After 9 months of pondering, consulting, and planning, it looks like the BRAINSTEM Educator SYmposium is a go for MAY at RHS. How do we teach the whole child in a school of silos? There will be one day of STEAM focus, ONe day of structures, PLC, practices and culture and then a third day at the various break out sessions of Council. We are very luck to have Michael Furdyk to give a keynote, thanks to the high school council.
This was to be posted June 2016…
It has been a wonderful Crazy couple of months and I have not recorded much of it.
Armand and I have been doing some work together. One of the projects is about passion projects. How can we make a connection between what the kids love in their own life and Modern History? This is their passion projects that take all semester long. It is worth its own post all on its own.
Armand won the Prime Minister’s Award for teaching for his work that he did while at middle school. It has been interesting watching him take all the cool things about middle school and adapting it to high school. It sounds like Mr Trudeau is interested in some of the passion projects and may want to launch some Canada wide.
Nureva has invited me to ISTE. It also sounds like they might invite the twins to go as well. They speak about Engineering Brightness as well as what it was like to be a part of Armand’s History Class.
SMART Tweeted this article. I thought there were some good points in here.
Thanks Lavonne for writing this article. Things are starting to change. We are at least talking the talk, now to get more examples of walking the walk.
I was just reviewing The Making the Shift to Student Led Learning white paper that was done last June. It was fun to look at how far we have come in the past few years. Lots of pics of my room with other people in it. It has been exciting working with new teachers and seeing how the collaborative technology in my room is being used for different subject areas.
Armand Doucet has been particularly involved. He has created his own style and philosophy of education. I am glad that my room was waiting for him to arrive so that he can go one little bit further in his journey with students.