Engaging elementary students in higher order thinking and discourse about language and with language -
by means of interactive classroom technology
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 3:30 - 5:00
Location: 3rd floor computer labs, OISE, 252 Bloor St. West [NEW LOCATION!]
Register: Registration required, as there is a limited number of spaces available. [ADDITIONAL SPOTS HAVE BEEN ADDED]
Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
Engaging elementary students in higher order thinking and discourse about language and with language - by means of interactive classroom technology
An ideal way to achieve this outcome is to seamlessly integrate an interactive relational approach to language instruction with interactive whiteboard technology.
This presentation will focus on an innovative application of literacy research designed to develop elementary students' higher order thinking through writing instruction. With a focus on structural and relational concepts, educators can create classroom discourse about language as students develop a dynamic conceptual framework that can be transferred to new language experiences.
This talk will:
- Use the interactive whiteboard to show educators/researchers exciting ways to integrate the different aspects of the language curriculum by means of fundamental language ideas
- Demonstrate ways to extend language concepts across the curriculum
- Introduce a means by which students can apply higher order thinking skills to the words, sentences and paragraphs of fiction and nonfiction texts
- Show how patterns in composition relate to patterns in narrative
I am currently writing my thesis for my doctoral degree in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development. My research focus is on elementary language instruction: drawing relations between structures of language, specifically narrative, and the processes of cognition.
For more information about the interactive language instructional modules that I have developed, in association with Promethean, visit Tiny Woman Wordshop.
Thank you to everyone who attended this event!
It is now available for viewing online.
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 (see time break-down of event below, for more information)
Location: KITL, 3rd floor Education Commons, OISE, 252 Bloor St. West
Register: Registration required, as there is a limited number of spaces available.
Dr. Shelley Stagg-Peterson and Graduate Student Christine Portier, Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
Kamla Rambaran and Zélia Capitão-Tavares, Teachers, Toronto District School Board
This presentation summarizes a two-year action research study with two Gr. 5/6 teachers who have found ways to bring Web 2.0 perspectives into their writing, science and social studies instruction. Believing that they can overcome whatever barriers arise at a given time, they have never put a hold on new literacies projects, nor have they waited for others to solve the problems they encountered along the way.
In the first half hour we will describe the research context, research methods and our analysis of classroom observation, interview and action research meeting data, proposing implications for teachers who wish to use Web 2.0 technology to teach writing across the curriculum.
The second half hour will include a live interview with the two teachers as they describe their challenges and successes in integrating wikis, blogs and multi-media into their teaching.
15-30 minutes will be allotted for questions at the end of the presentation. We encourage you to bring your questions, both research- and practice-oriented.