GET grant recipients 2015/16
Karen Stoddart (SWLSB): Getting Creative with Technology is a project in which students used tablets (iPads) to create a variety of written stories throughout the year. They began by completing both individual and group writing projects in class on a related theme. Their stories were then transformed into e-books and animated stories using the iPad and a variety of apps.
Loulia Vassina (ESSB): I am a writer! is a project aimed at teaching students writing strategies by analyzing various quality books. The teacher made a selection of books where authors used different writing strategies to convey their messages and engage readers. These books include various genres: mystery, fables, fantasy, poetry, adventure, etc. After reading a book with the class, the teacher guided students in discovering particular strategies used by the author (strong verbs, text organization, sentence structure etc.). Students then practiced applying these strategies in their writing. The final product of this project was a published book including the best writing of each child.
Louise Bourque (RSB): Bringing Visual Literacy to the ELA classroom is a project designed to provide teachers with an opportunity to develop a project for Sec. 3 students that focuses on image instead of print while honouring the foundations of the ELA program. Teachers would use the students' understanding of the codes and conventions of image and how it supports the message of the text to print.