Day Two at #ECOO13

After an amazing Day One, I am ready to start Day Two.  I am still trying to process all I learned yesterday.  No question, the most important conversation was with MaryKay Goindi @MKGoindi.  What she had to say about math: making learning visible, the problem-solving mind set, how to record learning with Evernote, etc was truly amazing.  When I wasn’t talking to her I was trying to write down everything that was being discussed.  I wish our teachers could have been here, I think they would have loved it.

This is certainly a great education for me.

screenshot of visual captured yesterday using evernote and annotated by Educreations
screenshot of visual captured yesterday using evernote and annotated by Educreations

This is a pretty lame example of what you can record with these tools, but if I can do it anyone can!

What MaryKay had to say about teacher mindset was also extremely important.  We are asking teachers to teach math in a way very different from how they were taught.  As a principal, I realize now that I need to find opportunities for my teachers to get more training in this new mind set.  This is not just a problem at our school, it is a problem for our school board and for our province – lots to think about, lots to do.

Today, I will be starting with the keynote by Robert Baker, Director of Technology, Cincinnati Country Day School.  His topic – You Really Can Have It All

His school was the first to go 1:1 way back in 1996!  Below is a short video about his school.  Great way to start day two!