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Involving parents in the process of learning #ties13 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Involving Parents In the Process of Learning George Couros Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • 2. #TIES13 @gcouros
  • 3. Communication is key.
  • 4. About Me
  • 5. Focus on Relationships
  • 6. “We need to teach kids to respect the past but to live in the future.” Marc Prensky
  • 7. http://georgecouros.ca http://connectedprincipals.com
  • 8. This is not about technology; it’s about relationships and learning.
  • 9. "The role of parents in the education of their children cannot be overestimated." ~Unknown
  • 10. Change the conversation.
  • 11. Why is this important?
  • 12. Justin Bieber
  • 13. Involving Parents in the Learning Process
  • 14. Start with your vision
  • 15. bit.ly/fg-aup
  • 16. Have an Open Mind
  • 17. Finding Parent Leadership
  • 18. 36
  • 19. Create Learning Opportunities
  • 20. @patrickmlarkin
  • 21. Use What the Kids Use
  • 22. True change will not be “bottom up” or “top down”. It has to be “all hands on deck”.
  • 23. Open Communication
  • 24. Learning Together
  • 25. Emails to staff (how do we bring parents into this process) Web 2.0 used in a 2.0 way Using a twitter hashtag
  • 26. What does this lead to?
  • 27. Cyberbullying...the low hanging fruit.
  • 28. To inspire meaningful change, you must make a connection to the heart before you can make a connection to the mind.
  • 29. “As the Internet has become more central in our lives, we have begun to witness a revival of the importance of being human.” Notter and Grant
  • 30. #DigitalLeadership
  • 31. Since the end of the Easter holidays, Martha has been writing a daily food blog about her school lunches, with the support of her dad, as a self-initiated writing project. It also set out in the noble aim to fund the building of kitchens for less fortunate children in Malawi, through theMary's Meals charity.
  • 32. This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today. 
  • 33. “But unlike most ten-year-olds Martha has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help feed children in Malawi, been the subject of a BBC documentary and been toasted by Scotland’s first Minster Alex Salmond in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle.”
  • 34. Martha shows every facet of great learning: ...real world change, making the environment around her better, sharing her thinking with the world, having a conscious for the world beyond her immediate horizons...
  • 35. “But kids often defy expectations, if you give them the opportunity.” Shelley Wright
  • 36. Conclusion
  • 37. Text
  • 38. What will you help make viral?
  • 39. Contact Me Email - georgecouros@gmail.com Twitter - @gcouros Email - gcouros@psd70.ab.ca Blog - georgecouros.ca