Empowered by Design
Discover how a change in school culture goes beyond student achievement…
“After viewing Empowered by Design, I felt energized and inspired. The educators in this resource realized the importance of relationships, trust, high expectations and strong moral purpose. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.” – Mary Jean Gallagher
Part 1 - The Queen Alexandra Middle School Story
Part 2 - Supporting the Process
Additional Video Resources
“Living in a State of Inquiry”: Lessons from the Student Work Study Teacher Initiative
The Living in a State of Inquiry: Lessons Learned from the Student Work Study Teacher Initiative resource will deepen the understanding of the Student Work Study (SWST) initiative. Research findings and the learning from teams representing a variety of school boards in Ontario are featured as the far reaching impacts of this initiative are explored.
Deepening our Learning
Evolution of Work
Spread and Sustain
In this resource you will see a novice drama group with grade 10, 11 and 12 students. They decided to explore the notion of student engagement, an important issue for themselves and their peers.
They jotted down their ideas in response to 4 simple prompts:
I don’t need…
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.