This past week we had the opportunity to meet Dierk. He heard about our project on the internet and decided he needed to visit our school. Wow! We were very happy to meet him and we enjoyed sharing our learning about inquiry in the classroom! Our students were working on convincing the community and town council that we need an outdoor rink. What do you think? We put Dierk to work, and it turns out,he loves hockey, and he visits arenas whenever he visits a new community...but don't talk to him about the 'Maple Leafs!'
PKE enables us to continue our learning and our professional growth opportunities by sharing our knowledge and practice with teacher colleagues and school board staff. Pete and I have planned a "Day of Inquiry" where we will share, collaborate, learn and teach using the inquiry approach with teachers and students. This unique way of providing professional development for teachers by teachers is job-embedded and practical. I invite you to read the blog post at www.inquiry-based.blogspot.com to get more information about our PKE project. Stay tuned....more to come!
Louise Robitaille and Peter Douglas have worked together on TLLP projects with the Ministry of Education in Ontario Canada. We worked on a PKE - Provincial Knowledge Exchange Program and continue to share our learning. We will also be supporting the Ontario Social Studies, History and Geography (SSHG) implementation roll-out with OESSTA.