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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

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Creativity

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Student Achievement and Positive School Climate

Our primary goal in HWDSB is to improve student achievement and well-being. This improvement takes place through effective instruction and appropriate intervention informed by assessment AND a positive school climate that is safe, equitable, inclusive, and that promotes positive mental … Continue reading

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