Author: Aaron Puley

2013 Annual Report for the HWDSB Director’s Student Voice Forum

I have written numerous times in this space about the Director’s Student Voice Forum, it’s creation and evolution, and it’s design to engage students their way. Every year WordPress puts forth a report for blogs that have their Jetpack plugin activated. This plugin allows for me to see statistics for the blog – how many times posts were visited, days of highest activity, etc. This year’s annual report blew me away. The site was visited 12,000 times in 2013. That’s astronomical! On top of that, the “What makes a secondary school a great school” topic was commented on 534...

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2013 Annual Report for Bloggucation

Check out my year in blogging here on Bloggucation for the year 2013. I need to re-imagine how I blog this year. Any ideas? Direct link if the embed link below isn’t working –¬†http://jetpack.me/annual-report/31837435/2013/...

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I Accept the Challenge

Earlier tonight I was mentioned in Sue Dunlop’s challenge “Blogging Meme/Sunshine Award”. Blogging Meme: Why not try it out? @HeidiSiwak @adeletweets @lisaneale @kkeerybi @bloggucation @IngviOmarsson http://t.co/EwIAyGEzhS — Sue Dunlop (@Dunlop_Sue) January 6, 2014 It sounds like a lot of fun and I’m in! Here is her post to set the context…..   First, to Acknowledge Sue. I first met Sue when I was, at the time, the 21st Century Fluencies Consultant for North Cluster in @HWDSB. That title has since been re-branded 21st Century Century Learning and I moved on to a new position (that I’ve held for the past 3 years) entitled Student and Parent Engagement Consultant. When I first met Sue I had been re-commissioned from a Secondary consultant (7-12) to a K-12 Consultant. I had very little knowledge at that time of the elementary world and grew to love it exponentially in the years that would come. I was called to Lake Avenue to support a TLCP with a few grade teams (the grade level escapes me right now). This was one of my first TLCP support visits as a K-12 consultant as I was learning alongside as much as I was supporting. This is what I saw in Sue, as principal, as well. I was in awe of her as a principal as she sat alongside her teachers, rolling her “sleeves up”, and digging into...

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Re-designing the Director’s Student Voice Forum Blog

If you’be been following my journey you’ll know that I have been the lead on some pretty amazing student engagement initiatives in @HWDSB – one of which being the Director’s Student Voice Forum¬†designed for students to connect with Director, Dr. John Malloy. It’s my Space Jam for lack of a better term and, honestly, I’m not sure there is a better term. What do I mean by saying that it’s my “Space Jam”? Check out this video by Kid President. He sums it up better than I can. In fact,my next blog post will be devoted to the Director’s...

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Re-imagining Professional Learning for Staff

Recently, this past October, I presented at ECOO 2013 in Niagara Falls, ON. I presented with Lisa Neale (@lisaneale), principal of Ancaster Senior in Ancaster, and our topic was Professional Learning and Expression. During the preparation process for the Grade 8 Student Voice Forum to support students with their upcoming transition to Grade 9 at Ancaster High, Lisa and I planned a 1/2 day of professional learning for her staff that would not only provide them with a meaningful rationale and context for their learning (to support the student voice forum) but would honour their individual interests and learning...

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This is Me!

This is Me!

I am a K-12 educator, Parent & Student Engagement Consultant with a 21st Century Lens for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), husband, and father of two amazing little girls. All thoughts, celebrations, and reflections found here are my own.

Student Voice Forums 2011

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