Primary Portfolios and Student Reflection on Learning
Our purpose was to use the Virtual Learning Environment/Brightspace Portfolio to make learning visible and to encourage student self-reflection. This tool was also used for parent communication (e.g., calendar, videos, photos, home activities, etc.).
Keyword(s):brightspace, portfolio, school-home communication, student reflection, vle
Guided Mathematics in the Primary Grades (K-3)
This project explores guided math as a framework for math instruction. A numeracy continuum of key ideas was created with next steps to support targeted guided math instruction. Tasks were created to support independent learners during guided math.
Keyword(s):continuum, guided, independent tasks, key ideas, next steps
Kindie/Grade 1 – Assessment, Tracking and Reporting
Kindergarten teachers worked together with the Grade 1 teachers to explore the idea of setting up their classroom layouts (The Third Teacher) to enhance learning and also by setting up digital portfolios.
Keyword(s):assessment, digital porfolios, four frames, kindergarten, tracking
Math Continuum Development
A two-year math learning continuum was built to support educators while planning and assessing, responding to students’ needs and the differentiation of instruction, all while keeping in mind the developmental readiness of students in kindergarten.
Keyword(s):continuum, kindergarten, math
Math Playground: Give Your Brain a Workout
“What can we do for homework?” We used this grant money to create a bank of math games for primary, junior and intermediate students that can be signed out by families to enjoy math practice in an engaging way.