KSA #01 Contextual Variables · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #13 Community Involvement

Community Partners Benefit Learning Opportunities for Students

This month Laura Olson, Design Engineer at Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., came in to work with our grade 8 students. Our students were working on their Rube Goldberg machines as their unit end project for Mechanical Systems. One of the aspects of the design process we emphasized in this project was how the students communicated their… Continue reading Community Partners Benefit Learning Opportunities for Students

KSA #06 Planning · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #13 Community Involvement

The Ultimate Field Trip

This week my grade 8 classes embarked on the ultimate adventure. I would imagine you’re thinking that this field trip must have been big and elaborate with tons of planning and paperwork involved. You’re wrong. We went on the ultimate field trip to the neighbourhood CO-OP grocery store. Students are currently learning about unit rate and… Continue reading The Ultimate Field Trip

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 #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #13 Community Involvement · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

U of C Field Trip

A couple weeks back I called a former professor of mine, Vivian Mozol, from the University of Calgary. I explained to her what I was teaching and that I would love to bring my students to the University so that they could get to experience a real science lab, and hopefully ignite a passion/interest in… Continue reading U of C Field Trip

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #13 Community Involvement · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Digital Citizenship: A Crucial Component of the 21st Century Learner’s Hidden Curriculum

I searched the SCI 10 and CHEM 20 curriculum, as this is what I will be teaching in PSIII, for the term “digital citizenship” and found nothing. Digital citizenship is no longer something that can be ignored by educators, it is a part of the hidden curriculum that we must teach. With the rise in… Continue reading Digital Citizenship: A Crucial Component of the 21st Century Learner’s Hidden Curriculum

KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #13 Community Involvement

Technology as an Educational Tool

Guest Article written for Always Prepped. “Technology as an Educational Tool” can also be found on their blog under Guest Posts, which I strongly encourage you to check out! Thank you very much for this opportunity! _______________________________________________________________________________ Since starting in the Education program at the University of Lethbridge, I have realized that technology integration can enhance learning… Continue reading Technology as an Educational Tool