Spinndle for LiD: Supporting Assessment Through an OnLine Tool

Two weeks ago, CIRCE hosted part one of a two-part webinar series for CIRCE LiD teachers to learn more about Spinndle, and how co-founders Jack and Kris can tailor their assessment as learning platform to meet LiD educator needs. We began the webinar by asking why teachers love using LiD in their classrooms. Here are […]

Living Learning in Depth – LiD Resources by Linda Holmes

Are you already using LiD? Have you ever felt stuck or lacking ideas to move a topic forward? Linda Holmes, one of the first teachers to employ and develop LiD at Gordon Greenwood School (Langley, B.C.) and long time “LiD Trainer” has created a list of tips for schools and homes. Here are three of […]

Assessment Webinar for LiD Teachers

Welcome back to another school year! LiD teachers, are you interested in trying something new? We (SFU CIRCE) have a professional development opportunity that might inspire you. As you may know, we’ve teamed up with Spinndle to offer LiD teachers an interactive way of both tracking formative assessment and facilitating peer feedback. Spinndle is an […]

Reflecting on LiD: The Italian Experience

I grew up in Italy and attended both elementary and secondary school there. Attending public school was an enjoyable, yet pretty standardized experience; core competences were not part of the curriculum and the model privileged ideas over reasoning, questioning, and inquiring. Things are changing in Italian schools thanks to the work of Prof. Federico Corni […]

Re-imagining How We Engage Students in Self-Assessment

“We are always slow in admitting any great change of which we do not see the immediate steps.” – Charles Darwin When we’re talking about changing an aspect of the educational system, change is slow. The first step is recognizing that something is no longer serving the function it once was. Heavy reliance on testing […]