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I Used to Read Books but now I….

I Used to Read Books but now I….

Our Ignite events are really focused on the individuals in the room. Yes, we tweet and blog about them, but the talks themselves are best experienced in person. Occasionally, when it permits we do record them. At our Ignite event in Winnipeg last month, Andy Mckiel turned on his recorder and captured the audio of

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Ignite Your Passion for Discovery Edmonton, AB edition

This is actually our 2nd event in Edmonton in 2016. Thanks to the efforts of Diane Lefebvre and host district Edmonton Catholic, we had a terrific evening with a huge variety of talks. We heard talks about life-changing events, mental health, classroom transformations as well as our first singing Ignite talk . Here’s a list

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Great Bloggers of Canada

Remember blogging? For many people involved in technology and education, blogging is a relatively old tool and my guess is that many of you reading this either have a blog or at one time created one. For many reasons, they still are a great way to reflect, share and provide a versatile platform for a variety

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2016 Day of Discovery in Vancouver, British Columbia

In one of the most spectacular settings, over 100 educators gathered for a spectacular day of learning. Unlike a typical Day of Discovery, this was held on a weekday and featured specific strands for Principals, leaders and classroom teachers.  Special thanks to Craig Cantlie from West Vancouver Schools for helping with the organization. North Vancouver

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Ignite Your Passion for Discovery Winnipeg, MB edition

It sounds repetitive and almost cliche but once again we had an amazing night of community and learning. The Winnipeg Ignites from 2014 and 2015  had some of the widest range of presenters. This year was no exception. From classroom teachers to principals, to district leaders to storytellers and authors, we were privileged to 10

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Ignite Your Passion for Discovery: Richmond, BC edition

We kicked off our new series of Ignite events in grand style as we invaded Celli’s pub on a rainy evening last week in the Vancouver, BC area. In conjunction with the CEA annual conference on First Nations, we partnered to include some outstanding presentations from conference presenters from across Canada. This year’s theme that

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2016 Day of Discovery in Ottawa, ON

Saturday a great mix of about 70 educators and future educators came out to learn, share and connect. The event was held at the University of Ottawa who co-hosted along with Ottawa Catholic School District. Patti Duncan and Dean Shareski kicked things off with a talk on Sharing the Failure. We also had access to

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Ignite Your Passion is Back for 2016-2017

It’s back! If you don’t know what “it” is, check out our past Ignite event summaries. But if you don’t know and you’re too lazy to click that link, let me summarize. Ignite events are informal networking events usually hosted at a local watering hole featuring 8-10 five minute ignite style talks but community members.

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The Best of the Community on Twitter

I’ve had a blast sharing what the Community has been doing in their schools and classrooms via the posts in this blog series and I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts as well. I was very surprised when learned that I received a DENny Award, more specifically, the RJ Stangherlin Award for Excellence in Blogging, for my

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