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Involving Parents

Involving Parents | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
In nearly all of the conversations around educational transformation, we all agree we need do a better job connecting to parents and involving them in the process.  And without a doubt, "we" probab...
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Through A Different Lens: Math-o-lantern and Learning (Math 8)

Through A Different Lens: Math-o-lantern and Learning (Math 8) | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

So often in Math education we compartmenalize the student's learning. We do our Integer unit separate from our Fraction unit, which is separate from our Algebra unit, and so on for the year. The more reading I am doing on Math education, the more I am starting to question this organizational strategy for Math.

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Changing Results – one child at a time. | Kootenay Lake Early Learning

Changing Results – one child at a time. | Kootenay Lake Early Learning | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

Our teams have met twice and are the work has begun. This month’s ‘Changing Results for Young Readers’ session was held at Redfish Elementary School

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The Wejr Board - Creating the Conditions: Instructional Leadership #Leadership20

The Wejr Board - Creating the Conditions: Instructional Leadership #Leadership20 | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
…sharing stories that reflect on the present & future system of education...
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The Wejr Board » What Matters in Our Learning: Student Voice on Assessment & Inquiry

The Wejr Board » What Matters in Our Learning: Student Voice on Assessment & Inquiry | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

I strongly believe in the power of our students voices and the TEDxKids idea is one that needs to be shared and promoted; I went to gain more knowledge about the event.

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Meeting of the Minds: reflections on inquiry

Meeting of the Minds: reflections on inquiry | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

It is evident that educator collaboration, purposeful professional learning, and administrative support for risk-taking are ingredients that help to make a learning environment vibrant and exciting.

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innovative learning designs | teaching and learning for the 21st century

innovative learning designs | teaching and learning for the 21st century | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

The end of wonder and the age of whatever.

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Belmont Film Gets 1st Runner Up in Province-Wide Contest » Jim Cambridge

Belmont Film Gets 1st Runner Up in Province-Wide Contest » Jim Cambridge | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

With their minute-long film “Through the Eyes“, Belmont students, Brandon Gregor, Jon Bond, Dylan Grant and Cole Penner received first runner up in the Vancouver Sun’s Student Video Awards.

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Why School Matters: Curriculum Changes

Why School Matters: Curriculum Changes | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

We know that deep learning requires more time and “space” than rote memorization and regurgitation of facts. The changes to the curriculum are going to include reducing the size, creating space to allow creative uses, focusing on competencies, concepts, and big ideas and organizing the learning around standards, which are key skills.

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UDL and Transforming Learning: Stephen Petrucci | Personalized Learning (PLearning)

UDL and Transforming Learning: Stephen Petrucci | Personalized Learning (PLearning) | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
I had the honor of interviewing Stephen Petrucci who is the first British Columbia administrator that discussed UDL in relation to a personalized learning environment.  Stephen shares his vision of personalized learning and what steps have been...
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The Wejr Board - …a blog about the present and future system of education.

The Wejr Board - …a blog about the present and future system of education. | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
…a blog about the present and future system of education.
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"The Problem With Black & White Statements"

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Do Schools Have the Appetite to Innovate? | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Do Schools Have the Appetite to Innovate? | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

Transformational innovation comes not from heroic individuals who overcome the system’s inherent inertia, but from committed communities of educators who are empowered by a system that nurtures curiosity, seeks innovation and displays a bias for action.

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A National Conversation?

A National Conversation? | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
In reading the Programme for International Students (PISA) results, Canada is broken up by province, while all other nations report as countries.  Of course, this speaks to the responsibility of ed...
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RSS blended learning

You cannot expect to achieve success by relying on old or current sets of tools and skills.

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More on Finland – No Magic

More on Finland – No Magic | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
I didn’t know what to expect once I arrived in Finland. I did know that over the last couple of years they had become the ‘rock stars’ of education.  And, there is still a lot...
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Inquiry and cross grade learning

Inquiry and cross grade learning | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

I will let you in on a "teacher secret" : if you don't practice your new learning, you forget about it, save it for a rainy day that never comes, or say "if only I..." after a few months.

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Education Matters: When Less is More

Education Matters: When Less is More | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

This week our district played host to a regional meeting to discuss proposed changes to the way curriculum is developed and presented.

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21st Century Learning – continued! | North Vancouver School District #44

21st Century Learning – continued! | North Vancouver School District #44 | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
Some people think “21st Century Learning” may just be a new badge for some very traditional ideas in education, or a fresh phrase for “technology in the (21st Century Learning – The Superintendent's Blog http://t.co/3HL3ld7k...)...
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Bess's comment, May 6, 2012 3:38 PM
I work (or try to work) with all school districts in BC and I can say clear and loud that the most innovative (without speaking too much, but doing a lot) among all BC school districts is North Vancouver School District 44, and if somebody will challenge my statement, please send this person to me and I will present facts!
You are great, guys!
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Through A Different Lens

Through A Different Lens | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

Possibly the most important lesson I learned was: We need to have more sharing sessions like this one.

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They only have to BELIEVE they’re right!

They only have to BELIEVE they’re right! | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it
Belief is a powerful mindset. When we truly believe something, we don’t just think it – we feel it. When you believe, you know like you know like you know like you know – it&#8217...
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EMCS Students Interview on CBC Radio! » Jim Cambridge

EMCS Students Interview on CBC Radio! » Jim Cambridge | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

EMCS Students Interview on CBC Radio!

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Personalized Learning: Student Perspectives on the BC Education Plan

Personalized Learning: Student Perspectives on the BC Education Plan | Transforming Learning in BC | Scoop.it

Click the "full screen" button at bottom of the page to view this document.

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