The Chinook School Division has been recognized for Innovation and Excellence by being the receiver of this years Premiers board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence.
The $3000.00 Award was presented by Minister of Education, Don Morgan On the behalf of Premier Brad Wall at the Saskatchewan School Boards Associations Fall General Assembly.
“I think it’s recognition of all the hard work that our teachers are doing on a day to day basis,” Said Liam Choo Foo of Chinook School Division. “This one was really special because the program that we nominated was for struggling readers and as a result of this program there is 291 students in the southwest who would have continued to have trouble with their school career and they are now at or above their reading level.”
The Leveled Literacy Intervention Program for students who struggle with literacy was a true example of the innovative nature of the award. Teachers in the school division use research based reading improvement strategies that significantly improve learning in the classroom.
“Anytime you get recognition from a group, not just of educators, but some neutral people that read the application you always have a sense that you are on track but it gives you validation.” Said Choo Foo.
The School Division plans to discuss how they will use the money to recognize the efforts that have been made in the southwest in the near future.
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