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Maria Vamvalis

 
Caring Deeply for the World: Engaging Students in Inspiring Geographic Inquiry (Grades 7-8)
 
July 5-7, Greater Toronto Area
 
July 19-21, London  
 
 
Brief Description:
Participants will deepen their understanding of geographical thinking concepts and explore how to use geographic inquiry to engage create a ‘world-changing classroom’.
 
Detailed Description:
The notion of a ‘world-changing’ classroom in rooted in the Citizenship Education Framework for Ontario and how we can effectively nurture world-shapers in our classrooms.  This Institute provides an opportunity to reflect deliberately and deeply on how we can support students in developing the tools of quality thinking  - thinking that is critical, creative and collaborative.  These intellectual tools can empower them in the tasks of effectively using their voice, creatively design solutions to authentic problems, and taking an active and meaningful role in local and global contexts.
 
This Summer Institute will engage and support educators in the process of designing dynamic, relevant and engaging geography units to support the revised grade 7 & 8 geography curriculum.  Participants will deepen their understanding of geographical thinking concepts and explore how to use geographic inquiry to create a classroom that is alive with possibilities for enhanced engagement in real world challenges and opportunities.
 
Participants will develop a clear understanding of the five principles of the thinking classroom: engage students, assessment-rich learning, technologically-enhanced learning, sustain inquiry and self-regulated learning.  We will explore how use these principles as the core foundation to support the geographical thinking concepts in the revised grade 7 & 8 geography curriculum.  In addition, participants will be provided with opportunities to skillfully and respectfully incorporate FNMI perspectives, sustainability and social justice as key dimensions of relevant geographic inquiry when focusing on active citizenship as an overarching learning outcome
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