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Resource Pages: Supporting the Curiosity of K-3 Educators

These pages support K-3 educators and leaders in furthering their learning about 4 specific topics: Play-and-Inquiry-based Learning, Pedagogical Documentation, Knowing your Learner in the Reading-Writing Environment and Talk in the Classroom.

Play-and-Inquiry-based Learning
Pedagogical Documentation
Knowing your Learner in the Reading-Writing Environment
Talk in the Classroom

Knowledge Building – Inquiry Based Learning

In Knowledge Building/Creation classrooms, students work to identify problems of understanding, create theories, carry out research and investigations in order to refine their theories over time, revise their problems and strategies, and share and monitor the progress of the community towards its goals of advancing knowledge.

Knowledge Building Trailer
The Benefits of Knowledge Building
12 Principles of Knowledge Building
Q&A with Richard Messina
Q&A with Glenn Wagner
Q&A with Bev Caswell
Glenn Wagner, a Secondary School Case Study
Bev Caswell, A Junior Level Case study
Carol Stephenson, An Early Years Case Study
The Courage to Build

Knowledge Building – Knowledge Builders

Educators and students become co-learners and producers of knowledge as they engage in authentic inquiry…

Academic Researchers

Planning for Authentic, Integrated Learning

This resource follows an integrated learning cycle, co-planned by the classroom and resource teachers for…

Think Big and Think Real World
Planning For Assessment
Planning for Inspired Instruction

Students of Mystery: The Student Work Study Teacher Initiative

This resource will introduce you to the Student Work Study Teacher (SWST) Initiative – an innovative professional learning program in Ontario that supports teacher inquiry into student learning.

An Open-to-Learning Stance
Theories of Action
The Power of "Co"
Impact on System Thinking
Concluding Thoughts

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

Developing Inquiring Minds

See students and teachers actively engaged in learning about learning and determined to be key players in…

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