Category Archives: Education

Countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games: 100 Days Out

We’re on countdown! In just 100 days Toronto will host the fifth ParaPan Am Games! From August 7-15, T02015 will host over 1600 para-athletes, representing 28 countries competing in 15 sports categories; making this the largest ParaPan Am Games ever … Continue reading

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How We are Moving Towards an Amazing Classroom Experience

Improving learning outcomes and the experience in the classroom is top of mind for educators. As professionals, we’re also constantly on the lookout for new approaches that will save of time, effort, money, headaches … This is what innovation is … Continue reading

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Rare and Cherished

By Mike Druiven, Craig Kielburger Secondary School I’ve been a high school technological studies teacher in Ontario for 27 years. Very early in my career I learned that what students enjoy and remember is the extraordinary. Students tackle thousands of … Continue reading

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Cisco Canada and TORONTO 2015 Games: What’s Been Happening Lately?

A lot of exciting stuff! From the recently held Youth Summit in March, themed around building community through sport and culture; the official 100-day countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Games, on April 01; to Cisco Canada’s I Can Learn STEM … Continue reading

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How Cisco’s Networking Academy meets High School Students’ Needs

By: Susan Monachino, OCT, B.Sc., Computer Technology Teacher and Technology Department Head What critical component is pervasive across all careers, from A (Architect) to Z (Zoologist) and everything in between? What specific knowledge and skills are necessary and valued in … Continue reading

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Governor General Addresses the Qikiqtani Regional Teachers’ Conference via Virtual Keynote

Over 400 Teachers across Nunavut Connect for the First Time at Inuksuk High School through TelePresence I don’t know if many of you have had the great privilege of meeting His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of … Continue reading

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How Cisco Canada’s I CAN Learn Program is Connecting Students to the Science of Sport, Virtually

Do sport wheelchairs have breaks? How long does it take to make a sport wheelchair from design to manufacturing? What do you have to study to become a sports scientist? And how long have you been training for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Cisco Canada’s Networking Academy Volunteers Shine at the I CAN Develop Kick-Off!

What do you call an event venue teeming with enthusiastic students, despite a snowy Saturday morning? A grand success! On February 7 Cisco Canada, together with Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee, kicked off the I CAN Develop … Continue reading

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My take-aways on the Transformative Pedagogy Webinar with Dr. Lance Ford

It is always a pleasure to chat with Dr. Lance Ford. He is so good at communicating verbally and visually that it is hard to remember we are actually videoconferencing with him. Very quickly the technology fades away in the … Continue reading

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Harnessing the power of “What If?”

Sabrina Greupner is the Ontario Science Centre’s new Cisco Science Fellow for Innovative Learning Technologies. This is Cisco’s first museum-based fellowship. My love affair with all things geeky started in 1968. An inquisitive—and frankly, nosy—five-year-old, I happened to be passing … Continue reading

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