Rainbow DSB and Simcoe County DSB

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RDSB and SCDSB 2013-2014

Project plan:

Integrating InquiryBased Learning resources with Literacy incorporating the tools of the LMS in the grade 8 science classroom; planning will be based upon Professional Learning Cycle using literacy strategies as outlined in the “Adolescent Literacy Guide”. LC Champion teachers will collaborate with each other within Districts and between districts using technologies convenient to all e.g. skype, facetime, Adobe Connect, LMS, etc. Regular virtual planning meetings will occur between teachers. Students will also meet virtually and collaborate on an ongoing, as needed basis. Inquiry plans, results and artifacts will be shared between classes for feedback and support. The scope of the project focuses on the “Understanding Earth and Space Systems Water Systems” unit of the Grade 8 Science and Technology curriculum. The inquiry will focus on a water issue or technological innovation related to a water system within their own community.