Agency and Access: Personalized Professional Learning at Scale

Educators WANT to learn. As we shift from a culture where learning is provided to a culture where learning is sought, we need to consider how we provide ACCESS to quality learning for our educators. I watched this play out on Thursday night, as Heather Theijsmeijer, a Renewed Math Strategy Coordinator in Rainbow District School […]

#NotABookStudy Update on VoicEd Radio

Here is my conversation with Stephen Hurley on VoicEd Radio about NotABookStudy, the latest project by #MathLeadersNEO beginning April 10. Enjoy! And join us!   Featured image from VoicEd Radio – 24/7 Canadian Education Content!

Comfort Zones in Exponential Times

We cannot let the comfort zones of educators limit our children. Reliance on paper-based textbooks creates enormous workflow for children who need a digital format. Banning cell phones in response to inappropriate use ignores our negligence in ever teaching children to use mobile devices effectively. How do our adult practices limit children in 2017? From […]

Digital Tools To Support Learning

Here are the slides for the presentation: Here are the resources I referred to: Making Disability Part of the Conversation: Digital Pedagogy Lab Universal Design Resources Google Tools for Special Needs Office Tools for Special Needs Toolbelt Theory and Universal Design for Learning Free Resources from the net for every learner 21 Chrome Extensions for […]

Triangulating Assessment in Online Environments

Here are the slides for the session: Resources (generated by other groups working on this topic): Triangulation of assessment Your Connected LIfe: http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/tip-sheet/your_connected_life_guide.pdf Kathy Pick: Creativity online: https://t.co/2uVSZz9Wfh You can learn anything: How Youth Learn: Ned’s Gr8 8 What is learning? Katz video http://www.curriculum.org/k-12/en/videos/what-is-learning What is your focus? Learning is Messy: Digital Storytelling: http://50ways.wikispaces.com/Tools+By+Media Jump […]

Cell Phones

Do you feel it now? There have been so many predictions about the increasing pace of change, the volatility and uncertainty in exponential times, and  the ambiguity in how to make good decisions. It’s been a year since Canada’s Digital Talent Strategy was released. It’s a very different time now than it was in March […]

eLearning

This post is part of a #5post5days challenge issued by Carlo Fusco. Please take time to read the other blogs, and join in! Five posts in five days is not the same as one per day, and you can start any time! 1/5 posts available here. 2/5 posts available here.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On my very first day […]

Blended Learning

This post is part of a #5post5days challenge issued by Carlo Fusco. Please take time to read the other blogs, and join in! Five posts in five days is not the same as one per day, and you can start any time! 1/5 posts available here. ~~~~~ In this series of posts, I am thinking […]

School

School Now close your eyes.  What’s in your head? We gather around that word. We want good schools, the BEST schools for our kids.  Schools provide hope.  Schools help kids succeed. And if we could just get rid of this discovery nonsense and get back to basics… But is “school” what our kids need in […]

Credentialing vs. Learning Online: Navigating the Tension

In Ontario, AQ [Additional Qualification] courses for Teachers are Approved by the Ontario College of Teachers.  There are very specific components of an AQ Course that must be completed in order to achieve the qualification, which then demonstrates to others in Ontario that you are capable and competent in teaching in specific grade or subject […]