Some teachers have been thinking about how project based inquiry learning can improve engagement for students. Check out this video for a review of one school’s journey.
This address was recently presented to the Regina Public Teachers Association by Alfie Kohn. Interesting ideas about assessment and learning.
Alfie Kohn March 7, 2014
At its March 2nd meeting, the Prairie Spirit School Division Board of Education reviewed the anticipated population growth in Warman and the effect on school size for Warman Community Middle over the next three years. The Board has determined that the current grade configurations for all three Warman Schools will best distribute the student population until the new elementary school is completed in 2017. WCMS will accommodate grades 4 through 7 again next year, WES being our pre K – grade 3 and WHS being our grade 8-12 facilities in the community.
As a vibrant and growing community, things are constantly changing. Since the opening of WCMS in the fall, updated information on projected student enrollment, the announcement of a fourth public school for Warman and a desire to minimize further transitions in the next few years have been some of the factors that have informed the Board’s deliberations on this matter.
If you have further questions, feel free to contact Greg Tebay, WCMS Principal at 306-683-3000.
Mr. Flett’s Grade 5s are learning about newspapers!
Prairie Spirit School Division hosted a panel discussion entitled “Do Grades Matter?”
Sandra Herbst worked with students and teachers in Mrs. Georgacacos’s Grade 6 class. We learned about how to work together to create criteria for a task so everyone knows how to meet the target. Thanks Sandra!
Just a reminder that Prairie Spirit School Division is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion called “Do Grades Matter?” featuring Sandra Herbst (visiting consultant), Michelle Prytula (U of S), Ian Kripps (Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation) , Lori Jeschke (PSSD), and Janet McVittie (U of S). This event will start at 7:00 pm on Monday, February 3rd in the WCMS theatre. This will be a great opportunity to learn and ask questions about the rationale for our new assessment system. All are welcome!!