DRIVE Inquiry: Green Projects Grades 3-8

A session at STEAM 2016

Saturday 9th April, 2016

9:00am to 9:45am (EST)

"Learn why DRIVE Inquiry works!"

Full session description:

Ryan Jeffries begins our presentation with an inspiring Drive Inquiry slide show. He shares cross-curricular ideas and strategies that have successfully engaged Gifted, Academic, Applied, IEP, ESL, and FNMI students.

Julie Picken-Cooper has joined our group to present her environmental art project. This is multi-curricular look at the planet, how it operates on the big scale; oceans, forests, the poles, and climate. Using art, the students create journals that experiment with art techniques, writing and mini lessons on the environment. Students create and explore the big subjects with colour, design, pictures, poetry and stories. Students from grade 3-8 have successfully gained knowledge about the environment through art, literacy, geography and science.

Scott Howe then presents a second environment project that is about Safe Drinking Water. In class, we call it the Water Project: Taps OFF. It is a simple, yet successful pilot project that you can use when you return to your school.

Our presentation concludes with time for Q/A. We expect you will exit our workshop ready to start your own "steam-powered" DRIVE Inquiry. See you Saturday, 9 a.m., in Room 123!

About the speakers

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Scott Howe

Join us at STEAM, April 9, 9 a.m., Room 123. Learn how to create Taps OFF: A Water Pilot Project. Endorsed by LSF, City of London, ON Ecoschools, and SDWF.

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Julie Picken-Cooper

Artist, environmentalist, educator, very fun at parties, seriously committed to saving the planet, hardcore tree hugger. bio from Twitter

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Ryan Jeffries

Woodland Heights PS- I have a deep nostalgia for the old Industrial Arts days, so I have been using DRiVe Inquiry for the last two years to inspire my students!

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15 attendees

  • Scott Howe
  • Catherine
  • Mme Martin
  • Daniela
  • Erynn
  • Jamila Monahan
  • Julianne Horne
  • julie picken-cooper
  • Kim
  • Emily
  • Lindsay McCulloch
  • Ryan Jeffries
  • Tony Paino
  • Lori Hoglund
  • Judi Van Geel

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Time 9:00am9:45am EST

Date Sat 9th April 2016

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