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Creating Schools of the Future

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Change, Community News | 0 comments

Talk about Action Research. Mark Carbone, Chief Information Officer of Information Technology Services for the Waterloo Region Schools in Ontario, is taking that seriously. After much discussion with representatives from a local group of business folks, the School Board has decided to move ahead with a pilot program called Futures Forum for seven of its schools. The Back Story Two years ago, Mark and several Board members met with the...

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What We’re Up To

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Community News, Press | 0 comments

photo © 2008 Matt Reinbold | more info (via: Wylio) We keep finding fascinating ways to help teachers learn (and learn ourselves along the way). Here is some of what we’re up to: Sheryl and Susan will be attending NAIS at the end of February. Please stop by the booth and say hello! Kevin Honeycutt, a Community Leader, is the featured speaker at METC next week. He’s also speaking at the KC TechNet conference in a few weeks. Kevin...

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Saving the World: Really

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Community News, Press | 1 comment

Saving the world could be a powerful way to get students involved in deep thinking. And getting students’ voices heard has been a primary focus for educators involved in changing schools for quite a while now. In an initiative to model the use of inquiry- based lessons with 21st century skills delivery, our Year Two PLPeeps plan to achieve this goal through the development of Student Advisory Teams, who will work alongside their...

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You Know You Want to Learn!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 in Community News, PD | 0 comments

We do, too! That’s why you won’t want to miss our last TPACK Friday, this Friday at 5pm EST. This week we are highlighting Dolores Gende and Derrick Willard: Derrick Willard is a currently the Environmental Science teacher and the Science Department Chair at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  He has been experimenting with social media applications as instructional tools for the last two years.  He also enjoys...

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Free 2 Learn Fridays

Posted by on Feb 1, 2011 in Change, DublinDallas Community, Getting to know us | 1 comment

This is cross-posted from Patti L. Grayson’s blog, a PLPeep from the Dublin Dallas cohort. Read it and feel the enthusiasm! I’m not sure why the graphic you see here appeals to me, except that the overall shape looks like a brain to me…  I see individuals in a colorful, inviting place, on their own path, taking the time to explore and discover.   I want this to be my classroom! Today was a pretty awesome day in 3rd grade…  The...

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Going the distance

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in Archdiocese of Philadelphia Community, Community News | 0 comments

More than 3 months into the messy learning of PLP– Chris Harbeck, experienced voice, introducing AudioBoo– And Archdiocese community members reflecting– Marie Orzechowski Listen! Alissa DeVito Listen! Experimenting– Reflecting on where we’ve been– Using what’s been learned and sharing– Marian O’Brien “PLP has clearly opened my eyes as to what I don’t know. It’s also made me...

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