Subbing One Day on a Colony Changed My Career

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

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

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

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: OER and Canadian Copyright: Essential Facts

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?

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?

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: Blended Symposium 2016: Evaluating K-12 Digital Tools

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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Guest Blog: Coding and Computational Thinking In Schools

This article was reposted 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). by Steven Montgomery (BOLT Student and Alberta Teacher) Coding or computer programming in schools is becoming a big push in schools around […]

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Creative Writing: One Bite at a Time

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. Read Rob’s notes on Resources That Work & […]

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