Monday, April 28, 2014

Teachers Teaching Teachers

Friday, April 25th, early years teachers gathered at Sansome School to learn about different ways technology is being used to support learning in classrooms. 
Teachers had a chance to share and discuss how they are connecting their classrooms locally and globally, using technology to gather data for instruction and how different Apps allow for differentiated instruction & inclusion, and much, much more! 
In grade groups, teachers shared and created new ideas on ways that technology can help support great teaching and learning that is happening in our classrooms. 
As teachers, we know that when students start modelling and teaching their understanding to other students, the learning for each increases. This is also true for teachers. Sharing and collaborating with colleagues is a powerful way for teachers to create together, learn from one another and reflect on their teaching. 
We also had a chance to listen to Darren Kuropatwa's presentation on our 'Digital Footprint.' Darren shared with us some of the amazing ideas students are developing through technology and how we can use these examples to model appropriate use of technology. As teachers, we are preparing students to be citizens in a democratic society. Along the way, people make mistakes but as teachers we can use some of these moments to teach and improve understanding. This photo is from Darren's slide show. 
As we continue our iPad journey, there will be some hicups and teachable moments that allow us all to reflect and grow as learners, together. 

Buchanan teachers sharing ideas for the upcoming #mathphotoaday challenge beginning May 1st. Follow us on Instagram @buchananSJSD 

Teachers learning about the App Notability. This app allows teachers to collect information about student learning and can be used to share with students for their digital portfolios. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We Love To Read!!!

At Buchanan School, we celebrate I Love To Read Month in January. Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Mutter, read to one of our gr. 1/2/3 Multiage classes. Thank you for visiting us today! 

We also had a visit from Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Lough, read another gr. 1/2/3 Multiage class a. Book about his favourite sport, hockey! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 17, 2014 was Hockey Day at Buchanan!

Students participated in a Skills Competition in the gym. 

They also traded hockey cards!

More pictures to come! We watched a super fun hockey game between the True North Foundation staff and the Buchanan staff! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Santa Can Skate!

Santa is an athlete! He stopped by our hockey practice on Tuesday to skate with the kids! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Warm-Up Winnipeg!

Buchanan's RAT team is collecting items like mittens, toques and scarves for homeless people in Winnipeg.