Tag Archives: OASBO

OASBO Triple Tribute

It was great to attend the final OASBO ICT meeting of the 15/16 school year yesterday.  It was my first meeting in quite some time and it was great to feel the friendship, passion, and energy in the room – such a strong sense of team and professionalism.

To me though, this particular meeting seemed to be a marker in time as the close of this school year brings change.  Three members of the ICT family are retiring: Greg Elliott, Ron Plaizier and  Wayne Toms.

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These IT leaders are exemplary professionals who have provided leadership, guidance, mentoring, visioning, problem solving and openly learned while forging a strong and vibrant ICT family in the Ontario K-12 education space.

Congratulations to all of you.  I wish you a long and happy retirement. Please don’t stray too far from our IT/ICT family!!!

~Mark
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Innovate and Adapt OASBO Style

There is certainly a lot of thinking, conversation and energy concerning K12 instructional practice right now:  innovate, take risks, leverage technology, collaborate, create content, student voice & choice. Here, here – critically important thinking for moving education to a new and important place.

I would argue that a parallel discussion is alive and well on the business side of K12 education as well. I appreciated the opportunity to participate in the preparation of this article for the OASBO (Ontario Association of School Board Officials) fall publication.

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(Click the page graphic to read the full article)

~Mark

Resources for OASBO PIM course

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Rozanski Hall – personal photo

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~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

OSAPAC: Four GREAT Resources

There is lots of exciting news on the OSAPAC front. The new OSAPAC website  was launched at the recent  Bring IT Together  conference.   In this post, I am highlighting four newsworthy items.

One of the new exciting Ontario provincial licenses is for Mindomo, web based mind mapping software for all educators in Ontario publicly funded schools. Have a look at the handy “get started” poster.

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You should also check out the new Ontario developed  resources: the SAMR model,  digital citizenship  and  OSSEMOOC,  the  Connected Leadership opportunity.

Enjoy the new digital resources!  Grow your mindset!

Check  [here]  for more details.

~Mark

Jump Start Your 14-15 Professional Learning

As your school year schedule settles in and your thoughts drift to incorporating professional learning, there are many great opportunities happening in Ontario.

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OSSEMOOC  launches a mini course series (“mini-moocs”) this week featuring a presentation by Brenda Sherry and Peter LeBlanc on Wednesday Sept. 24th. Details are [here].

Perhaps attending an Ed Camp is on your list to experience.  Never been to an Ed Camp?   Check out these Ed Camp related  blog posts by  Donna Miller Fry  to get a good sense of what to expect.

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Ed Camp Barrie, one of several Ed Camps in Ontario this year,  is running on Saturday September 27th.  Registration and other details are available at the  EdCamp Barrie web site.  If you can’t attend in person and are interested in participating as a virtual learner follow the  #edcampbarrie  Twitter stream and watch for details about  live-streaming of select sessions.

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A little farther down the road, plan to attend  Bring It Together 2014, the jointly offered Ed Tech conference offered by ECOO and OASBO ICT.  The conference is running November 5th-7th.

Enjoy your professional learning journey.

~Mark

 

K12 Data Classification

Today’s Google Hangout: a data classification with Sandra Vieira and Lorie Hough.

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