Choose Your Own Adventure PD #4

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07 May

Choose Your Own Adventure PD #4

May 7

Choose one or more of the following professional development resources to explore. If you have any questions or additional resources or ideas, please send an email to and we’ll answer or and/or share with others.


Reading – 30-minute read. Blogpost from Flower Darby, Director of Teaching for Student Success, Northern Arizona University, and author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online. The post is titled How to Be a Better Online Teacher.


Viewing – 20-minutes total. Accessibility Requirements – understanding more about the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This is an excellent series of videos, even 7 years down the road, that explain the importance of accommodations and human rights, and the legal requirement for us to accommodate learners with disabilities in all of our services and teaching practice.


Part 1 – Introduction:

Part 2 – The Code

Part 3 – Understanding the Duty to Accommodate:

Part 4 – Applying Human Rights Principles:


Listening – 45-minute episode. EdTech Podcast with Sophie Bailey. The Case for Vocational Technology

What’s in this episode?

This week’s episode is with Daniel Baril, Institute for Lifelong Learning at UNESCO learning. We chat about institutions forced to become agile in the age of coronavirus plus, individual or collective approaches to lifelong learning and moving to targeted education intervention. We also have guest messages from ISTE, UFI Voctech Trust, EverFi, and OpenClassrooms, and insights on distance learning via the “application culture” of China.

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