Leading Whole System Change

Mathematics Leadership in Northeastern Ontario 2016

How do you change a system that consistently demonstrates the need for improvement in mathematics learning?  Deep data analysis suggested that more collaboration and mathematics learning among education leaders would result in improved practice.  How do we do this across vast distances in the north?  Our strategy is to embed Math AQ learning into a hybrid learning model that consists of open networking and private conversations, helping leaders to learn mathematics, digital literacies, leadership for learning and the power of networks.  Join us at #mathleadersNEO


Leadership in Creativity and Innovation 2016

Schulich School of Business Certification in Creative Leadership achieved March 2016.


Algoma Learning – National Innovation Award – May 2016

In 2013, I began working on a Collaborative Inquiry into best practice in online learning with the eLearning teachers of Algoma District School Board. The intent was to transform thinking about what is possible for student learning in digital spaces, first in ADSB, then throughout the north.

This year, the eLearning teachers and their leaders won a National Ken Spencer Innovation Award from Canadian Education Association for their pioneering work.

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Transforming Learning in Northeastern Ontario

One barrier to learning in the north is distance.  Our leaders spend far too much time on the road travelling instead of building capacity.  This year, I am working to transform the way they work.  Collaboration through asynchronous document sharing and synchronous collaborative technologies means more support for learners, healthier leaders and lower costs for travel.

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Northern eLearning Consortium

Access to pathways to success for all learners, in spite of geography, is a core value.  As a founding member of the Northern eLearning Consortium, we are working to share students across the north through eLearning, without costs to boards or students.

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Rethinking How We Do Business at the Regional Level: Realm Award 2015

At the Thunder Bay Regional Office of the Ontario Ministry of Education, we are committed to sharing our work in a way that best serves our boards of education.

We coordinate our work and our visits to schools.  We share our work across divisions to support each other and add a system perspective to everything we do.

In 2015 we were recognized provincially by the Minister of Education for our collaborative approach to our work.

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