Author Archives: Iron Ridge Elementary Campus

About Iron Ridge Elementary Campus

We are the local community school in Blackfalds. We are a K-4 school of approximately 460 students. We are a 7Habits school and have a strong focus on guided practice and using technology in purposeful way to assist in teaching and learning.

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No Quick Fix

No Quick Fix It’s always interesting to me how many people in education, once they start waking up to the big shifts that are afoot, immediately jump to the “ok, so how do we change our schools?” question without addressing … Continue reading

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We Can’t Reinvent the Wheel!

All too often as educators we try to meet the future by what we have done in the past. When we do this we are alienating our students who need to see a purpose of what they are learning and … Continue reading

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Visual Bloom’s For Using Technology

I often struggle with where does everything fit into the classroom, curriculum, and teaching in regard to all the technology tools that are out there. While on Twitter I found a site which made a real connection for me. This … Continue reading

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Current Assessment Practises and PATs

This Is What I Think: “Assessment for Learning is the ongoing exchange of information between students and teachers about student progress towards clearly specified learning goals for the purpose of improving learning and informing instruction.” Adapted from Alberta Assessment Consortium, 2005. PATs … Continue reading

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Post Staff Meeting/PD

Follow up with a sampling of teachers on the value of the staff meeting/PD As a learning team, leverage learning walks and classroom walk-throughs to assist with ideas valuable to the school community Leverage Google Docs/Moderator for staff meeting/PD insights … Continue reading

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During Staff Meeting/PD (Agenda Possibilities)

1. News: Any recent news and clarification from the exfiles document that needs to be shared (this should be used sparingly and only for time-sensitive news). 2. Opening: Creativity and Engagement Activity 3. Storytelling/Community Building: Share Your Passion 4. Innovation … Continue reading

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