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 […]

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 […]

The Compelling Case for Change: TELL 2016

This year’s Technology Enabled Learning and Leading Symposium for Principals is wrapping up today.  Yesterday we had the opportunity to have conversations with Dr. Tony Wagner about how the current pathways for our students are no longer leading to success. Creating that Compelling Case for Change is so critical.  We are in times of exponential change, […]

For Credit or for Learning?

As we think about the needs of learners in online environments, there is one dichotomy that we often forget. Some students take online courses because they need a credit or qualification for a life pathway, not because the want to learn. I was first introduced to this thinking as a secondary online teacher , and […]

Is eLearning for You? Yes it is!

“eLearning may not be for everyone.” Really? What if you are the only student at a high school needing a credit in SPH4U? eLearning might be your only option. As educators, are we really saying that eLearning might not be for this student? Or should we be saying, eLearning is just learning, and we will […]

Thinking Differently About Absent Students

Twice this year I have been fortunate to hear the very engaging Provincial School Attendance Counsellor, Tony Di Lena, speak about the persistent absenteeism issues in Ontario – northern Ontario in particular. Persistent absenteeism is defined as missing 10% of school days – 2 days per month, essentially. Last time, he was speaking to a group of […]

Learning that is 24/7

When we consider the factors that impact learning, we have to think about: 1) the characteristics of the individual child 2) the learning that occurs outside of school 3) the learning that occurs while at school   As educators, we often believe that we really only have control over the learning that happens in school. […]

Innovation in Secondary School: The #ELADSB Journey – 8/10

How can we provide rich digital learning environments to ensure that all students have access to the pathways they need for success? ____________________________________ This post is part of a 10 day posting challenge issued by Tina Zita. You can’t be a connected educator if you don’t contribute. Sometimes we need a nudge to remember that […]