The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat’s Knowledge Building website is about to be released based on the work of Marlene Scardamelia and Carl Bereiter. It represents a huge leap forward in inquiry and takes us so far past the world of standardized testing that I can’t wait for its release. I’ve had a sneak peak because several of my students from last year were filmed explaining how we approached learning, particularly with the work we did with The Rotman School of Management’s Integrative Thinking K-12 Initiative. There are many fabulous Ontario teachers and students represented who are fully engaged in Inquiry and Knowledge Building. Audrey Hensen, Dundas Central’s former VP is also featured discussing Inquiry from an administrator;s point of view. As well, there are one or two clips where I explain how we approach learning. Four of my students will be visiting the LNS on February 11 to share face to face their experiences with deep thinking.
The HWDSB Integrative Thinking Initiative launched.
The Working Group for Inquiry, a very informal group that meets monthly to share and learn about inquiry, continues to meet. We have room for more members if you’re interested.