A ‘new’ reality for language learning

Photo Credit I’ve been taking a course through the University of Ottawa about teaching in a minority Francophone context.  It’s pretty interesting, mainly because I’ve spent such a long time teaching language courses during my time as a French Immersion High School teacher. I’ve spent a lot of time understanding why creating an authentic context … Continue reading

EdCampYQR

This post has been in the works for a while – and I had better get posting before the event is but a distant memory! Last year, when Alec Couros came to speak to the Technology Catalyst Teams at Sheldon Williams Collegiate, there were some very relevant conversations about how we know what great things … Continue reading

EdCampYQR

#EdCampYQR – An “unconference” for teachers, by teachers Professional Development Opportunity – August 2013 – EdTech and more! I’m so very excited about this pd opportunity for teachers that is coming up in August. I am fortunate enough to sit on a committee with a group who is as excited as I about promoting Regina’s … Continue reading

Tech and more from the IT Summit!

I had a great time at the IT Summit earlier this month.  Not only was I fortunate enough to attend this great PD opportunity with some fantastic teachers from Campbell and WS Hawrylak schools, but heard some amazing keynotes and sessions around inquiry and assessment that make me miss my adventures in the classroom. I’ll … Continue reading

Learning through inquiry in grade 2

The grade two students in Trina Crawford’s grade 2 class at École Hawrylak school have been working very hard to learn more about First Nations and Métis culture.  You can read about their experiences via Mrs. Crawford’s blog. Throughout the course of the year, Trina’s students have learned a lot about First Nations and Métis culture within a … Continue reading