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Celebrate 2011

  1. 1. Mid-Island RegionCelebrate 2011<br />Creating connections<br />Inquiring more deeply<br />Linking our thinking<br />
  2. 2. There is nothing more powerful than teachers working together on what matters.<br />Alma Harris<br />
  3. 3. Teacher inquiry and knowledge-building cycle<br />to promote valued student outcomes<br />What knowledge and skills do our students need?<br />What knowledge and skills do we as teachers need?<br />What has been the impact of our changed actions?<br />Deepen professional knowledge and refine skills<br />Engage students in new learning experiences<br />Helen Timperley<br />
  4. 4. 2020 Vision<br />A Dream with a Deadline: An equitable future with quality outcomes for every learner by 2020. <br />
  5. 5. Our Learning Intention<br />Creating connections<br />Inquiring more deeply<br />Linking our thinking<br /> And celebrate!<br />
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  24. 24. Wisdom of the Crowd<br /> We feel the need to “chase the expert”....We should stop hunting and ask the crowd. <br />James Surowiecki<br />
  25. 25. What methods of assessment (besides criteria) can we use to show students’ growth in their writing?<br />Portfolios with student comments like: I am proud of this because….I want you to notice……<br />Descriptive feedback from teachers…..this is what you did well…..this is something that would make your work more powerful….<br />Sharing with others in Assembly read alouds…<br />Sending “star” examples home with everyone<br />Digital portfolios<br />Blogs<br />Student wikis<br />Reflections<br />Pen pals<br />
  26. 26. What strategies help students become successful at problem solving?<br />Peer tutoring aka buddies<br />Using common language<br />Visualizing problems<br />Game-based activities<br />Draw it, make a chart<br />Thinking outside the box<br />Games& discussions<br />Movement – move your body; move your mind<br />Music<br />Document with camera<br />Khan academy<br />http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/05/12/technology-physics-teaching.html<br />
  27. 27. What are recommendations for Aboriginal literature to use in conjunction with “Write Traits” to improve the quality & quantity of students’ writing?<br />Using aboriginal picture to start “AB” talk the then write<br />Integrating picture with books and art to improve writing<br />Use aboriginal literature for sentence starters for their own stories<br />
  28. 28. How can staff work together to increase student participation and self-evaluation?<br />Weekly reflection sheets and/or discussions<br />Engagement rubric with common language reinforced daily<br />Arts based activities – self-expression, model ways of using critique to improve<br />Buddies<br />Weekly reflection sheets and/or discussions<br />Engagement rubric with common language reinforced daily<br />Arts based activities – self-expression, model ways of using critique to improve<br />Buddies<br />
  29. 29. What fun creative ways has your school discovered to involve 100% of the staff in professional learning? <br />Asking questions; what is important meaningful for staff – learner focused dialogue<br />Finding time at regular staff meetings<br />
  30. 30. How can we provide more support for the emotional needs of our students? What about when they are not on site?<br />Art, dance, creative expression as a way of life<br />Community building: class, school, playground<br />Writing “shred” get it off your chest…..say whatever you want then shred it<br />Buddy classes with a focus on relationship building & Peer coaching<br />
  31. 31. THREE WAYS forward for learners, leaders and learning <br />Linda Kaser & Judy Halbert<br />
  32. 32. Reminders<br />Add one idea to our questions charts.<br />Case Studies due July 2nd for NPBS and AESN.<br />Case Studies due June 15 for HSN.<br />Forms available for today’s notes at http://midisland.pbworks.com. <br />

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