3.1 Inclusive Learning Environment

Promoting Engagement of all Learners

Library Learning Commons

Math Department

Math is Fun for Everyone (2016)

Math Consultants Mark Bouwmeester and Claudio Attanasio & Instructional Coach Sheena Agius provided two sessions on Rich Tasks in Mathematics

The math department had the opportunity to:

  • explore various rich tasks for junior and senior grades
  • use technology (Desmos)
  • start conversations that will promote the development of rich tasks in their classes

Physical Education Department


Alumni Testimonials

Andrew Nicholson

Jonathan Hood


it's been about 15 years since I stepped foot into Father Michael Goetz and you stepped into my life. Every part of the journey has been one of growth and maturation. Thank you so much for contributing to the man I am today!

All the best in 2016!

Jonathan Hood, Canadian Football League (CFL), Motivational and Corporate Speaker



Cauchy Muamba

Dear Sir,

I would like to thank you for your dedication and time that you put in with me because I can gladly say that you had a positive impact in my life.


Cauchy Muamba

Professional Canadian football safety for the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and BC Lions

History Department

Student Voice

The teacher uses student feedback in regards to how the class environment promotes intellectual engagement

English Department

Support Resources

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This year my teaching has been focused on helping students build competencies in critical literacy and metacognition. The framework used to teach these skills build and support an inclusive classroom. My class is structured around the use of gradual release of responsibility, differentiated instruction (DI) and universal design (UD). This framework supports students and gives me different entry points into their understanding, strengths and needs, which then informs my instruction.

D2L is being used as a textbook (starting point of learning) allowing for a DI and UD approach through variety of supplemental support resources to meet the needs of students: audio versions of text, translations, commentaries, interactives, videos, leveled texts ect.

An example is pictured above. After reading three acts with me the students use the Shakespearean text, suggested websites and modern translations to start to translate and understand the text together.

D2L also allows for a variety of assessments as of and for learning: student surveys, formative quizzes, online discussion (allowing students who prefer not to participate a voice) and choice when it comes to products.

An example of choice can be seen in my classroom through the “Julius Caesar Creative Assignment” where students chose textual evidence and then demonstrated their ability to understand it through various products: caricatures, story boards, paragraphs, scripts, letters…

Whole-School Initiatives

Black History Month