Tag Archives: HHSS

Resources from BIT16 Presentation

This post shares the resources from the Digital Leadership presentation I did with  Ed DoadtPrincipal at Huron Heights Secondary School, Waterloo Region District School Board.

Slide Deck:

Podcast:

Digital Leadership – What Matters, session survey results

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We hope you will connect on Twitter for further discussion or consider leaving comments here on the blog.

~Mark
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Leveraging the Clipboard

On a recent school visit, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet teacher Kim Clegg and see her classroom in action.  One tip Kim shared with me was the benefits of leveraging the google docs permanent clipboard to facilitate providing better descriptive feedback to students.

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Kim’s thoughts on changing practice:

~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

Positive Disruption

This post in my Virtual Coffee Shop series features a discussion with Huron Heights Secondary School  Principal  Ed Doadt  examining the initial excitement, impact and observations around launching the school into a 1 to 1 program for all grade nine students are provided with Chromebooks.

Learn the  insights through our discussion.

~Mark

New School Year, New Opportunities

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.

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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.

Related Resources

Check out the twitter stream at #121wrdsb
Project Resource site: 121wrdsb

~Mark

TEDx Youth at HHSS

Last week I happened to come across this tweet.

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This sounded interesting, so  I took action, visited the website and reserved a ticket.

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I meet teacher Andrew Bieronski at the door.

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The Program:

I was very impressed with the TEDx Youth event that Andrew and his class put together.   The program featured a number of speakers well balanced with male/female and a variety of ages.  In addition to the tradition voice based presentations, the speakers used different approaches to presenting including music, dance, video and poetry.  I particularly enjoyed the slam dunk poetry session with a good message about bullying and a personal presentation about dealing with diabetes.

I was struck by one common element over the evening.  All of the presenters were obviously passionate about what they were doing, and their topics of choice.  All of the presenters were awesome in their own way, and  had an important message to share out to a broader audience.

Congratulations to all presenters, and to the class who that took on the task of organizing the evening.  I understand that a similar event may in the works for next year, so I will be watching for details!

Thanks for a great evening at Huron Heights Secondary School.

~Mark