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I grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In …

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The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces

September 18, 2018 – 2:23 pm | Comments Off on The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces300 views

 
 
 

The word on the street these days is Design. It comes up in terms like ‘design thinking’ and ‘design process’. Educators are increasingly being urged to use design in their professional practice and to teach …

Gaspé Makes: STEAM challenges at Eastern Shores School Board

May 3, 2017 – 11:57 am | One Comment | 961 views

In early April, a LEARN team composed of Chris Colley and Christine Truesdale visited three schools in the Gaspé to work with students and teachers on the Makerspace idea with our Open Creative Space model. …

Young Makers: STEAM Challenges in Grade One

April 26, 2017 – 12:33 pm | One Comment | 1,307 views

A few weeks ago, Chris Colley and I were at Edgewater Elementary School (LBPSB) to try our hand at Making with our youngest group ever – Grade One. Since the last school year, we have …

Getting Started with Makerspaces: LEARN’s STEAM challenges

April 5, 2017 – 2:33 pm | 4 Comments | 1,249 views

At LEARN we’ve been reflecting on how best to increase student engagement in school, as it has been closely linked with academic achievement and students’ perceptions of their ability to succeed. One of our initiatives …

The Genius of Genius Hour

May 3, 2016 – 12:43 pm | One Comment | 1,750 views

My daughter recently had the opportunity to participate in a Genius Hour project at her school and then a board-wide sharing session, where principals and vice-principals met students from around the OCDSB to hear about …

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 1,697 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …

GrEau: From School Project to Business Opportunity

June 3, 2014 – 12:28 pm | 3 Comments | 2,447 views
The GrEau Team: Teacher Chris Wong, Josh Boland, Benjamin Collier, Brandon Leon

 
One of LEARN’s online students, Benjamin Collier, shares his experience with a school project developed this year by a group of students at Mecatina School in the du Littoral School Board.  We are so proud …