The Inquiry Hub - BCSSA 2015 Presentation

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The SD43 Inquiry Hub (iHub) is a program of choice for grades 9 to 12 students. It provides an innovative, technology-driven, full-time program which allows students to pursue their own learning questions by shaping the educational experience around their interests instead of structured classes. Despite having a full-time face-to-face school day, the iHub leverages online learning materials creating a blended learning environment where deep learning is achieved through mentorship relationships and independent directed studies (IDS) while gaps in curricular outcomes are addressed through flexible online materials.
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The Inquiry Hub - BCSSA 2015 Presentation

  1. 1. Inquiry Hub: A small grade 9-12 Secondary School of choice. The school is inquiry-based, where students: attend every day; bring their own laptop; work on online courses that are complimented by teacher-designed topical workshops; and are provided with dedicated student-driven inquiry time. Original Principal: Stephen Whiffin Current Principal: Michael McGlenen Lead Administrator: David Truss Superintendent: Patricia Gartland http://inquiryhub.org
  2. 2. Inquiry Hub: A small grade 9-12 Secondary School of choice. The school is inquiry-based, where students: bring their own laptop; work on online courses that are complimented by teacher-designed topical workshops; and are provided with dedicated student-driven inquiry time. Original Principal: Stephen Whiffin Current Principal: Michael McGlenen Lead Administrator: David Truss Superintendent: Patricia Gartland http://inquiryhub.org
  3. 3. Philosophy
  4. 4. Inquiry Hub 2015-16 schedule Blended, cross-curricular, cross-grade, thematic, self-directed. Core competencies: communication, design, identity, stewardship.
  5. 5. Foundations of Inquiry & Digital Literacy
  6. 6. Core Competencies
  7. 7. green.inquiryhub.org
  8. 8. Building on a THEME: (Activity) Students are interested in exploring environmental and technical aspects of urban gardening… bit.ly/ihubrubric (Links to a .doc rubric.) bit.ly/bcssa15 (Links to our presentation resource blog post.)
  9. 9. The Garden Journey (so far): Communication Writing grants, blogging/journaling, budgeting, surveys, event organization, school maintenance (negotiation), teaching Design The garden itself, Aquaponics, vertical garden, research (seed to sprout), scientific process, question development, Art Identity Developing a community around the garden, presentations at conferences, learning through failure, passion project, legacy Stewardship Helping a local middle school, teaching and mentorship, community evasive plant removal, summer care, manual
  10. 10. 2014-2015 Canadian Education Association Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  11. 11. Leap Motion Piano http://bit.ly/leapiano Portfolio http://bit.ly/jayjang
  12. 12. At Inquiry Hub… ~ Mr. Sarte Portfolio & Leap Motion technology ~ Jay Robotics ~ Aaron 3D Printing ~ Liam & Owen Forensic Mystery~ Kassandra & Mackenzie VoteVancouver.org ~ Laef Longboard Knee Pads ~ Hazel Sphero & App ~ Brandon & Josh Little Free Library ~ Jenna Garden & Mural ~ Hannah, Sophia, Shauna, Nicole Jun Unwin’s Visit
  13. 13. Community Connections
  14. 14. Attendance App:
  15. 15. Resources: http://bit.ly/bcssa15

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