Welcome to the PRSD Learning Centre!
Located at Carman Collegiate and online, the goal of the PRSD Learning Centre is to serve as a launch point for the work done by Learning Leaders in Literacy, Numeracy, and Literacy with ICT (technology integration), in support of staff as we strive to improve learning opportunities for all students.
The Learning Centre is a great place to offer workshops to staff. Please refer to the PD Calendar in the SharePoint portal for all scheduling information. To get in on a session, please e-mail Arli Cruikshank.
Check out the page I put together for that topic.
You are invited to try out this month’s literacy strategy: "I Wonder... I Notice..."
This strategy can work with any topic and at every grade level. It is great for activating schema for a new unit or theme, previewing a challenging text, teaching inference and can lead into a writing activity.
Give students a picture to view and let them wonder about and notice details in the picture. A Think-Pair-Share format works great for collaborating ideas.
A variation of this strategy is on p.56 and 57 in Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor.
If you want to try this, and would like some help, email Barbara and we can set up a time to do this together with your class.
If you use this strategy this month, please let me know!
The PRIME manipulative kits have arrived! Distribution of the kits will begin at the PRIME training on November 15 & 16!
For more details on PRIME, click here.
We have notified principals about the details of launch at each of our High Schools. The launch involves:
If you would like to request a session to introduce your class(es) to this resource, please get in touch with Reg or Barbara.
As well, the two attached guides can be distributed, along with login accounts, to help people get started.
As well, schools can now purchase additional resources from the OverDrive catalogue. Please refer to the 'SchoolPurchasing.pdf' file below.
The 'Make Learning Visible Project' is underway! It's about creating routines in classrooms that help students to use digital tools to document their learning. Initially, it will be a centres-based approach, helping students learn how to take good photos of student learning. See how students are using digital (iPad) to document their learning here!
October 19, 2016: Teachers discuss student achievement data during a recent 'Got Data?' session. With a renewed focus on "leading from the middle", these types of discussions form the backbone of future planning for improved pedagogy and targeted resources.
For example, discussions about literacy results and the need for more reading materials have led to the licensing of a new digital resource lending service: OverDrive Digital Library. It will launch by December 2016, augmenting the variety of texts available to students (both French and English). There's more information about OverDrive here.