Welcome to this Digital Display
Leadership - Leveraging Digital
The image below is the introductory hyperdocument where the teachers would identify one of the apps to explore and learn more about. There are links to tutorials, and each grade links to a page where discoveries can be noted. The collaborative features of google docs allow for the teachers to make note of and share their discoveries on a central resource.
You are invited to view to document HERE.
Leadership - Professional Community
In addition to leadership opportunities within the school, I have also had opportunities to lead professional development sessions for colleagues in the greater school division. These are an important chance to learn and work together, sharing expertise. Another opportunity to share expertise lies in the publishing to school / divisional documents. The divisional newsletter "Learning Matters" and our school bulletin are documents I read carefully and have contributed to.
The Southwood News The Southwood News is an opportunity for grade four students to demonstrate skills such as:
- Group Work
As well, the Southwood News is an opportunity to connect with the wider community. Parents and community members tune in to be advised of the scheduled events of the week, and to enjoy the special feature. Also, the students have an opportunity to actually go out into the community to learn and share from experts there. To view more episodes of the Southwood News, visit the Youtube Channel at: bit.ly/SouthwoodNews
Deja and Mason interview HSD Trustees in the Southwood Makerspace.
Southwood Monthly News Bulletin
Pedagogy & Learning Environments - Makerspace
A leadership goal at Southwood School has been to connect Deeper Learning with our makerspace. I had the opportunity to lead the grade 4 project on cardboard arcade games inspired by the video "Caine's Arcade".
The planning of this project intentionally made use of the aspects of Deeper Learning: Leveraging Digital - The students planned, referred to, and reflected on 3D design software. Learning Environments - The makerspace provides space, material, and opportunity to get hands-on with a wide variety of construction resources.
Pedagogical Practices - The project was designed as an Inquiry project with provocation, exploration, and reflection.
Learning Partnerships - The project would culminate in a Learning Exhibition where members of the community would come to play their creations, and students would have a chance to describe their learning.