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Gender bias, gender equity in learning

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

North Shore Country Day School Team Members: Barbara Castilla, Jordan Kravitz, Ceil Scanlan, Lynsey Wollin-Casey Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 1, 2010-2011 This project is an examination of the impact that gender has on how success is perceived by students, faculty and administration in the classroom and in co-curricular activities. Through the use of Web 2.0 tools, we hope to gather data, provide access to a range of research and new ideas,...

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Learning and modeling with technology

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Battle River School Division Team Members: Debra Boyda, Karen Blumhagen, Sharon MacFadyen, Patrick McFeely, Ken Robitaille, Maureen Parker Community: Canadian Year 1, 2010-2011 Our project is intended to support lead teachers in AISI schools to develop individual PLNs, integrate technology in their professional collaboration as an AISI group, and model digital learning as a strategy for building staff capacity at AISI...

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Effective Delivery of Professional Development

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Good Spirit School Division Team Members: Andrea Hnatiuk, Jan Neibergall, Susan Robertson, Tracy Huckell, Charlotte Raine, Susan Muir. Community: Canadian Year 1, 2010-2011 Good Spirit School Division’s Powerful Learning Practice cohort is a connected network of instructional coaches whose mandate is to deliver teacher professional development. The modality and efficacy of service delivery for professional development was examined in the...

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Going paperless with parent communication

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

ELCO Intermediate School Team Members: Judy Uhrich, Kim Sandoe, Amy Zelinski, Tara Perlaki, Sue Gingrich Community: IU-13 Year 1, 2010-2011 This year we moved grades 3, 4, and 5 from 4 elementary K-5 schools into one Intermediate School where grade levels teach students in a team format instead of conventional classrooms. Teachers continued to try to communicate with parents via the standard Friday hard copy newsletter. This was not working. Our...

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Aiming for Authenticity with Connected Learning

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Brecknock Elementary School Team Members: Kelly Dupas, Greg Frederick, Lyn Hilt, Beverly Libell, Amber McCabe Community: IU-13 Year 1, 2010-2011 The goal of our action research project was to institute changes in teaching practices that would involve students in more authentic learning experiences, the impact of which would expand beyond classroom walls, and to consider the effects of these changes on students’ knowledge of the use of...

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Piloting integrated studies with PBL

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Chinquapin Preparatory School Team Members: Susan Davis, Liz Thornton, Janet F. Ott Student Advisors: Karely Osorio, Alexadriana Thammavongsa, Christian Su Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 1, 2010-2011 Our goal is to create an integrated studies program serving the seventh grade. Liz will teach History, English and Language Arts, and Jan will teach Science, Math and Health/Skills. We will cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through...

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