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Year: 2000 – Province: Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Sargent Park School
1070 Dominion Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 2P4
Principal: Brenda Pundyk
School Telephone: 204-775-8985
School Fax: 204-786-5859
School Website: www.wsd1.org/SargentPark
Grades/Subjects Taught: Technology, integrated with all subject areas
- Create a stimulating, challenging environment that engages students' minds in the activities.
- Provide learning activities that are highly relevant to both students and instructional goals, and ensure that all materials and resources support these goals.
Implemented a school-wide technology plan to enhance classroom instruction:
- ensures professional development for staff: full-day, noon and after-school workshops
- provides ongoing support for curriculum technology integration and implementation
- collaborated with teachers to develop stimulating and meaningful student activities, such as a website on Manitoba heroes
- promoted, provided and supported teachers with installation of two more networked computers in each nursery to grade four classroom and six to 10 networked computers in grade five to nine classrooms.
Instigated several initiatives to advance student learning:
- launched keyboarding program for grades 4 to 6 students, which each fall prepares students for effective computer use
- acquired a voice-activated computer for a blind student, and adapted computers for students with spina bifida
- founded the Morning Computer Club for grade four to six students, which has grown from 10 to 30- 40 students visiting each morning (approximately 100 students a week)
- extended the club to grade seven to senior one students, who meet in the library and junior high computer labs (50 to 60 students a day complete computer-dependant assignments)
- developed age-appropriate activities to teach computer skills at all levels.
"[Mrs. Gentes] creates an atmosphere of learning that ignites in students an eagerness to learn and implement technology into their everyday learning." Vice-principal
"Leslie is a quintessential teacher! Her accomplishments are too numerous to mention and her energy and dedication go beyond anyone's expectations." Fellow teachers