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Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast 14

This podcast features an interview with Ontario principal Derek Rhodenizer where we explore an on the ground action plan for personalizing teacher professional learning.

Grab a cup of your favourite brew (the virtual coffee shop) and soak in the information and perspectives from Derek’s experience.

 

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Take time to reflect on Derek’s journey and planned path forward.  You may wish to follow Derek on Twitter

~Mark

Sound Waves in Education with Noa Daniel

Over the last couple of weeks I have have the pleasure of working with Noa Daniel (@noasbobs) to prepare my guest session with her for the Personal Playlist Podcast (P3) on Voiced Radio.

 

 

 

 

The approach used for the podcast series is based on a practice that Noa uses in her classroom. I was asked to choose 3 songs: nostalgic, identity, pick-me-up/inspirational. The podcast conversation focuses unpacking the songs, why these particular ones were selected and why they are important to me.

I found this approach to be a great experience. To me, the idea of bringing personal music choices and relating them to one’s personal story is very powerful. I can certainly see why this would be effective in classroom setting. Noa is a wonderful host and I appreciate having the opportunity to be welcomed to her podcast series.

Here are the links to Noa’s podcast and blog post.

Link to the P3 podcast: Personal Playlist Podcast – Mark W. Carbone

Link to Noa’s blog post: Sound Waves in Education

~Mark

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

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.

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Audio recording of presentation:

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

Connect with Charlotte via twitter:  @charcarbone

~Mark

Icons and Artwork

Meet my new icon!
— Appreciating the custom artwork!!!

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~Mark

The Power of Disruption

Today’s post, the next in my Virtual Coffee Shop Series, features WRDSB teacher Andrew Bieronski reflecting on using technology to disrupt practice in a positive way.

Join the  conversation by connecting with Andrew via @twitter,  Google +, his  Web Site or add your comments to this blog post.

~Mark

Strategy Institute Presentation Resources

Today’s post shares the resources being used in a presentation at the Education Technology Summit with Lorie Hough.

~Mark