Summer Institute Day 1

Transforming Learning Everywhere

HWDSB is not engaged in a technology project; rather, we are engaged in a process to enhance instruction, to invite students to engage in rich learning tasks and to rely on student voice to drive the learning environment in classrooms and through technology.

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Learning Goals:

  • Introduction to the foundational concepts of student inquiry;
  • Understanding some practical strategies for embedding inquiry into your classroom, and
  • Exploring the essential connection between technology and inquiry.

Minds-On – “How might technology support inquiry in the classroom?”

Click on the MINDOMO link below (through the image) and use the “+” to add your ideas to the mind map.

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Provocation

A provocation is anything that will ignite a genuine wonder, a need or desire to go deeper into a topic or concept to explore why or how something is or has happened. Effective provocations lead to deeper questions which lead to an inquiry-style of exploration which, in turn, leads to deeper learning and understanding.

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Decomposition Provocation
  • Use the KWL template to record what you know about “Decomposition of Fruit and Vegetables”
  • During the provocation, record what you see 
  • After the provocation, record what you think and what you wonder about
Inquiry in the classroom video

As you watch the video, think about what the inquiry “look-fors” are in terms of what the teacher is doing and what the students are doing. Use the google doc link below to collaborate with other participants.

Session #1 -Indicators of Inquiry-based learning

Session #2 -Indicators of Inquiry-based learning

Session #3 -Indicators of Inquiry-based learning

Session #4 -Indicators of Inquiry-based learning

Resources

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indicators

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Q-chart

alert-questioning

 

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