1. Hi George,

    Very well articulated. You have pulled in some great resources and made excellent links between the project, the focus in Alberta and the research. I know that one of the things that you do incredibly well is support folks as they navigate through change process. You do this through establishing a genuine relationship and giving a ton of support. I think that you are going to accomplish some incredible whole – district change here and can't wait to follow along as you go.


    • georgecouros

      Thanks Shannon 🙂 This is going to be a HUGE project but I believe it will be something where we all grow as learners. I am looking forward to seeing what happens.Thanks again!

  2. tangomanfromqc

    Hi George,

    Thanks for sharing those documents with the world. Really inspiring to see portfolio used across a school board. I use portfolio with my students in two of my class, leadership & info-tech, and I use google sites from our school wide Google Apps platform for the student portfolio.

    I have two questions for you regarding your portfolio:

    1. Why did you choose to use WordPress multiuser instead of using Google Sites?

    2. Are your WordPress blog hosted on a local server managed by your IT dept. or hosted on a web hosting service like HostPapa or bluehost?

    Look forward of your response,

    Steve Roy

  3. Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It is the little changes which will make the most important changes. Thanks for sharing!

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