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Showing posts from February, 2015

EdCamp Elmbrook 21

  We had out 5th annual EdCamp this past Saturday and it was a very different PD experience. Due to the pandemic, we help the EdCamp virtually. That meant that anyone across the globe could attend. While we usually only have educators from out region attend, we had educators across the nation and in some in Canada attend. In addition, we had an attendee from Turkey! The conference was conducted using Zoom and Zoom breakout rooms for the sessions. The team did a great job of organization and management. I could go on, but this is my first blog post in a while and I'd like to keep it brief. Below you'll find the session board for the day with notes docs linked. We had some wonderful sessions and the notes documents house some wonderful thoughts and resources. So, I recommend checking them out. Although this EdCamp was only for the morning, there was a lot of learning to be had. We had no technology issues from our end as organizers but I can imagine participants may have had iss

I Have a Voice

It's been a while since I've written a post.  The transition to term 3 with new courses all around has delayed my ability to reflect.  In addition, I just had LASIK surgery so, I've been trying to limit screen time a little bit.  But, it's officially been 14 days.  So, here we go! Well, the Oscars were last week and I've been thinking a bit about best picture winners and memorable quotes.  When it comes to educational buzzwords that have been floating in my head, this is the one that keeps springing to my mind. One of the biggest pushes in education these days is personalization.  There is a phrase that is constantly floating around the idea of what personalization entails and that is "student voice and choice".  In this post, I intended to focus wrapping my head around what we mean when we say student voice.  In my next post, hopefully it'll be soon, I'll try to tackle the idea of choice. Let's wait on defining what we mean by voic