Thursday, 25 February 2016

Older students helping younger students understand reconciliation

Check out this great conversation that started on twitter!

To put things into context, Mrs. Evershed's class is Grade 5 in Peel and Mrs. Balen's are secondary English classes at Wikwemikong High School.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Please help us choose a song for our Lip Dub Mash Up

One of the activities that students participating in our collaboration will do is a lip dub mash up. We will choose a song and each class will video themselves lip synching to the song. Then we will put all the videos into one video where each class is highlighted throughout the video.

We need help choosing a song! We are looking for a song that fits with the theme of reconciliation and empowers students.

Please make suggestions in the comments on this post by Thursday February 25th. We will then send the suggestions to our participating classes to vote.

Thanks for your help!

Friday, 19 February 2016

English classes at Wikwemikong High School start their handshakes

One of the activities that students in our collaboration are completing is the creation of a virtual handshake. This may take the form of a video. Or, it could take the form of text, audio, image, etc. Students are posting their handshakes in our online discussion forum (a private area for safety, but we will share some student work publicly here too when we have their permission). 

Mrs. Evershed's class from PeelDSB - Puting their mark on the map!

What a great way to start to visualize where we are all from! Thanks for sharing this Mrs. Evershed's class.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Power of Teacher Collaboration

Please check out the post on SCDSB 194 Days of Learning blog about the power of teacher collaboration and our #CraftReconciliation project.

#craftreconciliation: Behind the scene by Julie Balen

Please check out Julie Balen's blog post about teachers collaborating to support students in Wab Kinew's #craftreconciliation challenge. 

Monday, 15 February 2016

Innovation needs an investment of time - Julie Balens Blog Post

As we head into the first week of #craftreconciliation Julie has shared her journey explaining the time and work it took to get to this point.