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ERIC Number: EJ868711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Greystone: A Family Lives Here
Education Canada, v49 n5 spec iss p14-15 2009
This article features Greystone Centennial Middle School, one of two middle schools in Parkland School Division, on the western edge of Edmonton, Alberta. About 500 students attend the school, which encompasses Grades 5-9. It's organized into two "loops": (1) a three-year loop (Grades 5-7); and (2) a two-year loop (Grades 8 and 9). The school opened in 2005 in a new building with lots of flexible spaces and a newly structured program. At Greystone, students don't move from classroom to classroom or teacher to teacher (sometimes referred to as "pop tart" scheduling). Instead they stay with same group of teachers for as long as possible in any given day, in much the same mode as an elementary school schedule. This approach to program delivery gives students more time to develop their multi-discipline inquiries, as well as collaborate with classmates at various stages of their studies. The teachers work together too, offering support to one another and sharing responsibility for guiding students' individual and group efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada