Supporting a Growing Open Network of Math Educators

I’m recovering from the Firefighter’s 10-mile Road Race in Thunder Bay today, and quite happy to be sitting for a bit, sharing some of the writing I found intriguing this week. This week I am thinking a lot about what makes a successful open network of educators, and how to lead the building of a […]

We are all Mathematicians!

I’m becoming a mathematician. For a long time, I was a high school math teacher, but I’ve moved so far beyond that now.  Not by going back to university, but by going right back to grade 1. Yes, that’s right, I went back to grade 1 to become a mathematician. Even though I was the […]

From Rich Task Projects to Rich Task Teaching

Today I was invited to work with a group of teachers who are trying to implement rich tasks into their practice. They have spent some time defining a rich task by carefully considering the categories of characteristics, including global competencies. Some of these characteristics include: Multiple entry points Opportunities for enrichment and remediation (such as […]

From #OSSEMOOC to #NotABookStudy – Agency and Access!

Join me in conversation with Mark Carbone about how we have grown in our understanding about OPEN learning for educators in Ontario.

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 […]