Dr. Susan Dion – Historical Timeline and Listening Stone Year 4
Dr. Susan Dion’s ‘Historical Primer’: An overview of post-contact relationships between First Nations people and newcomers. Drawing on her work as an Indigenous scholar and educator, Dr. Dion takes a complex history and breaks it down into a concise and tangible narrative that weaves her perspective and contrasts it to that of prevailing stories in Canadian society. She draws audiences’ attention to how ‘Prevailing stories’ play a role that impedes the teaching of history in ways that respect Indigenous experience in all its diversity, resistance, strength and hope.
Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics
Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics offers a re-imagining of what it means to engage in “direct” instruction. Rather than a separate pedagogical approach, explicit instruction is an integral part of problem-based learning and instruction. Animation and video are used to feature educator moves that support students to “notice things they would not otherwise see.” Think uncovering. Think making visible.
Innovative Networks offers an inside look into the knowledge building practices of a Grade 6 classroom teacher, with a focus on math learning. She discusses her practices with two professors with expertise in knowledge building and learning networks. Students talk about how they build ideas as a community and the impact of knowledge building on their personal and collective agency. It will be relevant to educators interested in creating knowledge building cultures and applying research to practice.
New Pedagogies for Deep Learning: Flourishing in a Complex World
New Pedagogies for Deep Learning: Flourishing in a Complex World, offers an inside look into classroom, school and board-deep learning practices. Teachers and administrators talk about how this pedagogy is transforming student, teacher and system learning. Students talk about how they build knowledge as a community through deep learning and integrative thinking. It will be relevant to educators and system staff interested in the impact of deep learning on student, teacher and staff agency.
Passion for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Passion for Teaching and Learning Mathematics offers an inside look into primary, junior and intermediate classrooms during math learning activities. Teachers, students and administrators talk about and demonstrate how learners can use a variety of student-developed strategies to discover math concepts, constants and rules. It will be relevant to educators interested in eliminating math anxiety by connecting math understanding to real-life learning experiences.
Grade 1: The Brownie Dilemma
Grade 4/5: The Water Problem
Grade 6: The Dice Challenge
Grade 7: The Logo Problem
The Milk Bag Experience
The Smart Board
Leadership: Rita Angellotti
Principal and Leads
Principal of Mackenzie Glen
Student Well-being: A Collective Responsibility
Every year the York Region District School Board’s Quest Conference brings together members of the educational community from around the world. In Student Well-being: A Collective Responsibility, hear from some of the brightest minds in education as they examine and unpack the essential link between well-being and achievement