This year the Igniting Learning project will be focusing on the following outcome:
To increase student engagement through critical thinking and problem solving by integrating technology (ICT) into instructional and assessment strategies.
The following are suggested outcome indicators:
- Using guided and independent inquiry, students will build and program Lego robots and design electrical circuits using problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- b) While using the Lego Robotics kits students will be encouraged to extend their understanding of basic programming by investigating extensions, challenges and innovative technologies.
- c) Students engagement will be evident in the learning process as students meet learning outcomes in math, science, and English language arts with assessment for learning embedded into the learning process
How will we know?
The Igniting Learning Blog http://blogs.wsd1.org will have a survey for teachers and students to reflect on their learning at some point during their 5 week block.
As well during the Igniting time, teachers will continue to use the assessment for learning strategies that students are familiar with and assist them in their learning.
Students being familiar with TIC- Task, Intent, Criteria during their learning. Students reflecting in learning journals and logs.
Students reflecting in a classroom, school or division blog.
Photo and Video evidence of learning and student reflection integrated into these Exit slips
Achievement checklists and rubrics, teacher observations, anecdotal notes