About Peter Skillen

I am a learner and I am a teacher. Simple. The two, for me, are inseparable and part of the whole. After 4 decades in the K-12 field, I am now Manager of Professional Learning with the YMCA of Greater Toronto. However, I am still deeply involved in educational practice through the Powerful Learning Practice (PLP), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO), Minds On Media, and, of course, in online learning spaces. :-)
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Global Dignity Day 2012 – Get Involved!

Celebrating Global Dignity Day in Canada

October 17, 2012

Dear Teacher, School Leader, Youth Worker!

This is an awesome opportunity to help you teach your students about human rights and dignity.… More

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Intentional Serendipity – Unpacked!

PART 1 – Intentional serendipity ≠ engineered serendipity :-)


I am giggling at the interest in the term Intentional Serendipity. I even tried to get it included in my job title – Manager of Intentional Serendipity. … More

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