As I sit on a BC Ferry heading to Camp Elphinstone to see how our Grade 7's are doing, why not post some initial comments about my experiences at ConnectEd Canada 2013 in Calgary.
One word - Amazing! No doubt best Pro D I've attended in the past few years.
What I found was a group of educators- teachers, administrators, and District staff, all passionate about engaging their students in learning the skills to better themselves for the future.
The pedagogical shift that is needed in our teachers may seem like an arduous road to travel, but one that needs to be attempted. It will be the most rewarding for both educators and teachers.
The key words or phrases that jumped out at me during my few days in Calgary were:
the same excitement and passion in this
type of learning that I experienced with
ConnectEd Canada colleagues.
I am the Principal at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Vancouver, BC. I am passionate about inspiring others to be creative, curious and collaborative in their learning