Publication: What I Learned from ‘What I Wish I Knew Five Years Ago’

SLA Toronto‘s The Courier has just published a submission of mine.

Click here to read about my experience and what I learned at their ‘What I Wish I Knew Five Years Ago’ event. 19 more words

'Real' Critical Thinking

I recently participated in a workshop for those of us presenting staff development to our peers during our fall workshop this August. The session I am presenting is about fostering critical thinking skills in the classroom. 466 more words


Boothbay Literacy Retreat 2015 Reflections

It almost seems like a dream, except I have a stack of books, 33 pages of notes and writing, several photos, and a head full of ideas for teaching to convince myself that I really did spend 3 days in Boothbay at the 2015 Heinemann Boothbay Literacy Retreat. 332 more words

Authentic Learning

Questions to ask PQP pt 1&2

Later on today, I will be speaking with candidates from OPC’s Principal Qualifications Program Parts 1 & 2 about my journey as a connected school leader. 351 more words

Supporting Women in Technology - The MinT Initiative

There is a growing demand for ICT skills and Forfas has predicted an approximate 5% increase in jobs per year until 2018 in the IT Sector; yet when “less than a quarter of the IT workforce in Ireland is female” … 797 more words

Career Advice

ISTE 2015: Expanded WiFi for All Students

ISTE 2015 wrapped up on July 1 in Philadelphia, and with its conclusion many participates left with their marching orders for the upcoming school year. There were many take a ways from this year’s conference; however, the one that resonated with me the most is the continued “challenge to move from improved connectivity in school to expanded access in home.” According to Rosenworcel, “expanded Wi-Fi for all students can be the difference between a student keeping up in a class or falling behind.” Like so many educators and ed-tech advocates, I believe the way to ensure every child’s success in school is to provide open and free access to wireless service at home. 37 more words

CSI Session & Registration Updates

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve now passed the 4th of July and CSI 2015 is only 5 weeks away!  Registration for the institute continues to climb (currently it’s over 725!), and several sessions have reached capacity and registration in them is closed.  128 more words

Professional Development