A Superintendent says NO to Report Cards

Superintendent, Jordan Tinney looks at the relevance of Report Cards in the advent of new technologies.

Leaders in Education know that the most successful learning environment is one that allows for meaningful connections between educators, parents and students.



A Parent’s Wishes for His Child’s Teachers

Chris Kennedy is the father of four young children and the husband to an amazing woman. When not busy as a husband and father he is the Superintendent of Schools with the West Vancouver School District. Chris is a passionate teacher and strong advocate for public education. You can connect with Chris through his Culture of Yes blog—cultureofyes.ca and on Twitter @ chrkennedy.

A copy of the slides shown during this talk can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/chrkennedy/…

System Innovation at Parklands School Division

Parkland School Division is an inclusive school division serving rural and urban centres in Alberta, west of Edmonton.  Serving over 77,000 residents in an area of over 3,995 square kilometers, our division operates 21 schools and several alternate sites. With approximately 580 teaching staff and 379 support staff, our division facilitates planning and the coordination of services by dividing the jurisdiction and its schools into 3 areas:

VISION: Parkland School Division is a place where exploration, creativity, and imagination make learning exciting and where all learners aspire to reach their dreams.

MISSION: Our purpose is to prepare, engage and inspire our students to be their best in a quickly changing global community.

Rethinking Parenting in a Digital Age – Common Sense Media

At the end of September, 182 educators, parent coordinators, and school administrators participated in our webinar “Connecting Families: Rethinking Education About Parenting in a Digital Age,” hosted in the Digital Citizenship professional learning community on Common Sense Media edWeb.

  • Common Sense Education’s new Connecting Families program, encourages and supports rich and relevant community conversations about kids’ digital lives throughout the school year.
  • How to host a Teen Panel or Conversation Cases — on topics privacy, digital footprints, cyberbullying, sexting, digital drama, and more — without having to be an expert on the topic.
  • Additional resources like parent advice videos, Tech 101 videos, tip sheets, and Family Media Agreements that help support the home-school connection.