The Blanket Exercise – Bringing the TRC to the Classroom
Our project examined local treaties and used the KARIOS Blanket Exercise to gain a greater understanding of the history and legacy of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Keyword(s):blanket exercise, indigenous people, treaties
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 Co-operative Learning and Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces to Enhance 21st Century Learning in Junior Classrooms
Using both Peter Liljedahl’s thinking classroom framework and the Johnson’s co-operative learning structure, we hoped to merge both to create a positive, inclusive learning environment where ALL learners gained relevant new skills.
Continuing our Understanding of Assessment and Pedagogical Documentation Through Modern Learning
We explored assessment practices and tools through the Modern Learning lens by unpacking the Growing Success document to further understand assessment for, as and of learning. We used Google Forms to capture reading observations for students.
Keyword(s):assessment, google forms, reading
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