LEARN's Focus in Action videos show how three teachers and their classrooms of students worked their way through: interdisciplinary planning; Cross-Curricular Competency development; use of the Broad Areas of Learning; subject-specific content; scaffolding student development and use of competencies; and overall implementation of competency teaching and learning in the Secondary Cycle 1 classroom.

Each classroom was visited three times to document how teachers and students planned for and engaged in learning through complex tasks. The perspective of the video comes from the three teachers trying to make sense of the Québec Education Program and using the Focus Secondary, Cycle 1 materials to facilitate their planning, teaching and student learning.

Focus in Action

Focus Tools

Graphic Organizers provided in Focus, Secondary Cycle 1 can be used as a guide for ongoing assessment. Teachers and students alike can use the graphic organizers to evaluate throughout the learning situation. Students can self- and peer-evaluate and set personal learning goals and teachers can evaluate competencies at different phases of the process.

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CCC1: Uses Information

CCC 1.1: 3 Questions and Answers

3 Questions & AnswersLooking for information and putting it to use

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CCC 1.2: Analogies

AnalogiesMaking Links Between Relationships

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CCC 1.3: Bibliography 1

BibliographyRespecting copyright while putting information to use

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CCC 1.4: Bibliography 2

Bibliography 2Respecting copyright while putting information to use

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CCC 1.5: Common Threads 1

Common Threads 1Gathering and comparing information from different sources

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CCC 1.6: Common Threads 2

Common Threads 2Gathering and comparing information from different sources

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CCC 1.7: Comparing This and That

Comparing This and ThatTwo-item comparison matrix

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CCC 1.8: Comparing This, That & the Other

Comparing This, That & the OtherThree-item comparison matrix

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CCC 1.9: Conducting a Survey (Preparing for the Survey)

Conducting a Survey (Preparing for the Survey)Preparing for the survey

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CCC 1.10: Conducting a Survey (Asking Open-Ended Questions)

Conducting a Survey (Asking Open-Ended QuestionsAsking open-ended questions

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CCC 1.11: Conducting a Survey (Asking Multiple-Choice Questions)

Conducting a Survey (Asking Multiple-Choice QuestionsAsking multiple-choice questions

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CCC 1.12: Conducting a Survey

Conducting a SurveyAnswer + tally sheet

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CCC 1.13: Conference (To Use Information)

ConferenceSelf-evaluative tool

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CCC 1.14: Consulting Various Media

Consulting Various MediaGathering information from a variety of sources

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CCC 1.15: Internet Search Plan

Internet Search PlanEvaluating pertinence of sources

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CCC 1.16: Observation of Cross-Curricular Competency Development

Observation of Cross-Curricular Competency DevelopmentIntellectual CCC: to use information

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CCC 1.17: Q3 - The 3 Questions of Information Gathering

The 3 Questions of Information GatheringGathering information and making connections

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CCC 1.18: Reflecting on How I Used Information

Reflecting on How I Used InformationSelf-evaluative tool

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CCC 1.19: Researching Internet Guide

Researching Internet GuideEstablishing research strategies to systematize the information-gathering process

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CCC 1.20: Resource Organizer

Resource OrganizerGathering information and evaluating sources

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CCC 1.21: Selecting Relevant Information

Selecting Relevant InformationGathering infromation and assessing evidence

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CCC 1.22: Summarize It!

Summarize It!Distilling and summarizing information from information-based texts

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CCC 1.23: Synthesize It!

Synthesize It!Distilling and summarizing information from information-based texts

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CCC 1.24: Taking Notes

Taking NotesA framework for efficient notetaking

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CCC 1.25: Thinking It Through...

Thinking It Through...Self-evaluative tool

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CCC 1.26: Using Information

Using InformationMaking connections between information found and information sought

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