BC educators Trevor MacKenzie and Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt share their passion for inquiry through the lens of student-centred assessment practices including:
At the heart of this assessment work is the belief all students have the potential to grow and be successful in BC classrooms. Examples are provided from both primary and high school classrooms.
Trevor MacKenzie is an experienced teacher, author, keynote speaker and inquiry consultant who has worked in schools throughout Australia, Asia, North America, South Africa and Europe. Trevor’s passion is in supporting schools in implementing inquiry-based learning practices. He is a highly regarded speaker known for his heartfelt storytelling, kind demeanour, and student-first philosophy. Trevor’s graduate research focused on identifying and removing the barriers to implementing inquiry-based learning in the K-12 setting. He is an inquiry practitioner currently as a teacher with the Greater Victoria School District in Victoria. He has two publications: Dive into Inquiry and Inquiry Mindset, both published by Elevate Books Edu. He has vast experience supporting schools across several years in implementation strategies in public schools, international schools, and International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP/MYP/DP).
Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt is a French Immersion Kindergarten teacher at George Jay Elementary School in Victoria, BC. She is the co-author of Inquiry Mindset with Trevor MacKenzie. She is passionate about finding ways to invite questions and build off learners’ curiosities and wonders. Through an inquiry-based approach, Rebecca empowers learners to explore, research and share their passions in innovative ways. Rebecca’s learners thrive in a child-centred environment, where they are challenged and supported to construct their own knowledge through hands-on and meaningful learning experiences. She weaves in First Peoples' ways of knowing, meaningful technology use and core competencies seamlessly into her practice to further connect and extend children’s learning. Rebecca is a graduate student at the Vancouver Island University, a thoughtful sketchnote artist and an enthusiastic blogger in the education community.
Dean Shareski is an award-winning leader, teacher, speaker, coach and author. He has worked as a classroom teacher, district leader and built community throughout North America. He also has over 12 years of experience in online instructional design and teaching. Dean is a seasoned presenter who brings high energy, humour and isn’t afraid to challenge himself and others with provocative thinking and ideas.
This presentation originated as a recorded webinar from October 8, 2020, part of the Ministry of Education’s Teaching Tenaciously: A Webinar Series to Support Educators as They Navigate Through Times of Uncertainty and Change.