On Learning

Five years ago our school district moved away from the traditional growth plans and asked schools to pursue inquiry based learning at each site.  Our work gets posted on the web and is shared with our parents at our PAC and SPC meetings, but I decided to also share our learning through this medium to increase access and hopefully stimulate some discussion around the learning at our school.

Our Inquiry Question:

What impact will collaborative time within the school day have on teacher professional development?

RATIONALE: Why this question? 

In the Spring of 2013 two teachers (Carol Barton and Anita Berekoff) attended the BCTF Inquiry Leader training in Kelowna. Between their training and travelling back and forth to Kelowna they realized there was some ways to embed the process of inquiry into our school day. They came to me with a plan of adding time to our day and using the extra instructional…

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