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Failure Turns Into Success

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in International Community, Learning, PD |

Matt Scully, Director of Technology and English teacher at Providence Day School in North Carolina, had a “fail” last year. But he turned it around to one of the best learning experiences his students had ever had. “I’ve always liked the idea of a project-based learning classroom, a learning studio environment, but I’ve struggled with how to make it work,” he said. His Powerful Learning Practice experience a...

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The Voices in my Head

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Community News, International Community |

By Matt Scully Director of Instructional Technology, Providence Day School PLP Alum Cross-posted Want to know why I love YouTube or more accurately streaming video? It is because of moments like last Friday when I was struggling to decide what to do with my freshman English class. At the very moment when I was about to sign off on the easier lesson plan – the one I could do without any heaving lifting… you know the one where I do the work...

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Don’t Tell Her It Can’t Be Done

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in Change, Getting to know us, Independent Schools Community, International Community | 1 comment

Getting Past No Fighting the naysayers, folks who want to ‘do school’ the way we’ve always done it, gets tiring. But sometimes being told “no” is all it takes to get us on the right track. For Jenny Luca, Head of Information Services at Toorak College near Victoria, Australia, that negative moment changed her world. “I was exploring all this stuff,” she said recently in a Skype call. Teaching, she said, was getting...

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Australian Virtual Learning Showcase – Day 4

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in Community News, International Community |

By Mary Worrell Welcome to the fourth day of our Australian Virtual Learning Showcase. Earlier this week we hosted a PLPLive event where visitors could speak with PLP’s Australian International Cohort teams and ask questions about the projects they’ve developed and started implementing over the last year. You can check out an archive of the session here. Digital Citizenship The team at St. Joseph’s College in Sydney worked over...

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Australian Virtual Learning Showcase – Day 3

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Community News, International Community |

By Mary Worrell We had a wonderful PLPLive Event where several of the Australian PLP Teams from the International Cohort shared details about their projects. You can check out the archive here. Welcome to the third day of our virtual learning showcase where Australian teams from the PLP International Cohort are getting the chance to present the projects they’ve spent the last few months developing. This week on the PLPNetwork blog, we are...

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Australian Virtual Learning Showcase – Day 2

Posted by on Jul 28, 2009 in International Community |

By Mary Worrell Welcome to the second day of our virtual learning showcase where Australian teams from the PLP International Cohort are getting the chance to present the projects they’ve spent the last few months developing. This week on the PLPNetwork blog, we are highlighting one or two teams and their projects daily, which includes interesting videos that we encourage you to watch. The teams have worked very hard over the last year and...

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