The Role of the Teacher in the Now Century


For me, the highlight of the 2012 ECOO Conference occurred on the Thursday afternoon.  The last session of the day was a discussion among all of the conference keynote speakers.  Nora Young from CBC's Spark led the discussion with John Seely Brown, Jaime Cassap, Donna Fry, and Michael Fullan. The panelists all brought a unique … Continue reading The Role of the Teacher in the Now Century

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Blogging About the ECOO Conference


It’s been a week already since the ECOO Conference in Toronto.  It was a great few days and certianly a lot of learning at the time.  How does it stick?  One of the ways is thanks to the blogging of folks that were there.  I set a Google Alert for #ECOO12.  I know that I … Continue reading Blogging About the ECOO Conference

An Interview with Brenda Sherry and Peter Skillen


Recently, I had the opportunity to interview two of the top constructivist advocates in Ontario Education.  We discussed ECOO, directions in education and their original professional learning model, Minds on Media.  They’re regular participants on Twitter and also blog at The Learning Zone (https://bsherry.wordpress.com/) and The Construction Zone (http://theconstructionzone.wordpress.com/).  I’ve worked with both of these … Continue reading An Interview with Brenda Sherry and Peter Skillen

Socially Gearing up for the ECOO Conference


The Educational Computing Organization of Ontario's annual conference is fast approaching.  Ontario (and other) educators will gather in Richmond Hill for this big event. Registration is open and available here. The keynote addresses by John Seely Brown, Norah Young, and Michael Fullen promise to get your mind thinking about what it means to be an … Continue reading Socially Gearing up for the ECOO Conference