DeBeck Elementary School


Our Focus: 

  • Is on the Core Competency of Communication

Our Inquiry Focus Question is:

  • How can we improve our students’ abilities to effectively communicate their thinking and learning?

Our Overall Learning Goal is:

The story of teaching and learning at DeBeck Elementary School in Richmond, includes the establishment last year of a three-year focus on…

“Building a Healthy Learning Community” – an overall School Goal, which has included extensive professional development, as well as innovation projects and explorations within the following areas:

  • First People’s Principles of Learning
  • Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Gardening and Alternative Learning Environments – we are a Wild Schools School next year.
  • Healthy Choices – Social Responsibility, Physical Literacy and Nutrition (NStep)
  • Differentiated Instruction and Tranformational Learning
  • Playful Inquiry/Storytelling, Loose Parts and Reggio-inspired teaching and learning
  • Use of technology to enhance learning:
    • Using technology, and especially E-Portfolios, to effectively communicate one’s thinking and learning
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy