With inquiry-based learning, middle school science students use experiments and discussion to stretch their thinking. Continue reading
By Patt Olivieri
In this resource, Patt provides an excellent plan for the Grade 6 strand on biodiversity with a major focus on inquiry.
The intention of the following learning experience is to share, facilitate, and develop an understanding of biodiversity through inquiry, related to the overall Science expectations, as well as some of the expectations in Language and Social Studies. The process begins with critical questions related to students’ own lives and the impact they have on their local environment. Continue reading
Teachers who stand in front of their classes and deliver instruction are not “out-of-touch experts”—they’re role models. Continue reading
This resource was created to demonstrate an effective use of integrating technology in a Science classroom. This particular resource is about using Minecraft in the classroom and implementing gaming as a fun and engaging way to consolidate science concepts. There is something for everyone in this resource no matter where you are in your learning journey: whether you are currently using technology in your classroom effectively, just beginning to use technology, or wanting to begin, this resource will assist you in your learning process. Continue reading
Is your passport up to date? Travel the world as a Nitrogen compound going through the Nitrogen Cycle Game.
at St. Brother Andre in the Ottawa Catholic School Board
- As part of the OCSB’s deep learning initiative, learning opportunities in the Program for Gifted Learners (PGL) are planned with an eye to developing 6 Global Competency skills: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, character and citizenship. These align with the skillset needed in the workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as outlined recently at the World Economic Forum.
- The PGL classroom – comprising blended grades 4 to 6 – embraces a culture of innovation to engage the students in critical thinking, with opportunities for failure so that they are equipped to persevere in creatively solving complex real world problems of the future. There are 2 PGL classroom’s in the Ottawa Catholic School Board, each led by educators Deborah Quail-Blier and Jackie Mason.
- Students arrive at their designated PGL site one day per week from their community schools. They look forward to collaborating with like minded peers to pursue meaningful and challenging studies.
A hyperdoc is a digital teacher resource in which all the components of the lesson sequence are pulled together in one convenient hub. This single document provides all the hyperlinks to the resources that students need to the complete the lesson sequence or module. Continue reading
Thanks for Racquel Carlow for this submission…
“Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone, not just for computer scientists.” So claims Jeannette Wing, currently a computer
science professor at Columbia U and former VP of Microsoft Research. “To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to
every child’s analytical ability”. Continue reading