District School Board Ontario North East recognizes that students need to be able to apply what they have learned in real life situations. As a result there is a continued focus on providing learning opportunities that allow students to use their knowledge and skills in a connected manner. The Curriculum Department also supports schools in the selection of curriculum resources, instructional strategics, assessment and evaluation strategies, staff training and leadership development.
The Ministry of Education has developed subject specific elementary curriculum expectations for grades 1 to 8, as well as an experience-based kindergarten program. Each document provides a grade-specific framework of overall learning expectations and specific learning expectations. Students are required to demonstrate specific knowledge, understanding and skills in each subject. More information may be obtained by viewing the documents available on the Ministry of Education website.
The Curriculum Department is committed to supporting the implementation of strong, research-based pedagogy in all classrooms.