Mrs. Richea is "Flipping Out!"

Welcome to Grade 2/3

Dear Families,

Your child has an exciting year ahead of them! This year will be a little different, but for the better! We are GRADUALLY adopting the ‘Flipped class” model in grade 2/3 as well as embracing the boards direction towards ‘21st Century Learning’. What are these you ask?


Flipped Class

A reversed teaching model that delivers instruction at home through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more 1:1 time with each student. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and work through problems with the guidance of their teachers and the support of their peers - creating a collaborative learning environment.

http://www.techsmith.com/flipped-classroom.html



21st Century Learning

TCDSB's Department of 21st Century Learning provides professional development for the integration of technology in the classroom. We seek to inform and transform teaching, learning and leading through the development of four key 21st Century skills: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking.

http://www.tcdsb.org/programsservices/schoolprogramsk12/academicict/Pages/default.aspx


How will it look in Our Class

With these two models, our class will be taking small steps to adopt these theories. We will be starting out small, by using updated technology in the classroom such as IPads, IPods and Netbooks. Students are welcomed and encouraged to BYOD (Bring your own Device) if they please; however students must take full responsibility for their own device. The ‘flip’ will begin as small links to watch at home or teacher created videos to prepare them for the next days topic. There will be a class blog to keep students and parents involved in the learning process. At times, small tasks will be asked to be completed before coming to class the next day. These may include a survey question, or reflection answer on the blog. These models will bring much richness to the board’s directive of our Daily 5 program and 3 Part math problems.

Please keep in mind, we are not teaching technology, it is not first… It is the Tool.


Many Thanks,

Mrs. Richea

FEEL FREE TO ASK...

Parents,

Please fell free to use the below section for any questions or concerns you may have about these two models (hard copy sent home). Once I have compiled any concerns, I will address them during curriculum night and our class letter.

Many thanks for your help, co operation and I look forward to a great year!

Let’s Flip Out!


Although the teacher will be creating opportunities to keep devices safe, I am aware that it is essentially up to my child to take responsibility for their own device, if they choose to bring one.

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Parent email address: ____________________________________

My child’s email address (monitored by parents): _____________________________________

Why does my child need an email?

Many outlets used for projects and presentations require an email to sign up. In the past, teachers would use there own emails, however, your child will be able to have access of their projects at all times with their own. Also, we want to ensure their name is associated with all of the hard work they put into their projects.