Inclusive Education Report
In their annual report to the Board, Assistant Superintendent Heather Putio and District Principal Karen Chrenek thanked the Division's many partners for their collaboration in creating the best individualized programs for students.
Educators are tasked with developing individualized programs that meet the needs of students, while building on their strengths. It takes creativity and diverse skills to build learning environments that have space for exceptional learners to promote feelings of belonging and safety.
Thank you to all PWPSD Inclusive Education Services' partners:
Services and Supports
- PWPSD Curriculum Coordinators
- PWPSD Education Technology Coaches
- PWPSD Wellness Team
- PWPSD Outreach Team
- Peace Collaborative Services
- Low Incidence Team
- Children's & Family Services
- Inclusion Alberta
- Reading University
- Zone 1 Inclusive Education Committee
PWPSD offers a variety of services and supports to students, staff, and families, including:
In addition to those mentioned above, the Division supplies 49 students, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, who have complex communication disorders with Assistive Augmentative Communication devices. Students, staff and parents use the devices to communicate effectively both in the classroom and at home.
- Inclusive Educational Assistants
- PUF Educational Assistants
- Kindergarten Severe Disability Assistant
- Early Literacy Assistants
- Speech Language Assistants
- Professional development for staff
- Capacity building in all staff
Life Skills Programming
What are life skills?
Life skills are the processes and abilities necessary for individuals to become confident, independent members of society with a sense of identity, belonging and purpose. Life skills include:
Life Skills Programming is intended for the population of students who receive specialized programming; and the Inclusive Education team continues to develop a guiding document to support teachers and families develop Individual Program Plans that show a progression of skill development.
- Functional literacy (i.e. Language development, social language, listening comprehension)
- Functional numeracy (i.e. Measurement, time, money, shopping and budget)
- Vocational skills (i.e. Time management, career exploration)
- Wellness (i.e. Self-regulation, physical activity/gross motor development, personal hygiene)
In partnership with NRLC, a series of virtual professional development sessions is offered to teachers to develop topic areas, strategies, and to build resource and assessment banks. The professional development sessions began last year and continue to be offered to staff.