21 May 2014

AT & Mathematics project concludes with sharing at "Bring & Brag" session

Our “I Have Assistive Technology in my Classroom…How Do I Use it in Math?” project wrapped up on Friday May 16th. Teachers who were a part of this Professional Learning Community came together for our “Bring & Brag” and shared their learning experiences with one another. 
Sandra Castiglione, Pleasant P.S. (Jr. HSP) shares her "favourite" strand of Math to teach - part of the LC warm-up.

Sean Kitney, Secord C.S. (Pri/Jr. MID) shares the Interactive Whiteboard measurement sorting activity his class explored.
Over the course of this project, 12 Special Education teachers co-planned and co-taught math lessons with assistive technology tools embedded in them. Students were given opportunities to deepen their own understanding of math concepts by using these tools to assist them in solving problems and helping them to communicate their thinking more clearly. As part of this job-embedded learning, teachers who were a part of the PLC were able to observe their colleagues deliver their lessons. 

(left) Cathy Watson, Stanley P.S. (Jr. HSP) shares work samples by one of her students demonstration his progression of learning following an Interactive Whiteboard hands-on lesson. (right) Abbas Hussein (Int HSP) shares the geometry activity his students explored with the LC group.
On Friday, the PLC came together and each teacher presented their lesson and reflections on their professional learning. At the end of the session, each teacher left with a memory key containing all twelve lessons as well as the teacher personal reflections contained on it.  Thank you to this dedicated group of teachers, who co-planned, co-taught and opened up their classrooms as part of this PLC!

Here's a video highlighting work done at the 12 schools: 

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