Innovation in Action

Thunder Bay CDSB (2012)

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The digital age gives students the opportunity not only to consume content, but also to create it. Through this creation, they are able to engage in more personalized learning experiences. This added dimension calls for a shift in teaching practices that is continually evolving.

Themes and IdeasThemes and ideas:


  • Professional learning with technology
  • 21st century modalities
  • Co-teaching and co-learning

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

Video description:
This video highlights how technology is providing students with voice and choice, and is increasing student engagement. It also demonstrates a shift in teaching methods and how technology can add another dimension to learning.

Discussion QuestionDiscussion questions:
  • What 21st century teaching methods did you notice in the video?
  • n the video, students submit their work online, where the teacher can access it instantly. What are the benefits of having immediate access to student work?
  • The principal says while teachers are embracing technology, they are able to focus their and refine their teaching because they understand the importance of learning goals, success criteria and descriptive feedback. Discuss.

Tools UsedTools that were used:
  • Laptops
  • iPods
  • Internet
  • SMART Board
  • SMART Table

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