Last fall the Waterloo Region District School Board held their third Digital Learning Symposium. Each symposium has focused on sharing effective classroom practice, changing practice and promoting innovative practices.
The series of events has provided an opportunity for educators to come together, share, network and talk about next steps to pushing the envelope, building synergy and scaling change at the system level.
One of the strategies used at this recent symposium was to capture the best practices shared through video recording and create a WRDSB system blog to share the learnings and innovative approaches through other initiatives such as meetings of system leaders, school staff meetings and subject association sessions. It is important to keep the momentum of the change conversation going. This public blog also supports open learning for all educators.
- Student Produced Learning Objects
- Project Greenlight
- Leveraging Technology for Inquiry Based Learning
- Deepening Mathematics Understanding with Coding
- STEM in a Globally Connected Classroom
- Digital Work Flow
- Student Writing With Storybird
- Helping Little Brown Bats
- Tangling With Triangulation
I have enjoyed being involved in this project and look forward to working on the next phase.
Join in!!!. How will you participate in open learning by scaling up?
Note 1: The blogging project calls for a post week through until May, so the sharing will continue through to May.
Note 2: Creative Commons image by Flickr user Paolo Margari
2 thoughts on “Scaling EDU Change”
Thanks for sharing Mark. We were recently chatting about how to share those authentic stories. A great group of folks (not me) kept a 188 days in Peel blog up before. Maybe it’s time to bring it back. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for the reply Tina. The 188 blogging project sounds amazing too. I really like the notion of not only capturing and sharing the stories, but modelling open learning and a participatory culture.