Vancouver Island School District to Host Education Forum on Literacy

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Students in six BC schools are reading more and
making strides in literacy as a result of specific school-based strategies.
    "Now I'm reading every day. I'm spending 30% of my life reading" (Grade 4
    With a little bit of help from a Grants Program, teachers and principals
developed new ways of working together to support literacy learning across the
    Making use of $25,000 of external support, six Lower Mainland and
Vancouver Island schools set goals and implemented changes ensuring more
focused literacy instruction especially benefiting at-risk students.
    School staff and researchers will present the results of their efforts at
the Sharing our Journey workshop, January 17th at Quamichan Middle School in
Duncan BC. This workshop, convened by the Society for the Advancement of
Excellence in Education (SAEE) is a forum for schools to share what worked and
learn from best practices.
    Participants at the workshop will receive the detailed case study report
School Improvement in Action: Building Shared Responsibility for Student
Learning which documents the action research processes undertaken by each
school. Following opening greetings by Rick Davis, BC Ministry of Education,
schools will present the findings of their work detailing the strategies
undertaken, lessons learned and success realized.

For further information:

For further information: Cynthia Lewis, Researcher, P: (604) 736-5244,; Mame McCrea Silva, General Manager, SAEE, P: (250)

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