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Jacqueline Delong replied to Cathy Griffin's discussion BARN presents at board PD sessions in the group Bluewater Action Research Network
"Hi, Cathy, Liz, Krystal, Kelly, Janice, Jacqueline and Dorothy. I am really moved by the your courage, passion and willingness to be vulnerable in sharing your knowledge with the educators in Bluewater. I do hope that it will be possible for BARN to…"
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"Action Research Journey Reflections:  vulnerability, courage & passion When you prepare to stand in front of your colleagues and explain your beliefs about education and learning what stance will you consider…"
Nov 4, 2016
Krystal Damm replied to Cathy Griffin's discussion BARN Symposium 2016: Sharing our Knowledge in the group Bluewater Action Research Network
"The following documents are a thematic reflection of some of the feedback we received from the 2016 BARN Symposium participants and a "wordle" created from all of the feedback provided."
Nov 4, 2016
Cathy Griffin replied to Cathy Griffin's discussion BARN Symposium 2016: Sharing our Knowledge in the group Bluewater Action Research Network
"Growth Mindset: How do I embed the growth mindset in my lessons so that it is relevant, meaningful and impactful for my students?   VIDEO: https://youtu.be/1g4qgwluchA Kelly McDougall, Secondary Visual Arts Teacher: After…"
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Krystal Damm replied to Cathy Griffin's discussion BARN presents at board PD sessions in the group Bluewater Action Research Network
"Here is the list of online resources that we provided to those that participated in the Introduction to Self-Study Action Research session."
Nov 4, 2016
Krystal Damm replied to Cathy Griffin's discussion BARN presents at board PD sessions in the group Bluewater Action Research Network
"Introduction to Self-Study Action Research Professional Development Reflection   On September 30th 2016 Liz Campbell and I had the pleasure of facilitating two half-day PD sessions titled Introduction to Self-Study Action Research at Saugeen…"
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BARN presents at board PD sessions

We were honoured that the BWDSB program department invited us to run sessions at our Board-wide professional development day on September 30, 2016.  We designed two sessions and invited Bluewater Action Research Network members to help facilitate each session twice in a morning and afternoon session:1) Intro to self‐study action research; inquiry into your own professional practice facilitated by Liz Campbell & Krystal Damm.  This session is a half day introduction to action research for…See More
Nov 4, 2016
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Math and English Language Learners Educators and Students as Co-Researchers

In sharing what we have learned about our practice through an inquiry we reflect on where we started, where we are now and the important points along the way.  By considering our audience when planning, interacting with them, and asking for feedback after our presentations we develop a better sense of where our learning fits in the broader context our audience brings to us.  I always find it a challenge to present because I care deeply about my learning at the same time as respecting the needs…See More
Jun 20, 2016
Elizabeth Campbell replied to Cathy Griffin's discussion BARN Symposium 2016: Sharing our Knowledge in the group Bluewater Action Research Network
"I am looking forward to the videos Cathy. Thanks for all the hard work you do to make the videos available. "
Jun 20, 2016
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BARN Symposium 2016: Sharing our Knowledge

Videos coming soon - Watch this space:)We are thrilled to have hosted a second successful Symposium showcasing the results of 10 diverse action research projects from educators within our board.  Huge thanks to the TLLP team who allowed the balance of our funding from our 2014-15 project to be extended into 2016 so we could finish our work.  Attached, please find the full program from our Symposium.  We are working to review, reflect on and prepare to share video from the special day.  So do…See More
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Bluewater Action Research Network

Our purpose is to create meaningful, relevant, authentic and sustainable professional development for practitioners that can be directly transferred to the classroom to creating similar learning opportunities for students. We use action-reflection and data-driven self-directed inquiry in a collaborative community.The goals of this proposal align directly with 25 out of 31 of the K-12 School Effectiveness Framework indicators.  It also alligns with Bluewater District BIPSA priorities. Priority…See More
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Bluewater Action Research Network

Our purpose is to create meaningful, relevant, authentic and sustainable professional development for practitioners that can be directly transferred to the classroom to creating similar learning opportunities for students. We use action-reflection and data-driven self-directed inquiry in a collaborative community.The goals of this proposal align directly with 25 out of 31 of the K-12 School Effectiveness Framework indicators.  It also alligns with Bluewater District BIPSA priorities. Priority…See More
Jan 8, 2016
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Ontario teachers are celebrate at ARNA - Thank you TLLP Team!

Nick and the TLLP/PKE team,Thank you SO very much for the funding to go to ARNA! The mission statement of ARNA is a perfect fit for the work we do within the TLLP:The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) unites college and university students and faculty conducting practitioner inquiry into teaching and learning with fellow action researchers in public schools, private schools, community settings and workplaces throughout…See More
May 10, 2015
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10 Bluewater Educators will present at the 2015 Action Research Network of the Americas Conference!

