This third in a four part series explains how to control and trouble shoot the participant's audio, including plugging in the headset microphone, avoid echo, adjust the volume to facilitate participation in the VIA video conference.
This fourth in the series illustrates how to set up and adjust the web camera to support participation within the video conference. Also illustrated are proper composition of the image and a few annoying actions to avoid as a participant.
In this short, advocacy video for Principals in Focus 2012, Principals and teachers from several Nova Scotian schools whose staffs operate as professional learning communities discuss the advantages and challenges of switching into a PLC school culture. Their testimony is punctuated by video of their PLCs meeting, and Nova Scotian classrooms supported by PLCs.
Project-based Learning in O2 & Co-op Education explores how teachers at Forest Heights Community School structure and facilitate project-based learning in Co-operative Education and Options and Opportunities classrooms. Like inquiry-based learning, PBL is rooted in authentic real-world problems requiring students to apply skills and their understanding of content to complete projects that are meaningful and significant. In this segment, we see students working at school and in the community on a wide range of projects arising from curriculum outcomes. Although O2 and Co-operative Education classes are highlighted, project-based learning has wide application across subject areas and grade levels.
Inquiry-based Learning showcases how teachers structure and facilitate inquiry-based learning, in which students confront real-world challenges that encourage them to acquire and apply new knowledge that transcends mere rote recall. Teachers in this segment guide students as they frame open questions; help them structure meaningful tasks, and coach both knowledge development and social skills. This segment also provides insight into how teachers carefully assess what students are learning and the outcomes they are achieving from their experiences.
Learning Journals/ Math Journals explains how students at Lockview High School use journals in mathematics to think critically, problem-solve, reason, communicate, and to reflect upon their learning. Teachers Susan Wilkie and Sherri Miles comment on the multiple uses of the math journal; ways to establish math journal routines; their purposes and functionality; as well as classroom instructional and assessment applications. While this segment focuses on the journal as a tool for learning mathematics, the strategy and the underlying pedagogy are applicable across subjects, disciplines and grade levels.