Here we plan to list schools running LiD programs that are happy to be in touch with others. We will ask each to give us some information about how long they have been implementing LiD, how many classes/students are involved, something about problems or successes they have achieved, and perhaps some suggestions and advice they have for others based on their experience.
So, please let us know about your school and LiD practice (via firstname.lastname@example.org).
We’d really like to hear when you began the program? With how many students? What was your beginning ceremony like? In fact, anything you would like to tell us would be of interest. We will then add the information to that on our list of participating schools. And please include any photographs you might have that we will be allowed to put on this website. Don’t be shy! There are now scores, possibly hundreds, of schools using LiD. We are finding it very hard to persuade teachers or principals to send us information about their use of the program—you’d think these people had other things to do!
Below are descriptions of some of the schools that are implementing the program. Please join them and send us some information about your school.
[Please come back—we are just now beginning to receive information from some schools. We will be adding it as time goes by, and adding schools. Please send us any information about your school and implementation for what we hope will become a useful network for everyone exploring uses of LiD.]
LiD in Santiago, Chile.
Jean Warburton, a member of the LiD Team, has been in Chile during the spring of 2013 introducing LiD to the two schools of the Lincoln International Academy in Santigo. Other schools in Chile are also interested in taking up the program. Jean is helping the schools introduce the program to more than 600 students, all starting at the same time in March/April 2013.
LiD in China
Dr. Steven Fletcher has introduced LiD as a method of encouraging his Chinese students to master English in Guizhou University. As he writes: “ . . . we use LiD as part of a program called HILL. HILL stands for Holistic Integrated Language Learning. We use this to teach English . . . In the HILL program we took a list of topics from the LiD web site and deleted some items that we felt were less relevant in China. A few items were combined . . . At the end of the first semester of the HILL program we did some video interviews of students. One of the questions we asked was, which part of the HILL program did you like the best? One student responded that she liked everything but she especially loved the LiD topics because they all became researchers.”
You can read more about his program by clicking here.
LiD in Tehran
The Learning in depth project continues to spread around the galaxy. Most recently, four classes in Tehran have begun building portfolios on topics selected from the revised LiD topic lists here. Mahboubeh Asgari can be seen here introducing the program to one of the classes.
Here is a teacher planning session, as they discuss what kind of portfolio containers will work best, what topics they should select, and how they should organize the “reveal” ceremony. The students were given two folders; lighter ones in the top photo below which they could take home and carry to and fro with them, and the more substantial portfolio folder, below, which will stay in the school.
Goldington Green Lower School, Bedford, England.
- Contact: Racheal Simpson <email@example.com>
Corbett Charter School, Portland, OR, USA
- Contact: Bob Dunton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
- Contact: Diane Bourke <Diane.Bourke@mggs.vic.edu.au>
Centerville City School, Centerville, Ohio, USA
- Contact: Nicole Hess <Nicole.Hess@centerville.k12.oh.us>
LiD in Canada
K.B. Woodward Elementary School, Surrey, B.C. Canada.
- Contact: Christa Rawlings <email@example.com>
English Bluff Elementary School, Delta, B.C. Canada.
- Contact: Cathy Hussey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sea View Elementary/Junior/Secondary School, Port Alice, B.C. Canada
- Contact: Shannon Shields <email@example.com>
Gordon Greenwood School, Langley, B.C. Canada
- Contact: Linda Holmes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Burnaby Mountain Secondary School, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
- Contact: Elizabeth Byrne <Elizabeth.Byrne@sd41.bc.ca>
Nanaimo Christian School, Nanaimo, B.C. Canada
- Contact: Darren Spyksma
University Highlands Elementary School, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
- Contact: Principal Lori Driussi
Heath Traditional Elementary, Delta, B.C., Canada
- Contact: Principal Dr. Janet Lauman
Crofton House School, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
- Contact: (coming)
Bishop Feild School, St. John’s, NL, Canada
- Contact Principal: Judith Gard Puddester
Sunshine Hills Elementary School, Delta, BC, Canada
- Contact: (coming)
Park Street Elementary School, Fredericton, NB, Canada
- Contact: Katherine Ireland
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