Category Archives: PD

NEW! Mindomo Mind Mapping for Ontario Learners

OSAPAC has announced the release of a new Mind Mapping tool, called Mindomo, that affords some exciting new possibilities for demonstrations of learning and collaboration. This is a web application that students will access through a code that a teacher … Continue reading

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Getting Started with PLCs – A Protocol for Group Collaboration

Our first staff meeting at Edward Johnson was partly about getting to know each other. We have many new staff members (including both administrators), several LTOs (Long Term Occasionals) and a growing FDK (Full Day Kindergarten) team of 14 educators. … Continue reading

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Envisioning Effective Professional Learning

I’m currently taking a school leadership course and we have been encouraged to dream big about Professional Learning in our roles as School Level Leaders from the Ontario Leadership Framework.   Professional learning is a passion of mine, and one … Continue reading

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Thanking our Minds on Media Presenters!

Thanks to Facilitators for Excellent Minds On Media at ECOO12 We want to thank, and to celebrate, the facilitators at Educational Computing Organization of Ontario’s Minds On Media event held on Wednesday, October 24th. This year we had a full … Continue reading

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What I need to relearn

I’m reading The Connected Educator by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall and one of the cool elements is the challenge to connect at the end of each chapter.  Chapter 3 was about what we need to learn, unlearn or … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Thanks to the ECOO 2011 Community!

This post will also appear on the ECOO Website for a little while, but I couldn’t resist starting with my blog – it just seems like the right place! :) To ECOO Volunteers, Participants, Presenters and Exhibitors – THANK YOU! … Continue reading

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Join Ontario’s Powerful Learning Practice

Upper Grand DSB is excited to be hosting Ontario’s 2011 – 2012 work with Powerful Learning Practice.  We have room for some more teams of educators who are interested in inquiring into their practice as they shift to becoming connected … Continue reading

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