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February 22, 2018

[L_OSBC_Announce] Attention Moodlers

This may be of interest to my BC readers…

Are you interested in taking a deep dive into Moodle and/or Open School BC course design?

I would like to invite you to meet us at the spring 2018 Digital Learning Symposium http://canelearn.net/symposium/

Open School BC and MyEdBC will be there all day, Thursday, April 19th. We want to welcome you to drop-into our workshop for some training or to learn more about our resources.

Our Moodle experts will be available for one-on-one sessions.  Choose either a technical or design expert.
The team from MyEdBC will also be there to offer hands-on demonstrations and training sessions at your level of experience.

These teams will be available for you to reserve an exclusive appointment—more details when we post the online program next month!

Be sure to register for the conference and book your room now, space is limited.

Michael Cochrane
Educational Services Support Manager
Open School BC

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January 18, 2018

[Lists] Upcoming Digital Learning (DL) Symposium Happening In April

Notice of an up-coming Canadian conference.

Here’s a quick reminder about the upcoming Digital Learning (DL) Symposium happening in April.

It’s a perfect time to get your staff registered and/or reserve a spot as space is limited to the first 320 registrants.

http://CANeLearn.net/symposium

The event is designed to attract 300-350 educators, technology coordinators, curriculum developers and administrators, largely from K-12 but also from post-secondary faculty, from across BC, Canada and the US.

Keynotes:   Tony Bates & Rod Allen

Sessions include models of blended learning & DL, technology-supported curriculum implementation initiatives and resources, robotics, and technology skill-building with many networking opportunities

Register at https://www.eply.com/2018DLsymposium/


Christopher Rozitis, PhD
 604 219 6720

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November 13, 2017

[L_OSBC_Announce] FW: ERAC Learning Resource Selection for Teachers

From the inbox this past week, something that may be of interest to my BC readers…

I invite you to share this with your colleagues either by forwarding the email or by printing it and posting it in your common area.

Thank you,

Michael Cochrane
Educational Services Support Manager
Open School BC
Education resources and services

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Toll Free 1-888-883-4766
Visit us online at: www.openschool.bc.ca
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Another OSBC course completed!
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At the ERAC conference http://it4k12-2017.bcerac.ca this week, the new “Learning Resource Selection for K to 12 Teachers” online training will be announced. The goal of this course is to help teachers develop the knowledge and understanding to choose the best resources for their classrooms. This Moodle course will be housed on the ERAC website, as well will live within our OCR http://ocr.openschool.bc.ca set of courses.

A BIG thanks to everyone who worked on this project.

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October 26, 2017

[L_OSBC_Announce] New Resource: Taking Making Into Classrooms

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

I invite you to share this with your colleagues either by forwarding the email or by printing it and posting it in your common area.

Thank you,

Michael Cochrane
Educational Services Support Manager
Open School BC
Education resources and services

250 356-9456 FAX:250 356-6036
Toll Free 1-888-883-4766
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Hi Folks,

Yesterday’s Educator Update officially launched TAKING MAKING INTO CLASSROOMS, Open School’s latest online resource for teachers.

Are you a K-9 educator looking to better understand maker education and its relationship to the Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) curriculum? The Taking Making Into Classrooms online resource was created to help educators explore key components of design thinking and making, and consider how they could be integrated into the classroom. Combining the intent of the maker movement with the ADST curriculum exposes students to hands-on skills and encourages them to make connections with the world of existing and future work in the trades and technologies.

