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Session Title

Leveraging Technology to Develop Transferable Life Skills: Deep Learning

Session Descriptor

On September 6, 2017, the Ministry of Education announced plans for Modernizing Ontario’s Curriculum. It is “increasing emphasis on transferable life skills that can help students of all ages meet the changing demands of today and tomorrow. Communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and global citizenship are skills that will help Ontario students thrive as they grow up in a changing, interconnected world. Beginning next school year, new report cards will better track a young person’s development of these essential and transferable life skills.”

Your students might be creating awesome looking presentations for their inquiry projects!  But, do you ever wonder how deep their learning is? How transferable are the skills they have acquired?  Are students engaged merely in ‘knowledge telling’ rather than ‘knowledge building’?

What affordances do technologies provide in supporting and developing these competencies? In this interactive presentation, learn how students can effectively use various technologies for deeper learning—for transferable skills—as they move through the phases of an inquiry project.