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Throughout the presentation I would be going over virtual and in classroom assistive technologies to assist students of all abilities. These would include classroom environment changes (online and in person), direct learning, productivity, knowledge and vocal communications. I would give guidance for use of a variety of strategies teacher can use to engage, and assist […]
Discover how one classroom used Minecraft in two different Royal Ontario Museum programs to foster Global Competencies and curricular comprehension without needing to leave the school. In “ROMminecraft,” students explored a fictional virtual world to learn about resource management and social responsibility in an authentic way. In “Hack the ROM,” students built Minecraft worlds inspired […]
The gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, whereby less than 5% is represented by women. The Girls Who Game Program, provides a tremendous opportunity for young girls to learn more about gaming through the use of Minecraft as a learning tool. The outcome of these girl-centric clubs has been known to foster awareness and […]
Storytelling and oral traditions are the essence of Indigenous knowledge and culture. Blending 21st century fluencies with these Indigenous pedagogies is the fastest way to connect to today’s youth. This session will highlight the National Film Board of Canada’s education offer, with an emphasis on building global competencies from our Indigenous Film collection. Attendees will […]
On the road to truth and reconciliation, a group of grade 5/6 learners embarked on an artistic learning journey that called students to action. Through various projects, students explored indigenous artists, learned about treaties and territorial acknowledgments, and developed mathematic and artistic skills as they designed and created beaded wampum belts. This year-long indigenous focus […]
Using Catholic Social Teachings as a framework and the Beatitudes as a guide, this workshop will provide dynamic, content rich teaching strategies for a variety of courses 6 through 12. The focus on social justice will push participants to think critically and ask questions about the type of world they live in and the type […]