How has Galileo changed or impacted your teaching?

Grade 1 Building Structures Galileo Project (Click Image to learn more)

Grade 2 Making and Solving Math Problems


Grade 3/4 Artful Reflection Project

Grade 4 Teacher Reflections Museum School

Grade 4 Simple Machines (Click image below to see more of this project)


Grade 5 Cordillera Region of Canada

Home page for Galileo Institute


WRPS Administrators will participate in 4 learning days with Dr. Sharon Friesen.

A cohort of 35 teachers from around the division will begin their journey into 21st century teaching on September 23 at Aurora Elementary School in Drayton Valley. This group of teachers will participate in 10 PD sessions this school year.

What did you do in school today? (WDYDIST) is a collaborative research and development initiative of the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). Participating schools and school districts will use the results of this research to understand their students' classroom experiences and take steps to enhance learning for young people.
Researchers from Galileo Educational Network are working in partnership with The Learning Bar, CEA and CCL on this research and development initiative.

Galileo Educational Institute working to improve student learning.
Students learn in different ways and effective teachers must be able to design rich learning experiences for students that engage their minds and hearts in intellectually robust ways. Recent research has revealed that students need to have ongoing assessment woven into the very fabric of their day-to-day learning experiences in order to become self-directed in their learning and teachers need to use this assessment information to guide their instructional decisions. It matters that teachers and students build strong pedagogical relationships. In addition, teachers need to work with other teachers to improve their practice.
Preparing teachers for the 21st century requires a close look at what it means to teach and learn in increasingly networked, technology-rich, digital classrooms. Schools and teachers need to thoughtfully and intentionally design learning environments and tasks in which teachers can explore issues that are relevant and develop pedagogies that are effective for a knowledge era. They need to develop new images and acquire new expertise to design and facilitate meaningful learning with technology. Given this shift in our world, and the new research from the Learning Sciences, one can see the complexity that teachers face in working with learners in the 21st century - http://www.galileo.org/teachers.html

Click the image below to visit Intelligence Online.


http://gateways2learning.ca/GlobalCitizenship/default.html This is a website that has thematic topics, rich with thousands of teaching and resources linked with the Alberta Curriculum.

http://engage.education.alberta.ca/inspiring-action/blog/article/2010/12/01/162-letting-go-of-curriculum/ This is a blog that speaks to the importance of listening to students and knowing where they are at and where they need to go with their learning.

http://www.masters.ab.ca/ A Calgary school that embraces inquiry based learning - this page compares traditional learning with inquiry based learning.