Just a few things to keep you reading, thinking, "mucking around", and while you're doing that you will have fun. For creative ideas, collaborative opportunities, communicating what's good, and critically assessing teaching and learning in the 21st century, start here and go to hundreds of other links.
The whole student ... Mind, Body, and Soul ... The student is the curriculum, our community is the world, and we are called to walk the talk and be disciples of Christ in what we say, and more importantly, in what we do!
Epiphany’s academic program is augmented with a variety of co-curricular activities and expectations for the whole child to grow - socially, spiritually, emotionally, and academically ... By utilizing the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations and our Catholic Social Teachings in discernibly visible and authentic manners, we believe our students will be good global citizens in union with God's creations and all that is good. In short, our students will be ready for life as a disciple of Jesus and a citizen of this great country we call home.
TCDSB Pastoral Plan (2015-2018)
Harmonizing our Faith Through Family, Parish and School
Through Family, Parish and School
Almighty and Ever-loving God,
We give you thanks
for the blessings of our Families, where the seed of faith is planted;
for the Body of Christ, the Church, where faith is celebrated;
and for our Schools, where faith is nurtured.
Lord, we believe that Catholic Education is at its best
when Families, Parishes and Schools
play, pray and work together
to spread the Good News to all.
Help us to imitate the unity of the Trinity
as we continue to grow in our faith and love towards you,
This program was begun by Servant of God, Father Patrick Peyton, CSC with a Rosary campaign to send 1 million Rosaries to Russia. Since the campaign began in September 1991 they have expanded the program all around the world and have sent approximately 20 million Rosaries to families, schools, parishes on every continent. Our own students received Rosaries from the program back in 2012-2013.
Here you will find posters of the Catholic School Graduate Expectations. Also provided are links to our Catholic Social Teachings (around for over 100 years) that we constantly refer to in our school. It's not enough to read about them, you have to enact them. Walk the talk. When viewing the CGEs through the lense of the 21st Century Fluencies, one sees how appropriate and applicable they are for all educational stake holders. The video shorts are no longer than 2 minutes in length.
Click the Link below (Identifying the 4 Cs) to take you to short vignettes about the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations - 21st Century style!
Sir Ken Robinson provides the closing statement for the Learning Without Frontiers 2012 Conference under the theme "Leading a Learning Revolution".
Reforms are required for our industrial scale education systems but what forms shall they take, what will they value and what purpose shall they serve?
In closing, Sir Ken Robinson reflects on what has been heard and discussed with previous speakers and offers a call to action for the delegates to look at the future with a new determination based upon the challenges that future generations face and where our education systems will need to nurture the creative innovators upon which our future well-being will be placed.
Here are a series of videos from Sir Ken Robinson ... for you to watch, ponder, critically think about, reflect on our own learning and teaching, and most importantly utilize to further foster student engagement, well-being, and achievement. Click on each title below and enjoy.
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Commoncraft produces short animated videos that explain things in simple and easy-to-understand language.Each video is 2 to 4 minutes in length and explains a topic, procedure, or how to use something in plain English. Click on a topic of interest and watch, learn, and enjoy. For more videos not listed here (about 70 videos up to now), click the pictures below to take you to the Common Craft video list.