Topic: Well-Being
Grade: All Grades, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Poorer academic achievement has been correlated with lower student and school SES but scientific evidence establishing links between SES, school climate, and academic achievement has its limitations due to inconsistency of study methods and measurement instruments. A systematic review was therefore conducted to comprehensively examine the literature and evaluate whether positive school climate can mitigate achievement gaps between students and schools of different SES backgrounds.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Science
Type of Resource: Audio/Podcast
Description:
Teachers in Sudbury are sharpening their storytelling skills. Being a good storyteller can make you more interesting to students and lead to better learning. Dr. Clyde Herreid is the man teaching the teachers.
Project Lead:
Yovita Gwekwerere
Language:
English
Topic: Music & Arts
Type of Resource: Video
Description:
This video is used to show how to engage students through collaborative music creation. Composer Peter Wiegold teaches a workshop on improvisation, collective composition, and creative music making at the University of Toronto.
Project Lead:
Lee Bartel
Language:
English
Topic: Science
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity
Description:
This is a 8-pieced puzzle activity for students to put together the lifecycle of a butterfly. It includes pictures and words to help with their learning.
Project Lead:
Pat Bucci
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Activity
Description:

This activity was initiated by the staff of Dr. David Suzuki PS in Windsor, as part of their whole-school mathematics leadership project. In this document, you will find the challenge tasks for Canada 150, of which most were developed by Kyle Pearce and Heidi Horn-Olivito from GECDSB and enriched by many contributions across Canada.

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Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal, Video

 

Description:

This is a video and article overview of the Wellington Catholic District School Board, Coding Project. In partnership with the Math Knowledge Network, WCDSB is developing creative ways of promoting computer science with a focus on engaging all students. Learn about the first project: Elementary Leadership Project in Math and Computational Thinking which focuses on embedding coding in the math curriculum as well as the next project: Grade 10 Math & Coding Double Credit Program.  

For more innovative math resources, visit the MKN website and the MKN page on TVO's TeachOntario website.

Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Read this White Paper by Computational Thinking CoP members of the Math Knowledge Network, George Gadanidis (Western University) and Beverly Caswell (Robertson Program, OISE/UT) to learn about what happens when computational modelling is used as a tool to think-with and to learn-with in elementary mathematics. Paper titled: Computational Modelling in Elementary Mathematics Education – Making Sense of Coding in Elementary Classrooms (May 2018). 

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Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Type of Resource: Teaching Tips, Website
Description:
A website with computational thinking modules, prepared by Western University as part of a KNAER project. This website offers definitions, classroom activities ideas for different grades and games and simulations.

For more innovative math resources, visit the MKN website and the MKN page on TVO's TeachOntario website.

Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal, Research Summary/Report
Description:

This is a case study on Eastwood Public School, an elementary school in the GECDSB, that set out to develop an understanding of how Concreteness Fading could inform planning of tasks, lessons, and units, both within and across grades.

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Link to Resource:
Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: 7-9
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal, Research Summary/Report
Description:

Critical Transitions in Student Mathematical Development, Elementary to Secondary School Literature Review and Research Study Findings. This literature review shares information from recent studies that highlight the high cost of dropping mathematics in the senior years of high school, and will provide a synthesis of effective strategies for supporting students in their transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 mathematics study.

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Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English