Calgary Board of Education

 
About Our School

“A Great Place to Learn”

Woodman provides each student with a variety of learning experiences and opportunities which promote healthy personal, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Our Program

We are proud to offer a high-quality comprehensive program which combines academic, complimentary, co-curricular and extra-curricular learning activities and experiences. Our students enjoy a rich school experience enhanced by a supporting emphasis on technology in teaching and learning, performing arts, fine arts, and community involvement.

  • Woodman is in our second year of developing a Pyramid Response to Intervention (RTI).  Our goal is “to create a systematic process that ensures every child receives the additional time and support needed to learn at high levels.”  Using the formulae - Time plus Targeted Instruction = Learning (T + TI = Learning).  Where the variables are targeted instruction and time, and the constant is learning.
    • We need to ask the right questions
      • What do we want for our children?
      • What do our children need?
      • What do we need to do?
  • Woodman uses our Professional Learning Communities (PLC) as the vehicle for our RTI model.  During our PLC time (every second Friday) teachers will meet and discuss the following questions.
      • What Essential Student Learning Outcome(s) did we cover?  What did we want them to know?
      • Who got the ESLO and who did not?
      • How did we assess the outcome? (summative versus formative assessment)
      • What instructional strategy did we use the first time?  More of the same will not produce different results!  We need to use a different strategy for the re-teach.
      • Which teacher will teach the tutorial to the students who need either more time or an additional strategy?  Which teacher will enhance the curriculum for those students who “got” the ESLO?

Our Statement of Commitment

Our staff, students and parents of Woodman School believe that our school is a place where:

  • All individuals are valued and respected
  • All individuals are safe
  • All individuals have the right to learn and grow
  • All individuals have high expectations for themselves
  • All individuals make a commitment to their own learning now and in the future
  • All individuals make a commitment to respect themselves each other and the school
  • Individual and school successes are recognized and celebrated
  • Positive relationships are the foundation for good teaching and learning
  • Parental involvement is an essential part of student and school success

A great place to learn is created by commitment, ownership and effort of all individuals