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Helpful Catholic resources to help you plan for next year

By Stephanie Zakhem

As the end of 2016 draws near for Principals, Vice-Principals, educators and staff alike, many are trying to plan for the year ahead. With this in mind, CPCO compiled a resource list of helpful Catholic websites that can assist in your preparation for 2017.

All of the below websites contain useful resources, links and other great materials:

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As We Learn, They Learn


As We Learn, They Learn

Deirdre Kinsella Biss


By Deirdre Kinsella Biss
Editor, Principal Connections

With the upcoming release of the latest issue of Principal Connections magazine, Editor Deirdre Kinsella Biss provides a sneak preview of what you can expect.  

Welcome to the winter publication of Principal Connections. In this issue, we shine a spotlight on the important role that Catholic principals and vice-principals have in helping students develop and contribute to humanity.

Traditionally, global human development has been measured by literacy development, poverty rates and financial sustainability. But human development goes well beyond academic achievements, health and income. Our students need to develop the necessary values, skills and attitudes for dialogue, collaboration and cooperation in order to live peacefully and lovingly within a community. At the heart of it, students must learn to exercise acceptance of one another. In its most profound sense, then, human development is at the core of Catholic education.

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AMR November 2016

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Highlights from CPCO’s November 2016 AMR

By Stephanie Zakhem

CPCO recently held its latest Assembly of Member Representatives Meeting on November 18 – 19, 2016. For two days, 75 AMRs from across the province gathered to be part of this insightful event.

The AMR kicked off with The Most Reverend William McGrattan, Bishop of Peterborough, CPCO-ACBO liaison, leading those gathered with prayer and blessings. We were also honoured to be joined by Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Bruce Rodrigues, for a special presentation. In addition, Eric Roher, partner at Borden Ladner Gervais, spoke about Safe Schools at the event.


Tech Talk: Collaboration Tools


Collaboration Tools for Digital Classrooms




By Ania Czupajlo

TECHNOLOGY IS EVERYWHERE AND THAT INCLUDES EDUCATION. Today’s schools are implementing technology as it enables them to collaborate and communicate more effectively with their students, teachers, parents and community.

Digital classrooms can help keep students more engaged and focused while working on projects. As an educator, there are many tools that will help make your classrooms more fun and interactive, and where your students can learn and shine together.

Here are six collaboration tools that can help you create your digital classrooms.

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