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May 26, 2017

CANeLearn Leadership Summit 2017

My Canadian colleagues should note this August event.

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CANeLearn Leadership Summit 2017

Thu, 24 Aug 2017, 6:30 PM – Fri, 25 Aug 2017, 2:00 PM EDT

$175 – $195

Event Information

DESCRIPTION

Join us August 24 & 25, 2017, in downtown Toronto, at the Intercontinental Hotel for the annual Canadian eLearning Symposium Leadership Summit.

The focus of the 2-day event is on new learning models, practices, technologies, and learning environments. Learn from Ontario leaders and others from across Canada through presentations, workshops, and structured dialogue and networking.

Featuring:

  • David Porter, CEO eCampusOntario

  • Cross Canada Leadership panel

  • Workshops, dialogue, networking

 

Register today!

$195 ($175 members) includes Thursday social/keynote, Friday breakfast/lunch & sessions

 

DATE AND TIME

Thu, 24 Aug 2017, 6:30 PM –

Fri, 25 Aug 2017, 2:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

Intercontinental Hotel Toronto

225 Front St West

Toronto, Ontario m5v 2×3

Canada

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Organizer:Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn)

Organizer of CANeLearn Leadership Summit 2017

The Canadian e-Learning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society.

CANeLearn’s mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning.

CANeLearn provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.

Click here to find out more about membership!

May 25, 2017

Reminder: CANeLearn Live! Webinar: Today at 2:00 pm Eastern

Note this CANeLearn webinar later today.

Good morning!  Just a reminder of the CANeLearn Live! webinar online today at 2:00 pm Eastern.  Scroll down and mark June 6 for the final webinar in our CANeLearn Symposium Highlight series.

Thursday, May 25 – 2:00 pm Eastern

Man vs. Machine: What about Teachers? – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join François Guite, Education Consultant from Quebec, as he shares his CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Technology and artificial intelligence are advancing at a tremendous pace. Our education systems cannot escape the 4th industrial revolution, which is just starting. Although schools will not go the way of the dodo, at least in the near future, they will have to adapt rapidly.

And what will come of the teaching profession as automation threatens so many jobs?
Will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence in school?
We already have robots and bots designed to teach and serve as personal assistants; could they someday replace teachers?
Some students have been doing without trained teachers for a long time, and now some schools are experimenting entirely without the latter.
This presentation looks at the technological and social forces that will forever change the structure of schools and the role of teachers, especially those that distance teaching and learning.
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Upcoming CANeLearn Live! webinar

 

Tuesday, June 63:30 pm Eastern

Using Curriculum to Drive Assessment (or if you prefer) Curriculum Mapping and Assessment – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join Terri Reid, from Black Gold Regional School Divison, as she shares her well received CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Teachers and Administrators have so much to do in their day that sometimes making those connections back to curriculum seems overwhelming.

  • How can we use curriculum mapping to drive instruction and assessment in classrooms, whether in a face to face, blended or online learning environment?
Teachers who develop curriculum maps learn what and when to assess and the importance of being explicit in their instruction. Let’s talk about the process and the impact that it can have on student learning. Curriculum mapping provides a clear path to student assessment and instruction and gives everyone permission to know when to stop.  Join our conversation to learn more.

May 24, 2017

Re-Posting: CANeLearn May News

Note the updated links from the earlier version that was posted.

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Hello Michael, welcome to May CANeLearn News.

This is an updated version of the last newsletter.  We experienced some issues with our previous mail service and enlisted our webmaster, Paul Mycroft, and his email marketing service – Market 2 All.  Thanks, Paul!  We love the new look.

CANeLearn Live! webinar today at 2 pm Eastern! – Another one on Thursday this week as well – please scroll down for details.

Please forward this news on your own networks using the tools at the bottom.

Featured Events

Featured Events

Symposium Highlight Webinars: CANeLearn Live! series returns

Tuesday, May 23 – 2:00 pm Eastern:  Today!!

Thursday, May 25 – 2:00 pm Eastern:

  • Man vs. Machine: What about Teachers?

Tuesday, June 6 – 3:30 pm Eastern:

  • Using Curriculum to Drive Assessment (or if you prefer) Curriculum Mapping and Assessment
Events

Adventures in Deep Learning

Free, online, today at 2:00 pm EDT

  • Join Robert Long and Stephanie Myers from the Ottawa Catholic School Board as they share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session and learn:
  • What makes learning meaningful to students?  How do you make an impact on students and engage them in authentic learning? How do you take that across a school board?
  • Robert and Stephanie will share their online 360/VR captures of our some of our changes and engage a classroom teacher and student to two to join in the conversation around exploring Deep Learning.
  • Webinar link:  https://meet.google.com/toy-toqx-krd​

CANeLearn Leadership Summit

August 24 & 25

  • Intercontinental hotel, Toronto ON
  • David Porter, CEO eCampusOntario
  • Cross Canada Leadership panel
  • Workshops, dialogue, networking
  • See:  http://canelearn.net/summit17/

Events

2017 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Annual Conference

October 13

  • Intercontinental hotel, downtown Toronto ON
  • www.oelc.ca/boltt
  • Call for presentations open

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium

October 25-27

  • Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta
  • www.blendedalberta.ca
  • The focus of the 3-day symposium is on applying flexible learning strategies in various learning spaces

Canada Moodle Moot 2018

February 21-24, 2018

Stay Connected!

Stay connected
  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow us on @CANeLearn, “like” us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Check out our Members’ Site
  • Join CANeLearn – only $50 for associate membership!

Announcements

Free MOOC: Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy

CANeLearn YouTube Channel

  • Our new YouTube channel contains recordings from all of the CANeLearn webinars, as well as featured webinars from iNACOL, MVLRI, and CIDER: Subscribe today!

