By Lisa Ainsworth
Teacher / Teacher Librarian Assessment Collaborative Inquiry Project: Exploring Aspects of the Inuit Way of Life
The paper documents a co-planned, taught and assessed grade five social studies project between teacher and teacher-librarian. The collaborative inquiry project’s goals, implementation, findings, resources, and assessment criteria are detailed with illustrated artifacts of learning photographed throughout. Findings include the impact on student learning and how teacher and teacher-librarian professional growth benefited from the collaborative practice.
Lisa Ainsworth is a teacher librarian with the Peel District School Board (PDSB). She has taught in the primary, junior, and intermediate divisions. Lisa currently holds the position of Mentor Facilitator for Side by Side, the PDSB’s new teacher induction program. In addition, she has been chair and remains as a member of the Peel Fiction Review Committee of the PDSB. Recently, Lisa has facilitated workshops in the areas of assessment for learning and identity texts for English Language Learners. Lisa also has a strong interest in visual arts and has a Specialist Qualification in this area. As teaching is her second career, Lisa has a background in urban and watershed planning. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Education from OISE, University of Toronto, and a Master of Geography degree from the University of Guelph.