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Presentation slides from the #TIES13 conference on involving parents in the process of learning.

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  • Involving Parents In the Process of Learning George Couros Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • #TIES13 @gcouros
  • Communication is key.
  • About Me
  • Focus on Relationships
  • We need to teach kids to respect the past but to live in the future. Marc Prensky
  • This is not about technology; its about relationships and learning.
  • "The role of parents in the education of their children cannot be overestimated." ~Unknown
  • Change the conversation.
  • Why is this important?
  • Justin Bieber
  • Involving Parents in the Learning Process
  • Start with your vision
  • Have an Open Mind
  • Finding Parent Leadership
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  • Create Learning Opportunities
  • @patrickmlarkin
  • Use What the Kids Use
  • True change will not be bottom up or top down. It has to be all hands on deck.
  • Open Communication
  • Learning Together
  • Emails to staff (how do we bring parents into this process) Web 2.0 used in a 2.0 way Using a twitter hashtag
  • What does this lead to?
  • Cyberbullying...the low hanging fruit.
  • To inspire meaningful change, you must make a connection to the heart before you can make a connection to the mind.
  • As the Internet has become more central in our lives, we have begun to witness a revival of the importance of being human. Notter and Grant
  • #DigitalLeadership
  • Since the end of the Easter holidays, Martha has been writing a daily food blog about her school lunches, with the support of her dad, as a self-initiated writing project. It also set out in the noble aim to fund the building of kitchens for less fortunate children in Malawi, through theMary's Meals charity.
  • This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today.
  • But unlike most ten-year-olds Martha has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help feed children in Malawi, been the subject of a BBC documentary and been toasted by Scotlands first Minster Alex Salmond in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle.
  • Martha shows every facet of great learning: ...real world change, making the environment around her better, sharing her thinking with the world, having a conscious for the world beyond her immediate horizons...
  • But kids often defy expectations, if you give them the opportunity. Shelley Wright
  • Conclusion
  • Text
  • What will you help make viral?
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