Welcome back. It’s been a fabulous summer, especially with the spectacular weather offering lots of opportunities to rest, rejuvenate and re-energize.
We anticipate a very exciting year filled with new connections and new ways to look at past practices. This summer, more schools were upgraded to the new Active Directory / School Connect structure [replacing Novell]. This along with other projects will continue throughout the year.
There are many opportunities to engage in dialogue, practice new skills and have fun while purposefully integrating digital tools and processes. One of the challenges of this area, is the dizzying speed at which new technologies is happening. For some, this is extremely exciting – something akin to Christmas. For others, it can be quite confusing and frustrating. The key is ‘purpose’ – what do you want to accomplish or what do you want your students to accomplish? An example might be: “I want to communicate my intentions regarding projects without having to repeat it a hundred times.” Any number of possibilities come to mind; most include accessing the digital literacies. Several avenues will help you move forward – check the Staff Development Calendar [sessions are updated throughout the year]; ask your tech liaison at the school for guidance or contact our Learning Technologies Team. We love helping people connect and be empowered.
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