Professional Learning

“The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels”
~Sir Ken Robinson

Sessions Facilitated

Connecting Current & Former PSI StudentsModerator for #uled chat on Twitter (November 26, 2013)

My PSIII Technology Plan for the Keynote at Livingstone Range School Division Summer Institute delivered by Kurtis Hewson found at http://wp.me/p2T7jn-9L (August 13-15, 2013)

The Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge: An Information Session for ED2500 Students (June 18, 2013)

RedCamp: Becoming a ‘Twerp’ has it’s Advantages (May 11, 2013)

Differentiated InstructionGuest Moderator for EdTeach chat on Twitter found at goo.gl/qfJKA (April 30, 2013)

EdCampYYC: Beginning your Teaching Career in an Age of Transformation (April 19, 2013)

Authentic AssessmentGuest Moderator for EdTeach chat on Twitter found at goo.gl/CJdga (April 2, 2013)

LethCamp (January 25, 2014)

Genius Hour: What is it and how do we make it happen?
Project Based Learning
Focus on Mathematics
Inquiry Based Learning

Professional Semester IIReference Letter

ConnectED Canada Conference, Calgary Science School, Calgary, AB (May 24-26)

  • Assessment of Inquiry Based Learning, Deidre Bailey, Amy Park & David Scott
  • Leading Towards and Innovative Culture, George Gouros
  • Dialogue on Leadership in Education, Pamela Adams, PhD & Garry McKinnon, PhD
  • Creating a Culture of Inquiry, Richard Gaudio & Josh Hill
  • Inquiry in Action, Student Lead School Tours

RedCamp, Glendale School, Red Deer, AB (May 11, 2013)

  • Social Media and Community Building, Ted Hutchings
  • Creative and Authentic Learning Tasks, Sean Grainger
  • Twitter: Becoming a ‘Twerp’ has it’s Advantages, Justin Bechthold & Kirby Fecho
  • Build It and They Will Learn, Brent Galloway

Differentiated Instruction. Guest Moderator for EdTeach chat on Twitter found at goo.gl/qfJKA (April 30, 2013)

EdCampYYC, Elboya Elementary and Junior High School, Calgary, AB (April 19, 2013)

  • BYOD, Karen Pelger
  • Open and Connected Learning, Alex Couros, PhD
  • Beginning your Teaching Career in and Age of Transformation, Justin Bechthold

Authentic Assessment. Guest Moderator for EdTeach chat on Twitter found at goo.gl/CJdga (April 2, 2013)

Professional Twitter, Kurtis Hewson, MEd (February 2013)

How to Make Effective Use of Your Educational Assistant, Michelle Watt, BA (February 2013)

Getting that first teaching job: Ten things you may not have considered, Kurtis Hewson, MEd (February 2013)

Exploring Online Portfolios, Kurtis Hewson, MEd (February 2013)

Kids in the Margin: Bellwether of Teacher Performance, Carmen Mombourquette, PhD (February 2013)

Differentiated Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom, Lenee Fyfe, MEd (February 2013)

Dealing with Difficult People and Difficult Issues, Keith Hadden, ATA (January 2013)

Ways that teachers can make links to classroom materials and topics, featuring the Cross-Atlantic Row that Adam Kreek and his team have embarked on, Rick Mrazek, PhD (January 2013)

Professional Semester I Reference Letter

Technology as an Education Tool. Article written for Always Prepped found at goo.gl/wb6pkg (October 2012)

Anti Bullying Workshop Certificate, Education Undergraduate Society, University of Lethbridge

  • Bullying in the Workplace, Kurtis Hewson, MEd (October 2012)
  • Seeking Social Justice: An Examination of Bullying, Darren Lund, PhD (October 2012)
  • Don’t Laugh at Me: Preventing and Dealing With Bullying, Mark Yurick, PhD (October 2012)
  • Teacher as the Bully, Carmen Mombourquette, PhD (October 2012)

Cake decorating to welding to fishing, Teach what you Love, Lorraine Beaudin, PhD (October 2012)

Standardized Testing. Ray Shapka (October 2012)

How to Teach a Controversial Issue Without Becoming One, Lance Grigg, PhD (September 2012)

Creating a Digital Footprint, Kurtis Hewson, MEd (September 2012)

Literature Fair (September 2012)

First Nations Workshop, Ramona Big Head, PhD & Cathy Campbell, PhD (September 2012)

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