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#k12Online11 Day 4 Presentations: 1 December 2011

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Welcome to day four of the 2011 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Week 1 Presentation Strands: Storytime and Team Captains

Day 4 presentations include:

Story Time:

Sharing Stories, Becoming Storytellers by Sean McGaughey

Are You For Real? by Rodd Lucier

Team Captains:

Transforming Education by David Truss

School Leaders Set the Tone by Playing, Experimenting and Taking Risks by Blair Peterson

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2011 2011-Team Captains

School Leaders Set the Tone by Playing, Experimenting and Taking Risks

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Presenter: Blair Peterson
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Presentation Title: School Leaders Set the Tone by Playing, Experimenting and Taking Risks

Presentation Description: Leaders play a major role in setting the tone for the school community. In today’s schools it’s essential that members of the community take risks and step outside of their comfort zone occasionally. At Graded, we learned that it is common for educators to be hesitant to try new things for fear of looking silly. This fear can inhibit learning and professional growth in today’s learning environment. This presentation will explore examples of how leaders at Graded model, support and encourage risky behavior and experimentation. School leaders play a major role in setting the tone and it’s imperative that he/she publicly experiment and take an occasional risk while they also encourage others to do the same. The presentation will feature stories from teachers and administrators.

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2011 2011-Story Time

Are You For Real?

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Presenter: Rodd Lucier
Location: Komoka, Ontario, Canada

Presentation Title: Are You For Real?

Presentation Description:
Rodd LucierAre you in search of opportunities to make authentic connections with students and teachers? Why not surround yourself with prompts to remind you of compelling stories? Learn how aptly chosen artifacts, deliberately placed, can promote story-telling and relationship-building. Play along and consider how you willing you are to be ‘real’ with your fellow learners.

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Blog: The Clever Sheep
Unplug’d: unplugd.ca

2011 2011-Team Captains

Transforming Education

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Presenter: David Truss
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Presentation Title: Transforming Education

Presentation Description: There are really only two messages in this presentation. First, Education is NOT broken! So let’s start using language that is constructive rather than counterproductive. And secondly, as educators we are inherently leaders, no matter what our role is, and so we need to model what it means to be a connected, life-long learner.


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Additional Information:
Resources and opportunities to continue learning and engaging on these topics can be found at: http://trans4med.org
Also, if people would like to share their thoughts on Transforming Education, I thought we could play with the twitter hashtag #Trans4mEd for a while… a way to get connected around a common theme.

2011 2011-Story Time

Sharing Stories, Becoming Storytellers

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Presenter: Sean McGaughey
Location: Midland, Ontario, Canada

Presentation Title: Sharing Stories, Becoming Storytellers

Presentation Description: Each year, Bayview Public School (bay.scdsb.on.ca) participates in Canada’s National Family Literacy Day, which is held annually on January 27. Two years ago, the parent council president asked me if we could set up a computer at the school to have families record reviews of their favorite books. Using free services, I was able to have them record these reviews via telephone from home. We got a free local voicemail phone number through freephoneline.ca which forwards messages to my email. We posted these audio reviews, of families and children sharing the books they love to the Bayview Family Literacy Day website.

Several classes and many families have contributed audio reviews and we have even had an author respond to one of the reviews. In the process, we have built up a resource of books that families in our community are passionate about.

I hope this presentation can inspire others to creatively use free tools to energize their own school communities.

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Additional Information:
Bayview School Family Literacy Day Project: familyliteracy.edublogs.org