We are so excited that four proposals from Bluewater educators have been accepted for the ARNA 2015 Conference:1) A BARN workshop2) 2 poster presentation proposals3) Town Hall proposalMore details to follow!  I will post the individual proposals as I get permission.CathySee More
Mar 22, 2015

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Call for Proposals: Action Research Network of the Americas May 7-10 in Toronto

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Calling all TLLP participants: Put in a proposal for the ARNA conference in May!  

The theme of the conference is Joint Action: Learning with and from each other.

For more information please visit the ARNA website at :…

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Inspiration! TLLP Sharing the learning Summit 2014

Posted on November 9, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

My mind is racing with new ideas, self-reflection and networking possibilities. But best of all, I am infused with a positive sense of peace in the world because of the energy, hope, creativity and drive that is TLLP!  Thank you so much to all the organizers from OTF and the Ministry who make this venture possible.  You support us unconditionally (funding for out of country conferences excepted:) and mentor us skillfully through our personal and collaborative learning journeys.  Thank you to…

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Drama in Education: Taking Gandhi out of the textbook

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 4:21pm 0 Comments

Check out this video for an amazing example of how drama can bring history to life for students.  Filmed and edited by her son Aditya, this 30 min film explains the structure and philoposphy of Swaroop Rawal, an educator in India.

Drama in Education: Taking Gandhi Out of The Textbook…

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TLLP Leadership Skills for Classroom Teachers training session

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 10:22am 0 Comments

I joined five other TLLP alumni May 7th and 8th at the TLLP Leadership Skills for Classroom Teachers training session for teachers starting a TLLP next year.  Each of us was asked to briefly share the nature of our projects and then offer some advice for teachers new to the TLLP process - what worked for us, what didn't, what we would do differently.

I have a lot of reflection to do on my own presentation.  We presented three times for 20 minutes and were asked to talk for the whole…

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At 4:49pm on November 10, 2014, Jim Strachan said…

WOW -- I was writing a comment on your TeachOntario post when this pinged -- the more we share, the richer we become!

Talk soon Cathy!

Jim

At 8:13pm on November 8, 2014, Rolland Chidiac said…

Awesome Cathy! Please let me know if you have any questions!

At 12:08pm on October 14, 2014, Erin Kusek said…

Hi Cathy! Thank you for the great find! We use a similar model called Four Square to problem solve. The four squares include Key Words, Diagram, Number Sentence and Explanation/Justification. I do like this Frayer Model with the centre piece focusing on the skill being taught. It seems like a great way for students to organize their learning. I am going to give it try with our next journal entry!! Thank you!

At 9:56am on October 9, 2014, Derrick Schellenberg said…

...I would go with Google Sites, create a site, determine permission and visibility, and then share it with whomever you want, even opening it up (at least visibly) to the world.  

Just another thought as to how you might tackle sharing your work and progress.

At 9:55am on October 9, 2014, Derrick Schellenberg said…

Hey Cathy, I was thinking about your inquiry into the right tech tool to help you with the integration of text, images, and video, and I think I would (if it was me) head toward website creation as a place to house everything. Set up in the right way you could have total control over what goes on, or you could set it up to allow participants to be able to contribute and add to it when they wished (much like the MM Ning).

At 9:05pm on October 6, 2014, Derrick Schellenberg said…

Hi Cathy,

You always sound like you are involved in awesome projects.  I always go to Google as my default for tech solutions (but it may not be the best platform in this case).

Google Docs would not not work with clean embedding of videos, although you could put the links to your videos, and still have the text and images.

Google Presentations (also called slides) allows you to do all of the things you want (it looks like ppt).  Both can be published to the web (Docs and Presentations).

You may love the format for Google Open Gallery.  My wife makes cakes and it creates a beautiful way of displaying work, much like a virtual art gallery.  If you check out some of the examples of Open Gallery I'm sure you will fall in love with the visual appeal.

(You have to request an invite from Google Open Gallery and then they will let you play.)

One fellow student (in one of the courses I took last year) used tiki-toki, and it is beautiful.  It is more for timelines, but it integrates work beautifully.

I am in a PD meeting tomorrow and I will be working with our former CRT/DLRT (computer dude).  I will bounce the description off him and see what he comes up with.

I'm not sure if any of the suggestions I gave exactly suit your needs, but you will probably use some of them at some later date.

Your page in the MM Ning looks great.

Derrick

At 11:52am on November 13, 2013, Hanca Chang said…

Hi Cathy,

I'm so glad you introduced yourself at the Summit. Great to connect in person after all our virtual exchanges! 

Best,

Hanca

At 8:15am on November 13, 2013, Jim Strachan said…

Welcome Cathy -- looking forward to learning with you on our Ning!

All the best,

Jim

 
 
 

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