MSIC Cluster A2 - ER12
Teaching and Learning News - January 2016
Cliffside - Corvette - Dorset Park - Ionview - Norman Cook - Oakridge - Samuel Hearne - Warden Avenue - Wexford
New Year, New Start
The A2 CPAC STEM parent workshop was well attended! Parents engaged in a STEM activity and left with a better understanding of the "what" and "why" of STEM pedagogy, as well as ways to support STEM learning at home.
Our MSIC EdAppHack initiative is underway! After an after school Adobe Connect session providing an overview of this initiative and an Xcode, coding 101, session at Fairmeadow with Steve Hayman from Apple Canada, teachers are making plans to begin preparing their students for the classroom and cluster level hackathons. Teachers are asked to visit the MSIC EdAppHack Google Classroom for links, resources and to connect with other teachers involved in the project. Co-teaching dates have been scheduled and I look forward to supporting you with this initiative in your respective schools. Document your journey by taking pictures and sending tweets on Twitter using the hashtag #MSICEdAppHack!
To find out more about what a hackathon is click on the link. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/hackathons-as-a-new-pedagogy-brandon-zoras
After School Professional Learning Sessions
On January 11, 2016 a central email was sent out to all MSIC administrators with the flyer containing the hyperlinks to register on Key to Learn for Literacy, Numeracy, iPad and STEM after school sessions. If you are interested in getting the flyer sent to you directly again, or if you did not receive it, it was included, as an attachment, from the email which you accessed this newsletter.
Right to Play
Right to Play is an international organization that uses the power of play and inclusive sports to support the social and emotional development of children and youth. Student leaders were trained to run these co-operative games during the school day (e.g. lunch, recess).
The following schools are participating in Right to Play:
- Oakridge Jr PS
- Cliffside Public School
- Samuel Hearne Middle School
- Warden Avenue PS
- February 18th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Extending STEM Learning Professional Learning Session at John Buchan PS
- February 23 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leading Change Series at Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Greene Rd.
- February 24th from 8:30 am - 11:30 am