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Teaching Coding Swiftly

Coding can be considered in many contexts: language, literacies, math, problem solving, algorithms and an opportunity for collaboration.  WRDSB teachers Christine Ruza and Lee Fryer-Davis share their experiences on teaching coding. Video Presentation: Suggested Reflection: How might coding be used in your classroom to address an identified focus for learning?

A Problem Driven Approach to Learning

WRDSB Teacher Hebron Gebre-Mariam shares a perspective on a problem driven approach to learning. In this session Hebron shares his approach to shifting from “what to think” to “how to think”. Suggested Reflection: What opportunities are there for you to help your students transition from “what to think” to “how to think”?

Flipping Out in Math

WRDSB teacher librarian Carlo Fusco takes you on an exciting journey of strategies to flip the math classroom. In this session Carlo takes you on a tour of a variety of tools and approaches to moving to the flipped classroom approach, assessment considerations, feedback and creating interactive videos. Suggested Reflection:  While this particular session focused […]

Pixel Art with Spreadsheets

WRDSB Teacher Marie-Helene Brais brings art, design and math together through creating pixel art in spreadsheets.  In this session, participants take a well sequenced step by step journey to creating pixel art. Suggested Reflection: How might pixel art stimulate creativity to engage your students?

Google Apps in the Primary Classroom

WRDSB teacher Jenni van Rees shares her approach to using Google Apps (G Suite) in the primary classroom. In this session Jenni shares her approach to using Google Apps with the following framework in mind: promoting choice, collaboration, leveraging read/write, engagement, paper reduction, and home-school connections. Suggested Reflection: Is there an element or two from Jenni’s […]

Genius Hour

This video from the fall 2016 Digital Learning Symposium, features Andrea Stephen’s session where she shared insights on her journey of including Genius Hour as part of the learning experience in her French Immersion classroom. Topics covered in this video include her approach and insights on building student comfort in less structured learning, evolving ideas, […]

Inspiring Learning with TED-Ed Clubs

This video, recorded at the fall 2016 Digital Learning Symposium, WRDSB teachers Megan Lowe, Angela Rohr and Mark Velle share their positive experiences with TED-Ed clubs as part of the learning journey. Theses teachers enthusiastically agree that student voice, critical thinking, persuasive writing skills, presentation skills, real world audience and engagement are all positively impacted […]

Growth Mindset Through the Drama and Dance Learning Cycle

This session from the fall 2016 Digital Learning Symposium, a group of drama and dance teachers share an interesting perspective on growth mindset through the drama and dance learning cycle.  This insightful presentation strategies to shift isolation to collaboration, creating ‘something larger’ to improve student learning and celebrate diversity. Areas of focus include effective use of […]

A Perspective on Inquiry Based Learning

In this video from the fall 2016 Digital Learning Symposium, WRDSB teachers Melissa McGrinder and Tracy Leighton share their experiences with project based learning. Perhaps some of these terms will capture your interest: user discovery, sustainability, unpacking content and rapid brain storming (8 ideas/8 minutes). Video presentation: Suggested reflection: How might some of the strategies […]

Technology Tools for Teachers

In this video from the fall 2016 Digital Learning Symposium, features teacher Chris Roth providing a tour of a variety of technology tools for the learning space.  In the session, Chris demonstrates web based tools outside of the core Google Apps (G-Suite) that have worked well with his students. Session Video: Suggested Reflection:  Learning about […]

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