#OTRK12 Follow Up: Professional Learning

On Thursday April 23rd at #OTRK12, I was very fortunate to spend an hour of time with educators from all over Ontario discussing professional learning. Thanks to @Tina_Zita for the poster describing my session.  The focus was sharing about how leaders balance and blend online and onground ways of learning. Finding the sweet spot! What […]

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#OTRK12 Session & Sharing Outline

OTRK12.ca | On The Rise K-12: Enhancing Digital Learning begins tomorrow! I am honoured to be facilitating a learning session entitled ” Professional Learning: Onground + Online = Super Visibility ”  and it’s for school and system leaders. Here’s my session description:   How do you find the sweet spot?  How do you blend professional learning – […]

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No Agenda & Free Open Learning!

No agenda.  Free.  Open.  Interactive.  Meaningful, relevant and powerful conversations that honour the expertise of each individual in the room.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?             Do you like to learn from others? Do you like to share your passions, interests and expertise? Do you like to ask questions, wonder out […]

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Face-to-Face Huddle, On Safari, Open Discussion @AncasterSrPS

Last week for two days, ASPS students and staff hosted E-Learning Contacts from Northern Ontario. Often referred to as eLCs, these are educators whose focus is to support Ontario students with digital learning opportunities.  As well, learning alongside with us were Education Officers from the Ministry of Education. My Wondering:   How to organize our […]

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My One Word For 2015

Give.  It’s that simple. Giving in the sense of sharing what cannot be seen but only can be felt. Give kindness.  Give time.  Give consideration.  Give love.  Give praise. Give patience.  Give humour.  Give positivity. Give focus.  Give empathy.  Give inspiration. Give to others. What do other need from me? Give to myself.   What […]

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ASPS is in the pink!

Meme goes on…la, de, da, de, de

And the meme goes on. Sue Dunlop, a colleague and friend invited me to join in.  This is a neat way to get to know each other by sharing some facts about yourself and reaching out to others to do the same.  And as Dean Shareski comments, “it’s just an excuse to write, which is never […]

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Staff Learning & Capturing Voice

Learning alongside is powerful and builds collective efficacy that nutures relationships, trust and risk-taking. On April 9th, 2013, the @AncasterSrPS Grade 8 teaching staff and I spent time learning together with @bloggucation and @mrjarbenne. The day’s theme focussed on sharing their wonderings and questions about our Grade 8 students transitioning to high school. The “how” […]

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Blog Day at ASPS

Snow Day is a Learning Day

I’m a wee bit late.  Sorry about that.  Better late than never, right?  Very excited to be joining in the #ETMOOC. Here’s how it happened.  Keep your eyes open and imagine snow, sleet and ice.  Yes, that’s right today was a snow day in my part of the world. Schools closed. It happens in Ontario, Canada. […]

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