Area of Focus 7
First Phase : Emerging Practice
The administrator :
attends equity training sessions;
completes related reading;
participates in informal dialogue opportunities;
demonstrates community awareness, involvement and networking.
Second Phase : Embedded Practice
The administrator, with consultation from the school team and the community:
ensures professional learning for and from community members;
Third phase : Integration and Renewal
The inclusive school community has established and accessible structures in place whereby members of the broader community are encouraged to assess their own mind-sets in order to address personal and systemic biases and reinforce asset based knowledge.
The administrator, with consultation from the school team :
facilitates and promotes professional learning opportunities for staff and students (e.g.speakers, workshops);
1. Through a “Living Library”, members of the community share information about self in order to increase student and staff awareness about a specific religion, culture or background.
2. Events in the school community are used as “teachable moments” to engage students and staff in “courageous conversations” and critical thinking. Training and resources are provided through professional development to assist staff members in facilitating this process.
Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF)
Alignment with the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) :
Building Relationships and Developing People (Stimulating growth in the professional capacities of staff);
Improving the Instructional Program (Monitoring progress in student learning and school improvement);
Personal Leadership Resources (Self-efficacy).
On this page :
7.1 How do we assess the effectiveness of strategies and learning opportunities in building capacity among students, staff, and parents to support EIE principles?
7.5 What evidence-informed resources are our school and board developing and/or acquiring to inform professional learning?
7.4 How do our school and board provide staff with learning opportunities that foster safe, caring, inclusive, and accepting schools?
7.6 How do we know that these resources are being shared with and used by staff, students, and parents?