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"This would be challenging, but may be feasible for geographically remote areas."
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Hole in the Wall

A great practice by Sugata Mitra!Do you really think this is feasible? How might this relate to your classroom practice?See More
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"#TLLP13 starts this evening!! Woohoo!! Will be glad to see everyone! @brendasherry & I are thrilled to be sharing & learning with you all!"
May 15, 2013
Peter Skillen replied to Hanca Chang's discussion SALUTATIONS / INTRODUCTIONS in the group TLLP / PALPE
"Hello all! I'm Peter Skillen - now Professional Learning Manager with the YMCA of Greater Toronto with responsibility for developing and nurturing the learning community among our varied professionals. This involves understanding and educating…"
May 12, 2013
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"Happy Friday, Peter, and welcome to Mentoring Moments! Looking forward to meeting you at the Leadership Skills for Classroom Teachers session next week. Best, Hanca"
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Mentoring Mentors

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Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning

Research confirms that students taught the "inquiry" way achieve more than kids taught the "lecture" way. Please share how you're using inquiry-based learning in your schools and/or classrooms.See More
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TLLP / PALPE

An online community of practice focused on teacher learning, leadership, and sharing.Une communauté de pratique en ligne qui est axée sur l’apprentissage, le partage et le leadership du personnel enseignant.See More
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May 10, 2013

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YMCA of Greater Toronto
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Manager of Professional Learning

About

Hello all!

I am currently Manager of Professional Learning with the YMCA of Greater Toronto after 40 years teaching students & teachers.

As a founding teacher at the YMCA Academy – a secondary school serving youth who prefer an alternative approach - I learned a great deal about Harm Reduction, Appreciative Inquiry, and the Transtheoretical Stages of Change model.

I've been involved in technology supported, project-based learning since the late 1970s (yeah, yeah - LONG time ago!) and I continue to explore & develop deep applications of the latest Web 2.0 technologies – particularly as it relates to learner agency, passion, motivation and cognitive intent. 

I serve on the Board of Directors of iEARN-Canada, the conference committee for the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, and am a global ambassador with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

I support both face-to-face and online learning for the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and am also co-founder of the Minds On Media model of professional learning which truly reflects how I wish classrooms to be. 

I encourage all students & teachers to be mindful – to ‘take charge of their own learning’. If you'd like to learn more about my thoughts, ahas, frustrations and excitement regarding education check out The Construction Zone!

Love…rock-climbing, motorcycles, mountains, oceans…yeah, adventures – even at my age!! lol

Find me online at:

Twitter: @peterskillen

Website: peterskillen.org

Blog: The Construction Zone

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At 6:26pm on May 10, 2013, Hanca Chang said…

Happy Friday, Peter, and welcome to Mentoring Moments! Looking forward to meeting you at the Leadership Skills for Classroom Teachers session next week. Best, Hanca

 
 
 

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