Here is the slide presentation from our Inquiry Hub Information Session on January 22nd, 2013.

Inquiry Hub – Rethink Learning from David Truss

My favourite part of the presentation was the Question period when I was able to defer questions to our students that presented with us. It speaks volumes when you think that these students have only been with us for 1/2 a year and already they have fully bought into what we are about, and they are able to articulate that so well. It’s a huge compliment not only to the students, but also to the staff that have been at the school developing a culture and a path one day at a time.

Next up, an after-school presentation on 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom in Maple Ridge. Then I’m off to the Educon Conference in Philadelphia, to see what Chris Lehmann and his team at the Science Leadership Academy are up to… This has been one of the busiest weeks that I can remember!

3 comments on “Inquiry Hub – Rethink Learning

  1. Have a great time in Philly David. I had this on my schedule, but changed my mind to accommodate the funding of a Canadian CONNECT event this coming spring in Niagara. Hope to catch up with you face-to-face soon.

    Note: Bring warm clothes!

  2. Didn’t know about Canadian CONNECT, had to look it up just now. Believe it or not, I got a cheaper ticket to Philly than I could ever get to Toronto from here… Don’t you love the cost of flights in Canada?

    Sorry that I won’t see you at Educon, Rodd. Especially since it is such a great conference… which is necessary if you are going to drag a warm blooded guy like me to Philly in January! 😉

  3. David,
    Inspiring post as always. I enjoyed getting to know the Inquiry Hub a bit better and loved the newspaper article you included in the slideshow. Especially inspirational was how you included the students from the hub in the presentation. To many times these days I think that students are missing from the narrative about transformative educational practice.

    I recently had the opportunity to present my mastery learning/ asynchronous classroom model at a regional technology conference where my district technology administrator was onsite at the conference and my class and I participated via video conference from our classroom. It was so much more real to have my students explain what it is like in my class rather than just hear about it from me. Plus my students got a real kick out of being the experts for a bit!

    Thanks for sharing this experience and, as always, demonstrating how transformative educational experiences look.
    Jasper Sr,

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