Tag Archives: sharing

Conditions vs Thresholds

Today’s post is a good example of connected learning. This recent tweet from Julie Balen resonates with me.

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Today’s post by Mark W. Carbone.

Change Readiness: What is your approach?

Today’s Picture & Post is by Mark W. Carbone.

I typically listen to  Craig Norris on CBC KW 89.1  on my morning drive  into the office and yesterday was no different.  I happened to catch an interview Craig did with Roger Farwell, the new CEO of Creative Enterprise Inc.

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What caught my attention in the interview was the idea of one’s “change stance”.   In a time of rapid change you can sit back and see what happens OR actively ‘play in the space’ to position yourself for the best possible outcome.

Lets apply this notion to education.  This is a time of rapid change in many areas of the K12 environment.

  • instructional practice: facilitated, inquiry based, PBL, collaborative etc.
  •  assessment practices
  • technology enabled learning
  • SAMR
  • TPACK
  • owning your own professional learning
  • sharing
  • reflecting
  • collaborating
  • making your thinking visible
  • mobility
  • technology trends
  • bring your own devices (BYOD)
  • etc.

Summer reflection challenge:  What will your approach be to educational change?  Will you sit back and see what happens OR actively ‘play in the space’ to position yourself for the best possible outcome?

Read the CBC Creative Enterprise Initiative (CEI) post.

Observation With Intention

 

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Anne Davies and Sandra Herbst e-Newsletter <c2l@connect2learning.com>

The power of co-construction as a tool for learning…”the power of the process”…is about engaging students in deep thinking, analysis, and thus understanding.  Isn’t that the purpose of education? To develop such a depth of understanding that it changes our thinking and behaviour?

Shared by : Nicole Morden Cormier, School Effectiveness Lead/Early Years Lead, Superior-Greenstone District School Board (@nickimc40)

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Connecting f2f

Of course, not all our learning comes from our online connections.  We learn from our f2f co-workers as well, when we take the time to sit down (or go for a walk) and talk about our work.

I am very fortunate to work in a center that highly values the building of personal relationships and the informal sharing of our work and learning.

We take time each month to celebrate birthdays and eat a special lunch together.  It amazes me how much learning and how many new projects arise after we take this time to share the work we are doing in our different branches.

Today, I learned so much about the Aboriginal perspective on mathematics education.  This is a completely new area of learning for me, and for those who are interested in learning more, here is a fabulous place to start your understanding: showmeyourmath.ca

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Thank you so much to my colleague, Yvonne Morrison (EO, Aboriginal Education) for sharing her learning with me.

I hope you find this topic as fascinating and engaging as I did.