The Curriculum Redesign Symposium in Calgary was held this week. Many teachers, students, parents, administrators and board members from across the province met to discuss the proposed Curriculum Redesign and to evaluate progress made so far. It was a hopeful and inspiring time. There are a lot of teachers in Alberta doing a lot of work towards identifying what (perhaps) the new curriculum should look like, and how future prototyping processes might work.
If you visit the Inspired Curriculum website at http://inspiredcurriculum.ca/content/resources you can review the deliverables that were discussed and see new versions as they become available in the next week or so. You can watch an explanation of their Draft Graphic Organizer:
What are some ways teachers and schools are attempting to redesign education? Here are a few quick introductions. If you would like more information or to try any of these, please contact the Collaboration Lead teachers through our sign up form http://phrdconnections.weebly.com/ We would love to work with you!
Examine the full flipped classroom infographic here.
Here is a great short video explaining what a 'flipped classroom' is.
Project Based Learning
Greystone Centennial Middle School’s official description of their Innovation Week (Greystone is in Spruce Grove).
Jesse McLean’s (AP) blog describing Greystone’s journey through innovation week.
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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