Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Year: New Challenges: New Opportunities

For the first time in 10 years, I'll be focusing my working attention on a single school community. My experiences in the past decade creating and leading programs for all the schools in my district school board; and most recently serving the e-learning needs of school boards across southwestern Ontario, I'm looking forward to focusing my energies at Regina Mundi College in London, Ontario.

The role I'll be playing, is that of Student Success Teacher. It's a role that was created by the Ontario Ministry of Education, to assist schools in meeting the 2010-2011 target of graduating 85% of high schoolers. It's a lofty goal, one that challenges schools to offer unique opportunities for credit accumulation in lieu of pegging students into traditional courses .

With my experience in teaching others about e-learning; in developing rich performance-based learning activities; and in leveraging social media to build relationships, I'm very much looking forward to engaging my interests and abilities to ensure students, staff and parents learn in relationship.

While the position is formally focused on meeting the needs of the at risk student, my goals are more challenging: I'm working to build an environment of Learning Immersion... for students, staff and parents.

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