KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology

CHINDOGU: It’s useful and useless

In Design Thinking students embarked on a bit of an obscure journey when they returned from Spring Break. Students were asked to create a useful, useless project, referred to as CHINDOGU. Students were hooked into the project using the following video: From here, students were tasked with designing their own CHINDOGU project. Each student had… Continue reading CHINDOGU: It’s useful and useless

KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #13 Community Involvement

Heart Health

Today my grade 8 science class was fortunate enough to take part in a video conference with Dr. Graydon Raymer of Nipissing University. Students learned about the heart and heart health. Throughout the presentation, students were able to use Twitter to ask questions and remain engaged in the presentation. The feedback from the class was great… Continue reading Heart Health

KSA #10 Technology · KSA #15 Professional Learning

The Power of #Twitter, The Power of a #PLN

Today my principal and I were talking about Tsunami’s as it’s a topic discussed in Science 7. He was telling me about a great video that was released by National Geographic, Discovery Channel, or someone else that shows how the sub ducting oceanic crust causes Tsunami’s and uses footage from the “big Tsunami a while… Continue reading The Power of #Twitter, The Power of a #PLN

KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #15 Professional Learning · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

ALL ATWITTER in EDUCATION

Below is an article written for the Legacy Magazine of the Department of Education at the University of Lethbridge during my final Internship during the Fall of 2013, you can also view the article here.  Wednesday, March 26, 2014 When Justin Bechthold enrolled in his after degree B.Ed. program at the University of Lethbridge Faculty… Continue reading ALL ATWITTER in EDUCATION

KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment

Science 10: The Flipped Classroom

In Science 10 this semester as a department we decided to flip the Science 10 classroom for the naming portion of the chemistry unit. Students were given videos to watch from home to learn how to name various ionic compounds and molecular compounds, then in class stations were set up to allow students to practice… Continue reading Science 10: The Flipped Classroom

KSA #01 Contextual Variables · KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Learning through Inquiry

As part of my internship, we are to complete a professional development project. For my University Consultant, he has asked us to take this project one step further and perform a research project, of sorts. My original plan for this project was to engage both my SCI 10 and CHEM 20 classes in blogging. The… Continue reading Learning through Inquiry

KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

How will your students grow this year?

Yesterday at our staff meeting we talked about the goals and vision for Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts. We will engage learners through: Student voice & choice Ownership of learning Reflecting on their role as a learner Involving them in the assessment process (beginning to end) It is apparent in this… Continue reading How will your students grow this year?

KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment

The Exit Slip: An Assessment Tool in Need of a New Look

How many of you use the exit slip as your go to formative assessment piece? Teachers use the exit slip often to formatively assess student understanding of the concepts that were taught during the days lesson. Now, I wonder does anybody get bored of handing out exit slips to students? I know that when I… Continue reading The Exit Slip: An Assessment Tool in Need of a New Look

KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

My PSIII Technology Plan

Hi Folks! Kurtis Hewson, professor at the University of Lethbridge, will be giving a keynote for Livingstone Range School Division Summer Institute on asynchronous learning (August 13 – 15, 2013). I made my very first webcast titled, “My Technology Plan“, for Kurtis to show at this conference to give those attending an idea of what… Continue reading My PSIII Technology Plan