Grade 7-8 Curriculum Inquiry Projects -Sept-Dec, 2012

Post a summary for each inquiry project being designed by teachers participating in this PD project.


Teacher Librarian - Denise Rossmo-Wiegers
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Canada's Past - Canada's Future
School / Teacher Name
Roland Michener / Leah Dayday
Grade Level
Grade 7 / 8
Subject Area
Language Arts / Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does understanding events from the past make a difference in the future of Canadian identity?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
- discussion at fire-side chat
Other Supporting Documents

http://video.spsd.sk.ca/uploads/Rossmo-WiegersD2013325145151.mp4
Culminating Project
Students will create a public service announcement informing other youth about a Canadian historical event which has affected the present Canadian identity. After viewing PSA's, students will take part in a "fire-side"chat to discuss essential question.
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog


Teacher Librarian -Jaelynne Cherwoniak
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Quality of Life/ Government
School / Teacher Name
Sutherland /Amy Cosgrove
Grade Level
6/7
Subject Area
Social
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do systems of government affect the quality of life for different societies?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog


Teacher Librarian - Alison Robbins Jakes
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Step Up!
School / Teacher Name
Queen Elizabeth / Michael Milen
Grade Level
7/8
Subject Area
ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can I Step Up and make a difference in the world?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Today's Meet
Written Examples
Rubrics
Media Text
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Informational / Persuasive Media Presentation
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
http://stepupqe.blogspot.ca..............................................................................................................
Link to TL's Blog


Teacher Librarian - Tanya Beattie
Attach Planning Template :

Project Title
Optics & Vision Project
School / Teacher Name
North Park Wilson - Michelle Gossen
Grade Level
Grade 8
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can I effectively teach others (grade 4 students) about the Properties of Light and shadow?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Checklists
Storyboards
Self-Assessments
Peer-Assessments
Today's Meet - student comments
Final Project rubric
Observations
Documentation of participation & leading roles
Measure student understanding from oral answers and written responses
Other Supporting Documents
Comic Life Exemplars - http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/sets/72157625298744518/
Print Resources - Light Kit
Student photos
PollEverywhere - used to poll collective student understanding
CorkboardMe - Used for planning student final project
Culminating Project
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Students created a comic life poster informing others about the properties of light and shadow.
Students plan on using their posters as a way of teaching grade 4 students about these properties.
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
http://reflectingandsharing.blogspot.ca/2013/02/inquiry-project-fall-2012_10.html

Teacher Librarian - Mickey Jutras
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
You Have a Voice
School / Teacher Name
Pleasant Hill - Jill Monahan
Grade Level
5-8
Subject Area
Read to Succeed
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does voice help persuade and inform others in expository writing?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Co-constructed criteria, exemplars
Other Supporting Documents
Blogs
Culminating Project
write a multi-paragraph restaurant review that expresses their voice
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=738132676662557622#allposts/postNum=0


Teacher Librarian - Lesley Walters
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Who Are You?
School / Teacher Name
James L. Alexander / Confederation Park : M. Rowan / C. Waugh
Grade Level
7/8
Subject Area
English Language Arts
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does knowing myself affect my relationship with others?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Exemplars
Co-constructed Criteria ( using Evaluating Digital Products and our I Can statements from the curriculum) and a pre-and post viewing survey
Pre and Post viewing survey
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog


Teacher Librarian - Kristen Smith
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
EcoSystems
School / Teacher Name
W.P. Bate Warren Wiegers
Grade Level
7
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What if there were no ...?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Rubric
Other Supporting Documents
graphic organizers, print resources, and database
Culminating Project

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog


Teacher Librarian - Karen Routley
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Hands, Minds, Technology on Canadian Art
School / Teacher Name
River Heights/ Deighan Remoundos
Grade Level
7
Subject Area
Arts Ed; ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can I blend the artist's method/technique with my sense of place to create a unique piece of art?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Writing rubrics for research document
Other Supporting Documents
Evernote; student writing; Edmodo; bib.me;
Culminating Project
Art installation featuring student research about an artist, and their own representation of the artist's style
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
LibGuides Ms. Remoundos' page