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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 468 views

This year, I had the opportunity to work directly and almost daily with the online teaching team at LEARN. My job: to facilitate and guide (heaven help them!) the design, development and delivery of our …

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Articles by Sylwia Bielec

Sylwia Bielec is an instructional designer and pedagogical consultant at LEARN. Her expertise is in professional learning, reflective practice and informal/community learning. She also has a background in media production with students. She is the editor of the LEARN blog.

Reflective practice as professional development

March 13, 2012 – 9:44 am | 4 Comments | 2,934 views

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a group of educators, among them a pair of Cycle One teachers from the francophone sector. We got to talking about a series of learning and evaluation …

Making meaning, making media

January 19, 2012 – 11:34 am | 2 Comments | 2,844 views

Schools and many homes today are equipped with at the very least some rudimentary form of media-making device. My own two-year old loves grabbing the iPad and going for the camera icon, clumsily taking pictures …

Telling it Like it Is, Part II: Action Research and Data Collection

November 28, 2011 – 5:23 pm | One Comment | 1,772 views

In my previous post on Action Research in the classroom, I wrote about the idea of action research as a form of self-directed professional learning. I think that we learn to be better teachers by …

Telling It Like It Is: Action research and asking the right question

October 17, 2011 – 8:19 pm | 8 Comments | 4,532 views

I was animating a short morning session on the practice of Action Research last week. It was Friday, to be exact, the kind of rainy morning you wished you were cocooned in a bathrobe somewhere …

Interaction or Interactivity? How we use IWBs and electronic tablets

October 4, 2011 – 9:06 am | 2 Comments | 1,866 views

L’original de ce texte à été publié en français le lundi, 3 octobre, 2011.
This is the English version. 
The current adoption of IWBs (Interactive White Boards)by educators, coupled with the growing popularity of tablet computers in schools …