This resource complements the Taking Making Into Classroom’s Toolkit<http://email.campayn.com/wf/click?upn=6835FCWLaJvt57erwq1y4DWnprCLjrcCxb9uycslKmSN3FOJmB-2BnMvM8l8J1A-2BsnxxGc2cqU847IFjhWZXdv4icE84WICDYeIPEewnafdunaKr80ut1W3eIvdSblS8mw_tRf3qiqFWB3UmyMkmahQWvUN2B-2FhAddWy5rglQya98v2s-2BsaC17wQvhdiO-2Bz3GthmQyvHjrQD3Dq4nu9jfn5Tb9hWAGyY5Mmrj7kQwvR38-2BcT0-2Bs6wTIuO5hF53Rt-2BkXIkwQL9crmYBJ22STT8AV6bnFX0QVmV84SNSufp1T6Tv-2F5RyPnrLrCJDtriAp-2BG90NOjcAh3Ijl0Xo6-2Fac5fV-2FK3cHIrRoqFb3-2B4Ep7V9w6QujlwASP0MXudW-2BAPsm-2FVR9AlD6RR0HFeJPrg67Bnd8MYC5R4zeg2HJUcyJopV0IAlN2IHZ1BgoIpsdHuBd9KvB8M516oAjEsbsfJsrhB6AauZui-2FjB-2FJKb79pYXY0xO6PCz7rfHtuMWcxneeXbN7CZ7ngzMoNKK6V-2BGjskZoQxg-3D-3D> developed by the Innovative Learning Centre at UBC Okanagan and can be accessed freely at any time through Open School BC’s Open Course Resource webpage<http://email.campayn.com/wf/click?upn=6835FCWLaJvt57erwq1y4DWnprCLjrcCxb9uycslKmTv728efNvJoGTtXli9vujYXwgyjKOs44s9Vjzz-2Ft4Ypg-3D-3D_tRf3qiqFWB3UmyMkmahQWvUN2B-2FhAddWy5rglQya98v2s-2BsaC17wQvhdiO-2Bz3GthmQyvHjrQD3Dq4nu9jfn5Tb9hWAGyY5Mmrj7kQwvR38-2BcT0-2Bs6wTIuO5hF53Rt-2BkXIkwQL9crmYBJ22STT8AV6bnFX0QVmV84SNSufp1T6Tv-2F5RyPnrLrCJDtriAp-2BG90NOjcAh3Ijl0Xo6-2Fac5fV-2FN9Noexy7pnUaQH-2Fp-2Fuv5Gd-2BoMqj77vNpcX-2FRhxPOqwXHGiXZweH8repBLgav0-2B-2FjN4ivgIvQeP9FNjv-2BOBsq7XWtQqo4eubrJh8mDyvYqzNCt2ulFkAF4z8iLdCI1VMFjlf82kP0par4qHXBtPfaOi5hxKmvtEvVD6pkn1u9gsho3uQtNGNtL-2BT5A9sDRVXjw-3D-3D>.

With funding provided by the Industry Training Authority and the Ministry of Education, this online resource was developed in partnership with the Innovative Learning Centre at UBC Okanagan, Royal Roads University, and Open School BC.

I’d like thank everyone on the Open School team who contributed to the success of this project:

*   Thank you Leanne for creating a well-organized and well-written online resource for Educators.
*   Thank you Leanne and Christine for the creative inspiration behind “Roots of Maker Education”, Max for the amazing illustrations, and Aaron for your programming skills.

*   Sharon for editing the toolkit to reflect the needs of BC educators, fixing all of those broken links, and your incredible patience with the many, many change requests.
*   Christine for your strong visual design skills, the creation of the graphic interface, banners, and choosing just the right photos to make those pages come alive.
*   Brian for producing the course, dealing with multiple change requests, developing the custom certificates for the learners, and our discussions on how to use Moodle’s feedback tool.
*   Janet for helping me to realize my vision for the videos, your suggestions regarding the testimonial/interview questions, and for cataloging the raw video footage.
*   Farrah for creating the Fostering Intention Mindsets graphic, and for the layout of the three ADST Design Challenges.
*   Jeff for your technical advice on the survey and feedback tools and for making the launch nice and smooth.
A special thanks to Monique and Jennifer for all your support along the way!

Thanks!

Sean

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October 17, 2017

[L_OSBC_Announce] Spring Conference Notification

Notice of a Canadian conference.

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2018 Digital Learning Symposium
Frontiers of Innovation: Curriculum Change in Online Environments

April 18 – 20, 2018 —Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport<http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/#local-area>
Richmond, British Columbia

Featuring:

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Rod Allen
[Submit a proposal:  https://goo.gl/forms/9cSKkJu5O1brcNhH2  • Workshop prop]
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http://CANeLearn.net/symposium/
•     Early registration – Groups/Members only $325!

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Register at: https://www.eply.com/2018DLsymposium
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