Friday, May 31, 2013

Senior Years SEED Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Westdale School (Pembina Trails SD) and Sisler High School (Winnipeg SD) for being selected as the recipients of our 2013 SEED Grants in the Senior Years category!

Capturing Change

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Jerrold Wiebe and his students are purchasing five trail cameras and one time lapse camera in order to discover the environment around their school.  By using technology, they plan on using the trail cameras to create a digital trapline to further investigate the wildlife in their area and the time lapse camera to view changes in nature that are often unnoticed.

Youth 2 Youth

Jamie Leduc and his students are collaborating with groups of students from 2 other schools to teach each other 21st century skills while creating game-based web (and android) app.  Students are developing an international sustainable development arcade-based game/app.  Students involved are from Winnipeg, Kampala (Uganda) and Philadelphia (USA).  Students are using Facebook, Skype, Stencyl and the Adobe Master Collection to create the game.  To learn more about this project, please visit the Y Squared group page on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Middle Years SEED Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Henry G. Izatt Middle School (Pembina Trails SD) and Strathcona Elementary School (Winnipeg SD) for being selected as the recipients of our Middle Years ManACE SEED Grants for this year!

Inviting Student Voice - Student EdCamp

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Congratulations to Mrs. Nicholauson and her students at Henry G. Izatt Middle School!  The Student Technology Leaders from Henry G. Izatt Middle School have presented at nine schools and five administrative meetings in Pembina Trails and at other venues in the city. This team of students have developed understanding, skill and an ability to articulate “beyond their years” as they have embraced the opportunity to prepare and present on current topics - personal technology devices, technical support, digital citizenship, useful applications, inquiry based learning. 

Their intention, to grow learning capacity, to “push the boundaries of education” has led to this proposal to plan and facilitate a one day student workshop (a Student EdCamp) in the Pembina Trails School Division, to develop the dialogue between students and educators to productively impact program delivery in this 21st century.
 Values in Action

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Congratulations to Mr. Cueto and his students at Strathcona Elementary School.  They celebrate student successes through the 7 universal values of courage, humility, honesty, love, wisdom, respect and truth.   At Strathcona, they value and focus on students to exemplify examples of that particular value and teachers acknowledge two students in their class in a whole school assembly.   

The centre piece of their assembly is a student-produced film that gives the entire school community examples of that value.  Students at Strathcona School also produce videos in different subject areas to represent their understanding of curriculum outcomes.