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Andy Hargreaves

Meet CPCO Conference 2016 keynote speaker,
Andy Hargreaves

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair at the Lynch School of Education and professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where he received the 2015 Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. Previously, he was the co-founder and director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Andy has authored or edited over 30 books, several of which have won outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. One of these, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Michael Fullan), has received three prizes including the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education for 2015.


Cloud storage


Up in the cloud

By Andie McHardy-Blaser 

Part of an educator’s role is sharing and exchanging information and useful tools/resources with his or her peers. While there is a multitude of ways to do so, there are some fantastic tools that make it easy and efficient.

Cloud storage” is the new norm among educators and we want to share five popular tools for file sharing, giving you the opportunity to make an informed decision on how to best exchange, edit and manage files with your peers.

Click on the links for each platform below to learn more about it and/or to create a free account.


AMR – February 2016


Highlights from CPCO’s February 2016 AMR

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Photography by Bahar Pourpezeshk (Edge Imaging)

CPCO recently held its last Assembly of Member Representatives (AMR) meeting before the conference & AGM in April.

The agenda was packed with insightful and informative presentations from the CPCO team along with engaging group activities and brainstorming, making for a productive and enjoyable meeting for all who attended.


Lent 2016


Celebrating the season of Lent

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

As part of our Lent observance, CPCO would like to provide a few related and useful resources below.

We also encourage Principals and Vice-Principals to share how you and your schools observe Lent via social media. Connect with us on Twitter at @CPCOTweet — we would love to hear from you.

Prayer for Lent

God our Father,
You formed us from the dust of the earth
And brought us to new life in Christ
Through the waters of Baptism.

We ask you to change our hearts
As we journey through these forty days of Lent.

Help us to see Jesus in everyone we meet,
And to serve him in all persons,
Especially the poor, the sick and the lonely.

By your grace, may our prayers and sacrifices this Lent
Help us grow closer to each another and to you,
As one family in Jesus.

We make this prayer to you in His name.


In the video, Fr. Cull, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Hamilton, leads a Lenten reflection on fasting.

The Archdiocese of Toronto also has an excellent page of resources for Lent. You can find it here.
For prayers on Lent and other Liturgical seasons/days, please visit the prayers page on the CPCO website.

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