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Welcome! The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), with support from the Ministry of Education,
presents an interactive professional learning event for teachers:
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Supporting learning with digital tools
August 22-24, 2018
Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa,
8500 Warden Ave., Markham, ON
Discover how you can enhance teaching and learning though technology in the classroom!
All levels of technology expertise welcome.
Join Ontario educators, Brenda Sherry and Peter Skillen, to begin the conference on Wednesday at noon, followed by an inspiring keynote address by Kevin Honeycutt, an internationally-renowned educator whose belief that educators can change the lives of children and youth drives his passion for education. Click here for more information on the speakers. You will then enjoy breakout sessions hosted by experienced Ontario educators.
On Thursday, participate in a Minds on Media program with the support of those experienced Ontario educators. Relevant classroom examples, grounded in 21st century pedagogies, will be the central focus and will include
- 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
You will also engage in Think! Create! Reflect! This will be an interactive large group session led by Brenda, Peter and partners from Inksmith 3D. You’ll engage in hands-on activities to examine the roles of teachers and students as we move collectively towards an understanding of how fostering global competencies leads to the deeper learning that can support our students to be successful and thrive.
On Friday morning, you will again enjoy breakout sessions hosted by experienced Ontario educators. The conference closes on Friday afternoon with a keynote from Kim Gill, a fantastic Ontario educator who keeps students at the centre and who will leave you inspired and ready to start the new school year with enthusiasm and strategies!
|Join colleagues from across the province in a safe, nurturing learning environment that provides you with the opportunity to connect with peers and mentors and grow your own knowledge to further inspire your students and you to take learning deeper and further!
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