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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

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

Risk taking = great teaching?

Photo Credit: marenbruun via Compfight cc I hope that when my own two little boys are in school that they will be fortunate enough to be taught by teachers who are risk takers.  I firmly believe that as professionals, it is essential that we take risks in our pedagogical approach and practice.  As I am fortunate enough … Continue reading

#etmooc Intro Activity

This is me – Mom, wife, teacher, new instructional consultant for Regina Public Schools.  My job allows me to support teachers in a variety of ways, including but not limited to integrating educational technology.  I am excited to meet more participants in the #etmooc sessions and look forward to learning more! My animoto video introducing myself can … Continue reading

My first #etmooc experience… here we go!

I’ve mentioned previously that I worked with a number of colleagues developing a technology catalyst team last year.  Our primary goal was to use technology in a meaningful way, to foster engagement while reaching outcomes but also, teaching students about digital fluency and their role in achieving it.  I adored my experience with the Thom Technology … Continue reading

Digital learning = deeper learning?

Technology integration in the classroom is, truly, an area of passion for me.  And I do believe that it is a continuous quest to seek to improve our skills in this area.  Much of the negative feedback about technology integration speaks to its superficiality; that we are substituting the traditional and making no true pedagogical changes. I don’t … Continue reading

Why are we afraid of technology in the classroom?

I was reading this post by Stacy Anderson on the implications of social media as a teaching tool.  This article really got me thinking.  I’ve seem some really amazing teaching that has succesfully integrated social media and all of those tools that students are typically using.  On the other hand, I’ve been focusing on finishing my … Continue reading

Les blogs & les outils de technologie

Ce vendredi passé, j’ai présenté avec des autres professeurs à notre journée de développement professionnelle pour les professeurs en immersion.  La journée était remplie avec des ateliers engageants par les conseillères pédagogiques ainsi que d’autres professeurs du système public de Regina. Nos présentations mettaient l’emphase sur le blog et son rôle comme outil de communication … Continue reading

The Flipped Classroom

One of the members of our Campbell Tech team is trying out some new things with the flipped classroom model.  He was very interested in the online resources offered to teachers in our system through the Ministry of Education (ROVER, online databases, Adobe Connect & Blackboard systems). I came across this infographic on the flipped … Continue reading

Staying relevant in the age of PLCs

As I get to know this job a little bit better, it becomes easier.  I am sure that I will never feel completely comfortable in the role; education, after all, is in a constant state of evolution and what we know to be best practice today might not be so tomorrow.  We are constantly adapting … Continue reading