Tag Archives: WRDSB

un musée virtuel

In this post, I am pleased to share the work of Mme Rosemary Berndt and her grade nine French classes.  This year they pushed their approach to un musée virtuel” to a  new multi media and collaborative approach in making their learning visible.  It was a pleasure to work with Mme Berndt and her students in providing support to the project.

This audio clip by Mmd Berndt provides a project overview and professional reflection.  (Note: this is also included in the video introduction).

Video (overview and student work)

~Mark

Student Voice: WRDSB TED-ED Clubs Online

The  WRDSB Ted-Ed clubs presentation archive from  June 7, 2017 at Vista Hills Public School in Waterloo, Ontario is now online.

Enjoy these “ideas worth spreading” !!!  #studentvoice 

A special thanks to organizers Megan Lowe,  Tania Bumstead and Elke Baumgartner, Andrew Bieronski and also Stephen Hurley for his support to broadcast the live event on  on  VoicEd Radio .

~Mark

Student Voice: WRDSB TED-Ed Club Live

WRDSB Ted-Ed clubs is excited to host the very first live TED-Ed clubs event, featuring great talks by students in grades 3-8 on June 7, 2017 from 12:30 – 2 pm at Vista Hills Public School in Waterloo, Ontario. Learn more about the  event.

The event will be live streamed on YouTube

and broadcast on  VoicEd Radio 

~Mark

Scaling EDU Change – final update

This post is an update to an earlier post:  Scaling Edu Change, with resources 18 through 25 being new since the previous post.

innovative-change

  1. Student Produced Learning Objects
  2. Project Greenlight 
  3. Leveraging Technology for Inquiry Based Learning
  4. Deepening Mathematics Understanding with Coding
  5. STEM in a Globally Connected Classroom 
  6. Digital Work Flow  
  7. Student Writing With Storybird 
  8. Helping Little Brown Bats 
  9. Tangling With Triangulation 
  10. Improving Collaboration For Learning
  11. Learning Through Hyper Docs
  12. Deepening Math Learning
  13. 20% Time Project
  14. Coding in the Elementary Curriculum
  15. The Journey to Classroom Learning Communities
  16. Technology Tools for Teachers
  17. A Perspective on Inquiry Based Learning
  18. Growth Mindset Through the Dance & Drama Learning Cycle
  19. Inspiring Learning with TED Ed Clubs
  20. Genius Hour
  21. Google Apps in the Primary Classroom
  22. Pixel Art with Spreadsheets
  23. Flipping Out in Math
  24. A Problem Driven Approach to Learning
  25. Teaching-Coding-Swiftly

I have enjoyed being involved in this project.

Tacheles stairs, Berlin

Join in!!!.   How will you participate in open learning by scaling up?

~Mark
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Note:  Creative Commons image by Flickr user Paolo Margari

The Journey to 1-1 – ConnectEd17

Resources prepared for the Journey to 1 : 1  presentation at ConnectEd 2017 are shared in this post.   Many thanks to instructional leader  Jamie Reaburn Weir  for teaming up with me for this session.

Note:  This video was prepared from the  Livestream  archive.

~Mark

Going 1 to 1 Panel Discussion

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Educational Technology Strategy Summit to share the WRDSB “going 1:1” journey in a panel discussion presentation.

The discussion was moderated by teacher  Andrew Bieronski.  I was joined on the panel by  Ed Doadt (Principal),  Jamie Reaburn (teacher), students Tara and Brooke.

The discussion was well received, noting that there were many positive comments about the journey, the sharing of research and observations and including student voices in the session.

Have a listen: 

Session sketchnote: 

Resources:

Conference Twitter Stream:  #edutech17

~Mark

Scaling EDU Change

Last fall the Waterloo Region District School Board held their third Digital Learning Symposium.  Each symposium has focused on sharing effective classroom practice,  changing practice and promoting innovative practices.

The series of events has provided an opportunity for educators to come together, share, network and talk about next steps to pushing the envelope, building synergy and scaling change at the system level.

One of the strategies used at this recent symposium was to capture the best practices shared through video recording and create a WRDSB system blog to share the learnings and innovative approaches through other initiatives such as meetings of system leaders, school staff meetings and subject association sessions.  It is important to keep the momentum of the change conversation going.  This public blog also supports open learning for all educators.
innovative-change

  1. Student Produced Learning Objects
  2. Project Greenlight 
  3. Leveraging Technology for Inquiry Based Learning
  4. Deepening Mathematics Understanding with Coding
  5. STEM in a Globally Connected Classroom 
  6. Digital Work Flow  
  7. Student Writing With Storybird 
  8. Helping Little Brown Bats 
  9. Tangling With Triangulation 

I have enjoyed being involved in this project and look forward to working on the next phase.

Tacheles stairs, Berlin

Join in!!!.   How will you participate in open learning by scaling up?

~Mark
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Note 1:  The blogging project calls for a post week through until May, so the sharing will continue through to May. 

Note 2: Creative Commons image by Flickr user Paolo Margari