Student Summit Features Google Apps

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Student Summit Features Google Apps

Students Become Teachers

The Superior North Catholic District School Board hosted the first ever Student Summit featuring Google October 16th at Holy Angels Catholic School in Schreiber. The Ed Tech Team from Google flew in from California and Calgary to teach 90 students (10 from each of the Board’s 9 schools) all about Google Drive, Chrome, Docs, Drawings, and Forms. The Ed Tech team is made up of people that come from all over the world and they present summits around the world!

What’s unique is that usually the Ed Tech Team works with teachers, but with the idea beginning with Katie Maenpaa, E-Learning Contact for SNCDSB, Superior North used 21st Century Grant money to host this amazing day for our students.

“We’re teaching students here how to use Google tools in the classroom … typically we come in and do summits for teachers but this is the first time we have been able to come in and have the students as our audience.”

… Michelle Armstrong – Ed Tech Team Leader

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Faith Walks

Faith Walks

Faith Walks Enhancing Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario PQP Courses

Sandra Donaghue, Principal at St. Veronica Elementary School – Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board – has introduced a unique experience when she delivers the CPCO Principal’s Qualification Program. Candidates visit various areas in her school on their Faith Walk to see various displays of Catholic icons; pictures of students during prayers, communion and confirmation; photos displayed in the form of a cross; bulletin board displays; words and quotations from the Bible; religious icons in the community; and paintings that depict the importance of faith in Catholic schools.

Enter to learn and prepare to serve.”

St. Veronica Elementary School

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Vice-principals Using CPCO eLearning

Angela Di Prima

Vice-principals at York CDSB
Using CPCO eLearning Resources

Principal Angela Di Prima has reviewed hundreds of online resources to construct the content for workshops she delivers to vice-principals at York Catholic District School Board. The challenge is to whittle that down to the very few she needs to deliver successful and faith-based professional learning. That’s where the CPCO eLearning portal provided some of the rich content she was seeking.

She has used the George Couros module wherein he outlines why leaders in education should embrace social media to further develop relevant, respectful relationships with students, parents, educators and communities. In fact, Couros is scheduled to present to the members of the YCDSB 21st Century teams of teachers and administrators in April.

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Aviation and Aerospace Program

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The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB) has partnered with the local aviation and aerospace industry to offer a unique training experience. Fourteen grade 11 students arrived at the Peterborough Airport with enthusiasm, eagerness, and excitement while also feeling a bit scared of this brand new experience.

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Share Your Story

Share Your Story

CPCO encourages associates to submit ideas for our Share Your Story blog category. Simply email your story idea and a brief description to CPCO Communications Officer Stephanie Zakhem.

Stephanie will work with your school board communications staff to develop the article for our blog. We look forward to hearing from you!