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 Pb4T2 PROGRAM

 

Day 1: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  - Registration

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Boxed lunch

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions

Once participants have registered and had a light lunch, the conference will commence with greetings and introductions. This will be followed by a thought-provoking and entertaining keynote by Taylor Mali, internationally renowned poet.

12:30 -1:15 p.m. - Taylor Mali’s Opening Keynote

1:15 -1:30 p.m. - Taylor Mali Book signing

1:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions A

A1
  Great (Technological?) Poetry Prompts
Taylor Mali
A2
 How does reading look in 2017? Alanna King
A3
 Too Expensive to Travel: Bringing Global
 Learning into the Classroom
Cameron Steltman
A4
 Mindomo: More than just Mindmapping Leslie Boerkamp
A5
 Using Office 365 Tools to Foster Literacy Skills Jim Pedrech
A6
 #CDNcraft - A Story of Global Learning Julie Balen
A7
 Blogging for Literacy Marie Swift
A8
 Making Feedback Meaningful (with a little digital
 help)
Lisa Noble
A9
 Creating and Building a Learning Community with Minecraft
Andrew Forgrave

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15 - 4:30 p.m. - Breakout Sessions B 

B1
 Digital Citizenship and Creative Commons
Sarah Ashwood
B2
 Pixton - Comics & Storyboards
Ray Mercer
B3
 Virtual Reality
Tim King
B4
 Digital Math Tools to Support Problem Solving -
 Whole Numbers
Greg Clarke
B5
 Design and 3D Printing: Programming and 
 Makerspaces - Solving Real World Problems
Heather Durnin
B6
 How Twitter Makes You Smarterer
Andrew Campbell
B7
 Using GIS Mapping and Interactive Timelines to
 Enhance Social Studies, History, and Geography
James Steeves
B8
 Media Literacy & Critical Thinking
Chelsea Attwell and Michelle Solomon (AML)
 

4:30 p.m. -  Recessed for the evening/Free time!

 
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Day 2: Thursday, August 24, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast and sign-in

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Morning MoM and Don't Wait! Innovate! Keynote 

In the morning the 'beginners' will attend Minds On Media while the 'advanced' engage in Don't Wait! Innovate!. Then switch in the afternoon!
 

Minds On Media (Beginner)

Imagine a room full of teachers who are experts in the effective integration of technologies into their classrooms. What could you learn from them? Join Jaclyn Calder as she hosts this fabulous OTF event! Minds On Media is a half day BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop with a variety of hands-on learning centres focusing on teaching and learning with technology.
 

What will you learn?

That is up to you! Visit one of the 15 centres or visit them all! You choose the ‘entry point' that works for you. Build your own plan for the day or be led by one of our facilitators. Learn about:
 
  • Global Projects
  • Makerspaces/Coding/3D Printing
  • Blogging
  • Media Literacy
  • Virtual Reality
  • Green screen/video
  • TVO Digital Resources
  • mathies.ca
  • Inquiry/Visible thinking
  • All things Google
  • All things Office 365
  • Digital Citizenship
  • XpressLab
  • Mindomo
  • Social Media
 

Don't Wait! Innovate! - Keynote

The secret to successful learning and teaching has always been through innovating the curriculum and knowing our students! Digital technologies provide opportunities to transform our learning environments in the service of deeper and more authentic learning. In this session we’ll uncover pedagogies that harness the power of technology to foster 21st century global competencies that help our students thrive as critical thinkers and participating members of the global community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Morning MoM and Don't Wait! Innovate! Keynote continues 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. - Don't Wait! Innovate! Keynote and Afternoon MoM 

Don't Wait! Innovate! - Keynote

The secret to successful learning and teaching has always been through innovating the curriculum and knowing our students! Digital technologies provide opportunities to transform our learning environments in the service of deeper and more authentic learning. In this session we’ll uncover pedagogies that harness the power of technology to foster 21st century global competencies that help our students thrive as critical thinkers and participating members of the global community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Minds On Media (Advanced)

Imagine a room full of teachers who are experts in the effective integration of technologies into their classrooms. What could you learn from them? Join Jaclyn Calder as she hosts this fabulous OTF event! Minds On Media is a half day BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop with a variety of hands-on learning centres focusing on teaching and learning with technology.
 

What will you learn?

That is up to you! Visit one of the 15 centres or visit them all! You choose the ‘entry point' that works for you. Build your own plan for the day or be led by one of our facilitators. Learn about:
 
  • Global Projects
  • Makerspaces/Coding/3D Printing
  • Blogging
  • Media Literacy
  • Virtual Reality
  • Green screen/video
  • TVO Digital Resources
  • mathies.ca
  • Inquiry/Visible thinking
  • All things Google
  • All things Office 365
  • Digital Citizenship
  • XpressLab
  • Mindomo
  • Social Media
 
 

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Don't Wait! Innovate! Keynote and Afternoon MoM continues

4:00 p.m. Recessed for the evening/Free time!

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Day 3: Friday, August 25, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and sign-in (please check-out of your hotel room)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  - Breakout Sessions C

C1
 
Digital Math Tools to Support Problem Solving  - Fractions
Greg Clarke
C2
 
Digital note-taking and managing larger inquiry projects online
Alanna King
C3
An Introduction to Arduinos
Peter Beens
C4
Inquiry-Driven Projects for Social Change 
Sarah Ashwood
C5
Makerspaces
Ray Mercer
C6
Empowering Your Students’ Voices
Andrew Forgrave
C7
Bringing the Museum to the Classroom through Virtual Exhibits, VR Visits, and 3D Image Scanning
James Steeves
C8
 Media Literacy & Privacy
Chelsea Attwell and Michelle Solomon(AML)

 

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. - Break (last chance to check out of your hotel room)

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions D

 
D1
Digital Storytelling
Leslie Boerkamp
D2
Getting Coding with Google CS First and Scratch
Cameron Steltman
D3
Assessment Practices that Make Sense in Global Learning
Julie Balen
D4
Classroom Management in the Digital Age
Marie Swift
D5
The Book Thief Project - Collaborative Literacy Projects
Heather Durnin
D6
Making Our Learning Visible
Lisa Noble
D7
How launching a Video Channel Teaches Questioning, Active Listening, and Presenting Skills
Jim Pedrech
D8
Die Newsletters!! Die!!
Andrew Campbell
 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Jennifer Kranenburg’s Closing Keynote 

An inspirational and informative closing keynote will be provided by Jennifer Kranenburg, one of our own Ontario education leaders.
But, don’t go away after that, because you would miss the Smackdown and the PRIZES!

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Smackdown and PRIZES!

2:30 p.m. - Adjournment

 
 
 
 
 

         

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