NEW Report: Locally Developed Gr 9 Classroom Study

In Spring 2017, members of our Critical Transitions CoP began a project in locally developed Grade 9 classrooms in partnership with Lakehead University and Lakehead Public Schools. In June 2017, in-depth semi-structured interviews of three teachers at the partner high school who had or were teaching the Grade 9 Locally Developed course were conducted. Throughout the project, a number of new classroom resources, lessons, and so on were designed, field tested and revised, and this work is on-going.

To learn about the project so far, check out their full report, “Revisioning the Three R’s from the Ground Up: Relationships, Resilience, and Resources.” A 1-page summary is also available here.

Math9-12: Innovating the High School Math Curriculum

Math9-12 is a research-based study designed to bring new life to the high school mathematics curriculum! This study is lead by Dr. Peter Taylor (Queen’s University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics), is funded by the Fields Institute and SSHRC, and is part of our Critical Transitions Community of Practice.

Each project has three interacting phases:

  • Curriculum development: work with students and teachers informally or in the classroom.
  • Development of teacher resources and student workbooks.
  • Classroom research: document the teaching activity and the student experience.

At the end of August 2017, workshops were held in Kingston, Ottawa, and Toronto to introduce the project to teachers. Teachers were (and are) highly encouraged to try the Math9-12 problems in their classrooms and provide feedback on their experiences.

You can find these great Math9-12 resources on their project website. Give them a try and let the Math9-12 team know about your experience!

NEW: Repeating Patterns + Coding Lesson Study Documentaries

Check out our Computational Thinking CoP’s NEW Repeating Patterns Lesson Study Documentaries with teachers and students from St. Andrews PS, TDSB!

  • Lesson study on Repeating Patterns in Grades 1/2
  • Lesson study on Repeating Patterns in Grades 2/3
  • Repeating patterns Side-By-Side (lesson sequence on Repeating Patterns using 2 different pedagogical approaches, shown side-by-side)

See it all here!

For more resources and information about our Computational Thinking Community of Practice, check out their page.