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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

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

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

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

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.

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

2016 Day of in Discovery Edmonton, AB

On May 19th over 70 educators from the Edmonton & across North America participated in the Edmonton of Discovery. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators.   Dean Shareski created a behind the scenes video at the event- see what a Day of Discovery is like: Steve Dembo kicked off the day with a session