Wow – what an amazing day to start the year in PSD! It was our hope to share an engaging, informative and entertaining morning with over 1,200 PSD staff on our Opening Day, and based on the feedback we have received from many staff across PSD we seem to have delivered on that goal.
Our program for the day PSD Talks was designed to bring together engaging and motivational staff and student speakers, dynamic and though-provoking videos, and captivating performances – all designed to inspire, motivate, and imagine future possibilities. All of our speakers were from PSD, after all as David Weinberger said, “The smartest person in the room, is the room.” We have amazing talent in PSD!
Most importantly, we wanted to connect all of these things back to our Division’s overarching vision that guides so much of the work we do to ensure that PSD is a place where imagination, creativity and exploration making learning exciting and all learners aspire to reach their dreams.
The Storify we have compiled from the social media activity on the #psd70 hashtag for the day, highlights just how engaged, motivated, and inspired our talented PSD staff are as we now embark on an exciting new school year. I would ask that as we settle in for the year ahead, take a moment to recall the ‘dreams for the future’ showcased by our PSD students in our new video and the vitally important role that we all play in helping those future dreams come true. Lastly, take a moment to think about your own dreams and aspirations for the year ahead and reflect on how this statement can apply to you: “Believe in your dreams and they may come true: believe in yourself and they will come true.” Have a wonderful year!