As educators, we work as parts of a team. In the secondary panel you may be part of a department team. You may be in a large school with a team of like-grade partners or your division. So, what makes a team work?
At the beginning of the year as an Educational Technology Coach, I found I spent a lot of my time organizing my schedule and staying above water (well, I am still doing that…but…). This meant rotating through 19 schools, all with unique systems and work foci in place. I would arrive at a school for […]
Katie Costa teaches at Anderson CVI in Whitby. This week she is guest-blogging with us and sharing her experience working with our Educational Technology Team. When I heard about WeVideo at a PD, I wanted to try it out. Traditionally, the grade 10 gifted English class would present formal oral presentations as a group to […]
Last week I opened an email from a construction technology teacher at Pickering High School. Attached to the email was a video, as well as, a comment that said: Just wanted to let you know that I finally got some time to finish up with filming and editing my first WeVideo edit. Take a peek! Glad […]
This was originally posted in my Medium Blog as I start thinking and learning in my new role. I am looking forward to connecting to Teachers who are thinking about pushing their learning and teaching. My new role as Educational Technology Coach within my Board’s Innovative Education Department is an awesome place to be. I […]
During the time I was organizing my thoughts for this blog post, I listened to an episode of The Cult of Pedagogy’s podcast (#108) that really resonated with me. The episode was titled, “To Learn, Students Need to Do Something.” So often, we get overwhelmed by the number of expectations that we need to cover. […]
As a Tech Coach, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many dedicated teachers who are willing to push themselves out of their comfort zones and try something new because they believe it will benefit their students. I love hearing a teacher tell their students, “We are learning together today” because it demonstrates to the […]
Two features in D2L you aren’t using but definitely should! Portfolio and Activity Feed are great features of D2L that make it a powerful addition to your education technology toolkit.
Through decades of training and continual professional development, teachers grow into experienced educators with strong content knowledge and a deep toolbox of pedagogical strategies. In addition, educators spend countless hours establishing a positive and supportive learning climate to ensure the social, emotional and academic development of their students. Despite having so many strengths, many educators […]
The facilitators and coaches in Innovative Education hear this question a lot: “How am I supposed to use just 6 devices in my classroom?” This question often gets highlighted as intermediate and senior students in our school board are fortunate enough to each have a Chromebook. The fact that some have one to one puts […]