The streets are lined with golden leaves and the air is crisp and clear. It must be November. Hard to believe that we’re well into the middle of term. Quite a few of our Learning Teams and workshop series have started up and I think I’ve visited almost every school site.
A short synopsis (especially if you’d like to join us or want more information):
Classroom blogs and department blogs – a great way to communicate curricular information and happenings to a community
Happy September Everyone. Hope you all had a great summer with time to connect with family and friends.
This year we have quite a few new things to share, including our new home base at Canada Way Education Centre (tucked in between Canada Way and Woodsworth). Pop by and say hello in Room 3 > some of our workshops and teams will be held in the Presentation Room 8, while other sessions will be at school sites across the district.
Welcome back! It’s great to still have summer weather around as we ease into another year of discovery, exploration and thinking deeply.
You’ll notice that we have a PROJECTS IDEA button on the sidebar. This takes you to the Projects page where we’ve listed stories to spark ideas and opportunities to learn from your colleagues. These illustrations are from our Design Teams.
SOME OPPORTUNITIES TO SPARK CONNECTIONS
Create a web presence where you can share your curriculum, thoughts on your assessment practices and what you believe, dialogue with students (giving them authentic practice in digital citizenship), inform parents. These can all be done using our sd41 class blogs. Click on FORMS/APPLY to get started on your journey.
Use O365 to enhance and organize your lessons with your class (Secondary). Go to Learn Portal for resources to start your journey. (*Intermediates – stay tuned)
Documenting learning – strengthen processes in communicating student learning. These support using a variety of tools to engage in reflective process. (*Interested in student blogfolios? Click on FORMS/APPLY to get started or to continue your journey.)
Pop Up Make Writing Studio – The process of making creates inclusive opportunities for supporting voice and the writing process. This new flip merges writing with ADST, core competencies, communicating student learning and collaboration. Be prepared for fun and interactive parts.
ADST – our multi centers kit with focus on core competencies are bookable for a term. Stay tuned for additional experiences with this curriculum.