January 2016 Blog Posts (7)

January Update of the D2L TLLP Group

It looks like it’s been 2 months since we shared, but part of that time was Christmas vacation, and pre-Christmas vacation, so it doesn’t really count as time! Also, we recently experienced the death of one of our recently retired colleagues and it kind of knocked us for a loop!

We are back on track and looking forward to a new semester, new classes and a couple of new D2L courses.

A confession: we’re kind of scared in the sense that we feel it might all be a bit daunting. On…


Added by Janet Broder on January 27, 2016 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Seeing what the students are coming to the table with......

Oct. 2015


Today our class started the discussion of how to solve math problems. The students were asked what they think about in order to start a complex question.

Here is what they came up with.


As we can see, a lot of past teaching has revolved around reflecting within…


Added by Grant Lilley on January 19, 2016 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Start of the Journey


Sept. 2015

Or TLLP goal is to explore creating sustainable change in math problem problem solving using technology.

To begin our TLLP journey, we surveyed the grade 3 and 6 students and all staff regarding their attitudes and perceptions of math problem solving, and the use of technology to solve math problems.

Student results…


Added by Grant Lilley on January 18, 2016 at 2:37pm — No Comments

New year going forward

As the new year began, the students have been looking forward to our learning routines involving repeated reading, new reading materials, sock and chalk, writers workshop, elkonin boxes. We are enjoying the progress in oral language development, writing and reading. Go team!

Added by Betty Germanili on January 13, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Project Update - A reflection on 2015

Took the time to reflect on 2015 and the awesome learning/work my students and did over the last 4 months:


Looking forward to keeping things going as strong or stronger from now until June 2016!

Would love to hear your thoughts/feedback.


Added by Rolland Chidiac on January 7, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Collecting Final Thoughts

The new year is bringing a close to a major part of my life: my TLLP Project Building Bridges.  The project itself has been a blessing, although it has hit many bumps, curves and let's face it, loop-de-loops!

I have been priviledged to have worked with wonderful educators, whose sound knowledge, passion and commitment to student learning has helped inspire me to explore the many different avenues this true inquiry has led me.  

As I…


Added by Lindsay Hodgson on January 1, 2016 at 10:33pm — No Comments

In the end...

Last year my colleague Michael Frey and I began a project called 21st-century Learners in a Global Classroom. Our goal was to connect our two local classrooms at different schools to other classrooms around the world. What we hoped was to move beyond having one-off connections, and have a longer commitment to work together on projects started with these classes over the entire year. It was a big…


Added by Scott McKenzie on January 1, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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