North Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the Northern Ontario Cohort. See also the list of active blogs.

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Cornell Notes on “Educational Motivation for Students”

For the Extend activity: Cornell Notes, in Module 1 , I chose to watch a TEDx Talks video of a young student speaking about how she believes we can motivate young minds…very interesting! Notes:Tests– Kids feel over tested– Make tests into games (card, board, flashcards)– Let children chose the type of testUse quotes, videos and pep talks– Nelson Mandela, etc.– “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts” Dalai Lama– Bring in motivational […]

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Concept Map

CYC: Introduction to the Profession Okay…so I decided to do a concept map using my Intro to the Profession course outline. This took me FOREVER it feels like but I loved that it forced me to look at my course and really think about it. I have definitely missed some pieces and would love to keep working on this when I get more time. The only thing I found frustrating was that as this was my first digital mind map, […]

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Misunderstood: Teacher for Learning

A concept that is often misunderstood in my discipline is Relational Practice. When I was thinking of what could be an analogy for this, my mind kept wandering back to the first time I went white water rafting. It was in the first summer after I had graduated from the CYW program at Algonquin College. I was working my first job at a group home for adolescents ages 12-18. We went rafting on the Ottawa River as one of our […]

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Open-Assessment: It’s Just Good Pedagogy #OER a reflection on OE Fellows Webinar 5: Introduction to Open Educational Practice #OEP from @eCampusOntario

As I reflect on the past term one of the big changes for me was how consciously open and flexible the course was in many ways. The course website was open and students had the choice of how they wanted to meet the learning outcomes. Not only were they involved in defining what the project would be they could choose how they shared their work. Rubrics in the course were also co-created. They defined how they wanted to participate, which ended up […]

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Video Feedback: Time-Saver or Time-Waster?

This post has been de-prioritised for about a month now as. I was about to just scrap the idea since the 9x9x25 challenge is technically over but students kept thanking me for using video to mark their work so I decided that I had to share. The feedback quoted in this post was all unsolicited – numerous additional students have thanked me in various ways for trying something new: Video feedback for written work. IO-Images / Pixabay Thank you for this video […]

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Unintended Learning From the IASR Training Module – OHRC and AODA

Today I am working on mandatory training even though I am swamped with marking and course prep for next term. These days I am so focused on course design and gamification as I am developing a quest-based approach for the course I am taking next term. Because of this focus, I notice course design elements around me. What I noticed about this course is that they allowed us to choose our path through the course (somewhat) and showed completion through a status bar. The […]

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Opening Up: Starting the conversation with an Open Day at #TESS18 with @MarnieSeal and @SarahWendorf

Marnie, Sarah and I shared “Opening Up: Starting the conversation with an Open Day” at TESS 2018. We reflected on key reasons why we held an Open Day, the planning and marketing strategies we used, our reflections on feedback received and how we are moving forward. Open day was only a success because it was a large team effort. Our presentation team was happy to represent an analysis of the work of the larger group. Thank you #TESS18 attendees. We […]

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The Empowered Educator Keynote at #TESS18 @OntarioExtend @eCampusOntario

Simon Bates at TESS / Photo by Laura Killam As a participant in the first and many subsequent bits and pieces of Ontario Extend it was inspiring to hear from Simon Bates about the development of the framework we extenders and Hubbers (what I call users of our Hub) have come to recognize. I use it in my daily practice and admire what was developed through the openness and collaboration of these giants in educational excellence. Better yet, his talk […]

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Connecting the Dossier to @OntarioExtend

While at TESS 2018 David Porter challenged me to think of ways to make Extend more relevant to faculty building an Academic Dossier. Before I delve into earning my final two badges I need to become more familiar with what exactly goes into a dossier. Awesome. I also got to talk to @dendroglyph about your ideas. He challenged me to map what I would (or have) added to my CV from extend. — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) November 13, 2018 The […]

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