On this website, multi-level teams (classroom, school and board) of educators and students provide answers to the question, “What’s the difference that makes the difference?” as they discuss key factors that lead to student success and help close achievement gaps in their boards. Their stories are captured as Skype conversations with supporting artefacts and relevant data.
The purpose of the website is to foster conversations about effective and differentiated instruction and about collaborative inquiry as a way of learning for educators. You are encouraged to make connections to your own practice and context.
Although a particular focus or initiative may serve as a catalyst for change, the conversations describe a synergy–an interaction of a variety of supports and conditions that have a positive impact on student learning. Over the course of the conversations, five key themes emerged as being common to all of the boards. Click on a theme or a board to find out more.
Want to Delve Deeper?
Related resources and research, with questions to guide your thinking, practice and planning for professional learning, are included in the Delve Deeper section at the bottom of each Theme page.