Fraser Heights Innovative Learning Designs 2011-2012

We have created a blog to share our learning this year. It is a work in progress and is also a compilation of all teacher and admin blogs at our school so far.

fhsslearn.blogspot.com

Starting Inquiry Question:
How can we improve teaching and learning through a inquiry-based, cross-curricular, project-based, technology-imbedded plan?

Actions:
Teacher pro-d on backwards design
Collaboration on designing inquiry-based, technology-imbedded projects
Meet n' Eat (teacher pro-d)
Regular meetings
Transition from Library to Llearning Commons sites.google.com/site/fhlibrarysite/Home
Development of Learning Design Project Blog (transparency)
Purchased: iPads, Laptops, Video Cameras, Release Days, Mini Mac Server
Visit to Calgary Science School to see inquiry-based learning in action
Team went to iPad bootcamp at Apple Canada (open to all teachers to participate)

Supports:
Admin and Helping Teachers
Wireless upgrade
Teacher librarian and computer facilitator involvement
IMS support
Release Time

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Team meeting with Dr. Alec Couros at lunch at FHSS






Assessment:
Student engagement
Teacher dialogue and collaboration
Staff Development (Meet n' Eat)
Twitter Traffic
Successful transition to our Llearning Commons which is a lighthouse across our district and beyond.

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Meet n' Eat session on using iPads in the classroom (in our Learning Commons)





Synthesis - Profound learning
Staff: The learning curve has been steep, but it has been energizing and exciting!
Students: Engagement has increased student learning