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 Pb4T3 program 

 

Day 1: Wednesday, August 22

9:30 - 12:00 pm: Registration

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Welcome and introductions

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Opening keynote address: Trends, Tools and Tactics for 21st Century Learning, Kevin Honeycutt
 

1:30 - 1:45 pm: Refreshment break

1:45 - 3:00 pm: Breakout sessions A

A1
Teaching “wired“ learners
Kevin Honeycutt
A2
 Cyber-Security: A Vital 21st Century Skill no one Talks About
Tim King
A3
Successfully Managing Cell Phones in the Classroom Andrew Campbell
A4
Empowering our Learners to Lead by Design
Amanda Williams
A5
k8 the micro:bit robotics kit for learning computational
thinking and code!
Inksmith
A6
Bring Joy to Mathematics with the Magic of mPower!
TVO
A7
Help! I Have an LD Student in My Classroom - How Do I Support Them With Digital Tools?
Susan Watt and Trish Morgan

 

3:00 - 3:05 p.m. - Movement break

3:05 - 4:20 pm: Breakout sessions B 

B1
Primary Portfolios and Student Reflections on 
Learning
Andrew Forgrave
B2
Media Literacy and Global Competencies
Michelle Solomon and
Chelsea Attwell (AML)
B3
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants: Taking Your
Classroom anywhere in the World
Joe Grabowski
B4
Whose Land app demonstration and Connecting
with our First Family
Taking IT Global
B5
iPads and Sandboxes in the Classroom: Get
Ready for Augmented Reality!
James Steeves
B6
Taking your media projects to the next level
Alanna King
B7
Micro:Bits Meets Math: For the Teacher that Can’t 
Code
Jenn Kranenburg
 

4:20 p.m. -  Recessed for the evening/free time!

 
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Day 2: Thursday, August 23

7:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast and sign-in

9:00 - 10:15 am: Morning MoM and Think! Create! Reflect!

In the morning, half of our participants will attend Minds On Media and half will attend Think! Create! Reflect! Then each group will switch in the afternoon!
 

Minds on Media

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 15 Ontario educators at Minds On Media, 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
 
  • Mindfulness & Biometrics
  • Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
  • Coding for Everyone!
  • Become A Social Media Ninja!!
  • Collaborative Projects: Connecting locally & globally
  • Media: Minds On!
  • VR, AR & Immersive Media Creation
  • Revitalize Your Math Class!
  • Using Digital Tools to Support Students with Learning Disabilities
 
  • Transform your classroom with Media Literacy
  • Come Play in my Sandbox! Explorations with an Augmented Reality Sandbox
  • Exploring Tools for Creative Expression
  • Makerspace and Learning Commons - Success Stories and Best Practices
  • Whose Land
  • #NeverStopLearning With TVO
 

Think! Create! Reflect!

InkSmith (Jeremy Hedges and Doug Braden), Peter Skillen, Brenda Sherry

 

Join us for an exploration of our teaching practice through design challenges that push our thinking. Low tech, high tech, and found materials will be our playground!

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

10:15 - 10:30 am: Refreshment break

10:30 – 12:00 pm: Morning MoM and Think! Create! Reflect! continues 

 

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Buffet lunch

1:00 - 2:15 pm: Think! Create! Reflect! and Afternoon MoM 

Think! Create! Reflect!

InkSmith (Jeremy Hedges and Doug Braden), Peter Skillen, Brenda Sherry

 

Join us for an exploration of our teaching practice through design challenges that push our thinking. Low tech, high tech, and found materials will be our playground!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Minds On Media

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 15 Ontario educators at Minds On Media, 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
 
  • Mindfulness & Biometrics
  • Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
  • Coding for Everyone!
  • Become A Social Media Ninja!!
  • Collaborative Projects: Connecting locally & globally
  • Media: Minds On!
  • VR, AR & Immersive Media Creation
  • Revitalize Your Math Class!
  • Using Digital Tools to Support Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Transform your classroom with Media Literacy
  • Come Play in my Sandbox! Explorations with an Augmented Reality Sandbox
  • Exploring Tools for Creative Expression
  • Makerspace and Learning Commons - Success Stories and Best Practices
  • Whose Land
  • #NeverStopLearning With TVO
 

 

2:15 - 2:30 pm: Refreshment break

2:30 - 4:00 pm: Think! Create! Reflect! and afternoon MoM continues

 

4:20 pm: Adjournment/optional activity: Rising Voices, Taking It Global 

Please join us for a special screening of Rising Voices, followed by a Q and A with the filmmakers from Taking it Global.

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Day 3: Friday, August 24

7:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast and sign-in (please check out of your hotel room)

9:00 - 10:15 am: Breakout sessions C

C1
How do I mark thinking?
Alanna King
C2
Create your Own Virtual Reality with CoSpaces
Edu
James Steeves
C3
Bring a Global Perspective to your Classroom
using TakingITGlobal Online Tools
Taking IT Global
C4
k8 the micro:bit robotics kit for learning
computational thinking and code!
Inksmith
C5
National Geographic and other Exploration Tools
Joe Grabowski
C6
Social Media and Media Literacy
Michelle Solomon and Chelsea Attwell (AML)
C7
Creating and Building a Learning Community
with Minecraft
Andrew Forgrave

 

10:15 - 10:45 am: Refreshment break (last chance to check out of your hotel room)

10:45 - 12:00 pm: Breakout sessions D

 
D1
Destination Unknown: Adding depth to your classroom with AR
Jenn Kranenburg
D2
Character Development through Social Media
Trish Morgan & Susan Watt
D3
Introducing TVO Mathify!
TVO
D4
Green Screening and Storytelling Using Tech Tools
Amanda Williams
D5
The Impending Student Data Crisis
Andrew Campbell
D6
3d modelling, immersive media and the future we don’t
Tim King
 

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Buffet lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Closing keynote address: Kim Gill, Waterloo Region District School Board

Join Kim as she shares her journey of the successes and opportunities of project-based learning and the critical importance of keeping students at the centre of all that we do.
 

2:00 - 2:30 pm: Feedback and smackdown!

Facilitators and participants team up to quickly (3 minutes!) share their favourite tool, practice and next steps!

 

2:30 pm: Adjournment

 
 
 
 
 

         

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