Robertson Blog

Zach Hawes leads class using Smartboard

Back in Northwestern Ontario!

Continuing to build friendships and math ideas with the RRDSB – February 9 – 12, 2015 As part of our ongoing partnership with the Rainy River District School Board, the Jackman ICS and Robertson team from OISE spent February 9 – 12 working with amazing educators from Mine Centre P.S., Crossroads P.S., Robert Moore P.S.,

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Looking back on our Spring Institute

The Power of Inquiry: A Spring Institute by and for EducatorsN’gwii Kendaasmin (We’ll Learn and Teach Together): Drawing on Indigenous Knowledges to Transform Teaching and Learning in Mathematics and Science Enjoy the video highlighting our Spring Institute held at OISE on May 24, 2014 which brought together Indigenous leaders in education to support

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Making friends and math connections in Northern Ontario

The Robertson Program has been working with the Rainy River District School Board in Fort Frances, Ontario for more than a year now. Last year, our friends in Northwestern Ontario invited us to take part in the Fall Harvest put on by Seven Generations Education Institute, which provides for the education and training

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Nicole Thomson and Michelle Cain pictured with Dr. Douglas H. Clements

The 2016 International Mind, Brain and Education Society Conference

By Bev Caswell Last week, the Robertson Program had the wonderful opportunity to present our research alongside two educators from one of our partner school boards, the Rainy River District School Board. Kindergarten teachers Michelle Cain and Nicole Thomson presented the collaborative work of the M4YC program and shared their own classroom research

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Ursula Franklin

Remembering U of T Professor Emerita Ursula Franklin

University of Toronto Professor Emerita Ursula Franklin was a brilliant scientist, physicist, engineer, educator, activist and advocate for peace. Franklin, who died at the age of 94, first came to the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral student in 1949. She rejoined U of T in 1967 as researcher and associate professor of what is

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Student of Curve Lake First Nation School partaking in environmental inquiry

Science Educators from OISE Participate in Environmental Inquiry with Curve Lake First Nation!

The Robertson Program visits Curve Lake First Nation School A note from Arika Fleguel, Student Success Coordinator, Curve Lake First Nation “A Day at Henry’s” We were visited by our partners from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, which included educators from the Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching in Mathematics and Science, Natural Curiosity

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Liz Osawamick and a teacher sharing ideas

Robertson visits Alderville First Nation and the Black Oak Savanna

The Robertson Program visits the Black Oak Savanna with KPR educators On May 3, a team of educators from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, along with science educators from OISE’s Robertson Program, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study and Natural Curiosity, gathered on Alderville First Nation’s

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Liz Osamawick shares her water song with the Robertson Program

Liz Osamawick shares her Water Song with the Robertson Program

We had the great pleasure to spend time with Liz Osawamick during our visit to Alderville First Nation’s Black Oak Savannah. Liz shared this song to honour Nibi, the sacred water, for its precious gift of life. Liz spoke about women as lifegivers, so how fitting that this song  is being sung on Mother’s Day  at Trent University’s

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