Every year, the Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee hosts a one day Symposium of teaching with technology for leaders in the South Western Ontario Region of Ontario. The plans have been finalized and we're looking forward to the day and welcoming ~400 principals and educational leaders on Thursday, December 9. The venue is again the … Continue reading Western RCAC Symposium 2010
This year, more than ever, there was so much followup discussion following the Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee's Symposium. I must admit that I'm taken aback by the tone of some of the comments, There are comments like "I doubt that things will change" and "Here are reasons why it won't work" and "I'm concerned … Continue reading What to do now?
We started this tradition a few years ago and it's caught on nicely. The Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee meets in London two days in advance of the Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee's Symposium conference so that they can join us for that Thursday date. Then, on the Friday, a professional development event is … Continue reading RCAC Workshop
I promised that I would spend a few moments and share my thoughts about the recently concluded Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee's Symposium 2008. Keep in mind, though, that as Chairperson and Ringmaster keeping folks on our timeline, I'm spending my time focussing on what's next as opposed to what's happening now! Keynote speakers: David … Continue reading How I Saw It
This will be a short note just to prove that I can still use my keyboard. For the past week, I've been totally consumed with events with the Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee. Yesterday was our annual Symposium. Held in London, 416 educators from the Western Ontario Region (and beyond) made the pilgrimage to London … Continue reading Professional Development with the RCAC
In theory, we start putting together plans and organization for the next year's Western Regional Computer Advisory Symposium the day after the current year's event ends. Despite all of the great plans, things really heat up in the last month before the event. This year's is next Thursday on December 11. Full details can be … Continue reading Preparing for the Western RCAC Symposium 2008
Symposium 2007 was held yesterday in London and am now in the recovery mode. As a result of Will Richardson's and Jeremy Gutsche's speeches, I am walking away with a huge to-do list. Totally inspired and have a whack of notes that I've got to go through and take a look at.