Category Archives: News
Exciting work in HWDSB!!
September is always exciting! After experiencing a different pace that summer has to offer, our staff and students are engaged in a new school year of learning. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone in the Hamilton-Wentworth … Continue reading
Happy Canada Day!!!
As we celebrate Canada Day, we also celebrate the end of the school year. We have accomplished much in the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board this year. Our secondary program strategy has been approved and now we will turn our attention to … Continue reading
Art, poetry and drama: A glimpse into Aboriginal experience.
In the last few months I have had the pleasure of experiencing two very powerful events focusing on our Aboriginal community. Though I have used the word “events”, I don’t mean to suggest that these two experiences simply happened at … Continue reading
Looking to next year……
It is that time of year when we have our feet in two camps. We are fully engaged in the work before us this year, and we are gathering insights from all over our system to plan for next year! Our direction … Continue reading
Our Secondary Program Strategy…..continued!
We are engaging our community in our Secondary Program Strategy consultation. We believe we are on the road to insuring that all of our secondary schools are great schools that offer all pathways to our students so they can remain … Continue reading
This blogpost follows my last two posts that I created after speaking to the K-12 on-line learning conference. This third post focuses on creativity and innovation. We hearing a lot about the importance of creativity. Questions abound regarding how schools … Continue reading
Learning is Changing whether we like it or not!
Learning is changing – whether we like it or not! As I mentioned in my previous blogpost , I had the privilege of presenting at the On the Rise K-12 Digital Learning Conference last week. I focused on the following … Continue reading
Sharing the responsibility for learning
Sharing the Responsibility for Learning. I had the privilege to present at the On the Rise K-12 Digital Learning Conference two weeks ago. It was a privilege for me to meet so many educators whose focus and commitment are to … Continue reading
An Intelligent, Responsive system
In the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, we have made a commitment to become an intelligent, responsive system. An intelligent, responsive system believes that the system needs to create a clear, enabling direction, a parameter for the work that needs to … Continue reading
Literacy, numeracy, creativity and critical thinking
I often hear the concern that our focus on Literacy and Numeracy in the province of Ontario is too narrow and that it hinders our students’ creativity or their ability to develop critical thinking skills. I have never understood this … Continue reading