Good news, everyone! Mike and I have been working with our IT Department to set up the new laptops for our students to be able to use. In between meeting with grade groups for CILO planning, Mike is working on setting up an upstairs cart and a downstairs cart with laptops for students to be able to utilize in their classrooms for their learning.
As always, I am sure there will be some technical issues, but we will overcome them in the interest of excellent learning at Keeler School, and we will ensure that the educational technology will enhance learning through the worthwhile work we develop for them. It will be interesting to see how the access we are setting up for students will be used, and we will need to work to set up learning opportunities (using educational technology if needed) that are effective and admirable, and go beyond using them as toys or gaming machines.
This is an exciting time to be an educator, as we are going from CILO time right into Teachers’ Convention and all the learning that will go with that. I have signed up for some excellent pre-registered sessions and look forward to reconnecting with colleagues and attending our very own Mike MacKenzie’s presentation around the development of a Learning Commons philosophy. Please enjoy Thursday and Friday and I know we will all come back refreshed and read invigorated!
Work hard, learn tons!