Grade Seven Gifted Centre

Grade Seven: Local and Global Action

Big Idea: How does our understanding of the Past impact our actions toward a better future??

Starting in September /October, students who have met the HWDSB criteria for GIFTED will again, be invited to attend the Enrichment and Innovation Centre located at Holbrook School or Dr. Davey Schools.  A letter will be sent to the students family as well as the school.

New this year!! →

  • Students will attend in three day sessions instead of attending one day spread out throughout the school year
  • Some students, as needed will also be supported in the schools

Grade Seven Program:

  • There will be SIX SESSIONS (increased from 5 sessions) which will include an experiential learning trip.
  • Students will participate in activities and lesson that focus around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and ARTS and Math).
  • There will be a strong focus towards the Global Goals and Social Justice
  • The overall intent is to help students better identify their strengths and weaknesses, to advocate for themselves and to work both independently and collaborative in a given situation.
  • We will use Inquiry and Problem Based methods for instruction and will emphasize a hands-on approach to learning.
  • The Centre will provide an environment for students to engage in the topics and activities that interest them.
  • Students will learn about and participate in, the WorldViews and Philosophies of the First Nations, Indigenous, and Metis
  • Students will participate in both self-directed learnings as well as a whole class focused activities that are built around real-world problems and solutions.

 Sample Day Schedule for the Gifted Program:

Students go to their home school and await transportation to the Enrichment and Innovation Centre OR students are driven to the Centre by a parent (AS ARRANGED BY THE SCHOOLS)

9:30/10:00 → Students arrive to the Centre.

10:00 – 11:30 → Students participate in strength (interest) based, self-directed learning activities (hubs set up around the classroom to choose from). Teachers work with small groups.

11:30 – 12:10 →  Lunch, Exercise, Play and independent/small group activities

12:10 – 1:30 → Focused Inquiry-based, problem-based lesson

1:30 – 2:00 → Consolidation and sharing

2:00 → Transportation back to homeschool via bus, taxi or parent

 Parent Volunteers:

We are always looking for volunteers to join our Enrichment Centre Stations. If you have an expertise in a certain area, we would love to have you come share and help inspire our students. Please contact the Enrichment Centre Staff.

 

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