ExpiredEngaging Students to Collaborate Confidently and Apply Skills in a Thinking Classroom (Gr. 9-12)

Course Code: SI-7

Part 1 – August 17, 2021; Part 2 – August 18, 2021


In this two-part OTF Summer Institute, participants will explore strategies to engage students in meaningful inquiry and critical thinking during current times. Reflecting on a pivoting year, there are a number of tools and strategies that have enhanced our teaching practices. Ideas to streamline content (big ideas), incorporate skill development (historical thinking skills, social science research skills) and collaborative strategies and tools to enhance student voice (e.g. master slides, jamboards, thinking scaffolds) will be explored. Time will be allocated during the Institute for participants to apply these strategies and share best practices with colleagues to co-create practical material for History and the Social Sciences classrooms in September. This Summer Institute is facilitated by members of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association (OHASSTA), a subject/division association in Ontario.

Presenters: Sarah Murdoch & Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw

This two-part Institute takes place on August 17, 2021 and August 18, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

*You only have to register for the first session if the institute you have selected is two parts. You will automatically be registered for both parts of the institute.

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** A Zoom link will be sent in a separate email with login information one day before the institute**

  • August 17, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm