Author Archives: Kathleen Moss

#OCDSBLearnAtHome Strategy: Storage Wars, Learn at Home edition

Curious about building inquiry and experiential learning into learning plans and student assignments during #OCDSBLearnAtHome? Mrs. Mott provides a sampling of the many projects her grade 5 class have been working on the past few weeks, including Storage Wars – … Read More

OCDSBXL & Carleton University: The importance of student engagement

Before distance learning & physical distancing measures were enacted due to COVID-19, Sociology of Education students at Carleton University listened to a guest lecture from fellow senior undergrad student Rachel Anderson-Houldsworth about how impactful student engagement is on motivation and … Read More

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#OCDSBLearnAtHome Strategy: Choice Board

Mrs. Clark has been working to turn her classroom into an experiential learning hub. Inspired by fellow educators, Mrs.Clark has created a Google Slides Choice Board for her classes at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School in order to facilitate #OCDSBLearnAt … Read More

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Focus on Research: Student Choice

Student participation, voice and control have been widely cited and documented in the education research literature. Specifically, research exploring the impacts of student voice in the classroom has focused on student autonomy and content, assessment formats, and motivation. According to … Read More

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Focus on Research: Student Engagement & Collaboration

There is an increased focus on student engagement, student leadership, collaboration, and experiential learning in the classroom (Vaughan,2014).  Current research studies demonstrate how collaborative learning and a student centred approach to learning can be highly effective when designing and supporting … Read More