Blogs as Digital Portfolios in AMDSB 2017-2018

Welcome back to another exciting school year in #AMDSBLearns! All of the information, instructions and forms you need to start blogging with your students for the 2017-2018 school year are included here! Be sure to read through the entire Google Doc carefully. If you have any further questions, please leave a comment below, or send me an email! @LeighCassell

Teacher Learning Co-op 2017 Call for Proposals

Teacher Learning Co-op 2017

The Teacher Learning Co-op is a professional development initiative of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. TLC provides an opportunity for teachers to become involved in collaborative learning, research and leadership with a focus in such areas as Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Kindergarten and Revised Curricula. All projects are developed through an inquiry approach and culminate in a resource/product/presentation that can be shared with other teachers in Ontario and on line as an OTF resource document. TLC will consist of teams of two to four team members who will collaboratively develop a project based on a self-assessment of their professional learning goals to enhance teaching practice.

The Teacher Learning Co-op (TLC) uses a problem-based learning model and is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The budget for TLC projects must not exceed $4000. The money can be used for release time, professional development, resources, materials or any other reasonable, related expenses which your team deems appropriate.

For complete information and the application form click on Call for proposals, or click on TLC Curriculum to apply.

Deadline for submission of your proposal is September 15, 2017.

June #AMDSBKidsChat: Reflection

It’s June! We’ve had a wonderful year with students across #AMDSBLearns who have engaged in our monthly #AMDSBKidsChat. Now it’s time to reflect on your school year!  There are no videos this month as all of the questions are based around the growth that you’ve experienced this year. Take some time to reflect as a class, and by yourself. We can’t wait to read your reflections from the 2016-2017 school year!

Join us as we #Reflect during our next #AMDSBkidschat on June 19th from 10AM-11AM. #AMDSBKidsChat is a great place for students to connect with their peers, creatively share ideas, improve literacy skills by communicating and collaborating with others, and develop citizenship and character. Everything you need to get started can be found here!  Answer the questions ahead of time, and join us to share your ideas and learn with other K-12 students throughout #AMDSBLearns!


Q1. What is something new you learned this year, and how might you use that learning in the future?

Q2. If you could change one thing that happened this year, what would it be?

Q3. In what area do you feel you made your biggest improvements? Why?

Q4. What have been some of the challenges you faced this year?

Q5.  What is something you taught your teacher or classmates this year?

Q6. If you could choose what YOU wanted to learn next year, what would you choose?

Q7. If you could describe 2016/17 in one word, what word would you choose? Why?

If you have any questions or ideas you’d like to share, please leave a comment below!