We at Discovery Education love principals. We understand the critical nature of their role and their importance in school and student success. It’s why people like Jannita have helped developed more opportunities for these folks to connect and learn in the same ways we support our broader educational community.
It’s with this in mind that today we launched our first Principal’s Summit in Winnipeg, Manitoba. While Jannita was sad to come to Canada and not see polar bears, the northern lights or even snow, she, along with Kelly Hines and myself were excited to lead a fantastic group of Winnipeg area leaders in a day of learning.
We partnered with St. James-Assiniboia School Division to share some stories of local success and innovation as well as the Discovery story of connecting, professional learning and of course, great content. Rex Ferguson-Baird welcomed everyone and later shared about how he uses numbers(data) and stories to meet the needs of his students. Jane Couch explored how she intentionally seeks to love her staff and create a culture of positivity. Andy Mead dazzled folks with the many ways he uses technology as a way to connect to his community, share student learning and make his life easiser.
Reflection, speed networking, walk through of interactive stations and a fireside chat made up the rest of the event.
I was playing with Snapchat and the stories feature as a way to capture the essence of the day. If you want to follow us on snapchat just search for the username: discoveryed If you don’t know what snapchat is, ask a 14 year old. Bonus: We got to hang out with the staff at Brooklands Elementary and their DEN Ambassador program.
For another summary of the day, check out this storify:
We look forward to our next Principal’s Summit coming April 28th in the Greensboro, NC area.