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Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators' Association (OFSHEEA)

 
21st Century Learning in Social Science and Humanities (Grades 9-12)
 
 
Facilitator: Shaundell Paris
 
Aug 3-5, Greater Toronto Area    
 
 
Brief Description
This interactive workshop will delve into the topic of learning in today’s classrooms while exploring a variety of information and communication technologies that will enhance teaching and learning, and that can be integrated into any social science course.
 
Detailed Description
This interactive workshop will delve into the topic of learning in today’s classrooms while exploring a variety of information and communication technologies that will enhance teaching and learning, and that can be integrated into any social science course.

Participants will require earphone, laptops, their own personal devices for all three days of this workshop, so that they may access various tech tools.

Day One:

Day one of this workshop will begin with an examination of the term 21st Century Learning (21st CL). Using various teaching and learning strategies including technology communications, participants will share their perspective of the term 21st CL. The day will continue with an exploration of change in classroom practice and its implications on student engagement and achievements thus applying participants to share and reflect on their pedagogy.

Day Two:

Day two of this workshop will explore the learning/teaching platform of blended learning. Participants will gain insight of the term, benefits (including the inquiry process, differentiation, and assessment of/for learning), challenges (access and comfort), and the implementation process; as well as its connect to the inquiry process.

Day Three:

Participants will view examples of the integration of technology into a social science course, then have the opportunity to collaborate and share with other participants a revised lesson that integrates information and communication technologies, inquiry-based learning, differentiation based on student needs and opportunities for peer and self-reflection.

Key items/issues to be covered

  • Examination of the term 21st CL
  • Implications of change in our classroom
  • Blended learning
  • Inquiry process
  • Differentiation in bot assess and instructional practices
  • Integrating Tech. Tools
  • Modelling 21st CL, blended learning and the implementation of tech tools in the classroom
  • Assessment (of/for/as learning) and Evaluation (Teacher/Peer/Self)
  • Co-learning, co-planning, and co-reflection
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