Assessment: More Than Just a Grade

Image Source It’s been a while since I’ve blogged… this job and my two little ones keep me busy and on my toes… but I attended an amazing conference this past week.  What I love about blogging is that it helps me to organize my ideas and reinforce my understanding, in this case, in the … Continue reading

Another day at the dojo…

Every single time I am at karate class I reflect on the professional practice I see around me.  Granted, my job is to calm my mind and focus, but that continues to challenge me.  Many of the instructors who lead my karate class are teachers themselves, and it is clear given the nature of the … Continue reading

Professional Learning with a spin

#EdCampYQR: professional learning with a spin Back in August, Regina Public Schools saw the first ever EdCamp professional development opportunity. It was a new option for teachers in Regina Public at that time; the concept of professional development where the schedule was set the day of the event was disconcerting to many.  The event drew … Continue reading

A ‘new’ reality for language learning

Photo Credit I’ve been taking a course through the University of Ottawa about teaching in a minority Francophone context.  It’s pretty interesting, mainly because I’ve spent such a long time teaching language courses during my time as a French Immersion High School teacher. I’ve spent a lot of time understanding why creating an authentic context … Continue reading

EdCampYQR

This post has been in the works for a while – and I had better get posting before the event is but a distant memory! Last year, when Alec Couros came to speak to the Technology Catalyst Teams at Sheldon Williams Collegiate, there were some very relevant conversations about how we know what great things … Continue reading

I am stronger – Unkle Adams

Beautiful anti-bullying video with an important message. I loved seeing the Thom Collegiate classrooms, hallways and students come together for an important cause.

EdCampYQR

#EdCampYQR – An “unconference” for teachers, by teachers Professional Development Opportunity – August 2013 – EdTech and more! I’m so very excited about this pd opportunity for teachers that is coming up in August. I am fortunate enough to sit on a committee with a group who is as excited as I about promoting Regina’s … Continue reading

Tech and more from the IT Summit!

I had a great time at the IT Summit earlier this month.  Not only was I fortunate enough to attend this great PD opportunity with some fantastic teachers from Campbell and WS Hawrylak schools, but heard some amazing keynotes and sessions around inquiry and assessment that make me miss my adventures in the classroom. I’ll … Continue reading

Learning through inquiry in grade 2

The grade two students in Trina Crawford’s grade 2 class at École Hawrylak school have been working very hard to learn more about First Nations and Métis culture.  You can read about their experiences via Mrs. Crawford’s blog. Throughout the course of the year, Trina’s students have learned a lot about First Nations and Métis culture within a … Continue reading

Learning from Edtech guru Alec Couros #regteach PD

Professional Development with Professor Alec Couros Over the past couple of years, a number of Regina high schools have been working to create technology catalyst teams.  The mandate of these teams has primarily been to pursue opportunities to learn about technology integration, to support the team members and the school community at large, and to … Continue reading