Two Hamilton Catholic board projects get grants

News Apr 07, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Two Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board teachers have received Ministry grants for professional learning.

The Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP), geared towards experienced teachers, is designed to support educators who want to improve student learning and development, develop leadership skills to share learning and facilitate knowledge exchange.

The program was launched in 2007 and the HWCDSB has had 16 successful applicants since its inception.

For the 2016-17 school year two applications were approved: “Responsive Pedagogy in the Primary Mathematics Classroom” by Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School teacher Andrea Germana, and “What App or Apps Will Take Us To The Next Level” by Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School teacher Cathy Nguyen-Stanshall.

Germana’s application will examine the ways technology will be used to be more responsive to student needs.

The plan will collect data using mobile devices and work collaboratively to plan instruction and determine next steps. As well, the project will then see the planning and development of assessments in mathematics that are responsive to student needs.

Nguyen-Stanshall’s application noted Guardian Angels will soon have interactive white boards installed in all classrooms, except for Grade 2 and full day kindergarten.

As well, each classroom is set up with an iPad to act as a document camera. As the school is a “Bring Your Own Device School,” the abundance of technology requires investigating software applications “that will enhance our instructional practice and in turn improve student achievement through ‘action research.’”

In her submission, she noted it would be beneficial for staff to discover what applications will help students succeed in numeracy. “We need our children to use the Internet more than sometimes and consequently student achievement will improve,” she said. “In short, we would like numeracy alive via technology.”

Two Hamilton Catholic board projects get grants

News Apr 07, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Two Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board teachers have received Ministry grants for professional learning.

The Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP), geared towards experienced teachers, is designed to support educators who want to improve student learning and development, develop leadership skills to share learning and facilitate knowledge exchange.

The program was launched in 2007 and the HWCDSB has had 16 successful applicants since its inception.

For the 2016-17 school year two applications were approved: “Responsive Pedagogy in the Primary Mathematics Classroom” by Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School teacher Andrea Germana, and “What App or Apps Will Take Us To The Next Level” by Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School teacher Cathy Nguyen-Stanshall.

Germana’s application will examine the ways technology will be used to be more responsive to student needs.

The plan will collect data using mobile devices and work collaboratively to plan instruction and determine next steps. As well, the project will then see the planning and development of assessments in mathematics that are responsive to student needs.

Nguyen-Stanshall’s application noted Guardian Angels will soon have interactive white boards installed in all classrooms, except for Grade 2 and full day kindergarten.

As well, each classroom is set up with an iPad to act as a document camera. As the school is a “Bring Your Own Device School,” the abundance of technology requires investigating software applications “that will enhance our instructional practice and in turn improve student achievement through ‘action research.’”

In her submission, she noted it would be beneficial for staff to discover what applications will help students succeed in numeracy. “We need our children to use the Internet more than sometimes and consequently student achievement will improve,” she said. “In short, we would like numeracy alive via technology.”

Two Hamilton Catholic board projects get grants

News Apr 07, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Two Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board teachers have received Ministry grants for professional learning.

The Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP), geared towards experienced teachers, is designed to support educators who want to improve student learning and development, develop leadership skills to share learning and facilitate knowledge exchange.

The program was launched in 2007 and the HWCDSB has had 16 successful applicants since its inception.

For the 2016-17 school year two applications were approved: “Responsive Pedagogy in the Primary Mathematics Classroom” by Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School teacher Andrea Germana, and “What App or Apps Will Take Us To The Next Level” by Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School teacher Cathy Nguyen-Stanshall.

Germana’s application will examine the ways technology will be used to be more responsive to student needs.

The plan will collect data using mobile devices and work collaboratively to plan instruction and determine next steps. As well, the project will then see the planning and development of assessments in mathematics that are responsive to student needs.

Nguyen-Stanshall’s application noted Guardian Angels will soon have interactive white boards installed in all classrooms, except for Grade 2 and full day kindergarten.

As well, each classroom is set up with an iPad to act as a document camera. As the school is a “Bring Your Own Device School,” the abundance of technology requires investigating software applications “that will enhance our instructional practice and in turn improve student achievement through ‘action research.’”

In her submission, she noted it would be beneficial for staff to discover what applications will help students succeed in numeracy. “We need our children to use the Internet more than sometimes and consequently student achievement will improve,” she said. “In short, we would like numeracy alive via technology.”