"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." Plato
Part of our work with AISI this year was to support on going project work with resources from our IMC. In the process of hunting for specific resources, we "bumped into" some outstanding "undiscovered resources". One such "Lovely Thing" was a set of beautifully illustrated graphic poems.
Jerry Buchko's R.F. Staples Junior High classes are currently finishing up a project using these resources.
After the study of the graphic novel was completed, Jerry provided his students with "Multiple Means of Action and Expression". Students chose a poem or song to illustrate in a graphic poem or in a poster. Jerry was impressed with the level of creativity his students demonstrated! He plans on adding copies of student exemplars to the set of "Graphic Poems". Thanks for sharing Jerry!
Some other "Lovely Things"...
The best way to find resources is to spend some time in IMC. Sherrill will be there until mid July and will return in mid August. If you are thinking about having a look please contact Sherrill @780.307.0503 to ensure that the IMC is open.
Wendy Morey Hood
Brainy Smurf visits
Brainy PHRD Teachers...
One collaborative group partnership between Vista Virtual teacher, Amber Shelley and RF Staples teacher, Kirsten Brinks created a wonderful Differentiated Instructional Choice board to use with Biology 30 students. Although the two teachers used the piece they created somewhat differently due to their teaching environment they both were excited about the work the students produced and felt they would continue to explore providing choice for their students in this way next year.
The choiceboard had various ways for students to demonstrate their understanding of
the endocrine system. Both teachers felt the activities were very engaging for students and the quality of work produced by students displayed a deep understanding of key concepts they were trying to impart to students. Thank you Kirsten and Amber for sharing your work with us and with other teachers! Kirsten also allowed us to capture her voice regarding this project work. You both are paving the way for multiple ways for students to express their learning and be actively engaged!! We thank you ... and so do your students:)
This blog and resources website has been developed through the work of various AISI coaches in PHRD. The lead collaborative teachers for the 2015/2016 school year, Cheryl Frose, Christine Quong and Tammy Tkachuk will continue to update this site. If you have resources you would like to share or would like to contribute to the blog, please contact us.
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