Periwinkle, our traveling mascot penguin has had a busy year since his departure in January. ┬áHe has seen educators and administrators shifting and transforming their 21st century practices through our year-long professional learning journey. He’s also had some time to play, see sights, and even get into a little trouble along the way.

Periwinkle’s latest adventure

Periwinkle had quite a time visiting Beverley Acres Public School in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. At first he was quite nervous as he had no idea he was entering a French Immersion school.

Periwinkle was trying to remember how to speak French, but kept mixing up words with other languages he had picked up on his many travels.

Luckily, he found himself in the company of supremely kind and amazingly tech savvy students. They gave Periwinkle plenty of cuddles, and even introduced him to some great apps he could use for translation and orientation.

Periwinkle fell particularly in love with his host, Royan Lee. Or, rather, you might say it was the other way around (as you can see in the photos). Together, they indulged in some good ol’ fashioned Canadian Bacon and, er, perhaps a few sips of some other Canadian beverages.

All in all, a fantastic time was had by all. Thanks for the visit, Peri!

Follow all of Periwinkle’s adventures on our Facebook page.

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Powerful Learning Practice

During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and serves on the ISTE Board of Directors.

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