I’m bringing Experience the Shift Workshop for Educators to Ottawa.
When: Wednesday August 26 2015
Where: University of Ottawa
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Experience the Shift was very well received and educators who attended have begun sharing through social media the impact of what they experienced as they begin testing ideas in their contexts. I have to say, it’s lovely to have this work made visible. It’s something I hadn’t anticipated even though I know my PLN is networked and shares learning. Thank you to everyone who is taking time to post.
The Storify will be updated as needed.
Stepan Pruchnicky wrote a thoughtful blogpost on how we place imaginary limitations on ourselves.
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A few weeks ago I had to pleasure of chatting with Jenn Chan host of This is Iterative, a podcast series exploring everything about design thinking and education. We chatted about the differences between Integrative and Design Thinking as well as about the impact both have had on my students.Read More »
Jennifer Warren has gathered feedback from the grade 12s about our Integrative Thinking Challenge with the grade 6s. I haven’t even had time to write about what happened on the 2nd day, but a few things must be said.
1. Jen and I realized the power that lies in cross-division. We are under-utilizing students for teaching and learning. The 12s and 6s taught each other in ways that teachers will never Continue ReadingRead More »
One of my proudest achievements of recent years is breaking down the silos between secondary and elementary in the Dundas community. It began by chance. I happened to be teaching a student whose mother, Jennifer Warren, taught at Highland. Jen’s daughter would regularly share how learning happens in our classroom which led to conversations between Jen and myself and a discovery that we both have a passion for good teaching. When I formed the Inquiry Working Group as a way for teachers to support each other as we tested ideas, Continue ReadingRead More »