In 2011-2012, researchers from Trent University (led by Cathy Bruce) and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (led by Joan Moss) facilitated a lesson study project in Ontario, Canada.
Technology can make life a lot easier in the classroom. In the past criticism was often aimed at new technology coming into the classroom, recent advances in tech have made drastic changes to the learning environment.
One of the best things I’ve done to further my learning and professional growth was joining Twitter. It is a powerhouse of information for educators and allows educators around the world to connect and collaborate.
"Pose a research question to students and most of them will immediately turn to the Internet. Sadly, many students think the only option is Google...Here I’ll present some free options for research that don’t require a login, along with a few quick tips to aid student searches."
This resource follows an integrated learning cycle, co-planned by the classroom and resource teachers for learners in a grade 6 classroom, from its planning stages through to the final assessments. Social Studies, The Arts, and Language curriculum are combined and blended in a cross-discipline inquiry. Tasks and inquiries of depth that begin in one curriculum area often, by their very nature extend into other areas as students gain a greater understanding of Canadian identity and what it means to them.