In some ideal world (or at least in a world in which I was getting 6 hours of sleep every night), I'd write a whole lot more about the background stories, the amazing people, and the interesting anecdotes that arose from each of these individual projects. But for now these brief snippets will have to do!
Building Edmonton Together Symposium
The Urban Development Institute of Greater Edmonton and the City of Edmonton co-hosted the second annual Building Edmonton Together: Learning Symposium on May 22, 2014. This was a totally fascinating window into another city's challenges and success stories. Working in Edmonton is always an inspiring learning experience for me, as I try to get a handle on the things it does differently than (or the same way as) Calgary. There is cool stuff going on in this city!
Workshop for Studio C's "Empact" Program
Innovate West Conference at Telus SPARK
At this conference for a bunch of innovative educators from all over, I got to work at one of the coolest venues ever - TELUS Spark, Calgary's new Science Centre. Here's a picture of the fancy lighting in the hall, and my blank poster all ready to go!
The Innovate West Conference is hosted by Calgary's amazing Connect Charter School. (If you think you might like your child to go to school there, call now! There's a quite a waiting list!) The speakers whose talks I recorded were each inspiring in their own ways: Colorado-based educator Michelle Baldwin (who wrote this blog post about the conference); Joshua Hill (who has the cool job title of "21st Century Learning Specialist at Rocky View School Division"); and educator/master "sketchnoter" Brad Ovenell-Carter (whose blog A Stick in the Sand, features lots of cool illustrated notes).
Speak Geek #2: Fierce Conversations!
And cue the baby waking up. All for now!