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Day 1: Tony Pontes, Director of Education (Peel District School Board)

Thank you Tony for this contribution to the Project for the 2014-15 year. I believe there is such great value in seeing our leaders a part of the whole rather than a separate entity. I too share in your excitement for another great year in Peel as I start a journey with Countryside Village Public School.

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Dear colleagues,

Happy New (school ) Year!  I hope you are as excited as I am about the start of another great year.

My name is Tony and I work at the HJA Brown Education Centre.  I love to play golf and tennis and to hike through beautiful terrain.  This summer my family went skydiving.  Notice I said, my family, not me – I was the official photographer with both feet on the ground!  I also love to see staff get excited when they see their students succeed.

And that is where all Peel staff come in.  Peel is blessed to have dedicated, caring staff who, every day, inspire success, confidence and hope in each student.

Over the past year, we’ve made great strides in setting a directional vision for and in using technology in the classroom to boost student engagement.  In fact, we’re recognized around…

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Day 20: Shivonne Lewis-Young and Phil Young, Teachers (Peel District School Board)

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That’s All for This Year, But #peel21st184 Will Be Back in September

I am writing this entry on behalf of Phil Young and myself. The purpose of this post is to wrap up the pilot of the Peel 21st 184 Project and thank all of the awesome bloggers who contributed this past June.  As mentioned in the first post this project was born from George Couros and the Parkland School Division Project 184.  George had called for presenters for the PDS project 184 and I had responded to his tweet that if he was ever taking out of district writers I would love to participate. He made a comment that he would really like to see a project started in Peel.  After discussing it over coffee and planning one evening it was born.  It really was  a team effort of tweets back and forth between Phil and…

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Day 2: Phil Young, Teacher (Treeline Public School)

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“What Did I Learn Today?”

I have learned that I work with many great colleagues both those that I have met face-to-face, those that I have met in the “Digital World” and even some that I have not met before the pilot of Peel’s Project 184.

The idea of this Project 184 stemmed from a presentation by George Couros last summer at the PDSB Teaching and Learning in a Digital World Conference about the “Blog” as a Portfolio.  He shared how his school district, the Parkland School Division has a “Blog” for every student that becomes a portfolio of work from their Kindergarten Years through Grade 12.  I thought, “What a Great Idea!”  He also shared how the Parkland School Division (Students, Teachers, Administrators, and more) shared their learning through their “184 Days of Learning” project.

This was an idea that I brought forth in my own class this…

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Day 1: Shivonne Lewis-Young, Teacher (Massey Street Public School)

Shivonne, thank you for making our first contribution to Peel’s Project184 Pilot.

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What Did I Learn Today?

I have a blog.  My Grade three students blog and when the project 184 for Peel was born I knew writing for the project was something I had to do.  So here I am.  It is my day to blog for the project and I am feeling a tremendous amount of pressure.  What should I write about and share?  Does my submission need to be thought provoking, innovative and profound?  The answer is no.  It can just be me sharing a day in the life of Class 3B.  So here goes nothing.

This afternoon for Social Studies I told my class that they were going to learn about The Three Sisters and how they were important to Aboriginal peoples and how they introduced the Three Sisters to the European Settlers. First, I had my students brainstorm who they thought the Three Sisters were and here’s…

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