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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:
PEDAGOGY b4 TECHNOLOGY 2
Supporting learning with digital tools
August 23-25, 2017
Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa,
Come discover how you can enhance teaching and learning though technology in the classroom!
All levels of technology expertise welcome.
This interactive three-day conference is designed for teachers who wish to learn more about the interplay between pedagogy and technology. Educators of all grades and subject areas will focus on the pedagogy afforded us by various applications of technology in support of student learning. Participants will leave with ideas and practical examples on how they can effectively apply the technologies to their classroom practice.
Respected Ontario educators Brenda Sherry
and Peter Skillen
will set the stage for the conference on Wednesday at noon
, followed by an inspiring keynote address by Taylor Mali, an internationally renowned performance poet and educator. Click here
for more information on the speakers. You will then enjoy breakout sessions hosted by experienced Ontario educators.
, Jaclyn Calder
is your host as you actively participate in the 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:
- Global Projects
- Makerspaces/Coding/3D Printing
- Media Literacy
- Virtual Reality
- Green screen/video
- TVO Digital Resources
- Inquiry/Visible thinking
- All things Google
- All things Office 365
- Digital Citizenship
- Social Media
You will also engage in: Don't Wait! Innovate! This will be an interactive large group session led by Brenda and Peter. We will discuss deeper learning and powerful practices leveraged by the affordances of technologies. Also, we will examine the roles of teachers and students as we move collectively towards an understanding of global competencies.
On Friday morning, you will again enjoy breakout sessions hosted by experienced Ontario educators. Friday afternoon will close with a keynote from Jennifer Kranenburg, a fantastic Ontario educator 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, grow in your own knowledge in ways that will further inspire your students - and you - to take learning deeper and further!