Newspaper articles from the Leduc Rep reporting on citizenship projects both in the local community and internationally inspired by Greg Luchak’s Social Studies 30 class at Leduc CHS. Mr. Luchak also notes:
How do we know we made a difference in implementation? What
The difference I have found that we have made is helping create and shape new learners that do not so much want the easy answer but want the tools needed in order to succeed at a task. In my classes the emphasis has shifted from one on marks to one of learning. This shift is not entirely done yet but when given how much we needed to change it is amazing. The most direct evidence we have of the changes that ERLC has helped our division make, you just need to walk through our hallways and see the activity going on in our social studies classrooms. Rarely do I see 'talk-and-chalk' lecture style lessons. I see discussion, debate, metaphors, posters, research, presentations and active, engaged, constructive learners. Through the PD sessions delivered through ERLC our staff members, myself included, have been able to help our students think critically and creatively. We have been blessed with numerous resources from these sessions to assist our learners in those endeavors.
Simply put, without the ERLC, we would all be still trying
to reinvent the wheel on a daily basis. Now we have a common
understanding of the structure of the wheel and it is our task
to get it rolling.
Social Studies Lead Teacher - Black Gold Regional Schools
Leduc Composite High School
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