Twitter for Beginners

We are about to embark upon our Staff Digital Learning Journey. We are calling our sessions “Digital Discovery”.  It is an exciting time for us all (and probably filled with some nervousness).  In an effort to make this new learning fun, interesting, and worthwhile, but not overwhelming, I am providing staff with an opportunity toContinue reading “Twitter for Beginners”

Connected Educator Month

August is Connected Educator Month Throughout the month of August there are a numerous activities, discussions, keynote addresses, panel discussions, webinars, book groups, etc… to participate in. I have had the opportunity to attend a few of these worthwhile events over the past couple of days: Professional Learning and the Learning Profession Cathy Gassenheimer, JackieContinue reading “Connected Educator Month”

Twitter – The Very Basics

Our district has been engaging administrators in a Digital Discovery Series this year. We have had two very powerful sessions. Our last session was just last week, with George Couros speaking to us about Social Media.  You can find my blog post about that evening here. After our session with George, there have been aContinue reading “Twitter – The Very Basics”

Transformation with @gcouros

This past Tuesday, March 6, the administrators in our district had our second “Digital Discovery” session.  During each session, we learn about different 21st Century Learning tools/strategies or ideas.  This session was all about Social Media.  There were over 180 administrators who came to our event, excited to be together, but a bit apprehensive aboutContinue reading “Transformation with @gcouros”

Inspiring Educators and Great Pro-D.

Currently, our school has 10 iPads.  We have also ordered another 28 (which I am kind of kicking myself now about since the iPad3 will be out in a matter of days). When these arrive, we will have a full 30-iPad-syncing cart and 8 additional iPads for non-enrolling teachers and support staff.  Each of ourContinue reading “Inspiring Educators and Great Pro-D.”

Powerful Collaboration

A couple Monday’s ago, we provided one of our Grade 1 teachers with the opportunity to visit another Grade 1 teacher in our school district. She was going to observe the teacher doing morning routines, Guided Reading, calendar, math and everything else that happens before lunch. As a result, my principal and I had theContinue reading “Powerful Collaboration”

Twitter for Newbies

Having been on Twitter for almost 7 months now, I am still amazed at the professional development I experience on a daily basis from people on Twitter.  Some days, I only spend 10 minutes on Twitter in the morning, but even in that time, I still learn a great deal!  There are always gems thatContinue reading “Twitter for Newbies”

Study Group – Parental Engagement

Our district does a great job promoting professional development from within.  There are a number of opportunities for us as administrators (as I posted here).  I am involved in a Study Group focusing on 21st Century Learning and Engaging the Digital Learner.  We are concentrating our discussions right now on the book: Leading 21st CenturyContinue reading “Study Group – Parental Engagement”