Snapshots in Time in the news

Lindsay Gibson recently spoke with CBC radio and the University of Alberta about the Snapshots in Time cards.

Click here to listen to his interview with CBC Edmonton.

Click here to listen to his interview with CBC Radio West.

Click here to read his interview with the University of Alberta.

Ontario Teachers' Federation Summer Institutes 2017

TC² facilitators Maria Vamvalis, Garfield Gini-Newman and Laura Gini-Newman will be running a variety of Summer Institutes through the Ontario Teachers' Federation in July and August.

July 10-12 in Toronto
Laura is offering a workshop on Sustaining Inquiry in the Intermediate Math Classroom

July 17-19 in Ottawa
Laura is offering Building Student Thinking Competencies in Mathematics (K-12)

July 19-21 in Toronto and August 9-11 in London
Garfield is offering Let's get 'Creatical': Creating Optimal Conditions for Creativity to Flourish in a Thinking Classroom (all grades)

August 2-4 in London
Maria is offering Sparking Impactful Citizenship and Social Change Through Critical inquiry (grades 5-12)

August 9-11 in Sudbury
Maria is offering Engaging Students Through Critical Inquiry Across the Curriculum (K-8)

See more details and register for the sessions.

Snapshots in Time: Significant Events in Canadian History Set 1

We are pleased to announce the release of the first set of cards in our Snapshots in Time collection. The Significant Events in Canadian History series consists of three sets of cards focusing on 150 significant events in the history of what became known as Canada from its pre-history to present day. This first set of 50 cards can be used as a game, learning tool, learning resource or assessment strategy to help your students investigate well-known historical events that are commonly included in K-12 curricula across Canada. Each card focuses on a significant historical event in Canadian history and includes a title, a description of the event and an iconic image that provides clues about the event and when it occurred.

This set of cards is available now for pre-order. Sets of cards ordered now will be shipped starting July 2017.

Teaching kids to think critically is crucial for their future

In this era of increased automation, where virtually everything is Googleable, teaching kids to think critically is more important than ever.

Read the complete article in the Toronto Star, published June 4th, 2017.

Welcome to our newest TC² Partners:

  • Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Okotoks, AB
  • Kind David High School in Vancouver, BC
See the complete list of our current Partner organizations.

Critical thinking for all

This powerful video captures the essence of a thinking classroom through the experiences of Maria Vamvalis, TC² facilitator and professional learning coordinator, and her students. The students’ insightful and passionate responses as they explore the topics of Inquiry-pac unit 7A: Physical Patterns in a Changing World through the TC² approach shows the positive impact of teaching critical, creative and collaborative thinking skills that are meaningful and engaging to all. (4:04 minutes)

We are pleased to launch our Fall 2016 catalogue. This catalogue showcases our new and upcoming resources that support critical, creative and collaborative thinking, and provides a comprehensive overview of our products and services. Check out what’s inside and build on your TC² library!