Mission Statement

The Professional Learning Centre serves as an educational resource to all Hanover School Division teachers, building connections with other teachers throughout the division, helping them create the best environments possible for their students.

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Learning Partnerships and Collaboration

Collaboration is not intuitive, often it appears easier to figure things out on our own. However, when we do collaborate we are reminded again of the multiple mutual benefits of learning with others. As a learning coach most of my work with teachers is face to face, either in a group or one on one. Now by using Google Docs and Slides I can learn and plan collaboratively in the moment with teachers who are 30 kilometers away. After I… Read More

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Partnerships – An Exercise in Risk Taking in the Digital World

In my regular commute to work, CBC often finds its way onto my radio, sometimes informing me, other days soothing me in my travelling to and fro. On this given day, William Prince was being featured. An indigenous folk singer from Winnipeg, Prince is up for two Junos this year, and CBC was sharing out his work and accomplishments. Fast forward to the weekend and Sunday morning. I’m sitting at my laptop dusting off and reconfiguring a song presentation assignment… Read More

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Growing as Inquiry Learners

Trying to make the best Italian meatball. Designing a teacher workshop using the provoke-explore- reflect framework. Raising chickens in the backyard. Facilitating a PLC. Perfecting the golf swing. As a middle years learning coach team, our learning journeys involve much discussion, trial and error, purposeful practice and reflection. Our understanding of inquiry has significantly grown in the last couple of months because we recognized the truth that to be inquiry teachers we needed to be inquirers ourselves. We began a… Read More

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