Discover the ways social media can be a force for good in the lives of kids and teens and help them maximize the benefits.
Research is shedding light on the good things that can happen when kids connect:
1. It strengthens friendships
2. It offers a sense of belonging
3. It provides genuine support
4. It helps them express themselves
5. It lets them do good
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Superintendent Chris Smeaton reflects on the importance of resiliency in learning and the challenge for parents in allowing their children to develop this valued competency and character. Read more…
Superintendent, Jordan Tinney looks at the relevance of Report Cards in the advent of new technologies.
Leaders in Education know that the most successful learning environment is one that allows for meaningful connections between educators, parents and students.
A model of an inclusive learning community where questions (Inquiry) direct learning. Access to digital tools allows personalized options for students to represent their learning and be assessed for what they know and can do (not limited by their capacity).
Problem Solving and integrated technology engage students in critical thinking. Collaboration sustains engagement in pursuing learning deeper and making connections. Where is the teacher?
Sisler High Students create Mental Health App
Real world problems engage students in deep learning to find authentic solutions. New technologies offer innovative ways for students to use their learning at school. Click the red link above to view the CKY News Clip, February 6th, 2015.
The MYTH of Averages
We are losing our most gifted students to disengagement because we are designing learning activities for an average learner. At the same time, those students with jagged learning profiles – high abilities and interests in science or content areas, but lower than average reading abilities are lost in reading expectations before they begin.
In fact, the use of averages fails to meet the needs of a diverse population and human abilities, talents and interests.