Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Back to School Learning Opportunities and FAQ's


Are you starting to feel organized and ready for this new year? These are some of my favourite back to school supplies!

I hope that you have had a nice start to the school year and enjoyed International Dot Day with your students!

Over the last few weeks, I have had several emails asking about upcoming events.

Me on International Dot Day 2014!


Here are some of the FAQ's:


Will I be instructing the Kindergarten AQ this year?

In the past, I had offered the York University Kindergarten AQ Course course throughout the school year and summer months.  With my PhD courses in full-swing and an upcoming wedding to plan this December, I am taking a bit of a break.  I hope to offer them again in the Winter and Spring months, but it would all depend on my course load and whether or not my new school permit will give us permission to host it in the library (where I will be working).

If, and when, this is finalized, I will add it to the "Events" page as well as the #yorkukaq page.



What is CTInquiry and can I join?

CTInquiry is a network that I started last September to bring educators together from across the province of Ontario.  CTI stands for "Connected through inquiry: A curious community of learners."  The hope is to have like-minded professionals share their inquiry learning journeys (successes, challenges, pedagogical documentation, etc.) and inspire each others' next steps.  

We will be meeting at different locations (classrooms, outdoor learning areas, restaurants, cafes, libraries, etc.) once every other month from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The month when we are not able to gather together, I will offer a Twitter Chat online from 9:00-10:00 p.m. with the hashtag #CTInquiry.  

All new members are welcome! Also, please do not feel the pressure to attend all of the scheduled sessions! You can just drop in without emailing me, by checking the #CTInquiry page on the blog for the date and location.

Our first session will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, September 17th, 2014) at Moraine Hills Public School in Richmond Hill.  For the complete address and details click here!



When and where will the TransformEd Workshops take place that I had blogged about?

While I was on the boat from Mykonos to Paros this summer, I had an idea to begin to offer some workshops on some of the questions that I am often asked by educators (e.g., planning for inquiry, photography for pedagogical documentation, portfolios, etc.).  I want these sessions to be supportive and within a special learning environment.  My hope is to offer "Brunch and Learn" workshops on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

When I find the right environment, I will add the workshops to my Events page, as well as post the flyer onto the blog.  Stay tuned!!! 


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My new motto: Teach Colourfully!  (Inspired by Kate Spade's Live Colourfully.)


Keep an open mind

and know that you can 

always learn more...

-Lorii Myers