The HWDSB 21st Century Learning team has launched a new initiative today called a U-Service. This is a play on the in-service model of PD that we regularly offer to teachers. A few years ago we ran a Livescribe event in the Gym at Maple Lane. Teachers from across the board came and shared the ways in which they were using that tool in their classroom. They set up at small tables and teachers wandered around checking out what their colleagues were doing, chatted about implementation strategies, and mingled together.
Since then we have had a number of requests to repeat it on a different theme. This first one will shirk that thematic idea and attempt to host a variety of different “stations”. The hope is that we will get a large cross-section of contributors, and people will drop in, perhaps just to see one specific session, or perhaps to get inspired by something new.
If you have something you would like to share, please take the time to sign up on the Submission page. We are planning the first one for Thursday Jan. 30th, from 4 til 5ish with the hopes of running them once a month.