We launched our first ever INSPIRE Coding Club! We had about 35 kids altogether! Inspiring times ahead…
One of our INSPIRE teacher’s Annie Charron has put together a wonderful Pinterest board on Coding with kids! How fun!
Check it out HERE!
Today we launched Walnut Code! It’s so exciting to see our family of Walnut Grove schools’ educators coming together to be inspired! We are so grateful for Innovation Partnership, CST Inspired Learning Project and the Network of Innovation and Inquiry for their support for The Inspire Project to make Walnut Code possible.
You might ask what is Walnut Code: It is our family of Walnut Grove Schools exploring coding together through inclusion, innovation and inquiry. There will be more exciting information to come so watch out for Walnut Code in Walnut Grove!
We have just had a new Canadian student join our school… Rover! He’s very clever and codeable!!!! We are looking forward to learning all about him in time. He came from a Canadian inventor, Alex from Ontario… You can check out the website to learn more: http://robotplaytime.com
I went to Creating the Future: Partnership for Inclusive Learning for three days this last week, at UBC. It is just so wonderful to gather with other educators, administrators, parents and community organizations that are passionate about inclusive learning. I was fortunate to go to the Literacy Strand by Vicki Rothstein which was a fantastic strand to be in. The workshops increased my love for teaching reading and it refreshed my thinking on various strategies and research on providing ‘good’ reading support. We learned about various inclusive technologies that can support children in their reading from BitsBoard to Tar Heel Reader to Strong Nations. We had a variety of keynote speakers from Pat Miranda to Shelley Moore. The conference left me with the passion… Let the INCLUSION continue!
WOW! What a year of INSPIRATION!
The INSPIRATION keeps coming!!!
I’m looking forward to the next school year!!!!
A BIG THANKS to the community at James Kennedy Elementary School, the Langley School District, the Innovation Partnership from the Ministry of Education and Network of Innovation and Inquiry for their support. A special thanks to Michelle Guillou (our cheerleading principal), Andrea Liske (our official photographer) and the demonstration classes of Michelle Gore, Shayna Choi and Diane King.
Next year should be exciting with more Robots joining our family and more exciting opportunities for ‘Inclusive Curiosity’!!!!
Keep the ‘Inclusive Curiosity’ going throughout the Summer!
Great day doing Inspire Workshops to James Kennedy classes and teachers! So much fun… Grateful to have Stacey Hernberg as our tech mentor to gracious give me two days to teach our school coding!