Discussion Corner … School Council … November 19, 2012

It was GREAT to see some new faces at last night’s School Council Meeting!  Please know that you are always welcome at School Council and we look forward to seeing even more people come out and get involved.

Below is our admin presentatioin that was presented at School Council. We encourage you to check it out if you missed it.

One of the topics discussed last night was Student Absences.

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Technology Innovation Plan

We are very excited about this Google Apps and student e-portfolio initiative that will empower students to increase collaboration, develop technology and digital citizenship skills, and demonstrate and showcase their learning through creating personal learning e-portfolios. You can read in detail about the initiative below; however, we just wanted to qualify that this plan will be implemented in stages. We wanted to take the opportunity to make you aware of this project; however, prior to your child participating in this, you will recieve a paper copy explaining the initiative and letting you know that your child will be starting to create their own e-portfolio.

The Vision of Muir Lake School and Parkland School Division

Our students use technology to learn. Technology is essential to facilitate the creative problem solving, information fluency, critical thinking skills, and collaboration that we see in today’s world. While we want our students to be active contributors in our connected world, we also want them to be safe, legal, and responsible.

About The Parkland School Division Initiative

Based on the idea of “Collaborate. Create. Learn.” as created by the Future Planning Team, and the Alberta Education Competency Wheel, we believe it will be extremely beneficial to Parkland School Division to look at moving towards creating digital portfolios for all students. Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

We are excited to launch our new school blog. This blog is a collaborative project that students, staff, and parents can contribute to through posts and comments. It will be a great way for our community to communicate and share regarding news, upcoming events, learning, and happenings at the school.  All posts will be organized by categories which you can find on the right side menu so you can sort posts according to the topic in which you are interested. We would invite you to subscribe to the blog to receive an email. You can either subscribe to the whole blog or just subscribe to specific categories. We would also encourage you to participate in the blog by sharing your thoughts either through comments or by submitting a post. If you have any questions about the blog feel free to contact us at the office.

Our best wishes to you all during the Christmas season from the staff at Muir Lake School. Our Christmas break is quickly approaching. The last day of school for Muir Lake students is December 23rd and classes resume on January 9th.

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