Why Transform How We Learn and Work?

Technology is embedded in every aspect of our personal and professional lives. As staff members of the OCDSB, creating intentional goals and strategies is an important part of focusing our priorities and being accountable. As we evolve as human and digital beings, we must build upon previous knowledge and skills in order to ensure success. In Business & Learning Technologies, we strive to provide the necessary tools for everyone to work effectively with a singular goal in mind: to provide students with equitable opportunities to reach their fullest potential and create responsible, contributing citizens of the future. 

In the OCDSB, we value meaningful and effective teaching & learning that develops higher order thinking. The SAMR model (below) empowers us to reimagine the status quo. It challenges us to re-evaluate current practices for areas of improvement, and helps us strive towards extended thinking and redefinition of learning.


Bloom’s taxonomy (below) uses action verbs to conceptualize what learning can look like. Redefinition can be achieved through creating, evaluating and analyzing. It establishes a foundation for productive project development through higher-order thinking goals. Using both models in a digital context will assist in the implementation of innovative ideas toward increasing productivity and successful outcomes for students. They help validate why we must transform how we learn and work.


Higher-order thinking and actions (Applying, Creating, Evaluating and Analyzing) build upon and combine established knowledge and experiences (Remembering and Understanding) in a revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. The three pillars of this technology plan help weave human and digital skills together for improved learning, well being and social responsibility.
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