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February 23, 2017

[Lists] 2017 Symposium Featured Keynote 2 (Remi Kalir)

More promotion for the Canadian eLearning Network annual symposium in Vancouver, BC from 5-7 April 2017.

2017 Symposium: April 5 – 7, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia

http://canelearn.net/symposium/

 

Canada’s premier blended and flexible learning event for classroom & online educators

Remi Kalir – Featured Keynote

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Teachers as designers and pioneers: Online Publication

  • Disrupted and Transformative Professional Learning – Pre-conference keynote
  • Digital Disruption, Education Innovation, and Equitable Learning – closing keynote
  • Recent publications here http://remikalir.com/research/publications/

 

Video interview https://youtu.be/_uwZB2cudpA

 

Symposium Main Program details here // Pre-conference details here

Register here – Late fee applies after Feb.28!

Friday Keynote: Suzanne Hoffman – BC Ministry of Education

 

Opening Keynote: Michael Furdyk – TakingITGlobal.org

  • How students can change the world by getting online

 

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Sean Lessard – redefining Indigenous learner engagement
  • Zoe Branigan-Pipe – Makerspaces & Learning Spaces
  • Fine Arts eCademy (Navigate) – blending classroom boundaries
  • François Guité – technological & social forces shaping schools

April 5 (Mini Symposium) – Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Only $15 daily parking!

View the program schedule here http://2017presymposium.sched.com/

April 6/7 Symposium – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

View the program schedule here http://2017symposium.sched.com/

Click Here for Info or to Register

 

Help us get the word out! Download a one-page PDF with program info:

CANeLearn Symposium Promo

 

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February 22, 2017

CANeLearn Symposium 2017: Featured Keynote – Remi Kalir

This showed up in my inbox a day or two or three day.

2017 Symposium: April 5 – 7, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia

http://canelearn.net/symposium/

 

Canada’s premier blended and flexible learning event for classroom & online educators

Remi Kalir – Featured Keynote

Click here to see this in your browser

 

Teachers as designers and pioneers: Online Publication

  • Disrupted and Transformative Professional Learning – Pre-conference keynote
  • Digital Disruption, Education Innovation, and Equitable Learning – closing keynote
  • Recent publications here http://remikalir.com/research/publications/

 

Video interview https://youtu.be/_uwZB2cudpA

 

Symposium Main Program details here // Pre-conference details here

Register here – Late fee applies after Feb.28!

Friday Keynote: Suzanne Hoffman – BC Ministry of Education

 

Opening Keynote: Michael Furdyk – TakingITGlobal.org

  • How students can change the world by getting online

 

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Sean Lessard – redefining Indigenous learner engagement
  • Zoe Branigan-Pipe – Makerspaces & Learning Spaces
  • Fine Arts eCademy (Navigate) – blending classroom boundaries
  • François Guité – technological & social forces shaping schools

April 5 (Mini Symposium) – Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Only $15 daily parking!

View the program schedule here http://2017presymposium.sched.com/

April 6/7 Symposium – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

View the program schedule here http://2017symposium.sched.com/

Click Here for Info or to Register

 

Help us get the word out! Download a one-page PDF with program info:

CANeLearn Symposium Promo

February 20, 2017

REPOST: Getting Excited About The 2017 CANeLearn Symposium – Michael Barbour

This entry was originally posted at http://canelearn.net/2017symposiumblog1/

Name: Michael K. Barbour

Position: Associate Professor of Instructional Design – Touro University, California

CANeLearn Involvement: Founding board member, honourary lifetime member

Will you be attending the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium?

I would love to be able to, but I have commitments to attend a conference two weeks before this one and a second conference two weeks after.  I will be participating in any of the sessions that are streamed online.

What 2017 CANeLearn Symposium session(s) are you excited about ?

There are two sessions that I’m particularly excited about.  The first is:

Distributed Learning Audit Workshop
Joanne Armstrong – Compliance Program Lead, BC Ministry of Education
Wednesday, April 5 • 13:45 – 15:15 – http://sched.co/9NN5

The DL Audit Compliance Program supports the ministry’s efforts to provide accurate funding to boards of education and independent school authorities.

