Case studies are rich sources of data, capturing both the process of inquiry with regard to a school’s particular focus for improvement, as well as the learning and observations obtained throughout the journey.
2017/2018 Case Studies
Focus: For learners to use the Four Questions to self-reflect on their learning and move forward with their learning journey.
Focus: To create a plan for an outdoor learning space and garden — with a community library (book-share), to integrate Aboriginal teachings into daily activities to develop awareness, respect, and understanding for the people and culture, to host a school-wide Aboriginal Day in June to celebrate Aboriginal culture, and to promote and develop a feeling of cultural pride and confidence in our Aboriginal students.
Focus: What will the impact of conferencing with students around reading/writing be on student outcomes and the teachers’ skills/knowledge of observing & noticing behaviours?
Focus: To learn more about Social Emotional curriculum to help our Aboriginal students be in a place of “readiness to learn”; in addition, we decided to accompany this learning of our own with learning about SEL through an Aboriginal paradigm. Our hope in doing so was that through approaching our students with these understandings, they might have more of a sense of belonging within our school community. We also decided to do this in the hopes of sharing our new knowledge with our colleagues and peers with the additional hope that they too, might be able to approach our students with their new understandings.
Focus: How can we increase our students’ numeracy skills and basic mathematical understandings, while providing opportunities for interventions and extensions and cross-grade interaction?
Focus: Will the completion of a guided inquiry project early in the school year enable students to apply the Spiral of Inquiry and some of the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning to complete a personal inquiry at the end of the year? The personal inquiry question will be — How does your spark connect to the world around you and make it a better place?’”
Focus: On building student’s ability to independently read and interpret non-fiction texts in order to support their learning in inquiry style Science and Social Studies units.