Authentic Engagement is fostered when teachers design learning experiences that intellectually and emotionally engage students. This was the case, when the Grade 3 and Grade 6 students from Greentree Elementary School in Drumheller worked collaboratively to complete the Buddy Sled Challenge. Connecting to Science Greentree 
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Future challenges and opportunities are difficult to anticipate; however, teachers in Golden Hills are constantly seeking ways to better prepare students for this uncertainty. What’s a solution? The Global Connections Certificate, a program developed by Golden Hills teachers and administrators. The program provides students with: 
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Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! There are gems of Powerful Learning in your units and lessons, so scrub the dirt off first. 1.   Start With What You Have, Set Goals, and Tweak Do you have a unit that you know is engaging 
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Authentic Engagement Builds Competencies and Deep Understanding The Grade 7 Science classes at Drumheller Valley Secondary School were actively engaged in #PowerfulLearning during the Spaghetti Tower Challenge.  This activity challenged students to think critically, creatively and collaboratively to design and construct a tower while acknowledging 
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I recently got the chance to introduce coding to a Grade 5 class at Wheatland Crossing School. A highly engaging introduction to coding is My Robotic Friends. There are no computers needed to for this lesson and is extremely helpful in getting students to understand 
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Grade 6 Social Studies tasks students with learning about a culture that is not only different from the one they live in, but also one that is ancient and no longer in existence. Creating authentic learning experiences about ancient Athens might seem difficult, but, at 
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At the start of each day, broadcasting  the Question of the Week to all staff and students sets the stage for a thinking classroom. The question is revisited daily and students are encouraged to hear new perspectives, ask questions and potentially change their minds over the 
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