Category Archives: 21st Century Learning

Digital Skills in Action.

Since becoming a Communications Technology teacher nearly 12 years ago, I never believed that the curriculum was about ‘making’ animators, designers, filmmakers, broadcasters etc. Before 21st century learning became the rage, I facilitated my subject area through the framework of “transferable … Continue reading

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Targeted Skills Development Matters

As a high school teacher, I can openly assert that much of the conversation around assessment is grounded in a post-secondary conversation. The culture of assessment in high school, for the most part, is still focused on a self-proclaimed awareness … Continue reading

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario Teacher’s Forum: My Take Away

Over the course of the past two days I had the profound experience to be part of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Teacher’s Forum. As part of this forum,  I was privileged  to explore the inner workings of Queen’s Park and indulged in the … Continue reading

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Teachers want Less & More…

Over the course of the past two days I had the sincerely humbled opportunity to present and attend Reading for the Love of It for the first time. Being married to a high school English teacher, I’ve only experienced the conference through … Continue reading

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Social Profiles Matter

Over the course of the past two years (or potentially longer) I have loudly been proclaiming that classroom assessment must be coupled with an urgency to provide and enrich student learning by building opportunities that allow for the curation of … Continue reading

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Deja Vu – It’s Education Conference Season

The Matrix: The education conference circuit is in full swing and common language is being shared: Student Voice, Tech-Enabled Learning, 21C, Collaborative Inquiry, Digital Portfolios, Creativity, Critical Thinking …… the rhetoric goes on and on (as part of the machine … Continue reading

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More Thinking Please: Why Comm Tech needs to be Re-Imagined

Recently, I have had the humbled privilege to facilitate classroom Skype lectures with Prof. Rebecca Feasy from Bathspa University in the UK and the much celebrated Dr. Susan Jeffords author of Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era. Both … Continue reading

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