WKTEP’s Elementary teacher candidates spent the day snowshoeing on the Nancy Greene Summit near Rossland yesterday. As part of their elementary science and social studies class, the group explored ways to create rich learning experiences with students in winter’s outdoor classroom.
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Connecting to our local watershed
WKTEP’s Elementary Teacher Candidates spent the morning exploring our local watershed as part of the science and social studies methodology course (EDCP 331/349). Led by WKTEP instructor, Monica Nissen, the teacher candidates explored the water quality of a local creek in Nelson as a springboard to beginning their own water related inquiry.
Collaborative Learning in Nakusp
The WKTEP teacher candidates had the opportunity to join teachers in School District No. 10 (Arrow Lakes) on Friday, Oct. 16th to explore models of co-teaching and co-planning with Faye Brownlie and Leyton Schnellert. It was a fabulous day filled with lots of deep learning conversations. A big thank you to Terry Taylor and SD 10 for inviting us to be part of such an amazing day.
Place-Conscious Learning Experience at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
WKTEP’s elementary teacher candidates spent a day and half at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park as part of their science and social studies methodology course. Together with local environmental educator, Monica Nissen, the group explored place-based and experiential learning opportunities in the outdoors.
Inquiry Based Learning in Elementary Science
WKTEP teacher candidates put on a Science Fair at Brent Kennedy Elementary in South Slocan last Friday, Dec. 5th. The teacher candidates each designed a station highlighting their own water-related inquiry project. The stations were set up throughout the school for students to explore and discover. It was an engaging, hands-on learning experience.
Field Trip to Kokanee Creek Park
Teacher candidates joined students from Rosemont Elementary School at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park to learn about the life cycle of the Kokanee Salmon. Candidates were also able to observe local park interpreters work with small groups of elementary students in an outdoor setting. It was a great learning experience for all.