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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Deep Learning for Teachers and Principals?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I want to follow up on my last blog about deep learning, because I hope to draw a parallel between what our schools

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

The History of our School Building, Philip Sheffield School

When we look at the history of our school building, Philip Sheffield High/Elementary School has been home to much educational innovation throughout its history.

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Deep Learning! What?!

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Educators kill me sometimes. We (me included) have a way of making things more complicated than they sometimes need to be.

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Strengthening Student Voice

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

You will not be surprised to know that with the redesigned curriculum, many districts have found interesting ways to enhance student voice.

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Are Our Students Prepared?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Most of you will know that the Ministry of Education annually surveys students about their experiences in school.

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Disrupting Digital Dependency

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Some of you will have heard that the Ontario government plans to ban cell phones in

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

2019 -2020 Registration Continues!

Registration is well underway for the 2019-2020 school year! AVS has grown and evolved, and continues growing, with the planned addition of new classes for the Fusion program next

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Friday, March 1st, 2019

Madeline Knew Her Stuff

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. For those of us who have been in education for a long time, this is a familiar adage that has stood the test of time.

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Six Myths About Calling Snow Days

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In light of the exciting week we have had, it is appropriate that my blog post this week be about snow days.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Robot Drag Races!

Our AVS Fusion Grades 6-8 have programmed Lego Mindstorm robots to dual against each other in Drag Races! 

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