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We're beginning our journey of understanding the possibilities of essential learning …

We're beginning our journey of understanding the possibilities of essential learning

[Note: final audio edit done 6:36 am Oct 1st
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  • powerpoint-set up show-presenter view 2nd monitor on LCD
    voice recorder from John Evans and 2 AAA batteries
    Slideshare-upload ppt pdf and keynote files robcfisher initx3
    explain that I’m recording the presentation part of this session so I can put it on the net for others on my team to listen too. I’ll turn the recorder off when we begin our discussion
  • Here is our teacher Mr. Grade 7. He’s thinking about this upcoming year and how things are going to go with his students. He starts thinking about curriculum and assessment
  • English Language Arts
    General Outcomes
    1,2,3,4, and 5
  • and science
  • and social studies, people and places in the world
  • He knows the foundation for implementation documents of 1996 for math
    and now he’s contemplating continuing to make the following changes
    that began last year
  • in the number strand
  • yes he’s starting to feel curriculum overload
  • But thats not all-- the arts dance, drama, music and visual arts
  • and physical and health education,
    and human sexuality bc he is a grade K, 2, 5 or 7 teacher
  • he’s thinking about ways to infuse ICT in his classroom with his students
  • He wonders about diversity
    and English as an Additional Language
  • And also Languages - Basic French, and Aboriginal languages,
  • and if applicable German,
  • and other Languages
  • and Hebrew if he teachers any grade 6 students.
  • He’s also thinking about Career development and Sustainable development
  • and he also knows that assessment FOR, AS, and OF learning
    is a key part of his responsibilities
    and a way to help all of his students be successful
  • {pause 5 seconds}
  • It’s an articulation of Why
  • we do this
  • and its an articulation of How
  • to make this more managable for 2 purposes
    for planning for student learning AND
    for planning for reporting with students and parents
  • So we can have conversations
  • with students
  • and with parents
  • Identification of broadly suggested organizational categories for a dual purpose
    Planning for student learning
    Planning for reporting with students and parents
  • To make sense
  • of this!
  • Our project is not intended to give permission to ignore the intended curriculum
  • Content - students attainment of content knowledge outcomes, but not only this
    It is to make the front matter in our curricular documents---to make the front matter-- matter
    to make learning more about the big ideas and higher level thinking and learning and not
    just about aquisition of content and knowledge
  • Process - an inquiry stance and inquiry driven, project based learning
  • Skills -- the skills of critical thinking. Of creative thinking and co-creating.
    Its 21st century skills including communicating and collaborating
  • Were looking for the intersection of these, Content -- skills -- and process,
    to identify what we want students
    to be able to do, and know.
  • The potential benefits of identifying Essential learning
    We improve communication between teachers, students, and parents
    We facilitate planning for teachers
    We help create curricular integration possibilities for teachers

    faciliate - to make easier-not easy!
  • and that is what our Essential Learning project is so far comments/questions?
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    • 1. Essential Learning Project
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    • 28. So what is our Essential Learning project?
    • 29. So what is our Essential Learning project? ✤ It’s a articulation of WHY
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    • 31. So what is our Essential Learning project? ✤ It’s a articulation of HOW
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    • 33. What is the Essential learning?
    • 34. So we can have conversations
    • 35. How am I doing?
    • 36. How is my child doing?
    • 37. What is the purpose of identifying Essential learning? Dual purpose: •Planning for student learning •Reporting with students and parents
    • 38. What is the Essential learning? •To make sense
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    • 40. So what is our Essential Learning project? ✤ What it is not.... ✤ Our project is not permission to ignore or omit the intended curriculum
    • 41. So what is our Essential Learning project? ✤ What it possibly is.... Content ✤ students attainment of content knowledge outcomes but not only this
    • 42. So what is our Essential Learning project? ✤ What it possibly is.... Process ✤ an inquiry stance / inquiry driven ✤ project based learning
    • 43. So what is our Essential Learning project? ✤ What it possibly is.... Skills ✤ critical thinking ✤ creative thinking and co-creating ✤ ‘21st century’ skills ✤ communicating & collaborating
    • 44. Content Skills Process
    • 45. So what is our Essential Learning project? ✤ Potential benefits ✤ Improved communication ✤ Planning ✤ Curricular integration
    • 46. Essential Learning Project
    • 47. ✤ How can you assist our team? ✤ Please forward any research, videoclips, or other related media to: Rob Fisher rob.fisher@gov.mb.ca
    • 48. Attributions Photo Credits Tim Caynes http://www.flickr.com/photos/timcaynes/96735676/sizes/s/ Foreverdigital http://www.flickr.com/photos/foreverdigital/3151463726/sizes/o/ Sharon Pazner http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharonpazner/2673580927/sizes/m/