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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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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