The End Result!

Well, what a journey it’s been! Although Trevor and I teach in a one-to-one environment, we realized that we didn’t have a lot of experience developing a blended learning course for our students – especially for Physical Education.  As we completed the modules, we found them to be quite valubale in our teaching practices, as we both utilized the content during the various times we were required to teach our students online this winter.   Course Profile & Creation Posts Cours […]

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“Connect”ions Four Online Learning

This pun seemed funnier in my head… As middle-years educators, we recognize how important the social aspect of a school is in the development of young people. When students leave our classrooms, it is the experiences and relationships that stand out to them – rather than the content they learned in class. Due to the physical nature and proximity in a classroom, many of the connections and relationships occur organically. Furthermore, teachers strategically design lessons and activ […]

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Tips for Video Lessons

Source: pixabay.com/mediamodifier This week Trevor and I had a chance to sit down and discuss our project in more detail and what we wanted to improve for future modules. While we did outline a few areas in need of improvement in the last blog post, quite a few of them revolved around the design of our video lessons. Since the video lessons are an integral component of our project, we felt this warranted further investigation to ensure they are as effective and engaging as possible for our […]

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Reflection on Modules 1 & 2

Source: mememonkey.com ​As was mentioned in past blog posts, for our Physical Education Blended Course, we decided to utilize OneNote and Microsoft Teams as our LMS.  These were familiar tools as both Trevor and I have extensive experience using them in the physical classroom, as well as online learning.  As a result of our frequent use of these programs, our lesson planning in OneNote has become second nature – which has resulted in assumptions surrounding student kn […]

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What’s the Deal With Office Lens?

As teachers, we all have different experiences in our professional lives due to the building we work in, the students within our classroom and the resources at our fingertips. However, there is one constant that educators everywhere face daily – the battleground that is The Photocopy Room! If you’re like me, you may try to get to school a little earlier just to make sure you’re first in line – only to find your new enemy taking their sweet time photocopying […]

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Blended-Learning Prototype Course

Source: www.litmos.com For this project, Trevor and I have decided to team up to design a blended-learning physical education course.  While blended-learning isn’t entirely new to either of us, utilizing it for phsy.ed definitely is!  If you have any suggestions or feeback after checking out our prototype, please let us know.  Target Population and Student Demographic ​The main population for this blended-learning course is Grade 8 students aged 13-14 years old.&nbsp […]

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Catch You On The Flip(ped) Side!

Before the pandemic, online and blended learning was a notion that many teachers had heard about, but I’m willing to bet that most had little to no experience utilizing it within their classrooms. However, that all changed when schools shifted online in the spring, and an instant, educators everywhere had been exposed to a new way of teaching. While in our current situation, not all educators are using the online model (at least for now anyway), I do believe that as a result of our expe […]

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Hello, It’s Me!

Source: Imgflip.com ello and welcome to my blog for EC&I 834! My name is Matt Bresciani and I am a Middle Years Teacher at St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Regina, Saskatchewan.  While my primary assignment over the past nine years has been Grade 7/8, I’ve also had the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects in some of the lower grades as well. These experiences have allowed me to work outside my comfort zone and realize the curriculum connections that exist for students in primar […]

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