define information needs using a variety of strategies explore information using a variety of group activities identify varied ways of organizing information relate prior knowledge to information tasks purposes and types of research required research skills and attitudes thinking and planning strategies for research formulating research questions Stage 1: Preparing for Research Section 1: Preparing for Research Information StudiesInterdisciplinary Studies
locate a variety of appropriate resources from a variety of sources select information appropriate to needs using a variety of strategies gather information from resources using internal organizers and conventions of texts collaborate with others to share findings and ideas; sources of information conventions and principles of organizing information locating information selecting information Stage 2: Accessing Resources Section 2: Accessing Resources Information StudiesInterdisciplinary Studies
analyze and evaluate information using a variety of strategies test ideas to adjust research and problem solving strategies sort information using a variety of organizers and formats synthesize findings and formulate conclusions criteria for analysis and evaluation analysis of ideas recording, sorting, and organizing of information synthesis of research findings Stage 3: Processing Information Section 3: Processing Information Information StudiesInterdisciplinary Studies
revise product appropriate to purpose, audience and format present research findings in a variety of forms for a variety of audiences reflect on and evaluate product and process transfer new information skills and knowledge to solve problems and make decisions. comparing and modifying research assessing research methods and solutions criteria for assessing research new topics and real-life applications Stage 4: Transferring Learning Section 4: Assessing & Extending Research Information StudiesInterdisciplinary Studies
The Planner contains a comprehensive library of curriculum resources, planning and writing tools electronic databases It enables you to design share adapt manage Interdisciplinary Studies units, and course profiles. All Ontario curriculum expectations Authoring templates & rubric maker Teaching Companions Analysis tools AppleWorks (Macintosh/PC) Using the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner
The Planner highlights the design-down model of the planning process (from culminating task to sequential subtasks) that is a hallmark of interdisciplinary work. Teacher Design Student Demonstration Culminating Task Subtask 4 Assessment Subtask 1 Subtask 3 Subtask 2 Using the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner
Outlines unit in two pages Uses 8½ x 11 WYSIWYG format Expands to fit contents Use the Planners versatile templates to create units, course outlines, programs and profiles, handouts, rubrics, and resource lists. Combines units for year/course
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Using the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner Analyse, preview, and publish professional-looking individual units (1) or complete profiles/outlines (2). Our TDSB School Team Our School Team TDSB 12
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All students benefit from learning that is... personally meaningful engaging, active, and purposeful relevant to students PRESENT and FUTURE needs and lives IDS gives students and teachers the opportunity for new perspectives and solutions that go beyond established disciplines.