The Feedback-Friendly Classroom

How do you create a Feedback-Friendly culture with your learners? Join the Book Club for the month of January, 2018, starting January 9 online at TeachOntario: https://www.teachontario.ca/community/explore/TO-OSLA-book-club/projects/the-feedback-friendly-classroom-book-club Check out Pembroke Publishers for more information about the book, See you online! Deborah McCallum  

The Big Ideas in Education and STEAM

  How do we plan for STEAM? We start with the Big Ideas.   Attached is a chart I created to link the Big Ideas in Education with S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Big Ideas in Education STEAM This chart is specifically geared toward the Ministry of Ontario curricula that address STEAM subjects, and specifically... Continue Reading →

5 Steps for Planning the Big Ideas in Education – with Pokemon Go

Always start with the Big Ideas in education when you plan your days, weeks, units, and years.  Avoid starting with Pokemon Go. When you start with the technology, you risk gaps in learning - lest your practice become about the tool and not the curriculum for student achievement. Does this mean not to use Technologies... Continue Reading →

Feedback Matrix for Instructional Design

The art and science of giving feedback is complex. What may appear to be quite easy to give, while at the same time quite difficult to fit in a busy schedule- is actually a complex process that we need to involve learners in. The following is a Feedback Matrix that I created to help educators... Continue Reading →

Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC The purposes of a Library Learning Commons are inherent in the 5 Standards of the Canadian Library Association. They can be found in the Leading Learning Document. They are as follows: Facilitating collaborative engagement to cultivate and empower a community of learners. Advancing the learning community to achieve school goals. Cultivating... Continue Reading →

Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC The purposes of a Library Learning Commons are inherent in the 5 Standards of the Canadian Library Association. They can be found in the Leading Learning Document. They are as follows: Facilitating collaborative engagement to cultivate and empower a community of learners. Advancing the learning community to achieve school goals. Cultivating... Continue Reading →

  Our libraries and Learning Commons are key to supporting innovation. Therefore, Librarians are at the heart of the innovation narrative that takes place in our schools. Librarians are facilitators of learning and knowledge building. Sometimes this is about technology, sometimes it is about other resources, but it is always about people. We don’t make... Continue Reading →

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