Innovation in Action

Simcoe Muskoka CDSB

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The digital age gives students and teachers the opportunity to access and share information easily. By encouraging students to ask questions and use technology effectively to conduct research, the teachers are providing opportunities for their students to drive their own learning. In this collaborative environment, the teacher facilitates deeper questioning and critical thinking.

Themes and IdeasThemes and ideas:


  • Professional learning with technology
  • Global connections
  • Co-learning
  • Cross-panel collaboration

Viewer's ListThis video is for:
  • Classroom Educators
  • School Leaders
  • System Leaders

Video description:
This video discusses the role of teachers and students as co-learners. It also highlights how students can become self-directed learners who develop greater autonomy through participation in real-world, authentic tasks.

Discussion QuestionDiscussion questions:
  • What are the benefits of self-directed learning?
  • How does the educator encourage students to connect with global issues?
  • The technology consultant says that teachers will be “even more important now” as 21st century learning is embraced. Why is that the case?

Tools UsedTools that were used:
  • Chromebooks
  • Internet

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