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.
At semester turn around I had a great opportunity to connect with WRDSB teacher Jamie Reaburn-Weir. After some conversation about student voice, choice and assessment strategies, she kindly agreed to capture the conversation for wider sharing.
Enjoy Jamie’s forward thinking insights in this video.
I look forward to following along the journey where Jamie is leading her classes.
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As I was reviewing materials for some upcoming presentation, I was struck by the insightfulness Silvana Hoxha shared in the interview I did with her in preparation for an OSSEMOOC submission to the K12 Online Conference.
I am confident that you will find Silvana’s message inspiring. Grab a comfy chair and enjoy the message she has to share.
Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders – an Ontario Perspective. (K12 Online Conference Submission)
TEDx Talk by Mark W. Carbone & Donna Miller Fry
(TEDxKitchenerED: Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders)
Today’s post shares the resources being used in a presentation at the Education Technology Summit with Lorie Hough.
Last week I had the privilege of participating on a panel discussion at the YRDSB’s Quest conference with Lewis Morgulis (DCDSB) and Russ Coles (YRDSB). The panel was moderated by Margaret Roberts (YRDSB). I appreciate that, with permission, we were able to livestream and record the session to offer a virtual learning opportunity to other interested educators.
The panel discussion was centred around four guiding questions:
- What is innovation in a K-12 context?
- Share an example where innovation has been successfully implemented?
- What were the elements that made your example successful?
- What were the challenges?
Watch the panel session.
Following the panel discussion, participants engaged in table discussion guided by the question and statement set below.
- What does innovation look like, sound like, feel like?
- share personal examples
- How do you engage staff that are resistant to change?
- How do you build a culture where change is accepted and embraced?
- Identify barriers and potential solutions
Participants also added comments, ideas and questions to a Today’s Meeting back channel. I have shared three quotes that resonated with me below.
Russ: thinking outside the box while living in the box
Mary-Anne: innovation starts when we stop accepting the status quo
Donna Miller Fry: (virtually from TBay) Innovation requires a willingness to be distrubed by M. Wheatley
Do you find these quotes & ideas intriguing? Check out the full session transcript [here] from the Todays Meet collaboration space.
The closing comment spoke for itself: As a result of your learning today, what would you do to start to implement this in your own context?
Please share your innovation ideas!
It was a pleasure for me to team up with Jennifer Paziuk to present on Innovative Learning Opportunities. As promised, we are sharing the session resources.
Futures Forum Project -June 28, 2013 from WRDSB Learning Services on Vimeo.
Additional blog articles about the WRDSB Futures Forum Project.
~Mark & Jennifer
Whether you know me personally, are a reader of this blog or have connected online or F2F, you know that I am passionate about connected learners needing connected leaders, and this fuels much of the work I do.
Today’s post features a video prepared in collaboration with Donna Miller Fry for the K12 Online Conference as part of the OSAPAC sponsored OSSEMOOC project. Special thanks to Silvana Hoxha, Brenda Sherry, Wayne Toms and Ken Whytock for their willingness to share their getting connected journeys.
Related Resource: Fostering Connectivity TEDx Talk