- Authentic Audience
- Gradual Release Instruction
- Differentiated Instruction
- ProjectBased Learning
Last year for the Digital Symposium, the SJAM FFP class made a video to help define different teaching strategies in easy-to-understand, student-friendly language. In the span of three days, the students made these videos based on their research and experience in the FFP classroom to explain these teaching strategies and why they increase student engagement. This video explains:
Tom O'Connor spoke about the political philosopher assignment that became a collaboration between KCI and Elmira.
Step 1: Came up with an assignment for 3-5 students. The group was composed of members from Elmira and KCI.
Step 2: Figuring out how to communicate.
Step 3: Students worked on co creating a rubric
Dave presented on Civic Summative and gave an overview of how he sets up and assesses the experience.
Here is a link to the site on his website: http://jhssffp.weebly.com/civics-summatives.html
Dave would give Twitter shout outs to his students to help direct
Amy Cruickshank presented on putting on a Salon style event at Southwood in conjunction with TedX Waterloo Youth.
Organizers from TedX Waterloo Youth came to explain what a salon could look like.
Used a theatre model to help determine the need for co-ordinators (links to Careers) and used democratic decision making to vote for who should be the coordinators (links to Civics).
Filled the cafeteria and it included poetry, music, dramatic readings. There was food. All proceeds went to the Safe Haven youth project.
Co-ordinated with community partnerships.
Set the foundation that it was okay to take risks and figure out failure. The example of the coffee biting into the budget.
Asked students to look at transferable skills (careers studies).
Research a couple of careers that related from the transferable skills from the coffee house.
Drew on writing reflections in English.
They were able to use the foundation of the experience to help support other activities and learning.
Several students had their blogs posted in conjunction with TedX Youth @Waterloo.
Mr. Bignell has presented on blogs and how they can be used in the FFP context. Here are some of the links that he talked about on that day.
Feedly - an RSS reader to allow for easy gathering of students' blogging websites. It works kind of like a dash board.
Here are some quick facts:
We have used different cloud software to format blogs. Some teachers have used Wordpress. Some of used Weebly.
We try to encourage students from every classroom to