Dr. John Malloy welcomes us all back for the start of another school year. In this video, Dr. Malloy speaks about our continued support to students as they return to school.
Sam Barringer was the keynote speaker at the recent Director’s breakfast. Sam is a student at HWDSB entering Grade 9 at Westdale. Sam gave us a student’s perspective on engagement and shared with us that engagement is truly about connection and motivation. He also spoke about how we can all really make a difference in our students’ lives when we really get to know each and every one of them.
HWDSB students learn math on the trails of the Royal Botanical Gardens. This engaging activity had math questions geocached along the RBG trails. Each geocache the students located contained a math problem to solve. The answers from all of the math problems together would reveal a coded message. This “Mathletic” activity is an excellent example of an innovative approach to curriculum that is designed to engage students.
John Gaureau of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers reveals what the Hubble telescope can see in the darkest portion of our sky. This is an excerpt from John Gaureau’s presentation at the BASEF 2014 Student Activity Day. BASEF is one of the oldest and largest science fairs in Canada.
On Feb. 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was set free after 27 years of imprisonment. Mandela led the struggle to oppose the system of apartheid which denied legal and human rights to the majority of the people of South Africa who were categorized as black or colored.
Asking the right questions is where 21st Century Learning begins.