I’m A LiD Kid: I Study Pests

By Kristen Swaren (Grade 6 Student; LiD topic: Pests) Learning In Depth, or LiD, is a collaborative hour block every Tuesday at my school. Everyone has a topic. My topic is pests. Some people choose to work together, and some people choose to work alone. I am working alone because I feel it is better, because […]

A Reflection On Five Years Of Learning in Depth (LiD)

By Terri Zolob (K/1 Teacher) You never know what’s in store when you begin a journey. Perhaps it is a bit of the unknown that intrigues us to take that first step. That first step for me came 5 years ago when, as fate would have it, I met Kieran Egan. It in the cozy […]

Learning In Depth: We Are Thinkers, We Are Communicators, We Are Creators

By Tara Scott (Learning Assistance Teacher, Mar Jok Elementary School) Students in Grades K-6 at Mar Jok Elementary school In West Kelowna, B.C., Canada, are in their third year of Learning in Depth. Our school community comes together once a week for a common hour to wonder, explore, create, and think. This year, we are […]

IERG News March 2017

Hello Imaginative Education colleagues! Let me start with an invitation. This IERG News update represents a sample of some the IE activity happening around the galaxy.  Please leave a comment below to share what you are doing with IE—or better yet, send me a direct message and we can include more detailed information on your imaginative work/research/practice […]

Give LiD A Try?

By Jocelyn McIntosh (LiD Teacher, MEd in Imaginative Education) Alternative title:  Why there was a chicken in my classroom! The Learning in Depth, or LiD program, has been a part of my teaching practice for the past 3 years. I’ve implemented LiD with students in Grades 4-5 and Grades 1-2. Every year I am a LiD […]

Recommendations For Running A Successful Learning In Depth Program In Your School

By Ian Thomas (Deputy Headteacher, Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary School, North Devon, UK) At Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary School (GTB), students follow a broad program of study designed to maximize creativity, critical and collaborative thinking, global awareness, and depth of learning. One feature of their rich and diverse educational experience is the Learning in Depth […]

The Emotions Tree: Building Emotional Vocabulary & A Sense of Classroom Community

A Cross-Curricular Grade One “Feelings” Unit By Lindsay Zebrowski (MEd in Imaginative Education, Kindergarten Teacher) Primary students are solidly engrossed in developing the literacy skills that will radically alter the ways they engage with the world. They are fascinated with reading, writing, and using a rapidly expanding bank of language and show genuine elation about […]

See What’s New

IERG News & Updates October 2016 Topics include: Imaginative Education: International Scene Celebrations! Collaborate With Us:  New Programs (Applications Now Open)  Connect OnLine: #imaginEDchat  Read about IE practice from imaginative educators around the galaxy Learning In Depth:  Updates and Support      Find out about the NEW LiDKiD sharing site      Hear from LiD teachers […]

Doing Learning In Depth (LiD): 10 Tips For Success

By Courtney Robertson  My Learning in Depth Journey I have always enjoyed the collaborative aspects of having a “buddy” class. Being a Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher, I have been the younger buddy group in the pair, but have really enjoyed the many benefits of having a regularly scheduled buddy class. In the past I have done […]

NEW! Canada Foundation For Innovation Reports On Learning In Depth (LiD)

Engaging students’ imaginations & emotions to explore the world. (Source: Canada Foundation For Innovation) School can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be. Kieran Egan, founder of the Imaginative Education Research Group, talks with third grader Ashley Srdanovic about her portfolio on bees. He and his fellow researchers at Simon Fraser University are working on finding […]

How LiD Connects To Curriculum Topics In Ms. Cowan’s Classroom

By: Olwen Cowan (LiD Teacher, MEd in IE) Meet the MAC Pack! I once heard a very wise man say, “Anything can be wonderful if you know enough about it.” That fellow was Dr. Kieran Egan as he was making the case for his Learning in Depth (LiD) program. I scribbled those words into my […]

Why Learning in Depth? (LiD)

(Are you a LiD teacher?  Do you want free support for your LiD work? Subscribe to imaginED and stay informed! Free. No cost.  No spam.  One weekly update email. Lots of LiD action coming in the Fall of 2016.) By Linda Holmes (MEd) Learning in Depth (LiD) is a unique program. It is only natural that educators have lots of […]

The Magic of LiD: Moving Learning Beyond Classroom Walls

By Kavita Hoonjan (M.Ed.) What LiD Looks Like  Imagine a classroom where each student is in the process of becoming an ‘expert’ in one particular topic. The students work once a week to research and explore their topics and to delve into the multimodal and multi-disciplinary nature of their topics. Students find facts, write poems, research the […]

Putting Principles of The Learning In Depth Program (LiD) Into Practice

By: Yamanda Kaychouhi Boukmakh (yamandakay@gmail.com) This short independent, experimental study shows the immense power that the Learning in Depth program can have on student learning. I look first at how different LiD teachers introduce the program to their students. My investigation of students’ development as they learn and ask questions about their LiD topics provides evidence […]

B.C.’s Learning in Depth Program Lets Kids Take The Lead On Education

Now there’s a headline. Read the Globe & Mail news article about Learning in Depth with that headline here. Do you know about the LiD Program? Here is a recent post about it.  Here is a link to the official LiD website. News & support for your LiD program The LiD program has been operating now for over […]