What are you looking for from professional development? Most often we hear feedback that professional development needs to be engaging, practical, and actionable. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this happen is by putting classroom teachers in the driver’s’ seat. Who best to share their pedagogical practices with technology than the teachers […]
There are a lot of great podcasts available, but finding good examples that are appropriate and engaging for the classroom can be challenging. Here’s a collection of resources that will help with introducing students to podcasts.
I get asked often: “How do you know all this?” And, as I support teachers learning how to leverage digital the quick answer is that I spend time learning. I never stop learning! I am aided and abetted in this learning by a wonderful team of coaches, and facilitators, who share their passion for learning […]
The summer is a great time to reflect on the year that was and look forward to a new start in the fall. The summer also offers the time we don’t often have through the school year to spend some time with valuable resources that help prepare us for the new year. Here’s a list […]
Twitter will change the way you teach. If you’re looking for professional development that will make you a better educator, I guarantee – Twitter is the answer. Seven DDSB educators share their experiences learning and growing from Twitter.
At the Durham Elementary School Administrators conference last year our keynote speaker, George Couros, asked the question, “What if every teacher tweeted one thing a day that they did in their classroom to a school hashtag, and they took five minutes to read each others’ tweets? What impact would that have on learning and school […]
Why? There has never been a time when PD opportunities are more readily available – so just reach out and grab them! We recently had Alice Keeler as a keynote speaker at our #Connect 2018 conference, and she asked the audience to imagine a job interview in which you comment, “I can’t stand to learn […]