LEARNING STRATEGIES

In light of B.C.'s revised curriculum, the use of student-centered teaching strategies explicitly foster the development of the core competencies.  These strategies also help teachers scaffold learning in order to help students make their thinking visible.  

 

The strategies compiled here have been sourced and adapted from many different sources and can be used with students of all ages with any academic content.

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STRATEGY STICKERS

 

Click here to access our collection of thinking and teaching strategies for use in the classroom.

MAKING THINKING VISIBLE

 

This is a collection of routines developed by Project Zero at Harvard University.  Click below to find a matrix that summarizes some of the routines.  Click the links below to access relevant websites. 

MAKING THINKING VISIBLE

 

This is a collection of routines developed by Project Zero at Harvard University.  Click below to find a matrix that summarizes some of the routines.  Click the links below to access relevant websites. 

GAMESTORMING

 

Click here to access "a tool kit for rule-breakers, changemakers, and innovators.  Gamestorming is a set of co-creation tools" that can be used by teachers in the classroom.

DESIGN THINKING

 

Design Thinking  is a creative process that allows students to design meaningful solutions to real world problems.  The design thinking process is a powerful way to explore the ADST curriculum.

These strategies have been curated from a variety of sources, including the following published works:

  • Gray, D., Brown, S., & Macanufo, J. (2010). Gamestorming: a Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.

  • High, J., & Kagan, S. (1993). Second Language Learning Through Cooperative Learning. San Juan Capistrano, CA: Kagan Cooperative Learning.

  • Kagan, Spencer, Kagan, Miguel. (2009). Kagan. Cooperative Learning. Kagan Publishing. San Clemente California.

  • Krechevsky, M,, Mardell, B., Rivard, M., & Wilson, D. (2013). Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco, CA.

  • Ritchhart, Ron. (2011) Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco, CA.

  • The Critical Thinking Consortium: https://tc2.ca/en/creative-collaborative-critical-thinking/resources/cc-critical-challenges.php

  • Harvard's Project Zero. http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/visible-thinking