that have been tried and found to be ineffective to individual and/or group learning needs.

That includes the ability to recreate, re-invent, re-constitute or discard practices that have been tried and found to be ineffective to individual and/or group learning needs

 

Community Scan for EMM

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Eagle Mountain Middle is located at the top of Heritage Mountain, between Port Moody and Anmore. The school was first opened in Fall 2014. According to the EDI (Early Development Instrument) conducted by UBC, this area has very low vulnerability rates in all categories – registering lower than both the district and provincial averages. The catchment population is primarily English-speaking with an average household income of $100,000+ (2011 Census). The area is highly residential with Newport Village as the closest commercial area.