Shift Resources

Nobody wants to reinvent the wheel each September. We believe in building off the work of others and freely sharing our own resources. The original mandate of The Shift was to demonstrate a shared culture of innovation throughout the Halton District School Board. Please make use of the work we have facilitated to broaden your own practice.



We learned the School Retool’s Hack Mindset and are excitedly sharing this method for taking small shifts to lead to big change in our schools. This method has educators truly listening to each other, getting critical feedback from students and designing tiny experiments, called hacks that work towards creating the school we aspire to create.


Integrative Thinking

We are working with Rotman’s I-Think program, with both science teachers, intermediate teachers and teachers of applied pathway. Integrative thinking challenges the mental models we all make of the world around us. The tools, like the pro-pro chart, the ladder of inference and the causal model empowers students to be critical, empathetic, creative thinkers.


Reading List

When we aren’t busy working with teachers, we also like to read. Jumping into this role required a lot of background research. We are glad to offer up our reading list so that you can get started on your own innovation journey.