Looking deeper into creativity

It’s been a great journey with the PLP ConnectU group from Australia so far.  We are developing a unit in order to explore “What is Creativity” with students. Kynan Robinson, who has been studying creativity for some time now,  shared some readings with us recently and I’ve finally had a chance to do some reading and…

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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 educators and we’d love you to join us! I’ve been involved this year as a…

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Creativity Project Gets Rolling!

As we are about to really settle down to plan our PLPConnectU PBL Unit about Creativity, I’d have to say our group has already done some big thinking about Creativity!  Both PBL and Creativity are pretty huge topics so I’ve been wondering about what we’ll do next.  I’m wondering if other people in the group…

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ISTE Learning 2011

I admire those folks who attend a conference and seem to get their reflections posted quickly and efficiently.  Seems I take a little longer, and by now you’ve heard all about the exciting events like the flash mob, (I just love teachers!) the Karaoke night, the International Reception or the Canadian gathering hosted by MindShare…

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There’s No ‘I’ In Coach

I’m a few months into the realm of connected coaching with the PLP Network!  We are officially doing a little bit of real-life coaching in starting to get to know our groups,  but we are also enjoying the continued discussion and practice of our new skills in the online Ning space. It’s been a real…

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Taking the Plunge – Online Learning Communities

I’m enjoying getting started as a connected coach with a PLP ConnectU group from Australia this month. After listening to a wonderful Elluminate session as group leaders Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Will Richardson and Susan Carter Morgan got talking to folks about getting started on the Ning and on Twitter, I was reminded about that steep, but…

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Connected Coaching – Week 1

Many educators in Ontario have had the wonderful opportunity for professional learning with Sheryl Nussbaum- Beach and Will Richardson in their PLP Network and I’m fortunate to be helping as a connected coach in one of their projects with Australian teachers. With the help of Lani Ritter-Hall and Dean Shareski,  the connected coaching team is…

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