Pino Buffone, Superintendant of Curriculum Services, OCDSB
Damian Cooper, Plan~Teach~Assess
A brief pop-up meeting occurred following the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Lead Learner Session. Approximately 10-12 interested participants spent-five minutes chatting with Damian Cooper. Most had questions about the purpose of CAfLN. While there was significant interest in the network, these administrators expressed the need to make it easier and more economical for teachers to join. In short, these was a strong case made for the directors to again consider offering institutional memberships at a reduced rate. One administrator suggested that in a school where a number of teachers had joined CAfLN, there could be time devoted at staff meetings, department meetings, or in PLC’s to discuss items on the CAfLN Forum, or materials featured in the Resources page of the website.
Damian spoke about the symposium and conference and invited suggestions regarding promotion of these events. One participant suggested that subject associations in Ontario – STAO, OAME, etc. – would almost certainly be willing to promote the CAfLN conference on their websites.
Regarding the conference themes, one participant hoped that CAfLN would address the relationship between the provincial tests and classroom assessment.
Since it had been a long and full day for all concerned, the meeting adjourned at 3:15pm.