Sustaining, Connecting & Collaborating Across The TDSB: A Cross-Panel PBL Initiative

A session at Bring IT, Together [ECOO & OASBO]

Friday 25th October, 2013

2:00pm to 2:45pm (EST)

A joint partnership between Golf Road Junior Public School and Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, the TDSB Global Community Education Initiative (TDSBGCEI) gives NOW (21st) Century learners a global & local perspective on current world issues. This session will highlight our journey in using TDSB’s Academic Workspace (AW) Environment as a collaborative teaching and learning space fostered by Project Based Learning (PBL).

Based on a variety of Grade 5 and Grade 6 themes/topics from the Ontario Science Curriculum, and through the use of current Web 2.0 resources/tools, this initiative allowed students to see their place in their own community and the world at large through a "Science Lens". Through our program, Secondary School Students (SSSs) worked to mentor and advise Elementary School Students (ESSs) towards meaningful knowledge construction related to Science, through building capacity in the NOW (21st) Century.

Skills such as Communication, Collaboration, Creation and Critical Thinking were fostered through a Self-Directed, Inquiry/Project-Based Learning approach. Much to consider indeed, this presentation will strive to inform participants of our pedagogical design choices, so that one may implement a similar program using their institutions Learning Management System (LMS) - Moodle, Blackboard, Desire to Learn, Wikis, Blogs and the like. We will highlight our experiences in creating meaningful links between the curriculum, the Science and the students across the Toronto District School Board!

About the speakers

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Brandon Zoras

Science teacher TDSB, OISE/UT M.Ed Urban Education http://mrzoras.wordpress.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/bzoras

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Joseph Romano

OCT, MEd, BEd, BFA | @TDSB #ICT Lead Teacher | @Classpace Founder & Virtual Education Strategist | #EdTech Advisor @MaRSDD | LinkedIn: http://goo.gl/ntjqS

10 attendees

  • Andrew Bieronski
  • Brandon Zoras
  • edtechtest
  • Joe Di Fonzo
  • Kevin Xiong
  • Kimberley Baturin
  • Merv Mascarenhas
  • Mishaal Surti
  • Joseph Romano
  • Sarah Le

6 trackers

  • Andrea Brozyna
  • Aaron Puley
  • Kate
  • Kimberly Webster
  • Tricia Carmichael
  • Brian Hill

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Time 2:00pm2:45pm EST

Date Fri 25th October 2013

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