Tracy Rosen

I have been teaching and consulting - from primary school through adult education - since 1996. Currently an education consultant with la Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles in Montreal, Quebec, I believe that sharing our stories is the key to getting better together.

January 13, 2017

Success indicators + technology

Sandra, Johanne, and Kaçandre’s workshop is continuing to inspire the work I do. I began by creating this video that focuses on how Hattie’s #1 indicator – Teacher estimates of achievement – is embodied in our classrooms in Quebec. It addresses how technology can be used to amplify it as well.

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December 9, 2016

Fall Highlights, Construction Zones, & Road Maps

We are in a period of great flux. There is movement everywhere so I’m going to take a few minutes this morning to slow down and take a look at where we are going and at what we are doing to help us get there. Care to join me?

I’m going to jump forward a bit and invite you to view this slideshow. It has recent highlights about how we are getting to where we want to go – from great teachers to great conversations.

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October 27, 2016

Some thoughts on change and the reform

reformtalk

This was originally going to be a post talking about change and the reform (or the renewal, or whatever you want to call it) yet I don’t want to just add another drop to the bucket of words that is already overflowing about the reform like reform vs renewal, group work vs individual work, learning situations vs learning activities, text books, reinvestment tasks, student-centered, program centered, manifestations of learning, lecture vs experiential learning, learner vs student, grammar vs. whole language … because, in reality, there is no this vs that.

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September 8, 2016

Offer of Service 2016-17 – How can I help you?

We are at the beginning of an exciting year with all of the anticipation that new beginnings bring us!

Jack's 1st bus ride

I need your help in discovering teacher stories to document and make videos about as well as to collaborate on the creation of new PD Mosaic tiles to use throughout the province!

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June 29, 2016

Summer Infoletter: Thanking you all

I love my job.

Everyday is different as I work with the Adult Education community across the province in our joint quest to get better at what we do. I learn so much every single day from all of you.

As we enter the summer season, I want to thank all of the teachers, students, support staff, consultants, and administrators who welcome me into their school boards, centres, and classrooms – who share their work and ideas with me everyday.

Without all of you and your tenacious collaboration, my job would be near to impossible.

A specific highlight for me this year was how I am seeing the use of technology become more integrated in practices across the province. Technology use is becoming less of an event and is starting to be used much more naturally, when it is needed and when it makes sense. This is something I think about a lot and it is exhilarating to see it come to life! Here is a video I created last summer that talks about this very thing.

And finally, here are the fruits of your collaboration! These are some of the most recent resources I have put together with and because of you. I am looking forward to continuing our work in August!

Teacher Stories YouTube Channel
This is where all of the teacher story videos live. Some of them are also included in different PD Mosaic tiles but if you just want to be inspired by teachers in Adult Education from across the province, take a look here. http://bit.ly/TeacherStoryVideos

PD Mosaic
Here are three PD Mosaic resources that I put together in the past month or so. They were created in collaboration with a lot of different people, so be sure to scroll down to the bottom of each tile to see who contributed. While you are there, take some time to look through the rest of the site. You never know, you may see something that inspires you or even someone you know!

  • An Intro to Evaluation FOR Learning – including ideas for why and how to get started from teachers http://bit.ly/EvalForLearning
  • Learning in Stations – including one teacher’s story about how she got started using stations with her adult learners and her plans for the future http://bit.ly/PDMosaicStations
  • Triangulation – creating a clearer picture of student learning through formative assessment http://bit.ly/TriangPDM

(And a special thanks to Susie for inspiring this post 🙂 )
Tracy

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