Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013!
This school year has been filled with exciting project work from teachers and the AISI team feels privileged to work with many teachers across the division and travel around to see the many ways staff engage students in their learning.
It is no surprise that our AISI research thus far indicates that choice is one key element to engagement for students. With this in mind we would like to highlight a few teachers and their work with students in the area of providing Multiple Means of Action and Expression.
Sharon McGraw from RF Staples currently teaches Senior High English and Art. In addition to teaching ELA, she has been an artist and art teacher for 35 years. She is also a writer of children's books and poetry. Sharon sees no difference in the creative process between these creative genres. Sharon states, âDifferent tools are used but the steps taken are very similar.â Years ago, Sharon gave a presentation to the PHRD Board regarding ART used cross-curriculum and the impact it has on learning. She uses this mindset to address learning issues in ELA as well as ART. Addressing UDL and differentiation by including & recognizing the visual component/style of learning reaps many rewards for her students. Her teaching experience includes working with adults through Continuing Adult Ed, sessions for Art Clubs, home schooled groups and private lessons for both adults and children.
Sharon comments, âI love helping students discover themselves through the power of creating.â
Thanks for sharing with us Sharon!!
Action and Expression In Division I - Math
Thanks for sharing with us Linda!!Shirley Craig
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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