Goals and objectives
– To provide assurance to the ministry and school boards, and independent school authorities that ministry requirements are being followed
– To promote compliance with ministry funding directives
– To support the accurate allocation of education funds based on the funding formula

Major program activities – Conducting audits and reviews in the following areas:

  • K-12 Regular Enrolment
    (including English Language Learning and Aboriginal Education)
  • Continuing Education Enrolment
  • Special Education
  • Distributed Learning Enrolment
  • Summer Learning

As the only province that has a legislative regulatory environment, I’m always interested in finding out as much as I can about those regulations.

The second session that I’m excited about is:

The frontierland of secondary school eLearning: Conquering fear and fostering courage
Alanna King – Teacher-librarian/eLearning teacher, Upper Grand District School Board
Thursday, April 6 • 11:45 – 12:30 – http://sched.co/9NzT

This session will show you the results so far of our action research project in improving student motivation. Through teaching strategies for increasing student curiosity, control, collaboration, scaffolded challenges and recognition we are conquering fear and fostering courage in the frontierland of secondary school elearning. You will gain full access to our strategies as we harvest your ideas for further exploration and testing.

As a researcher of K-12 distance, online and blended learning, those sessions that feature the systematic collection of data to inform practice have always appealed to me.

So, what 2017 CANeLearn Symposium session(s) are you excited about ?


To register for the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium, click here.

Top 10 MindShare Report Canadian EdTech New Stories February 2017

Note that there are two items in this newsletter that focus on the annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report that I lead.

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Dear Thought Leader,

I hope you enjoy our stellar February Top 10 News Stories of the MindShare Report as crowd sourced by you our much valued readership.

Special thanks to our valued podcast and blog contributors who helped make our February Online Learning special edition one of our best ever! The explosion of online learning in Canada has many benefits and serious implications for teaching & learning. It creates demands on educators, infrastructure, technology and best practices. We welcome further dialogue and would be happy to provide insight and engage in deeper discussion with our readers and listeners. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a note!

Celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us next month! I’m humbled and honoured to share that our March edition marks a HUGE milestone — our 10th Anniversary of publishing the MindShare Learning Report. I look forward to sharing a retrospective of the digital evolution that we’ve shared during our journey, thanks in part to your valued contributions as leaders and learners.

Watch for our new and improved MSL Report design! We’re also embarking on our annual reader survey to get a deeper pulse of what’s vitally important to you to garner insights in the EdTech space!

We look forward to charting our course with our valued MindShare community for the next 10 years; building on a foundation of innovative learning practices in support of student success across the Canadian landscape. Whether you believe we’re immersed in an evolutionary or revolutionary time, that is up for healthy debate. The great news is that Canada continues to be at the forefront of innovation and learning on a global scale.

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our Classroom of the Future Challenge!Qualify to WIN a MakerSpace for your school!

Robert Martellacci
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President, MindShare Learning Technology

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1. Exclusive Podcast with Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO Dr. Guy Tétrault Shares His District’s Journey to Successfully Transform Learning in the 21st Century through PeBL

Dr. Guy G. Tétrault started his career in education in 1976. He received his B.Ed. from the University of Calgary, his M.Ed. from the U of Saskatchewan and his Ed.D. from the U of Toronto.

He taught French as a Second Language and French Immersion, was the principal of 5 different schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and is now the Director of Education (CEO) for Sun West School Division No. 207. Guy is a member of the C21 Canada Board and Founding member of the CEO Academy.

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2. Exclusive podcast with Dr. Michael Barbour, Release of the State of Online Learning in Canada Report

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Michael’s research has focused on K-12 online teaching and learning. His research agenda is aimed at improving the design and delivery of these online learning opportunities to enable all students, particularly those in rural areas, the opportunity for success.

3. Trudeau joins campaign urging youth to study computer science

With potentially thousands of high-paying jobs going unfilled in Canada, Prime Minister Just Trudeau lent his voice Monday to a campaign aimed at encouraging young people to study computer science.

Trudeau joined the co-founders of Canada Learning Code and Code.org to mark the launch of Computer Science Education Week at an event called Hour of Code.

