Britannia Public School
Early Years Site Lead - Paddi Dumyn
Who does our Early Years team include?
Grade One and Kindergarten
Vaishali Trivedi, Alana Perkins, Kiki Kralidis, Kriselle Fernandez, Anisa Syed, Jo-Ann Dzis, Harkiran Garcha, Shawna Volkmann, Siobhan Mccausland, Rashida Saeed, Vicki Machete, Purti Kapoor, Bin Bin Jiang
Heather Vatcher, Instructional Coach
A resource provided by Peel. Includes several classroom (K-12) examples of Visible Learning. Helpful in understanding the theory behind Visible Learners.
Eyes on Math
Excellent resource for supporting your math program. It is all about student's communicating their thinking in math.
Making Thinking Visible
Resource to support teaching strategies that promote making learning visible.
Eyes on Math
Learning in the 21st Century
-classrooms need to promote skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity
-need to move out of isolation
-requires strengthening of learning skills
-assessment drives instruction, so assessment must be able to measure 21st century skills
Let's examine closely our pre-activity.
-share with your table your student's work
-what information can you gather from this?
-how can you use this information for assessment?
-was the student/s or group able to communicate their thinking?
-what questions do you still have?
Time for Planning
What do you need?
What will you do?
-plan a lesson, or series of lessons in math
-the lesson will support the work of Making Learning Visible
-the lesson will support your growth in assessment, specifically using observations and conversations
-the object of the lesson is to encourage communication and thinking skills (i.e., think about using Marion Small's big questions). The math problem that you pose should have more than one solution or explanation so that it promotes higher thinking and communication skills.
-set your success criteria
-plan how you will assess the work (i.e., video, small group, etc.)
-do you want to co-teach with a teaching partner?
We will look at your student/s or group work at our next OFIP on March 30th.
We will also be looking at some teaching strategies for how to promote communication and thinking skills so that your observations and conversations will be truly reflective of student understanding.