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16 Jun 2018

Reflections on the 2018 CSSE annual conference in Regina

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Let me begin this blog post with a huge shout out to the University of Regina for the wonderful CSSE experience! The 2018 annual conference was my fourth as a graduate student and once again I have returned home excited by all the learning, as well as the many opportunities to connect and reconnect with...
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27 May 2018

Rebrand & Reboot- exploring tensions with (e)portfolios

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This is my presentation for the CATE pre conference at CSSE 2018. The panel also included Drs. Alec Coros, Kathy Stanford, Tim Hopper and Norm Vaughan.  The breakout sessions were really interesting & I loved hearing what challenges and successes other districts are experiencing. Key take-away points: Lock down, lock out & delete– navigating teacher...
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30 Nov 2017

Recollections from the 2017 Teacher Education Symposium- Reconceptualizing Teacher Education Worldwide: A Canadian Contribution to a Global Challenge

It was a great privilege to be invited to the 2017 Teacher Education Symposium: A SSHRC Connections Event held on October 27-28 at the University of British Columbia.  As a graduate student, it was a thrill to join leaders in Canadian Teacher Education as they took up the conference themes of academic erudition, civic particularity...
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10 Oct 2017

#4- Error Analysis and Reteaching with Nancy Love

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For a chance to meet Nancy Love- check out her TLC interview here “If kids aren’t making errors, they probably already knew it”- Nancy Love The final session I attended in the TLC conference was Nancy Love’s “Error Analysis and Reteaching”.  I had chosen this session because I had the opportunity to meet Nancy at...
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10 Oct 2017

#3- Coaches: Know thy Impact with Peter Dewitt & Lindsay Deacon

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To read Peter Dewitt’s TLC interview go here “Interesting.  When we give feedback, we notice that the receiver isn’t good at receiving it.  When we receive feedback, we notice that the giver isn’t good at giving it.” (Stone & Heed, 2014) I was drawn to this session because I had been reading Peter Dewitt’s blog...
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10 Oct 2017

#2- Secrets of the Coaching Masters with Michael Bungay Stanier

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For more information see Michael’s website: www.boxofcrayons.com For his TLC conference go here Following the powerful keynote presentation on the Five Question Leader, I followed Michael Bungay-Stanier to his learning session on “The Secrets of the Coaching Masters”.  In this session, we dug deeper into what it meant to work less hard, but have more...
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10 Oct 2017

#1- Fostering Vibrant Schools: Nurturing Compassion, building Trust & Celebrating Strengths with Megan Tschannen-Moran

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“A world of questions is a world of possibility.  We have only to ask the right questions to begin”- Marilee Adams To check out Dr Tschannen-Moran’s body of work, look here For more information and a chance to participate in Tschannen-Moran’s study on vibrant schools, see www.tinyurl.com/vibrant-schools It is no secret that I am a...
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10 Oct 2017

Pre-conference with Jim Knight: “What’s new in Instructional Coaching?”

September 26, 2017- Indianapolis, Indiana To see Jim’s slides for this presentation, go here Other key instructional coaching resources are found here  To see Jim’s TLC interview, go here What I like best about Jim Knight’s work is that it is fluid, evidence-based and ever-changing as a result of new learning he and his team...
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10 Oct 2017

2017 Teaching Learning Coaching Conference

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I am so glad I attended the 2017 Teaching Learning Coaching (TLC) Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana from September 26-September 28.  This was my first TLC conference and I will definitely be making it an annual event.  Next year’s conference is in Las Vegas and its theme is: Courage!This year’s theme was: “It’s all about the...
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1 Jun 2016

Spice up your pedagogy: CSSE 2016 Calgary

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This post is the accompaniment to the presentation that will be shared today from 1:30-2:45 at CSSE at the University of Calgary.  As the final day of the conference, I am not sure how many participants will attend…I am not expecting many. It has been an excellent conference- lots of thought-provoking discussion and some great opportunities to...
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