Subbing One Day on a Colony Changed My Career

Rob Ficiur | February 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. One morning in the winter of 1988-89 school […]

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Teaching Hutterite History in our Colony Schools

Rob Ficiur | February 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. In our race to teach students about various […]

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25 Things that Have Changed in 25 Years

Rob Ficiur | February 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. The 2013-14 school year was my 25th year […]

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Combining Diverse Characters Creates Engaging Creative Writing Stories

Rob Ficiur | February 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. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ads highlight the idea […]

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Guest Post: Using OER for Project-Based Learning

Communications Staff | February 1, 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). Today, educators are constantly told that they need to employ teaching strategies that are more engaging and applicable to their students’ lives […]

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Guest Post: OER and Canadian Copyright: Essential Facts

Communications Staff | January 31, 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). As the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources,  I have been involved with Open Educational Resources for many years and […]

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Building Vocabulary in Content Areas: Why? How?

Rob Ficiur | January 26, 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? How? In a previous article for the […]

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Building Vocabulary: Why? How?

Rob Ficiur | January 24, 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. Building Vocabulary: Why? How? Why Focus on Vocabulary […]

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Guest Post: Skype: Free and Still Fine

Communications Staff | January 19, 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). Teachers Review Technology in Education | By Shelley Grey-Sortland (BOLT student) Description of Skype  Skype is a free VoIP (Voice over Internet […]

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Guest Post: Blended Symposium 2016: Evaluating K-12 Digital Tools

Communications Staff | January 17, 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). Teacher Editorial | By Joy Trick (BOLT student) Prologue The second annual blendED Symposium was held in Edmonton, Alberta on October 23-25, […]

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