TeachOntario Talks: Using a Learner-Centred Cla… | TeachOntario

In this installment of the TeachOntario Talks, we are profiling and celebrating the work of secondary teacher Kendra Spira and her colleagues at Erin District High School in the Upper Grand District School Board. Spira has created a learner-centred classroom that uses technology tools to help deepen student learning. With only about 500 students, Erin District High School may be small in stature, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in caliber. The school is one of the Upper Grand District School Board’s leading schools, ranked in the top 10% of Ontario secondary schools in the Fraser Institute School Rankings. This is due, in part, to the sheer scope of programs it offers, from a champion athletics program, to a renowned French Immersion program, to a thriving Drama department, to a plethora of clubs and activities for students to join.

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Inquiry Unit Using Project-Based Learning in Kindergarten

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Written by Caroline Hill, a 2015 Galbraith winner from Charles Sturt University.

My intended purpose for the cycle is to have Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten students curious and excited about their natural environment. Students will become scientists that explore and investigate their natural world.

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SciNews – Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bugs as drugs; girls start drinking earlier than boys; dolphin moms use whistles to call babies; more teens vaping than smoking; the science of President Trump; a search for life next door – just a few of the themes in today’s eclectic collection of SciNews.  Share these stories with your students and get them excited about science.

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