Reflections from Lorraine Flavelle as she worked collaboratively to design a project for her students to understand the Blackfoot people.
Over the years I have taught my grade three students about the People of the Plains, a rather generic term for all First Nations people who lived on the prairie. At the end of each unit I always felt that there was something missing from our learning. This would change however with the onset of the 2001 school year when I, in collaboration with other teachers, embarked on a project ...
Reflections from Pam Irving as she worked collaboratively to design a project for her students that help them to understand the Stoney people.
"The Grade 3 students at Millarville Community School have been involved with the study of the Stoney culture. As their teacher, this project has led me personally along a path I had not originally anticipated. I thought my key focus would revolve around student learning but I couldn't even begin to work with students until I had developed my own strong sense of the culture we would be exploring. I had no idea how consuming this research would prove to be...
Reflections from Barb Martin, Mentor teacher from Galileo Educational Network working collaboratively with teachers to design a project for students.
Meaningful work, discovery and understanding take time and purposeful collaborative planning. Creating activities, mini lessons, worksheets, and evaluation for projects that are for a short period of time are where teachers traditionally begin their planning process. This process is often done in isolation without having the opportunity to work collaboratively with teaching partners...
Reflections from Richard Gaskell, Mentor teacher from Galileo Educational Network working collaboratively with teachers to design a project for students.
A key component in the Artistry of the Land, Ancient Stories and Art of our First Nations People project, was the ability for students and teachers to think with technology. They did this by connecting to other classes to view and compare other students' observations and interpretations and extend their inquiries. We all had the opportunity to learn how to think with technology and become more aware of the considerations and decisions that need to be thought about when working in a digital environment...
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