Road to Awesome

A Journey For Kids

Life is an adventure, and we are all on our own journey. How do we help our young people understand they can do and become what they would like along the way? Road to Awesome: A Journey for Kids is just that, an opportunity for kids and adults alike to have the conversation. What do you need for this journey and where might you find it? Who will you meet along the way? Look for a starfish hidden on each page. Each one represents someone who you’ve impacted along the way. We hope you enjoy Blake’s first adventure. Two roads diverged, and we took the Road to Awesome…will you join us?

Transform

TECHY NOTES TO MAKE LEARNING STICKY

As a veteran teacher, Debbie shares her journey from being a struggling teacher in the early 2000s to the educational technology coach she is today. Intertwined in her story, she shares how a passion for using technology in the classroom was ignited inside her through a myriad of experiences. These experiences have framed her vision of the TRANSFORM tech tools. Debbie emphasizes using technology tools to empower students and give them opportunities that are not possible without the use of the technology. But students are not the only ones who can be empowered using technology. Debbie also shares how educators can use these tools to not only grow and learn, but to TRANSFORM their professional practice.

Becoming Principal

A LEADERSHIP JOURNEY & THE STORY OF SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Future-ready students need to be creative. They need to know how to communicate their ideas and how to collaborate as problem solvers. To master these and other twenty-first-century requirements, they will need to be critical thinkers. Engaged students are more likely to internalize learning and apply it to situations beyond the classroom. So how can you get your learners to engage? Follow Brian’s journey from his early days as a substitute teacher, to more recently, as a University Instructor, three time TEDx speaker, best selling author and Canadian Prime Minister’s Award Recipient For Teaching Excellence.

Taking the Leap

A FIELD GUIDE FOR ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADERS

Twenty-first-century learning requires students to create, collaborate, and think critically. Progress “STEMs” directly from immediate feedback and a personalized learning platform. Coding forces students to problem-solve, make mistakes, and overcome barriers because programs can only run if written correctly. In this activity guide, learn how to integrate coding activities into everyday curriculum projects!

Lesson 1

LEVERAGING LEADERSHIP IN EVERYDAY LIFE

We are called upon to be leaders in our everyday life at work, in our relationships, with our children, and in countless situations. Different points throughout our day call on a different version of our leadership skills. Lesson 1 leverages leadership lessons so they may be made the priority in their time of need.


So many books, so little time.
Frank Zappa