The Virtual Coffee Shop – session 11

This session of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an interview with Waterloo Region District School Board principal Helmut Tinnes. This year, Helmut had the privilege of opening a new school. This podcast captures his vision for learning, school design and a reflection of the first year.

I am sure you will enjoy hearing his perspectives. Pour a cup of your favourite coffee and enjoy!

Resources:
Follow Helmut on twitter
Check out Groh Public School

~Mark

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The Virtual Coffee Shop podcast – session 10

I had a  wonderful recent opportunity to connect with Ontario teacher Scott McKenzie to record this podcast on his approach to embracing coding in the classroom, how his approach has changed and evolved over the last few year and catch a glimpse at “what next” in Scott’s classroom.

I hope listeners appreciate Scott’s open and reflective conversation.  Head to the kitchen, prepare a fresh brew and enjoy this conversation with Scott McKenzie.

Resources:

Follow Scott on Twitter
Read Scott’s Blog – the Techno Rookie
About Scott (Google Site)
Workshop: Coding with Spheros

~Mark

Coding Buddies

This blog post features a look at a collaborative coding project at Moffat Creek Public School in Cambridge Ontario. Grade six teacher Vicky McKenna (@VickyMcKenna1 ‏) collaborated with kindergarten teacher Mark Woodfield (@kindycop) ‏to have her students create a custom program for their assigned kindergarten buddy.

The video includes interviews with Vicki, Mark, digital literacy support teacher Jeff Brown (@jeff_dbrown), student feedback as well as some classroom action.

~Mark

The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 9

This session of the Virtual Coffee Shop was recorded from a live VoicEd Radio broadcast aired as part of the 1 year anniversary radio-a-thon.

Many thanks to Alison Bullock, Derek Rhodenizer and Stephen Hurley  for sharing their thinking and perspectives on “The Art of Teaching”.

Settle in with a cup of your favourite brew and enjoy The Art of Teaching!

~Mark

The Virtual Coffee Shop – session 8

The session of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an interview with Cambridge based music therapist Janel Morphy. Janel has started her own business (Axon Music Therapy) and has experience working with school aged students.

 

Make a cup of your favourite coffee brew, and enjoy this conversation and learning and wellness!

~Mark

The Virtual Coffee Shop – session 7

One of my highlights from attending the  OMEA  Interlude 2017 conference, was hearing the Six String Nation presentation by Jowi Taylor – wow, what an amazing story.

Jowi  is an award winning writer, broadcaster, creator of the Six String Nation project, recipient of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal.  I was thrilled to meet Jowi in person at the conference, and honoured to host him at our home to record this podcast about the Six String Nation project concept, journey and future plans.

Jowi Taylor and the awesome sounding voyageur guitar

Head to the kitchen and make your favourite coffee brew and enjoy this wonderful conversation with Jowi.

Resources:

Six String Nation  Flickr stream

Twitter:  @sixstringnation

Instagram:  six_string_nation

Book:  Six String Nation

Website:  http://www.sixstringnation.com/ 

~Mark

The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 6

This session of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an in depth discussion with music educator Josh Hill.  I think you will enjoy learning about his fascinating insights into the fabric of education.

I have my coffee ready.  Do you?

Settle in to a comfortable chair and enjoy the discussion!

Connect with Josh:

Watch his  TEDxKitchenerEd talk.

Follow  @gaelsmusic  on Twitter

~Mark

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