Inquiry Hub - Rethink Learning

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Inquiry Hub - Rethink Learning

  1. 1. Rethink Learning
  2. 2. Information Session AGENDA Introductions What is inquiry learning? Who is the Inquiry Hub for? CONNECT Technology, Blogs, Mentorship Mr. Sarte – Portfolios Hanna – A ‘Typical’ Day Owen – An Inquiry Project CREATE Authenticity & PurposeRethink Learning Shauna – Our Garden LEARN Competencies Mr. Soiseth – Self-Regulation ‘Requisite’ Courses QUESTIONS TOUR http://inquiryhub.org January 22nd, 2013
  3. 3. Introductions Vice Principal and Lead Administrator: David Truss District Principal: Sarah Husband Inquiry Hub Teachers: Mr.Soiseth & Mr. Sarte Inquiry Hub Students: Hannah, Owen, Shauna, Sophia and Wilson.District Manager of Information Services: Stephen Whiffin
  4. 4. What is inquiry learning?
  5. 5. Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning… Student driven Students are provided an opportunity explore and question on their own(and also with the facilitation of a teacher). Creating good questions and coming up with thoughtful, rich and compelling answers.
  6. 6. Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning… Student driven Students are provided an opportunity explore and question on their own(and also with the facilitation of a teacher). Creating good questions and coming up with thoughtful, rich and compelling answers.
  7. 7. Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning… Student driven Students are provided an opportunity explore and question on their own(and also with the facilitation of a teacher). Creating good questions and coming up with thoughtful, rich and compelling answers.
  8. 8. Vision (7 Aspects)The 7 Ways images above are from iStockphoto except for: ‘Voice’ - Neon Mic by fensterbme on flickr, and ‘Play’ by David Truss
  9. 9. Who is the Inquiry Hub for? Passionate Learners who: Want to apply learning in a practical way Are interested in learning with technology Find structured classes do not meet their learning needs Are interested in learning through social networks Desire to work on projects that make a difference
  10. 10. Who is the Inquiry Hub for? Passionate Learners who: Want to apply learning in a practical way Are interested in learning with technology Find structured classes do not meet their learning needs Are interested in learning through social networks Desire to work on projects that make a difference
  11. 11. So what does it look like?
  12. 12. So what does it look like?Every student chooses a theme area:• Community and Global Issues• Environmental Sustainability• Media art, design and technologyExploring problems and projects of interestWorking with teacher mentors to connect learningto curriculum
  13. 13. So what does it look like?Topical workshops instead of daily classesUse of extensive online learning resourcesFlexible assessment which allows for a variety ofways to represent learningSmall school, learning commons environment
  14. 14. Inquiry Hub – in action… Connect People Create Solutions to problems LearnCompetencies for the 21st century
  15. 15. Rethink learning: Part 1CONNECT
  16. 16. Technology – Bring Your Own Laptops
  17. 17. Blogs
  18. 18. Mentorship Community Mentors Parent Mentors Peer Mentors Teacher Mentors
  19. 19. PortfoliosMr. Sarte
  20. 20. A ‘typical’ day Hannah
  21. 21. Learning spacesTopical workshops
  22. 22. Learning spacesLearning Commons
  23. 23. Learning spaces Learning Lab
  24. 24. Learning online Online courses - Setting goals - Self motivation- Working with others - Share work in our portfolio - Conferencing with teachers
  25. 25. Afternoon Inquiry TimeStudents choose their own topics
  26. 26. An Inquiry Owen
  27. 27. How does music affect people’s ability to drive in a racing game?
  28. 28. http://owenw.inquiryhub.org/musics-effect-on-driving/
  29. 29. Rethink learning: Part 2 CREATE
  30. 30. Creation of Inquiry tackling real-world questions, issues and controversies developing questioning, research and communication skills solving problems or creating solutions collaborating within and beyond the classroom developing deep understanding of content knowledge participating in the public creation and improvement of ideas and knowledge
  31. 31. Creation of Inquiry tackling real-world questions, issues and controversies developing questioning, research and communication skills solving problems or creating solutions collaborating within and beyond the classroom developing deep understanding of content knowledge participating in the public creation and improvement of ideas and knowledge
  32. 32. Real Products "It is no longer enough to do powerful work if no one sees it.“ Chris Lehmannhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/alpha600/4248729223/ Àodìlì / 奥地利 By α
  33. 33. Real Products Chris Lehmann d http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q08jz7xEp00Science LeadershipAcademy, Philadelp hia Bio-diesel engine patent
  34. 34. Real Products SCIL,Australia SCIL: http://vimeo.com/28510394 Virtual Art Gallery
  35. 35. Real Products Shaunahttp://www.tricitynews.com/community/187374351.html
  36. 36. Inquiry$5,000 GrantNew inquiries emerge!
  37. 37. http://green.inquiryhub.orghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt5IhdWdjC4
  38. 38. Rethink learning: Part 3 LEARN
  39. 39. Developing CompetenciesMoving beyond outcomes to core competencies Seven C’s of 21st Century Learning • critical thinking • creativity and innovation • collaboration • cross-cultural understanding • communication • computing technology • career learning Source: 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times (Trilling and Fadel, 2009)
  40. 40. Self-Regulation Mr. Soiseth
  41. 41. ‘Requisite’ Courses Foundations of Inquiry Applications of Digital Literacy - Building the skills to be successful(Not just expecting students to have them)
  42. 42. Questions?
  43. 43. Tour GuidesOwen Sophia Hannah Shauna Wilson
  44. 44. http://inquiryhub.orgInfo. Session & BrochureInquiry Hub on Facebook Inquiry Hub on TwitterCoquitlam Open Learning SD43 Coquitlam

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