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WestCAST 2012

Next week, I will be attending the WestCAST (Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching) 2012 conference being hosted by the University of Calgary. I attended the conference last year when it was in Brandon, Manitoba and shared a session called “Google 2.0 – More Than a Search Engine” and met many other student teachers from across western Canada.

This year, the conference challenge is “How might we rethink the focus and practices of teacher education to explore emergent insights into learning?” and I’m excited to hear what other universities are doing to investigate this.

How Things Are Done Around Here

(Click image to enlarge.) Does this sound familiar? I don’t know where this image originated, but if you do, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Growth Documentary

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The Bare Minimum

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Effort in Assessment

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