This is my 9th post for the 9x9x25 Challenge! The article by Joe Friesen, "One in four Ontario postsecondary students lacks basic literacy, numeracy skills, studies say" posted November 27th in The Globe and Mail claims that post-secondary students have weak skills in literacy, numeracy, problem solving and critical thinking. The Ministry of Colleges, Training and … Continue reading Employability Skills: Are we failing our students?
I have always loved learning from my colleagues and other educators. I loved attending PD Day activities with my school board. I love going to conferences and participating in workshops or webinars. I love taking courses and learning new things. Look up lifelong learner in the dictionary and you'll see my name! However, when I … Continue reading Cultivating my PLN Garden
The Project - May/June PD Blitz One of the major projects I was a part of last year was our Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub's May/June PD blitz. To give you some context, up until a year or so ago we didn't have a formal teaching and learning centre at our college; we were just … Continue reading The Value of Collaborative Project Planning
This is my 8th post for 9x9x25. On Thursday, I went with Community and Justice Service (CJSP) students on a field trip to Beaver Creek Institution - a minimum and medium security correctional facility in Gravenhurst, ON. Every year, the CJSP coordinator organized three visits for different correctional facilities in Ontario so students in the … Continue reading The Value of Field Trips in Higher Ed.
It's official -- I've completed all the Ontario Extend modules to become an Empowered Educator! Ontario Extend Badges
This is my seventh post for the 9x9x25 Challenge. This evening while I was waiting at the airport to board my plane to Toronto for TESS 2018, I ran into one of my former students. I taught her when she was in high school and knew she was destined for great things - she is … Continue reading Seeing My Students Soar
This is my reflection for the module 'Experimenter' for Ontario Extend. I completed these three daily extends (although they weren't necessarily in the list on the OE Experimenter module): Do you or does someone you know teach a course that requires a textbook? Have you made sure that there isn’t a nice, high quality, free, open … Continue reading It’s Alive!! (OE Experimenter Module Reflection)