All posts by markwcarbone

I have 36 years experience in K-12 education. I have been fortunate to work in many different roles including teacher, department head, ICT consultant, IT Manager and CIO. Personal interests include performing in the Venturi Winds woodwind quintet, the Cambridge Symphony and the KW Community Orchestra as well as composing and arranging music. Connect, Learn, Reflect & Share - make a difference today!

The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 3

This Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an interview with educator Tanya Avrith. Our conversation centres around building digital fluencies through creative & engaging learning processes.

Grab a cup of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and enjoy the conversation.

Resources:
Connect with Tanya: @tanyaavrith
Visit Tanya’s  website
Subscribe  to the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast

~Mark

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The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 2

This edition of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an interview with WRDSB teacher Carrie Wilson. Carrie shares her experiences and perspective on shifting practice to a more student centred approach in the languages classroom.

Grab a coffee, settle into your favourite chair and hit play.

Resources:
Connect with  Carrie.

~Mark

The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 1

Today’s post is the official launch of my Virtual Coffee Shop podcast.  Podcasts will be featured on this blog as well as part of the fabric of VoicEd Radio.

I was thrilled that  Tania Bumstead  joined me for this kickoff discussion.  Listen in to hear her take on STEM, innovation and changing practice.

Resources:
Follow Tania on Twitter: @taniabumstead
Read Tania’s  Blog

~Mark

CATC Camp 2017

It was a thrill to have the opportunity to present the CATC camp opening address to this year’s learners and staff. I believe in the importance of growth mindset, pushing the envelope and maintaining relevance. The theme for this presentation is centred around ROI from a classroom perspective.

Keynote Slides

Audio recording of presentation:

Direct link to interview with Charlotte: http://bit.ly/CATC_interview_Charlotte

Connect with Charlotte via twitter:  @charcarbone

~Mark

Sharing Ideas at HiveWR

HiveWR  had a great turnout for their third membership meetup on July 26th.  It was a great evening of sharing ideas, perspectives and networking.

Featured ignite session speakers were:

  • Victoria Raab:  Mom’s Influence
  • Scott McKenzie: Creative Power of Coding
  • Carlo Fusco: Your Hidden Trail
  • Justin Watkins: Digital Kitchener Strategy and Digital Inclusion
  • Darya (Dasha) Berezhnova: Downtown Kitchener Gentrification Study
  • Alice Cecile: Machine Learning and the Arts
  • Brent Wettlaufer: 300 Seconds

Couldn’t attend?   Enjoy their sessions via the live stream recording archive.

~Mark
HiveWR Board Member

un musée virtuel

In this post, I am pleased to share the work of Mme Rosemary Berndt and her grade nine French classes.  This year they pushed their approach to un musée virtuel” to a  new multi media and collaborative approach in making their learning visible.  It was a pleasure to work with Mme Berndt and her students in providing support to the project.

This audio clip by Mmd Berndt provides a project overview and professional reflection.  (Note: this is also included in the video introduction).

Video (overview and student work)

~Mark

Student Voice: WRDSB TED-ED Clubs Online

The  WRDSB Ted-Ed clubs presentation archive from  June 7, 2017 at Vista Hills Public School in Waterloo, Ontario is now online.

Enjoy these “ideas worth spreading” !!!  #studentvoice 

A special thanks to organizers Megan Lowe,  Tania Bumstead and Elke Baumgartner, Andrew Bieronski and also Stephen Hurley for his support to broadcast the live event on  on  VoicEd Radio .

~Mark