Assessment of Students With Special Education Needs

This may be information that is obvious to us educators, but I have decided to write this for those who are not aware of current policy. Under the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Growing Success directive, teachers are required to provide some students (identified as exceptional by the school’s Identification Placement and Review Committee or IPRC, for short) with at least one of the three services indicated below when it comes […]

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Student Feedback – A Personal Grey Area in Assessment

A question from my Senior Geography AQ: What are the main features of the feedback you provide to students about their learning in geography? To be honest, I have never done any official assessment for any of the students I have interacted with. Every placement and supply job leaves the classroom teacher in charge of true assessment. I have never met one teacher who has relinquished assessment control. For this […]

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Inquiry Lesson – Discovering Careers in GIS

Word Document (much prettier) Free Download: inquiry-activity-discovering-gis-careers Grade/Subject  Grade 11 Open Geography Course CGT3O – Introduction to Spatial Technologies – P. 177 Lesson Title GIS:A 21st Century Geography Career Overall Goals: Inquiry: Students will use a variety of sources to find out what GIS professionals do, who they work for, analyze and evaluate GIS work/websites and present their findings to the class. Discussion: Presentations will be followed by constructive discussion to solidify […]

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