Imaginative Schools, Imaginative Leadership, Imaginative Education

On Saturday, October 19, we kicked off the first session of the Imaginative Schools Network (ISN) symposium series. In this symposium series co-hosted by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE) and the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at Simon Fraser University, a team has been formed to investigate the […]

Spinndle for LiD: Supporting Assessment Through an OnLine Tool

Two weeks ago, CIRCE hosted part one of a two-part webinar series for CIRCE LiD teachers to learn more about Spinndle, and how co-founders Jack and Kris can tailor their assessment as learning platform to meet LiD educator needs. We began the webinar by asking why teachers love using LiD in their classrooms. Here are […]

Thoughts On Education And Cartoons From an Animation CEO

By Sean Patrick O’Reilly (Founder/C.E.O., Arcana Studio) Sean Patrick O’Reilly is an energetic and passionate visionary who has demonstrated his leadership, creativity, humanity and resourcefulness as a transmedia writer and producer. His vision and storytelling knows no limits, and in true creative capacity, knows no boundaries from medium to medium.   It has been my […]

Clowning Around: A Serious Answer to Authenticity in the Classroom

By Nadia Chaney (Director of Training, Partners for Youth Empowerment; CIRCE Academic Council Member) The Quest to be “Authentic” As a community arts facilitator and facilitation trainer, I’ve had an important question with me for the past three years: How can a facilitator, or other group leader (teacher), be truly authentic? Now, I know that […]

Assessment Webinar for LiD Teachers

Welcome back to another school year! LiD teachers, are you interested in trying something new? We (SFU CIRCE) have a professional development opportunity that might inspire you. As you may know, we’ve teamed up with Spinndle to offer LiD teachers an interactive way of both tracking formative assessment and facilitating peer feedback. Spinndle is an […]