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Collaborative Learning Services
DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES
School improvement efforts which aim to harness the power of professionals working together now take many forms including the development of professional learning communities, learning networks within and across schools, as well as collaborative inquiry processes. Read the full article, now available on this site.
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Consulting Services re Program and Instruction
Facilitating Collaborative School Planning for Improvement
Leading Collaborative Learning
Learning Forward Ontario
Ministry of Education
Working with educators to improve learning for all.
FROM THE BEGINNING
I am a former Principal, field Superintendent and Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services with the York Region District School Board. Since leaving this great school board, I have been thoroughly enjoying time for short term contracts, research, consulting, teaching and writing. I work as a sessional instructor for Western’s Graduate Education program and I am involved on on-going coaching in the areas of literacy instruction, collaborative inquiry and inquiry based learning for students through my consulting name: Collaborative Learning Services.
My area of sustained research interest is understanding the complexities of collaboration and their impact on learning in the classroom and in the workplace. In my view, collaboration has to make a difference for student learning if it is to sustainable.
I am certainly a digital immigrant but see the potential in new and emerging technologies. I can say I even feel confident with a few forms of social media now :-). Most of all I believe we must engage in this new brave world of creative collaboration.
For further information about presentations, facilitating workshops, coaching or consulting, contact me using this form or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone