Fulford Academy's Strength is Our Differentiated Method of Instruction and Assessment
We retain a wonderful diversity of cultures and varied viewpoints in our classrooms, because we do not “stream” for academic or language proficiency. To ensure that all students can learn effectively, we use a highly differentiated method of instruction and assessment.
We provide choices so our students can personalize their learning activities; our teachers hold students accountable by making the curriculum expectations clear from the outset, and coach to ensure that each student meets these goals through the activities; we actively promote more complex thought processes through an integration of the disciplines, as applied to open ended questions and real-life problem solving and projects.
Fulford Academy learning is supported by the extensive use of technology which is an essential tool for learning in our programs. Google Classroom is used to facilitate communication and collaboration between students and between students and the teacher. We use network and online resources and tools to supplement the in-house textual and multimedia sources available to our students. An area in which technology is of great value in learning is for facilitating differentiated instruction in our project-based learning and varied language proficiency classrooms. An interactive digital whiteboard is available in each classroom for lessons, student projects and presentations as well as new overhead cameras in the classroom to help support our online learners.