Listening to Our Students: THEIR Voice THEIR Way!

A session at BIT15 - Bring IT,Together 2015

Thursday 5th November, 2015

4:00pm to 4:50pm (EST)

Our students have plenty to say and it is imperative that we listen to them! Student voice, however, comes in many different forms and it is important that we honour how our students prefer to express themselves and by which mediums they wish to do so. Some students love to talk in groups, others alone with a voice recorder; some students love to express themselves visually and some love to write; some can work with ambient noise and others cannot. How do we set the stage so that ALL voices are given an opportunity to be expressed and to be heard? In HWDSB, we did just that for hundreds of students physically and virtually from all corners of our district at three of our annual Director's Student Voice Forums. Engagement was profound.Moving forward, we are taking this model to the school and classroom level. How does student voice inform your class and your students in their learning journey?

Learn how to create, and participate in, the ultimate forum environment and framework for students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, levels of engagement (the engaged, the disengaged, the re-engaged), and achievement, to communicate in the ways they feel most comfortable and proficient on the topics that resonate the most with them as individuals and as learners. All aspects of the forum will be covered from the development to the implementation to the data collection and research.

By participating as students you will be able to take away practical strategies and ideas for implementation at the district, school, or classroom level. **Participants are encouraged to pre-load the Mobile Podcaster on their Apple devices http://www.mobilepodcaster.com/ They should also have a QR Code Reader loaded on their mobile devices.

Elementary and Secondary will be explored.

Documents referred to and explored will include:
Capacity Building Series: Transforming Relationships
School Effectiveness Framework 3.1-3.4
Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario
A Rich Seam
HWDSB Transforming Learning Everywhere

About the speakers

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Aaron Puley

Dad | Husband | waterfall chaser | hiker | adventurer | geocacher | learner I Innovator | Dept. Head | Canada & World Studies | Sir Winston Churchill SS. bio from Twitter

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Dave Weir

Elementary Student Success Teacher for HWDSB.Supporting effective Literacy, Numeracy, and Transitions for grades 7-8 in the South. My alterego: @Arithmatweeter1

9 attendees

  • Anne
  • Aaron Puley
  • Dave Weir
  • Dave Covello
  • Farida Ackerland
  • Joan Savoie
  • Meghan Ivany
  • Oqaidi
  • Patricia King

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  • Consor. app. virtuel
  • Claudia Bouchard
  • HJ DeWaard
  • Karen Kasik
  • Lisa H
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  • Rod MacLeod
  • Amy Szerminska
  • Toni  MacNeil

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Time 4:00pm4:50pm EST

Date Thu 5th November 2015

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