Using Professional Collaboration to Establish an Inquiry-Based Makerspace at Robert J. Lee Which Links STEAM with Coding, for Students
Our project highlights the importance of professional collaboration and teaming to provide rich and varied opportunities for students to code within the curriculum expectations at the kindergarten, Grade 3 and Grade 4 levels.
Keyword(s):coding, collaboration, inquiry, makerspace, steam
STREAM: Adding Rigour to STEAM
Adding rigor to STEAM to make STREAM. STEAM has become increasingly popular over the past few years with a lot of emphasis on creating design tasks that are current, innovative and relevant. Our investigation seeks to add rigour to maximize learning.
Keyword(s):inquiry, integrated learning, maker space, steam, stem
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
Creating a STEAM Lab
Using inspiration from the Peel District School Board document, Empowering Modern Learners, to create a portable STEAM Lab at Meadowvale Village Public School.
Empowering Young Modern Learners to Read
This project looked at the connection between reading engagement and reading improvement. We hypothesized that if students could find more success with reading through the use of technology, then their enjoyment and skill level would improve.
Keyword(s):primary students, reading engagement, technology