Runner Up: Today’s Meet as a back channel
What Does That Mean?
Come enjoy a day with colleagues from the Peace Country area and beyond. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or with the anticipation of a day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators.
During the first half hour, you will have time to meet other teachers over coffee. There will be an empty session board where you and all attendees can post session titles.
Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. The rule of the unconference is to “vote with your feet”. If a session doesn’t meet your needs, simply get up and move on to another room.
You will learn something new, maybe make a new friend, and receive information that you can immediately apply in your classroom and professional life!
When and Where?
EdCampGP will take place on Saturday February 9th, 2013 at Peace Wapiti Academy from 10 am until 3:30pm.
Register at http://goo.gl/Tz3PY to reserve your space. Registration is limited.
EdCamp Grande Prairie is free. Lunch will be on your own at a local eatery. We will have a sign up board for ordering out as well..
What Should I Bring?
Bring a friend. A laptop with wireless Internet is useful. It will allow you to view the session board online, take notes, and view websites discussed throughout the day.
Please feel free to send an email to email@example.com
Jen Clevette @jenclevette
For the past couple of years I have been using a single word to guide and focus my year. (Find last year’s post at http://jenclevette.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/one-word/)
So last year, 2012, my word was
This was a tough year for me both personally and professionally. I started a new job, as a vice principal of a 9-12, not only was I a first time administrator, it was my first time at a high school. My saving grace was that I was teaching social studies 9 again, so I had a little bit of breathing room. Personally my son had a rough couple months at school, it was tough on the whole family, but we seems to have turned a corner and he LOVES going this year.
So overall, I give myself a solid SO-SO…
So while it was not perfect, it could have been worse. I know this is something I will have to always have to work on. I am my father’s daughter, we work hard but we also play hard…when we give ourselves the time to do so!
What do you do to help keep yourself balanced?
This is the single most satisfying project I do for me. For the last 3 years, and continuing this year, I post a photo or two or three a day. You can find all of my post here http://jenclevette.posterous.com/ (Right now the archive is not working properly, but I have a help request into Posterous)
Why do I love this project?
Here is a look back at 2012!
Anyone interested in 365ing? See some more how tos at http://jenclevette.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/365-with-me/
Still love pinning! You can find all of my pins at http://pinterest.com/jenclevette
New laptop that I am bringing to and from work, plus all the bits and pieces that go along with a classroom, means I need a new and larger laptop bag!
I need to stop killing the environment with Squishems, my kids eat them like they are going out of style. So we have ordered these to give them a try,
I had the fabulous opportunity to attend a one day webinar with Ross Greene, on Collaborative Problem Solving, that will be followed up with a two day face to face session in January. To say that the idea of collaborative problem solving spoke to me, is an understatement! That is not to say that I have been able to use all the tools and ideas seamlessly, it has blown up on me in on a few occasions which usually results in a student looking at me like I have horns, but I am committed to plugging away at it.
Summer reading, had me a blast! Summer reading, happened so fast! I read way more in the summer than I do during the school year and this summer was no exception.
This was what was beside my bed for most of the summer. The latest addition was Rethinking School Leadership, which I acquired at the Alberta Teacher’s Association Summer Conference. I have also been looking for a book to use for a leadership book study, hence Teaching the Digital Generation, Visible Learning for Teachers and Shifting the Monkey. At the bottom is an assortment of school leadership books and ASCD books that I get with my membership. Everything in my stack is worth reading. Some are easier reads (Shift the Monkey) than others (Visible Learning) but I have taken a little something from each one and incorporated it into my teaching practice.
All my personal reading is done on my kindle. I honestly cannot remember the last time that I could not find a digital copy of a book that I wanted to read. My best summer reads….
I like to say I read these to know what my students are reading, but to be honest, I really like juvenile fiction. Since the Hunger Games I have been on the hunt for other dystopia’s and when I came across this, it made it super easy!