From CSL to SCL

We need more acronyms in education don’t you think!?!?! IEP, CEA, PBL…the list goes on. Recently in British Columbia a new one has emerged, CSL: Communicating Student Learning. As a result of BC embracing a redesigned curriculum which is competency-driven it is necessary to change our ways of assessing and reporting on student learning. Now […]

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Building Understanding,Trust, and Relationships with your Parent Community via FreshGrade

“Why use FreshGrade?” This is a question that educators across SD23 are considering. By starting with your purpose it makes it more likely that you will arrive at that destination. This embodies our Learning Technology Department‘s mantra of a “pedagogy first approach to technology.” Scott Hayhurst, an OKM English and Social Studies Teacher, has used FreshGrade […]

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Grades in Costume

In a few short days, little ones dressed in costume will overtake our streets. Some will go for that scary look whereas others will go for one that is cute and cuddly. My son for instance thinks his fire-breathing dragon will be scary but in reality a 2 year old trying to muster a roar […]

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SD23 FreshGrade Playbook

This past summer my colleague Jordan created what I truly feel is the best GSuite resource out there. It has everything the most novice user would need right up to someone who has been going Google for years. Throughout our first month of the school year, we leaned heavily on this resource to help create […]

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From Presentation to Resource

I go to many presentations and put on even more. Unfortunately far too often a slide pops up and we determine the learning is not for us. More likely than not it is because of one of the three following reasons: You are already familiar with the content and ideas being presented. You don’t feel […]

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