On September 21st, SET-BC hosted its first Provincially Coordinated Workshop (PCW) of the 2018-2019 school year. The workshop was facilitated by Amy Block, and explored the alignment of the theory of Multiple Intelligences with personalized learning. Amy is an educational consultant who uses her experience as a classroom teacher to share and model understandings and strategies of how various learners learn.
In attendance were a diverse group of teachers, support staff, and district support staff from three school districts across BC. Staff from School District #39: Vancouver attended the face-to-face workshop at the SET-BC Provincial Centre, while staff from School Districts #22:Vernon and #69:Qualicum participated virtually via video conference with site hosts within each of the districts.
Amy led participants through a variety of exercises to explore the various intelligences, while modelling activities that could be implemented by the participants to support the diverse needs of students. Workshop participants engaged in the experiential activities and contributed to group reflection discussions and shared how they integrate the activities shared in the session into their practice.
The participants worked alongside SET-BC Provincial Teachers to create a valuable resource that pairs Multiple Intelligences classroom strategies with technology tools. This resource is available along with other workshop handouts at: learningnetwork.setbc.org/amyblockpcw1819/
Thanks, Amy, for a really interesting and interactive workshop! We look forward to hosting two more Provincially Coordinated Workshops this year with Dr. Jennifer Katz, who will be examining Numeracy to Support Diverse Learners (November 16th 2018), and Miriam Miller, who will be exploring Social Emotional Learning (January 25th 2019).