Redefining Text and Looking Beyond Books

Shelley Grey-Sortland | March 22, 2017

ADLC teachers’ stories provide a great window to all the experience and collective skills that ADLC has to offer its students. Read more from Shelley Grey-Sortland. I have a poster on the wall by my desk. It reads, “There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids […]

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ADLC Yearbook 2015/16

Communications Staff | March 17, 2017

We’ve spent the last year collecting stories from a few of the 44,000+ students served by ADLC in the 2015/16 school year. Through the Fort McMurray fire, the transition from D2L to Moodle, pilot projects, and more, students from across the province—plus teachers, partners, parents, and principals—fit ADLC into their lives. Learn how in the […]

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Teaching Students to Write Novel Study Questions

Rob Ficiur | March 16, 2017

This post is a part our Colony Educators series, written by Rob Ficiur. Rob Ficiur has taught in colony schools in Alberta for over a quarter-century. In his tenure, he’s attended many conferences in addition to contributing to various newsletters and publications. Learn more about Lesson Planning & Colony Resources here. Why would I try this again? A few […]

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(My Favorite) Resource that Works: The Who Was? Book Series

Rob Ficiur | March 14, 2017

This post is a part our Colony Educators series, written by Rob Ficiur. Rob Ficiur has taught in colony schools in Alberta for over a quarter-century. In his tenure, he’s attended many conferences in addition to contributing to various newsletters and publications. Learn more about Lesson Planning & Colony Resources here. Preface This week, three students, at three different […]

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Leadership in Our Colony Schools: Cassie Campbell Speaks on Consistent Leadership

Rob Ficiur | March 9, 2017

This post is a part our Colony Educators series, written by Rob Ficiur. Rob Ficiur has taught in colony schools in Alberta for over a quarter-century. In his tenure, he’s attended many conferences in addition to contributing to various newsletters and publications. Learn more about Lesson Planning & Colony Resources here. At Teachers’ Convention, I attended a lecture by […]

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Phone a Friend: A Lifeline to Beginning & Veteran Colony Educators (If They Use It)

Rob Ficiur | March 7, 2017

This post is a part our Colony Educators series, written by Rob Ficiur. Rob Ficiur has taught in colony schools in Alberta for over a quarter-century. In his tenure, he’s attended many conferences in addition to contributing to various newsletters and publications. Learn more about Lesson Planning & Colony Resources here. When I first started teaching on a colony […]

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What is Your Ideal Day?

Rob Ficiur | March 2, 2017

This post is a part our Colony Educators series, written by Rob Ficiur. Rob Ficiur has taught in colony schools in Alberta for over a quarter-century. In his tenure, he’s attended many conferences in addition to contributing to various newsletters and publications. Learn more about Lesson Planning & Colony Resources here. At a teachers’ convention in a session titled […]

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Rules Rules Rules… Why So Many Rules?

Rob Ficiur | February 28, 2017

This post is a part our Colony Educators series, written by Rob Ficiur. Rob Ficiur has taught in colony schools in Alberta for over a quarter-century. In his tenure, he’s attended many conferences in addition to contributing to various newsletters and publications. Learn more about Lesson Planning & Colony Resources here. Almost all teenagers wonder why they’re “the only […]

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Guest Post: A Walk in the Clouds (A Teacher’s Perspective on Cloud Computing)

Shelley Grey-Sortland | February 23, 2017

This article was re-posted in collaboration with Athabasca University Centre for Distance Education’s BOLT Multi-Authored Blog, a blog dedicated to professional learning for K-12 educators interested in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). Head in the Clouds Cloud computing is one of the emerging education technologies that is impacting teachers and learners, inside and outside […]

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The Challenge of Coaching

Vic Mensch | February 21, 2017

ADLC teachers’ stories provide a great window to all the experience and collective skills that ADLC has to offer its students. Read more from Vic Mensch. The worst thing you can do for someone is to do something for them they can and should do for themselves. – John Wooden When I first volunteered to write […]

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