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.
HiveWR Board Member
As it turned out, I was not home on January 1, 2011 so I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I typically do not create a big list of New Year resolutions, but at this point in my life, I will commit to focusing my efforts on some key things.
- open transformational leadership
- contribute to educational change
- building communities
- improving student learning
- rebalancing work/family/personal time
- live the ‘Habitudes‘
- better exercise routines
- and maybe get a little more sleep!
I look forward to sharing the journey ahead with you. I hope 2011 will be an exciting, go forward year.
During the last couple of weeks I have had the opportunity to attend 2 interesting events: our Board’s PLP kickoff session and a K-12 briefing with IBM. In some ways one might think these event would have little in common. However, in looking at effective teaching and leadership, there was a list of common elements which included: a focus on student needs, learning, collaboration, networking & relationships.
Reflecting upon these events, I found that I was left with one major question.
What would teaching look like today if all faculties of education primarily focused training on
- building communities, both face to face (i.e. classroom) and online (extension of classroom) and
- inquiry & research based, collaborative learning and problem solving
as the key strategies to address the various literacies required to today’s student? Where would we be today?