Fieldcrest Elementary School wins National Innovation AwardFebruary 19, 2015
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The Canadian Education Association (CEA) recently recognized Fieldcrest Elementary School in Bradford for the school’s balanced math program. The school received an Honourable Mention for the Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Itinerant Resource Teacher (Mathematics K to Grade 8) Kristen Muscat-Fennell led the work at Fieldcrest to help teachers develop math programming that encourages deep and meaningful student learning and enjoyment of the subject.
“Kristen’s work has been instrumental in enhancing math learning and teaching at Fieldcrest,” says Anita Simpson, Superintendent of Education, Program and Innovation. “The innovative work at this school is currently being shared with 18 other schools to further math education across our Board.”
Student achievement on classroom and provincial assessments in math is strong at Fieldcrest, and both teachers and students report growth in oral and written communication, the ability to problem-solve and fluency in math facts.
Read the full media release on the CEA’s website.
The CEA is a network of passionate educators advancing ideas for greater student and teacher engagement in public education.
The Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning was established to recognize and publicize innovative work that is sustainable and has the potential of being taken up by others; to encourage a focus on transformative change in schools; and to provide profile for classroom innovation within school districts, schools, and the media.
IRT, K-8 Mathematics