I think you will appreciate the viewpoints and early observations they share from their work in this area.
I wonder what you will explore?
This blog post kicks of a new component at Mark’s Musings. In recognition of the importance of creative thinking, tossing ideas around, and learning by doing it is equally important to allow forums for ideas to: germinate, build, be discussed, be modified, tested and challenged. As a personal ‘next‘ or next step, I have decided to add the Virtual Coffee Shop series within my blog to dedicate intentional time to capturing a conversation or two each month to share with a broader audience.
I am thrilled that Stephanie Rozek was able to join me for this first live streamed conversation in the Virtual Coffee Shop series to discuss the Year of Code Waterloo Region initiative.
A new school year brings new opportunities. Last Thursday I enjoyed attending the professional learning sessions at Huron Heights Secondary School and Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School in preparation for our 1:1 chromebook launches this week. The energy was high and collaboration was benefitting all – awesome.
Image adapted from: http://schools.wrdsb.ca/jam/files/2015/07/chromebook1to1project.jpg
In conversations with principals Ed Doadt (HHSS) and Kathy Young (SJAM), I think we all agree that this project serves as a catalyst for visible change, new thinking, kicking the tires on ideas, exploring new practices and sharing our learning collectively and collaboratively. I am very excited to see what opportunity brings.
I thought I would share some of the excitement and conversation from my sites visits Thursday.
I look forward to phasing Jacob Hespeler Secondary School into the project in October.
Make it a great year – innovate, learn, collaborate and share.
I am looking forward to another exciting school year at WRDSB. Check out our system video as shared at the system kickoff meeting.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEscA_r9SBo]
Participate: learn, connect, reflect, share. Make it a great 15/16 school year.