Steinbach Regional Secondary SchoolGrades 9-12

Learning for SRSS Educators

Steinbach Regional Secondary School
190 McKenzie Ave.,
Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 0P1

Shelley O’Brien

Learning Coach

Laura Masterson

Learning Coach

Science Across the Grades

Last school year at the SRSS, I was involved in a science club with grade 11 and 12 students that became known as Explore Science. The club’s goals were simple – expand science interest in early years by conducting hands-on, engaging science activities with a group of early years learners. The content that students used…

Feb 13, 2020 · SRSS Staff

Students Learning to Leverage Digital

As we approached the final week of our semester, I challenged myself with the idea of making a table-sized Nintendo game controller to engage students with something new and possibly cool!? “Now that’s hard to believe…Mr. Clement = Cool? Well…I try…” I teach grade 9 Computer Programming and Coding Level 1 courses and Graphic Design…

Feb 3, 2020 · SRSS Staff

Historical Thinking Summer Institute in Ottawa

Last July, I had the opportunity to attend the Historical Thinking Summer Institute (HTSI) in Ottawa. HTSI is a one-week conference held each summer for people involved in historical research and education. Our week was split between the National History Museum and the Canadian War Museum, and some of the perks included exploring the physical…

Jan 14, 2020 · SRSS Staff

Sustainability in the Business World

Students in the Sabres Credit Union are embarking on a journey of discovery. They have completed their training in the financial industry and now exploring current business topics of interest. As a class, the students chose to learn about being sustainable and what sustainability means in the business world. According to our research, sustainability means…

Dec 5, 2019 · SRSS Staff

Innovation Week – The What and the Why

Innovation Week We asked our teachers the following question: What is a major barrier to designing innovative learning experiences for learners in the Senior Year’s Classroom? Consistently, the answer is TIME. How do we get around the time barrier? How do we provide teachers and students the time to design deeper learning experiences? One possibility…

Dec 3, 2019 · Sherry Bestvater

Deeper Learning on the Court and in the Stands

We are teachers 24/7. During a typical high school athletic season (JV or Varsity), teacher-coaches come close to making that expression a reality. The coaching staff of the SRSS JV Boys’ volleyball team coached the team to a Provincial Championship this fall which required about 400 hours of work after in-class teaching assignments ended. As…

Dec 3, 2019 · SRSS Staff

Percentage Does Not Make the Grade

Over the past couple of years, I watched several colleagues shift how they approach both teaching and assessing in the math classroom. There is a movement in our school to get away from clumped units and percentage marks, and move to a scaled number. This of course looks a little different in each classroom. While…

Nov 6, 2019 · SRSS Staff

Making Collaboration Matter

When I started working at the SRSS, I was excited to be part of a learning environment that offered such a wide array of courses.  I thought of the amazing opportunity I would have to collaborate with teachers in different subject areas. I had developed a wonderful picture in my mind of teachers gathering together…

Nov 2, 2019 · SRSS Staff

Matt Falk Shares Stories on Failure and Vulnerability

Watching and participating in theatre-based activities offers students tremendous opportunities for personal growth. In this fall’s edition of SRSS Innovation Week, I invited comedian Matt Falk to perform for our ELA students with a focus on storytelling. Mr. Falk relies on the openness and vulnerability of his audience in order to experience a successful set.…

Nov 1, 2019 · SRSS Staff

Cultural Experiences for Students

Have you ever been to the opera? Seen a foreign film? Taken in a play? The Art and Language departments at the SRSS are doing all of the above! We know not all students are able to fit Spanish, Band, Dance, Choir, Drama, Art or French into their schedules. There are so many options out…

Nov 1, 2019 · SRSS Staff