Teachers in our district had an opportunity to learn about Digmore as part of the Core Competency Curriculum session today. Thank you to Laurie Petrucci for sharing about Digmore and the many resources available.
Please click on the link below for an excellent blog on coding in SD60: http://www.prn.bc.ca/digmore/blog/
During October’s Non-Instructional Day, Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers at Bert Ambrose collaborated with Speech-Language Pathologist, Michelle Hofstrand, to explore the use of tinker trays in the classroom. Olivia (age 5) and Breckin (age 3) demonstrated different ways to play with the items. Tinker Trays, or loose parts, are a great way to promote language development, vocabulary expansion, social skills, creativity, fine motor, and self-regulation. Most importantly, tinker trays foster the power of play.
Planning and getting excited for the upcoming Picture Word Inductive Model or PWIM session for January 27, 2017. PWIM is a strategy that can offer an entry point to every student. Here are some of the examples of the PWIM strategy being used in our district shared from staff at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School. For information on the upcoming session, please visiting the Learning Together Pro-D calendar or contact Juanita Esau at (250) 262-6087 to register.
Today school district educators came together to learn about the new BC Digital Classroom from Regional ERAC Facilitators, Monica Berra and Leona Prince.
These digital resources, in video and text form, are perfect for teaching with the Universal Design principles in mind! Teachers can use the online World Book or National Geographic Kids to show short videos on content areas or to enlarge text or to have text read aloud – all with the idea of helping all children to be included in the classroom learning.
If schools need more support with this, they are invited to access coaching and collaboration with our Instructional Tech Coaches: Toni Thompson, Laurie Petrucci or Glen Longley.
Digmore, for great resources to differentiate our teaching!