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Professional Learning that Empowers the IndividualWednesday, October 24, 20128:30 AM - 3:00 PMAn ECOO 2012 Event: see complete conference info.

What is ‘Minds On Media’?
Imagine a room full of teachers who are experts in social media and critical thinking.
What could you learn from them?
Join Brenda Sherry & Peter Skillenas they host this fabulous event for ECOO - a day-long BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop with a variety of learning centres focusing on 'Learning in the NOW Century'!

What Will You Learn?

That is up to you! Visit one of the centres or visit them all! You might be an absolute beginner or a whiz with technology - but this is about using new technologies with students through a 'tinkering' lens. You choose your ‘entry point’. Build your own plan for the day or be led by one of our facilitators or pedagogistas. Learn what you need to know to play deeply and thoughtfully with your students this year!

Minds On Media Structure
  • Welcome & Intro
  • Peter & Brenda to speak to the rationale of the day
  • Description of the event
  • Activity and natural free-flow among centres & Interaction with Pedagogistas
  • Summary
We want to emphasize the 'bricolage' nature...the ability to 'tinker' choose... to learn in the way that suits.

What Minds On Media Centres are at ECOO this year? (Click on the link in the Sidebar to the left to see more information!)


  • Jaclyn Calder, ICT Consultant, Simcoe County District School Board: @jaccalder
  • Brenda Sherry @brendasherry
  • Peter Skillen @peterskillen

Learning/Teaching Style

Each centre will provide for all types of learners by providing all modalities possible. For example, the
presenter will have on hand any number of small demos, self-guided tutorials/activities, be able to work one
on one with the learner's needs and desires, be comfortable with the ebb and flow of people from centre to
centre or manage the same individuals all day.

More on Constructivism

For more on 'constructivism' you could start with these sites:
Brenda's Site
Peter's Site