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Guest appearance on TVO The Agenda Learning 2030: Teaching Toward the Future – Are Educator’s Ready

Guest Post for TVO’s The Agenda Learning 2030
http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blogs/guest-post-award-winning-teacher-technology-and-learning

Our Dundas App has received a national award
We were awarded a first for the Ken Spencer Award through the Canadian Education Association. Honoured to have been selected.

http://www.cea-ace.ca/awards/spencer-award
http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/671430–dundas-central-nabs-another-national-honour

The Hamilton Spectator writes about our award
http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/666603–teacher-nabs-national-award?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

2012 Mindshare Learning Video Competition Winner 
We have won the MindShare Learning $15 000 digital classroom video challenge.
http://mindsharelearning.ca/2012/02/08/teacher-nabs-national-award-heidi-siwak-mindshare-learning-contest-winnerfeatured-in-hamilton-spectator/

The Hamilton Spectator came for a visit
http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/media/news/details.aspx?id=1505&profiling=3

Globe and Mail: Globe readers nominate innovators: Teachers leading classrooms of the future, now
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/primary-to-secondary/globe-readers-nominate-innovators—teachers-leading-classrooms-of-the-future/article2257387/

Ken Spencer Award: our App project has been short-listed for the Ken Spencer Award
http://www.cea-ace.ca/awards/spencer-award Winner will be announced in January.

Class 62”s Global Twitter Chat #hana62 featured
http://blogs.jta.org/archive/article/2011/11/09/3090203/tweeting-the-holocaust
Miscellaneous News
How nice, my post on school transformation was identified as one of the top 10 blog posts of the week by Engaging Educators. That made my day!
http://www.engagingeducators.com/blog/?p=1246

It’s nice when your work inspires someone else, however the more important question is, just how are we going to move forward in education?
http://gospacerace.com/2011/09/28/the-21st-century-started-11-years-ago-or-did-it/

Our work is featured on Collaborize Classroom.
http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/blog/teacher-spotlight-for-september-heidi-siwak/

Mindshift: What Students Need From Teachers
http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/02/what-students-need-from-teachers/

Our work with archaelogist, Dr. Bruce Bradley at Exeter University
http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/news/college/title_131400_en.html

21 Century Classroom is featured in Ashley Ellis: The Future of Technology http://www.ashleyellis.com/2011/07/the-future-of-the-it-industry/

How Social Media is Changing Education. http://www.netfamilynews.org/?p=30489

Our app project is featured on speedof creativity http://www.speedofcreativity.org/?s=Heidi+Siwak

Interview with grade six girls about Minecraft is tweeted on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/MinecraftTeachr/status/85351004698189824

Coalcracker Classroom – how our work in Dundas is affecting others
http://coalcrackerclassroom.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/my-own-social-media-experiment/

http://www.storytelling.es/digital-literacy-collaborating-skype-1-with-the-awesome-class-62-heidi-siwak-ian-chia-3/

Our app project is featured on: http://the.ezfix.info/2011/06/resources-for-students-developing-mobile-apps-edapp/
Minecraft http://ccoffa.edublogs.org/2011/07/02/minecraft-where-to/

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