What is the purpose of the Classroom Suite Inquiry Projects?
As with all other provincially delivered classroom technology projects, the overall purpose of the Classroom Suite project is designed to support interested classroom teachers and school based teams employing personalized learning strategies and resources that utilize technologies to provide student access to their curriculum and meaningfully include all students in the classroom environment. More specifically, this project group is using an inquiry approach to explore the use of Classroom Suite 5.1 in their primary classroom. Classroom Suite 5.1 is a literacy and numeracy support software for use with students with emerging literacy and math skills. Planning, training and technology offered by SET-BC have been designed to support the conditions necessary for building capacity using this software tool within an existing classroom setting.
Classroom Suite 5.1 Project Blogs (2016-2017)
For more information on each of the school teams, their project and their progress during the 2016-2017 school year, click on the specific school site below.
The Harwood teaching team is using the Classroom Suite tools to support the Grade 1 class as part of their Daily 5 program. Goals for student growth include significant progress in reading and writing as well as independence in the classroom. Big idea: playing with language helps us discover how language works. Students will be working on developing their communication skills through increased knowledge of language features, structures and conventions.
The Cinnabar Valley teaching team is using Classroom Suite tools to build on the strong foundation created in Kindergarten. Using a differentiated literacy instruction approach with their Grade 1 students the team is planning on developing student Dolch word recognition. Students will be working on their communication skills through increased knowledge of language features, structures and conventions through the big idea that playing with language helps us discover how language works. A second goal is for students to be independent learners through the use of technology in the classroom thereby addressing aspects of the ADST (Applied Design, Skills and Technology) curriculum.
The Fort Rupert Elementary teaching team is using Classroom Suite tools to offer another means for the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 students to develop core competencies. Students will focus on communication skills through differentiated instruction in literacy and numeracy while also developing personal and social skills such as stamina and independent during self-directed activities in the classroom.
The Robert Ogilvie teaching team is using Classroom Suite tools to support the Grade 1/2 class in a district identified area of need in math. They wish to look specifically at the following question: Will the daily use of Classroom Suite templates in math increase the students’ understanding and fluency with mathematical concepts? Students will utilize Classroom Suite 5.1’s numeracy activities and templates throughout the year for developing the expected content knowledge regarding basic math facts (such as ways to make 10), number concepts and computational skills. Classroom Suite will also be employed to offer students another way to use technology to explore mathematics.
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