Planning a Year of Technology PD

For the few past weeks I’ve been working on developing a technology professional development plan for the upcoming school year. We’ll be starting our Connected Learning Community initiative, which will be the perfect opportunity to embed all sorts of fantastic PD opportunities throughout the year. Since this is my first time planning and ¬†implementing a…

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Engaging the Parent Community

During my three years at ISB, one of the best projects I helped develop and facilitate was our Parent Technology Coffee Mornings. We started them during my first year to address questions and concerns about what students were learning with technology in the Elementary school and they grew to be a regular monthly event. The…

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Making a Difference

It’s hard to believe we’re only 5 days away from the end of the first semester here at YIS. The first year in a new school is always busy, and this semester was no exception. Despite the non-stop action, the most exciting part of this first semester in a new school has been how much…

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Developing a Connected Learning Community

These last few weeks have been pretty exciting here at YIS. Last week, we had an amazing extended weekend of professional development including a regional workshop focused on 1:1 and several thought-provoking sessions with Alan November here in Yokohama. And this past Wednesday, things got even more exciting (in my opinion): the Board of Directors…

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Bridging the Gap

This has been a fantastic week of learning here in the YIS community. ¬†Actually, it was a pretty special week, because the learning took place on three different levels: within the school, within the wider local community and within our regional, global community. Our week ended with an annual conference we hold at YIS called…

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