Author Archives: connect2innovate

Leading the Implementation of Dynamic Innovative Learning Environments

 By Geoff Edwards  In my previous school, one of my science teachers invited me to attend a virtual field trip. His students were studying genetically modified foods and a simple search identified that a professor in Saskatchewan was holding an online interactive lecture on that very topic. The teacher emailed the professor and asked if his students could join in

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Forging An Environment of Innovation

By Carl Bull Inherent in school administrators is the desire to forge solutions to all manner of issues: special education, personnel, facilities, pedagogical, parental and many more. We draw upon both our creative and logical facilities to execute these processes. How can we utilize this natural innovative spirit to lead our staff and students into the future? Over the years

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Effective Communication and Parent Engagement in a Digital World

School leaders play a vital role in creating opportunities for engaging and empowering parent involvement in their school communities. In this article, we look at how technology can expand the possibilities for effective communication and parental engagement Brian Coulson & Lou Paonessa How can school leaders leverage the power of technology to effectively communicate, connect and engage families in their

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About Innovation in Learning in Ontario Ontario’s graduates are entering a world that is more competitive, globally connected, and technologically engaged than any other period in history. All around the world, various jurisdictions are exploring how to prepare their students to lead fulfilling lives, be productive citizens, and thrive in rapidly changing, global knowledge-based economies that are driven by technology. Increasingly,

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Blogging with Kinderkids!

Kindergarten students at St. William School, WECDSB, dive into their inaugural coding experience! Sandwiched among the many responsibilities administrators have is the hope that innovation can be fostered at your site. Technology innovation can be a challenging minefield with multiple platforms (Apple, Microsoft, Google etc.), a formidable number of applications and wildly varying staff skill levels. My goal with this

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Modeling Collaboration and Communication Global Competencies as Administrators

  The opportunities afforded by digital technologies to increase communication, collaboration, and productivity are limitless. Allowing yourself to push past the anxiety of new technologies, diving into uncharted waters will be well worth the effort! In fact, it is a necessary step if we wish to realize the potential of our staffs and students. Our efforts to model new apps

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