I’m a learner and educator in the Simcoe County District School Board (#SCDSB). As part of the Program and Innovation team, I have the opportunity to learn and work with an amazing team of educators. You can read about our learning on the SCDSB 194 Days of Learning Blog. My favourite part of this learning adventure is co-learning with students and educators across our region. I learn something new every single day!
This blog is my learning story. A place to share my learning, reflect and refine my thinking and ideas. Learning together is the process and I aim to share that here. I hope my blog will help me to develop connections with others and engage in conversations that will move our thinking forwards.
I am passionate about technology enabled learning and empowering students to use digital tools to connect and change the world! I believe that to engage students in our changing world we need to teach them to use information and think critically. Also, we need to connect and communicate in the classroom, school and globally, giving our students authentic purpose and ownership in their learning.
I am interested in exploring how students can use portfolios (including blogging), Minecraft and coding to make their thinking visible. Read more about our journey into coding on the SCDSB Codes blog: http://scdsbcode.blogspot.ca/ and follow us on Twitter: @SCDSBcodes.
Developing my PLN and becoming a connected educator has resulted in many conversations that have helped me to grow as a learner and leader. Connect with me on Twitter @marciduncan. You can also see a collection of the blogs I enjoy reading on my Flipboard pages.
Edcamp Barrie is another opportunity to connect and engage in discussion with other educators. As part of the @EdcampB team we’d like to invite all learners to come out and participate in our next #edcampbarrie on January 16, 2015. For more information: http://edcampbarrie.blogspot.ca/
My greatest joys in life are my family, friends, golden retrievers Emma & Holly and empowering others to learn how to learn.
Program and Innovation Resource Teacher ~ Technology and Research K-12
Simcoe County District School Board