Category Archives: Features

IEL resources

New IEL resources for Principals & Vice-Principals are now available

By Hannah Yakobi

Photography by / courtesy of IEL

The school year has begun and is now in full swing!

This year, the Ontario Institute for Education Leadership (IEL) is pleased to provide a variety of incredible resources for Principals and Vice-Principals.

As you know, IEL is a bilingual organization that includes representatives from Principals’ and Supervisory Officers’ associations, Ontario Association of Senior Business Officials (OASBO), Council of Directors of Education and the Ministry of Education. With this in mind, IEL’s direction this year focuses on influencing and supporting provincial program and policy development and implementation of the Ontario Leadership Strategy (OLS) and the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) through a collaborative network of Ministry and professional associations of school and system leaders in the interests of student achievement and well-being.

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Back to school infographics

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Six infographics for the upcoming school year

By Jacob Chouinard

The first day of school is rapidly approaching. To get prepared for this school year, mental preparation and setting goals are key.

The following infographics illustrate many strategies that we hope you will find both helpful and inspiring in any activity that takes place in your school, be it teaching, learning or leading!

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Tabbie Silver Award 2017

Tabbies Awards

Principal Connections’ Collaborative Professionalism issue wins a Tabbie Silver Award

By Jacob Chouinard
Photography by Hannah Yakobi and courtesy of the TABPI website


CPCO is delighted to receive an award for one of the recent issues of our magazine! This award was presented for our Collaborative Professionalism issue that was released in fall 2016, following a large rebranding strategy. Principal Connections has won awards throughout the years, but this is the first Tabbie award the magazine has received.

Tabbie Award

The Tabbie Awards have been around for over two decades, and are sponsored by Trade Association Business Publications International. The 2017 Tabbie Awards featured more than 400 entries, with nominations from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore and South Africa.

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5 Infographics on Leadership

5 great infographics on leadership

By Jacob Chouinard

Leadership is a quality many people want to possess or strengthen.

The following infographics examine aspects of leadership and define what truly makes a great leader.

For more infographics focused on learning and leadership, follow @CPCOTweet on Twitter. CPCO tweets out a variety of information surrounding learning, education and leadership on a daily basis.

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Tech Talk: Modern Eco-Citizens

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Modern Eco-Citizens: Using apps for environmental education

 

By Ania Czupajlo
Art Director, Principal Connections

Although Earth Day only appears once on the calendar, discussions and projects on environmental stewardship should be continued throughout the year and included in all subjects. Apps are a great way to get students interested in wildlife, water conservation, composting, clean eating, climate change, recycling and the overall world around them. They can help teach our students how to become exemplary eco-citizens. Here are some of the apps that will help guide your students in their role of becoming environmental stewards.

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