Goal 1: To improve student achievement New Pedagogies for Deep Learning How do we create the conditions for deep learning to happen for every student in our classrooms? How do we prepare students for a world we can’t yet imagine? These are questions that teachers, administrators and board staff were asking themselves (and each other) at a two-day workshop recently offered by the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) Capacity Building Institute. HRSB has joined a global network that is working to engage students in deeper levels of learning so they become creative, connected and collaborative problem-solvers who contribute to the common good, address global challenges and flourish in a complex world. Sir Charles Tupper and St. Joseph’s-A. McKay have begun their journeys towards deeper learning after having participated in specialized professional learning in Toronto during the first week of May. Later in the month, Mag Gardner, a Capacity Builder with the NPDL Institute, spent two days at Central Office leading professional development on the topic. A group of 55 educators from eight of our schools and our program department participated in the sessions. In this video, Gardner explains deep learning and why it’s critical for student success now and in the future. Integrating Technology into the Language Arts Curriculum How are educators adapting Language Arts curricula to reflect literacy in 2017? In May of 2016, EECD launched a new literacy strategy for Nova Scotia. A key component of this strategy is to instill strong multimedia skills in students from Grades Primary to 12. Being literate in 2017 means being able to use technology to communicate and convey ideas. Here’s a video that shows how Becky Himmelman, a Grade Primary French Immersion teacher at Chebucto Heights, is using technology to engage her students in learning basic literacy skills, as well as simple coding. 3