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A game that may help people be immune to untruths

Feb 20, 2018 jjamison

This is an interesting idea. "Cambridge researchers have built an online game, simply titled Bad News, in which players compete to become 'a disinformation and fake news tycoon'. By shedding light on the shady practices, they hope the game will 'vaccinate' the public, and make people immune to the spread of untruths." As with all games, the lessons being taught are hidden in the game design, and thus…

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February 23rd Pro-D Day

Feb 16, 2018 jjamison

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit your self-directed pro-d application has passed. You will have to sign up for the conference at RSS now. Click here  https://cimsweb.sd23.bc.ca/EmpConnect/EmployeeSignonL.aspx If you submitted your self-directed pro-d application by February 13th, you are to be at your school or an appropriate venue. You are not to be working on the activity from home.…

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When Techers Believe, Students Achieve: Collaborative Inquiry Builds Teacher Efficacy for Better Student Outcomes

Feb 15, 2018 jjamison

By Jenni Donohoo and Steven Katz When teachers share the belief that, together, they can positively influence student learning over and above other factors and make an educational difference in the lives of students, they actually do. Collective efficacy refers to the shared perceptions of educators that, through their combined efforts, they can “organize and execute the courses of action required…

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Innovation in Education

Feb 13, 2018 jjamison
Innovation in Education

Published February 7, 2018 by George Couros #IMMOOC 4 Starting February 26, 2018 How do you move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”? How do we move from “engagement” to “empowerment”? What does innovation mean for education, and how do we create the opportunities for our staff that we want for our learners? These are questions that will be looking at in the fourth…

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First Peoples Learning Principles

Feb 13, 2018 jjamison

In this presentation about First Peoples Principles of Learning in Reading, Laura Tait, discusses big ideas for teaching and learning with Aboriginal Education. Themes weaved throughout their presentation include: collective ownership, Aboriginal understanding, Indigenous pedagogy, reflective practice, moral imperative, relationships & identity. An interview with First Nations Educator Virgina Morgan

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