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Stories of Change

Here are my sketch notes from the NOII Symposium.  [Aside: find the typos:)] PDF of Innovative Learning Environments – OECD presentation PDF of Stories of Change

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Draft Science K-10 Curriculum

The current draft of the new K-10 Science Curriculum for BC is available on the BC Science Teachers Association website. Comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. Background and some context for Transforming BC’s Curriculum.

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Learning through Inquiry: QFT & the BC Curriculum

In a recent guest post, HS Science teacher Carl Sommerfeld shared how he used the Question Formulation Technique (aka QFT) to provide structure for students to ask questions that would guide a unit of study. One of the key facets of the … Continue reading

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Make Just One Change: In Your Biology 12 Classroom

A guest post by Carl Sommerfeld, a science teacher at John Oliver Secondary where he shares his experience of “teaching students to ask their own questions” by using the question formulation technique shared in the book “Make Just One Change”. Recently I decided … Continue reading

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Teaser: Embedding Formative Assessment

“Teachers need professional development because the job of teaching is so difficult, so complex, that one lifetime is not enough to master it.”  Dylan Wiliam I am currently reading Dylan Wiliam’s recent book Embedded Formative Assessment which embodies a thirty-five-year … Continue reading

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Change Should Be Manageable

The following two statements have proven to be very helpful to me whenever I consider making a permanent change in my practice. “Good for students.  Manageable for teachers.” Damien Cooper If the change adds to my overall workload then it … Continue reading

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Staying Current – The Importance of Ongoing Professional Learning

Do you know what this is? If you are an optometrist you should. If you are examining the eyes of a 70 year old man whose vision has been worsening for the past 10 years, you should know what it … Continue reading

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