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David Truss
Works at SD43, Coquitlam
Attended Univeristy of Oregon
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Community, Relationships and Rhizomatic Learning #2015DL #rhizo15 With thanks to @davecormier

I’m at the BC Digital Learning Conference in Burnaby BC. Yesterday I went to the pre-conference session ‘Beyond DL (Part 1) Emerging Models Integrating Distributed Learning in BC Schools’, a panel discussion with: Verena Roberts, Jeff Stewart, Brad…
I'm at the BC Digital Learning Conference in Burnaby BC. Yesterday I went to the pre-conference session 'Beyond DL (Part 1) Emerging Models Integrating Distributed Learning in BC Schools', a panel di
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Great, thoughtful post, David. I really appreciate when you share your thoughts as they are always so insightful. I love the questions asked and the link to the real lives of our students. 
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Inquiry Hub Secondary School garners national award for innovation in teaching and learning http://t.co/HsvHrZVXYR 
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Transforming Our Learning Metaphors #yvrignite

I made a sound recording of the presentation that I did at the Discovery Education YVR Ignite Session yesterday, and then I added the recording to my timed slides. This was an inspiring event, thank you to Dean Shareski for organizing it and providing me…
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I made a sound recording of the presentation that I did at the Discovery Education YVR Ignite Session yesterday, and then I added the recording to my timed slides. This was an inspiring event, than...
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Not Yet Blended Learning - 4 Barriers, some suggestions and some questions for you.

There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. However: “Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology — such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school computer lab, and computers using digital curriculum in the…
There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. However: "Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology -- such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school compu...
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"Leading in a time of..." ~ My #LeadershipDay14 blog post: 
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Choice and Voice... Two things we need to provide to and for students. When we personalize the learning and give students an audience, they can find purpose and reason to get into a flow state. That's my two dimes worth;)
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Well said Jacques!
We are working at our school to tie all curriculum to 4 'nodes' - Identity (self & social), Stewardship, Communication, and Design. This way the projects we create and build upon are cross-curricular by nature and open up ties students may have when they bring in their own interests. I still have to write about this, but need more time with my teachers that have helped develop the concept. I love the win-win connection to the community you mention.
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The Canadian Education Association's 2015 Ken Spencer Award has awarded Inquiry Hub Secondary School with first place. This is a great honour for our school, in just its 3rd year! Special thanks goes to teacher John Sarte who oversaw the application…
The Canadian Education Association's 2015 Ken Spencer Award has awarded Inquiry Hub Secondary School with first place. This is a great honour for our school, in just its 3rd year! Special thanks
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My latest post... (a short one, but more added in the second comment.)
Technology should be present but 'invisible'. When we pick up a pen or pencil, we don't call it a 'pencil activity', the same goes for any other technology. Blogging isn't blogging, it's conver
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Thanks for the invite Sandy! I'm also very interested in meaningful ways to engage Learners in blended experiences. I think that is where we have the greatest potential to transform education. ~Dave
There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. However: "Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology -- such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school compu...
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Love this post +David Truss I too havedecided to refocus my energies and "rhetoric" around Blended Learning. I appreciate how you suggest that Blended Learning is about meaningful (and I would say authentic as well) learning opportunities. Asking ourselves - How are students learning and engaging outside of school...how does technology play a role (or not) in that learning and engagement - and how can we as teachers consider integrating some of those opportunities into our learning environments. I also agree that it is not about "Distributed learning" but about a "Learning Environment"  as learning is learning anywhere anyplace.
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4 notes on taking notes http://2di.me/4-notes

This made me laugh. I saw this image (source unknown) and saved it to my photos on my iPad. Later that day, I tweeted it out and since then it has had quite a response. And then the teacher said… You may take notes. pic.twitter.com/4xYBAKi2jN — David…
This made me laugh. I saw this image (source unknown) and saved it to my photos on my iPad. Later that day, I tweeted it out and since then it has had quite a response. And then the teacher said… Y
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Anyone who regularly reads my blog would know that in the last year there are two key elements of leadership that I have been struggling with. The more current one involves the teacher dispute going on in BC and my sense of frustration and feelings of…
Anyone who regularly reads my blog would know that in the last year there are two key elements of leadership that I have been struggling with. The more current one involves the teacher dispute going
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John, I might have shared this with you before, but I hope it resonates: http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/the-lone-wolf-and-the-unplugd-conference-letters/ I've been struggling with balance, and until yesterday, essentially turned off my social media learning and participation for a while. I found that all I wanted to do was complain that my job was managerial and not about leadership and learning. Then when I did read something exciting, I didn't have it within me to share. I think we all go through challenging times when we are the type that live on the edge of a pretty sharp and constant learning curve. It can feel like we are always going to fall off that edge, on one side plunging into a world of overwhelm and doing too much, or on the other side of feeling complacent and like we aren't doing enough/practicing what we preach.
Reading this helped me not feel so alone, hope my link above will do the same for you.
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