Deep Learning

This week I want to focus on one of our additional resources that really resonated with me. Fullan and Langworthy’s white paper Towards a New End: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning focuses in on deep learning, which is categorized by character education, citizenship, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity, and how deep learning can be…

New Pedagogies and Deep Learning

This week, I focussed my writing around Fullan and Langworthy’s work: A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning. To quickly recap, a key focus of the writing is the idea of New Pedagogies, which are comprised of three areas, New Learning Partnerships, Deep Learning Tasks, and Digital Tools and Resources. New Learning Partnerships…

Frameworks of Reference

This past summer I had the opportunity to study at the Principals Training Center in Miami and take the Technology Leadership course.  Our instructors for the course were John Mikton @jmiktonand Patrick Green @pgreensoup, I highly recommend following them on Twitter.  I also highly recommend taking this course with the PTC if you have the…

Course 3 Final Project

Final Project – Tech Tools for Collaboration Why Collaboration? For my final project for course 3, I chose the professional learning option, as I wanted the opportunity to work collaboratively on a learning experience for staff. I formed a working group with Alex, Saadia and Matt. We decided to focus our efforts on collaboration and…

Hearing All Voices

For those readers who are not in the COETAIL course, I invite you to get involved with our reading this week! Here is the QR code and link to our community Flipgrid. Our reading this week is around the Harro’s Cycle of Socialization. We ask that you read the chapter, and share with us one…

Curb Appeal

In the first blog post for Course 3 I briefly spoke about working with middle school students who were creating TedTalks and the opportunity I had to teach them about the CARP acronym. For this week’s task, I decided to take that presentation and utilize the resources provided to create version 2.0. But before I…

Making Pretty Data

I am a really big fan of infographics. I think most of us are. The visual appeal, the numbers, the quick read, it has many elements to make them attractive in our world of readers with a short attention span. I also really find them useful, because they can deliver a lot of information in such a…

A Collaborative Discussion

This past week I had the opportunity to sit down with some middle school students to talk about their online behavior and social media. I was curious to get some honest feedback around their online habits, how much time they spend on social media, and their own thoughts and experiences with being online.   Prior…

Blog 2.0

If I had no limitation in terms of restructuring my blog, one element that I would like to add would be more interaction between reader and writer, or more interaction between those that make comments on my posts, or posts of others.  A video response element would be really great, and might elicit more responses,…

Course 2 – Final Project

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash Our school has been working on much policy over the last two years. This was identified as an area of need during our last accreditation, and we have made a major effort amongst the leadership team to collaboratively write policy. My role is new to the school this year and one of…