Staff Engagement – Exploring the New Curriculum


As we explore the new learning standards and the core competencies in SD60, we have many groups working collaboratively to construct knowledge, skills and strategies together.

Claymation Workshop

Judy McCharles, a classroom teacher from CM Finch Elementary created our first local “illustration” in the Creative Thinking competency.  You can find her classroom illustration described under the Core Competency tab.  As we shared the work of her students, teachers asked about a Claymation workshop, something Judy had learned from our Wireless Writing Program helping teacher, Toni Thompson.  Judy employed the help of her very competent students from last year and organized an interactive session for teachers incorporating these students as ‘coaches’ for us as we learned how to create narratives using Claymation.  Truly a Creative Thinking endeavour!  Thank you Judy and your students for organizing such an interactive workshop!

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