Last year, Bonny and I participated in a teacher inquiry project thanks to a grant from the BCTF, which was matched by our local, the LTA, and our school district #35. This year, we were fortunate enough to secure another PQT (Program for Quality Teaching) grant through the BCTF which has also been matched by our local LTA (Langley Teacher's Association) and SD35. Just before Christmas, we excitedly attended our first session for this year with our fabulous facilitator Henry Lee. By having a second year to work on teacher inquiry, we are able to have more opportunities to reflect on our own teaching practice and grow as a community of learners. Having time to collaborate with other teachers and have our own Inquiry Buddies is so valuable to helping us support our students and improve our teaching practices.
This year, Bonny and are continuing to pursue inquiry with our students using Inquiry Buddies as one of the ways that we ignite learning in our classrooms. In addition, I am excited to have time to think about and collaborate with others around my new question.
How do I authentically utilize technology to engage students in ways that were not previously possible?
The planning stages have started and we are excited for what is to come in the next few months!