News from Boissevain School

April 7, 2013

Update – April 7 – 2013

Filed under: Education — Mr. White @ 7:42 pm

What’s Up at Boissevain School

Upcoming Dates:

April 9 – MS Staff Meeting

April 10 – Primary Staff Meeting

April 10 – HS Dance

April 14 – 18 – Cantando Band Trip – Edmonton

April 16 – HS reports go home

April 17 – HS Staff Meeting (Note Change)

April 18 – HS Interviews

April 25 – Val Caldwell – Social Media Presentation – Gr. 11 & 12 – pm – North Gym

June 4 – Cafeteria Closes

June 5 – AAA Spirit Day

Reminders:  Please mark on your calendars!

Staff Mtgs:

Primary – April 10  – 3:30    MS – April 9  – 8 am    HS  – April 17 – 3:30

(as always, submit items on the staff wiki or let me know – Meetings are in Meeting Room)

√ √√√√  Announcement:

Keith Forsyth received the MHSAA Coach of the month award for March – Congratulations Keith

Newly Hired Positions for Boissevain School:

:Tracey Fingas  – 1.0 Teacher general position in Boissevain.

:Grant Harrison- 1.0 limited position until the end of June in Boissevain.

√ I received a calendar of mRLC workshops for next year – some of you have been actively involve this year and the cost was looked after by the division – next year will be our responsibility to take care of costs although there may some specific workshops the DBO will be requesting participants. If you are interested in seeing the list/and carrying on with some of the mLRC work, please see Al or myself.

√ The Fastball and Baseball teams helped move the Coop on Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – the new store is sure nice – pretty exciting

(We sure have nice kids in our building to help with things like this)

√ High School – Advisory

April 10 Regular  Advisory

√√√√  I liked reading the following – you see a lot of these in our classrooms:

√√√ this is worth taking a look at:

The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have

Added by Jeff Dunn on 2013-03-22

If you’re contemplating using Project-Based Learning or are already trying out the latest craze to hit the modern classroom, you should know about this checklist. It details if you’re actually doing it correctly. For example, does your project focus on significant content, develop 21st century skills, and engage students in in-depth inquiry (just to name a few)? If not, you might want to reconsider your PBL approach.

See Also:  What Is Project-Based Learning?

The checklist is by the PBL masters over at BIE and they’ve outlined 8 different ‘essential elements’ that must be present in a project in order for it to be considered PBL. While you may agree, disagree, or think there should be some additional elements, this checklist is phenomenal.

These elements are actually useful for even more than PBL. In fact, I’d say that it’s extremely important to make sure ANY lesson helps develop 21st century skills, organizes tasks around a driving question, and encourages voice and choice. Along with the other handful of key features too.

What do you think about this PBL Checklist? I personally find it broad enough to be useful and precise enough to make sense. Do you think it’s lacking or perfect? Would love to hear your input!


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