Sessions at ECOO Conference 2012 about Inquiry Based Learning

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Thursday 25th October 2012

  • What year are you preparing your students for? Making Bold Changes in Education - Central Peel S.S.

    by Lawrence DeMaeyer and Central Peel

    Are you wondering how to move your school into the 21st Century? Come join us in this informative session discussing how Central Peel is making BOLD changes to education. Central Peel realized the immediacy of the need for public education to adjust to current learning realities. Students' lives are far more connected than ever before, fueled by massive advancements in communication technologies. The traditional, industrial model of teaching and learning no longer meets students' expectations in a globally connected, digital world. We will share our journey with you on how we have been making changes in our building and with our staff and students. We will share elements of our Shift, including:Our process for transforming the schl, How to improve student engagement, Movement towards inquiry based learning 21st century assessment practices, How to optimize professional learning: Platforms for maximizing staff and student collaboration, Blogging as a vehicle for deeper engagement and understanding, Digital citizensCreating a global curriculum Flipping the classroom
    There will also be a brainstorming session to help you come up with ways to move your school/classroom forward. We will discuss strategies that we employed to shift pedagogy, integrate technology, re-brand our school and get our staff excited!

    At 9:45am to 10:45am, Thursday 25th October

    In King City, Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

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Friday 26th October 2012

  • GPS for 21st Century: How to Recharge it

    by Najwa Chalabi

    This session is about setting the direction on the GPS of 21st century teaching and learning. It is a chapter of an open book, in an effort to reach out and globalize the learning beyond the desks and walls of the classroom using Inquiry Based Projects.

    At 9:45am to 10:45am, Friday 26th October

    In Salon D, Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

  • Inquiry, Innovation and ICT

    by Rick Budding and Brian Smith

    Inquiry makes topics relevant for students and is the foundation of what learners "In the Now Century" need as they make sense of the world around them. Encouraging, developing and facilitating student inquiry is what teachers do. Classroom teachers and teacher-librarians can collaborate in this as they bring innovative teaching and learning strategies and ICT tools to the inquiry process. This session will share strategies for making inquiry central to learning tasks and look at ICT tools, templates and techniques that classroom teachers and teacher-librarians can implement collaboratively as they guide student inquiry in a variety of elementary grade levels and subjects.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Friday 26th October

    In Salon A, Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

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