Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

At M’KIS we are proud of our students who are learning to be:

Academic Achievers who…

• Continually assess, evaluate and adjust work to maintain high standards
• Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Access information from a variety of sources
• Demonstrate technological literacy and the use of technology as a tool for the efficient and creative completion of a project
• Acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning
• Demonstrate active enjoyment of learning that will be sustained throughout their lives.
• Acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Critical Thinkers who…

• Identify, evaluate and use resources effectively for the purpose of problem solving
• Build meaning and understanding for themselves using prior knowledge and new information
• Gather, analyze and process information from a variety of sources
• Select, monitor, and adjust problem-solving strategies
• Exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions
• Become accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience

Effective Communicators who…

• Incorporate/Utilize technology as a tool for communication
• Listen respectfully and ask questions to facilitate understanding and achieve insight
• Understand and convey written, oral and visual information using appropriate media
• Demonstrate awareness of the role of audience
• Understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication
• Work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
• Are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Involved Citizens who…

• Seek to improve the lives of others in their community
• Explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.
• Act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities.
• Understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
• Show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.
• Have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Self-Directed Learners who…

• Identify their needs and apply appropriate learning strategies
• Demonstrate competency in goal setting, time management, and organizational skills
• Monitor, adjust and document work in progress
• Develop, prioritize and continually revise personal goals
• Apply practices that promote and support the safety and health of self and others
• Develop natural curiosity
• Take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
• Approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and having the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
• Give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience.
• Demonstrate the ability to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.