The Critical Thinking Classroom Meets HyperDocs!
Using the Ontario social studies/history curriculum we created HyperDocs that aligned with the Thinking Classroom, and created environments for critical thinking and engaged students with rich tasks utilizing technology to share their thinking.
Keyword(s):critical thinking, hyperdocs, social studies, technology, thinking classroom
Examining Equity Through a Literacy Lens
We examined how teachers could enrich integrated literacy programs (reading/writing skills infused within big ideas from history/geography to teach equity topics). We deepened our professional learning around equity and best practices in literacy.
Keyword(s):equity, integrated units, literacy
Enhancing and Extending Mathematical Thinking and Learning Through Inquiry
The aim of the project was to help enhance mathematical thinking in our students through inquiry, meaningful instruction and purposeful play. We wanted to help develop their growth mindset to help set a foundation for future mathematical development.
Keyword(s):inquiry, kindergarten, mathematics
Vertical Pop Bottle Gardens
Use recycled materials to build vertical window garden. Ignite students’ inquiry and critical thinking skills with this design challenge. Engage them in hands-on learning. Broaden understanding of sustainable water and resource management.
Keyword(s):critical thinking, garden, inquiry, science, vertical
Using Thinking Tools to Promote Deep Mathematical Understanding
Using thinking tools and meaningful rich tasks to support students’ conceptual understanding of big ideas, as well as improve student engagement and learning.
Keyword(s):co-learning, indigenous perspectives, integration, math thinking tools, technology