Grade Seven: Local and Global Action
Big Idea: How does our understanding of the Past impact our actions toward a better future??
Starting in October, students who have met the HWDSB criteria for GIFTED will be invited to attend the Enrichment and Innovation Centre located at Holbrook School. A package has been sent to all schools containing a consent form for parents to sign.
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- There are seven Grade Seven Groups (7A – 7G). Please see the above tabs for information about each of the groups.
- Grade Seven students will attend the program for a three-day consecutive workshop twice per year. They will have six days in total. The dates are found in Program Calendar.
- There are three teachers facilitating the Program and these teachers are responsible for supporting students at specific schools.
- Concerns or questions about the program, dates or other issues should be first directed to the school.
Grade Seven Program:
- Students will participate in activities and lesson that focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and ARTS, and Math). The context for the program will have a strong focus on social justice, history and geography and will involve using a variety of 21st Century teaching and learning methods. Students will continue the work they did in Grade Six, to continue to develop a strong understanding of how to be active citizens by exploring many facets of the world around them.
- The overall intent is to help them better identify their strengths and weaknesses, to advocate for themselves and to work both independently and collaborative in a given situation.
- We will use Inquiry and Problem Based methods for instruction and will emphasize a hands-on approach to learning.
- The Centre will provide an environment for students to engage in the topics and activities that interest them. We have hubs set around the classroom that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and ARTS
- While at the centre, the students will participate in both self-directed learning as well as a whole class focused activities that are built around real-world problems and solutions.
Sample Day Schedule for the Gifted Program:
Students go to their home school and await transportation to the Enrichment and Innovation Centre OR students are driven to the Centre by a parent (please notify the school 2 days prior).
9:30/10:00 → Students arrive to the Centre.
10:00 – 11:30 → Students participate in strength (interest) based, self-directed learning activities Teachers work with small groups.
11:30 – 12:10 → Lunch, Exercise, Play, and independent/small group activities
12:10 – 1:30 → Focused Inquiry-based, problem-based lesson
1:30 – 2:00 → Consolidation and sharing (Students will share a tea this time)
2:00 → Transportation back to homeschool via, taxi or parent