Transforming Learning by Leveraging Digital @ DASS

Over the past year, a team of teachers from Durham Alternative Secondary School (DASS) have been focusing on ways they can leverage digital to improve student achievement, student engagement and 21st century skills.  Through the Building Collaborative Inquiry (BCI) sessions, teachers have focused on ways they can streamline processes and engage students in tasks that […]

TELT Experiences – Sharing Ideas from the Field!

We have more devices, more resources and more access to digital tools than ever before. While this is exciting, it can be overwhelming and challenging to choose the best opportunities for incorporating technology in our teaching. This consideration of the most effective uses and timing is necessary to ensure effective and accountable programming while leveraging […]

Balancing Act: The eBook & Print Conversation

DDSB Innovative Education has been shifting culture, practice and thinking in our schools.  As we leverage digital we are creating a paradigm shift. We believe this shift is positive and we recognize that this shift can’t occur without debate, conversation and some uncomfortable moments. Our Library Learning Commons are acting as a catalyst for positive […]

Is it really cheating? How students need to be leveraging technology in the classroom

Students have access to more information than ever before. When thinking about how I accessed information in my elementary and secondary days, I am reminded of the beautiful white, leather bound with gold tree Book of Knowledge encyclopedias I had on a shelf in my living room. I couldn’t contain my excitement when the new […]