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4. Exclusive Podcast with Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, TDSB talks Edtech, FETC from a CTO Canadian perspective

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Peter brings 23+ years of K-12 sector technology know-how to his CTO portfolio. He has been at the forefront of bringing innovative technologies to the Toronto District School Board. He’s a practitioner of emotional intelligence who is spearheading the TDSB “Information Technology Services” team from a digital era to Quantum Age of Information Technology.

5. Last year’s Classroom of the Future Eastern winner Sadie Bradbury, Highland Park Junior High blogs her insights on creating a winning video & the positive impact the contest had on her students.

The impact was almost immediate, our students were thrilled and amazed and so very happy. Many had doubts when we said we were going to try the competition,and this really changed attitudes, that their small population competing against other larger schools in Canada could actually win a competition!

When the students asked what we had won, the belief in their abilities grew, as did their confidence and their joy. This was an amazing gift in itself, the school started with minimal technology and we now were moving into the future of technology!

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6. Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2016

9 out of 10 people (90%) in Canada aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school, well above the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 78%. Only the Czech Republic (93%), Estonia, the Slovak Republic and Poland (all at 91%) had higher proportions. The United States matched Canada at 90%.

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7. Approaches to E-Learning: Survey of K-12 E-Learning in Canada

“In contrast to the US where the idea is that we need to be proliferating this wave of the future in online learning,” explains Dr. Barbour, “Canada’s biggest question comes down to ‘Is this the best way for a child to learn at this time?’”

Both the US and Canada have seen similar levels of growth in the number students engaged in distance learning. But Canada primarily uses e-learning as a supplement to the classroom, while there is a much higher proportion of full-time e-learning in the US.

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8. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Step 3: Personalized Learning

When you visualize educational transformation, what does success look like to you? How do you get there? One major component of transformation is the focus on Personalized Learning – a popular buzzword in the education space, and for good reason.

Education Transformation Framework

According to the OECD, Personalized Learning has the potential to overcome the socio-economic, time, and space limitations of traditional learning.1 So how have you and your school system been thinking about Personalized Learning?

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9. Canada’s University Libraries Are In Peril

Universities and colleges across Canada are having their budgets severely tightened for a host of reasons, some more rational than others. In this quest for slashing costs, libraries have found themselves on the chopping block. To many, this move represents an attack on the very idea of scholarship, and the undermining of the nation’s quest to be a leader in the knowledge economy.

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10. Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math.

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February 17, 2017

[L_OSBC_Announce] FW: 2017 Symposium / DL Conference: Meet the Speakers!

7otice about this first Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) symposium.

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Subject: 2017 Symposium / DL Conference: Meet the Speakers!
2017 Symposium: April 5 – 7, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia
http://canelearn.net/symposium/
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Michael Furdyk – Featured KeynoteHow young people can change the world by getting online  TakingITGlobal.org<http://www.tigweb.org/about/>

*   Michael has appeared on Oprah, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People’s “Twenty Teens that will Change the World”
*   Keynoted over 100 events sharing his passion for youth engagement & educational reform
*   Student Panel moderated by Michael follows his keynote

TakingITGlobal – Video overview https://youtu.be/4PXJ-lbfvSE

How it all began –  https://youtu.be/RweSgKPs1cI

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Symposium Main Program details here<https://2017symposium.sched.com/> // Pre-conference details here<https://2017presymposium.sched.com/>
Register here<http://canelearn.net/symposium/symposium-registration/> – Late fee applies after Feb.28!
________________________________
Friday Keynote: Suzanne Hoffman – BC Ministry of Education
Closing Keynote: Remi Kalir CU Denver & Remi(x) Learning<http://remikalir.com/bio/>

*   Technology, equity and learning
*   Design thinking for blended boundaries

Featured Speakers

*   Dr. Sean Lessard – redefining Indigenous learner engagement
*   Zoe Branigan-Pipe – Makerspaces & Learning Spaces
*   Fine Arts eCademy (Navigate) – blending classroom boundaries
*   François Guité – technological & social forces shaping schools

________________________________
April 5 (Mini Symposium) – Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Only $15 daily parking!
View the program schedule here http://2017presymposium.sched.com/
________________________________
April 6/7 Symposium – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
View the program schedule here http://2017symposium.sched.com/
________________________________
Click Here for Info or to Register<http://canelearn.net/symposium/>

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