October 2014 archive

Oct 26

Innovate West

This past weekend, I attended the Innovate West Conference hosted by Connect Charter School in Calgary. It is a conference I’ve wanted to attend in the past because of the positive reviews it has received from previous participants from our division and elsewhere. Attending with me was my Deputy Superintendent, Brian Macauley (@macauleyb) and Director …

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Oct 22

Learning must be continuous

The following post was published in the Lethbridge Herald on October 22, 2014. On Sunday, I returned from a conference sponsored by Educational Research Development and Innovation (ERDI). This organization invites approximately 50 superintendents from across the country, twice a year, to meet and discuss education trends and topics from a national perspective with a …

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Oct 13

Music to my ears!

Last week, we held our annual division wide professional development day. Over the past number of years, we’ve morphed this day to be far more engaging for our staff through self-selection, the utilization of expertise within our division and a focus on professional dialogue around learning. We’ve also been able to incorporate an edcamp or …

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Oct 02

From the Desk of the Superintendent- October 2014

It is hard to imagine that the month of September has already blown by! It seems like only yesterday, that we gathered here at St. Basil’s Catholic Education Centre, for our opening mass and our journey of walking together. I would venture that part of the reason time seems to fly is due to the …

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Oct 01

A Time For Everything

Earlier today, I attended a Tree Planting Ceremony and participated in an Asthma Walk in memory of Kennady Clarke. Kennady was a grade 5 student from St. Joseph School who passed away late this summer. It was a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony and served to celebrate her life. As part of the ceremony, the verse A …

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