Weekly A
genda Messages

Monday, September 24
  • Bring toonies for Terry Fox this week
Tuesday, September 25

Wednesday, September 26

Thursday, September 27
  • Terry Fox Run

Friday, September 28
  • Orange Shirt Day - wear orange


Ms. Johnstone and Mrs. Oprenchok will be collaborative team teaching this year. We have not made a video of what this looks like but below is 6 types of approaches we will be using and the video shows the approaches in an American school.


The Importance of Growth Mindset!

Our beliefs, conscious and unconscious, play an important role in our success. Every time the brain learns something, new neural pathways are formed, thus developing intellectual abilities. 


What Is Growth Mindset?

YouTube Video

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

YouTube Video

Contact Information
Email: nancy.johnstone@rdpsd.ab.ca
Phone: 403-348-0050

Email: arlee.oprenchok@rdpsd.ab.ca
Phone: 403-348-0050

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What is Project Based Learning (PBL)?

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Essential Elements of PBL include:

  1. Key Knowledge, Understanding and Success Skills - At its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from key concepts at the heart of academic subjects. Students build competencies valuable for today’s world, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation, which are explicitly taught and assessed.
  2. Challenging Problem or Question - Project work is focused by an open-ended question that students understand and find intriguing, which captures their task or frames their exploration. It is also known as Driving Question.
  3. Sustained Inquiry - Students are engaged in an extended, rigorous process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers. It should take place over an extended period of time.
  4. Authenticity - Students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the Driving Question and create project products. Authenticity increases student motivation and learning. How real-world is the project?
  5. Student Voice and Choice - Students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.
  6. Reflection - Students should reflect on what they’re learning, how they’re learning, and what they have accomplished in a project.
  7. Critique and Revision - The project includes processes for students to give and receive feedback on the quality of their work, leading them to make revisions or conduct further inquiry.
  8. Public Product - Students can display projects online, on a wall, or provide a product or service that is actually used by people in the real world. Students may chose to present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.

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The Wilson Ways

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Resilient

We are learning how we can make our brains stronger with Growth Mindset!

To build strong neural pathways I participate.

To build strong neural pathways I practice.

To build strong neural pathways I persevere.

To build strong neural pathways it takes time and effort.

To build strong neural pathways, I know mistakes are good and part of learning. 

To build strong neural pathways, I can ask an expert for help.