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Math in Action

Math in Action takes in-depth look at the teaching and learning at a Toronto school, where educators work to engage students in mathematics through real-world situations and explorations. Learn how staff identify and address the needs of their students by creating partnerships between school, home and the community.

Math in Action

Culturally Responsive: Educator Mindset and Action

It is important that all students feel safe, accepted, and inspired to succeed in a…

Educator Mindset and Action

Math Lives Here: Helping Social Justice Take Flight

This resource features primary-junior educators who build upon the varied lived experiences of their students…

Math Lives Here
Primary Students Sound the Alarm
Junior Students: A Community in Transition

Integrative Thinking

In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. Meet Heidi Siwak and two of her students, Kira and Leah, as they share their first-hand experience of using integrative thinking and design tools in the classroom.

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Knowledge Building: Theory and Practice

In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. In this workshop, hear Dr. Marlene Scardamalia speak to knowledge building theory, while students and teachers reflect on knowledge building practices.

Knowledge-building Theory: Marlene Scardamalia
Knowledge-building Practice: Students and Teachers Reflect

Teaching and Learning in a Digital World

In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. Hear from this year’s expert speakers including Michael Fullan, Carol Campbell, Alec Couros, Jennifer Corriero, Will Richardson and George Couros as they explain what deep learning in a digital world really entails.

Michael Fullan
Carol Campbell
Alec Couros
George Couros
Will Richardson
Jennifer Corriero

Conversations for Learning

In this video resource, we follow a classroom inquiry as students investigate a range of global issues that are of interest to them. By using multiple sources of information, they seek to understand diverse perspectives and what actions might be appropriate to tackle problems. They dig deep for meaning, question their sources and try to come to a clear understanding through conversations with their peers. Students come to the dialogue ready to participate in an intellectual exchange, willing to listen with an open mind and possibly create newer, stronger knowledge.

Negotiating Meaning
Growing Student Voice
School-wide Impact
Teacher Reflections
Lucy West on Learning Through Dialogue

Reading the World in a Grade 3 Classroom

In this classroom you will see technology used extensively as a learning tool. The teacher’s pedagogy promotes diverse learning orientations, student self-regulation, metacognitive strategies and thoughtful student discourse.

From Read-Aloud to Independent Writing
Setting Students up for Success
Becoming Independent Thinkers
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Educational Challenges

Honouring Student Voice in Mathematics

This resource profiles a teacher and her Grade 5/6 as they work through a three-part mathematics lesson. The students reflect on how they have supported each other as a community of learners in developing their understanding of mathematics.

Plan for the Math by Doing the Math
Fostering a Community of Learners
Student Voice and the Three-Part Lesson

The 6 C’s

The 6 C’s approach — what we might call leading from the middle continues to be cultivated and spread throughout the province, including establishing clarity of each of the six clusters and how to develop the skills and dispositions in question.

Character Education
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Imagination

Learning is the Work

This resource is about innovation in classroom teaching and learning through creating a “Thinking Matrix”…

New Learning
Applying New Learning
Designing a Robust Open-Ended Task
Reflecting on Learning and Success
In Depth with Michael Fullan

Literacy for All with David Booth

In this webcast, David speaks to prospective teachers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and speaks at a question-and-answer period with a group of teachers from the Rainbow School district in Sudbury, Ontario.

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