Author Archives: Jessica

The Post Cohort 21 Experience – 1 Year Later

As my colleague, Melissa, prepares to attend her last face-to-face, I am reminded of the transformation that I underwent this year thanks to Cohort 21. I have been eagerly following Melissa’s journey and it has been so affirming to have a … Continue reading

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Documentation and Design in SK

I have always enjoyed doing design projects in Kindergarten. My mentor during my teachers ed program, Carol Stephenson, amazed me by using design to challenge and stretch the thinking of young learners. Before my twitter chat with Cohort 21 after … Continue reading

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Refining the Action Plan

As with past Face-2-Faces, I left the third Cohort 21 session at MaRS Discovery District so incredibly inspired! Not only was being surrounded by a building focused on innovation inspiring in of itself, I am consistently amazed by the fabulous ideas … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade – Action Plan

I’ve had the backbone of my action plan in mind for quite some time, but I was waiting for the right content to fill in the gaps, and my students provided inspiration for that content for me this week (just … Continue reading

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The Late Art of Typing

  How to introduce assistive technology if they don’t know how to assist themselves? I just had an interesting conversation with a colleague about introducing formal typing skills at the kindergarten level. Something I have definitely thought about, but haven’t … Continue reading

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What is the role of technology?

What is the Role of Technology in my Classroom? This is a critical question that each educator needs to ask him/herself as we collectively embark on working towards integrating technology in our classrooms for students to acquire information and demonstrate their learning. Inspired by … Continue reading

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