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.
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.
CCC1: Uses Information
CCC 1.1: 3 Questions and Answers
CCC 1.2: Analogies
CCC 1.3: Bibliography 1
CCC 1.4: Bibliography 2
CCC 1.5: Common Threads 1
CCC 1.6: Common Threads 2
CCC 1.7: Comparing This and That
CCC 1.8: Comparing This, That & the Other
CCC 1.9: Conducting a Survey (Preparing for the Survey)
CCC 1.10: Conducting a Survey (Asking Open-Ended Questions)
CCC 1.11: Conducting a Survey (Asking Multiple-Choice Questions)
CCC 1.12: Conducting a Survey
CCC 1.13: Conference (To Use Information)
CCC 1.14: Consulting Various Media
CCC 1.15: Internet Search Plan
CCC 1.16: Observation of Cross-Curricular Competency Development
CCC 1.17: Q3 - The 3 Questions of Information Gathering
CCC 1.18: Reflecting on How I Used Information
CCC 1.19: Researching Internet Guide
CCC 1.20: Resource Organizer
CCC 1.21: Selecting Relevant Information
CCC 1.22: Summarize It!
CCC 1.23: Synthesize It!
CCC 1.24: Taking Notes
CCC 1.25: Thinking It Through...