2017 Symposium Curated Site

Canadian Copyright Decision Tool

In the News

From the Canadian Education Association (CEA)

  • To Share or Not to Share: How Teens Make Privacy Decisions about Photos on Social Media
  • This MediaSmarts study shows how teens carefully compose, select, and edit the photos they share on social media to build and maintain a consciously crafted image. Some of the unwritten rules the teens followed when making decisions about privacy and publicity on photo-sharing platforms include:
  • Posting only “safe” photos that steer away from controversial topics like politics, religion, sexuality, and race;
  • Not taking a screenshot of someone’s Snapchat photo;
  • Not connecting with strangers online (although they had a very narrow definition of what a “stranger” was);
  • “Looking good” in every photo, but being careful not to present themselves in a sexualized context.

From eSchoolNews: 5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

  1. More student choice and responsibility for learning
  2. Digitization
  3. Personalized learning for every student
  4. New pedagogical models – yet unknown
  5. New technologies – yet unknown

The new Creative Commons Search (beta)

  • Use the CC search to find open resources

From Contact North: A searchable directory of 90 Canadian researchers of online, blended and distance education

  •  Contact North | Contact Nord created a directory of online, blended and distance learning researchers from Canada’s post-secondary and national research institutions
  • It features the researcher’s interests and their top 3 cited publications in the past 5 years
  • They are hoping to expand the list – please pass on to others

Bookmark for your summer reading…

Reading

Teaching Competencies for the Online Environment | Enseigner les compétences pour l’environnement en ligne (PDF)

  • Heather Marie Farmer, Jennifer Ramsdale
  • A study of key competency areas for online educators
  • The Online Teaching Competency (OTC) Matrix includes five competency areas: Community & Netiquette, Active Teaching/Facilitating, Instructional Design, Tools & Technology, and Leadership & Instruction
  • Read more here…

OLTD/MEDL Major Project and Process Papers

  • Recent Masters papers on topics related to blended and online learning from Vancouver Island University
  • Read more here…

Statewide Blended Learning Implementation (PDF)

  • Second report in a series from MVLRI focused on a state-wide blended learning implementation initiative in Rhode Island
  • A total of seven themes were identified from the interviews and focus groups as being crucial for meaningful blended learning implementation at the district level:
  1. Assessing Needs for Personalizing an Implementation Plan
  2. Stakeholders Balancing Their Roles and the Learning Process
  3. Breaking Down Silos to Cultivate Reciprocal Learning Opportunities for All Stakeholders
  4. Building Buy-in Through Constant and Transparent Communication
  5. Establishing Mini Pilots Within Schools
  6. Empowering Teachers Using a Train-the-Trainer, Sustainable Professional Development Model
  7. Letting Go of Perfection and Control, Embracing the Art of Failing Forward, and Cultivating a Safe Space for Change
  • Each of these themes is described using participant data in the report found here (PDF)

More from the MVLRI Library

Happy reading!

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a mission to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning by providing members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.

“CANeLearn’s mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning.”

eLearning

May 23, 2017

Webinar Recording Posted – 3D Animation for art & technology: Creating partnerships

I saw this yesterday on the CANeLearn blog.

The recording from last week’s CANeLearn webinar.

Mario Pochat, Vancouver Animation School, and Jody Polowick, Sun West School Division, share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.

This session is a presentation and discussion about how a chance meeting led to a partnership between SunWest Distance Learning Centre and Vancouver Animation School. We discuss ways in which partnerships benefit our students and our process in developing innovative technology and harnessing the power of ubiquitous learning for this Millennial generation at the cutting edge of Visual Arts.

Our goal: To establish a triangular partnership with a win-win-win situation, which includes administrators, teachers, and students.

May 18, 2017

CANeLearn Live! Webinar: Today at 4:30 pm Eastern

Another CANeLearn item (and note this first event begins later this hour).

Good morning!  Just a reminder of the CANeLearn Live! webinar online today at 4:30 pm Eastern.  Scroll down for upcoming webinars next week and in June.

3D Animation for art & technology:  Creating unique opportunities for students by partnering with industry and other institutions – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join Mario Pochat, Vancouver Animation School, and Jody Polowick, Sun West School Division, as they share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
This session will be a presentation and discussion about how a chance meeting led to a partnership between SunWest Distance Learning Centre and Vancouver Animation School. We will discuss ways in which partnerships benefit our students and our process in developing innovative technology and harnessing the power of ubiquitous learning for this Millennial generation at the cutting edge of Visual Arts.
Our goal: To establish a triangular partnership with a win-win-win situation, which includes administrators, teachers and students.
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Upcoming CANeLearn Live! webinars

Tuesday, May 232:00 pm Eastern

Adventures in Deep Learning – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join Robert Long and Stephanie Myers from the Ottawa Catholic School Board as they share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Join this session to learn:

  • What makes learning meaningful to students?
  • How do you make an impact on students and engage them in authentic learning?
  • How do you take that across a school board?
Ottawa Catholic has 42k students in 85 schools and we are all on a journey to make Deep Learning happen. They will share their online 360/VR captures of our some of the changes and engage a classroom teacher and student to two to join in the conversation around exploring Deep Learning.

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Thursday, May 252:00 pm Eastern

Man vs. Machine: What about Teachers? – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join François Guite, Education Consultant from Quebec, as he shares his CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Technology and artificial intelligence are advancing at a tremendous pace. Our education systems cannot escape the 4th industrial revolution, which is just starting. Although schools will not go the way of the dodo, at least in the near future, they will have to adapt rapidly.

And what will come of the teaching profession as automation threatens so many jobs?
Will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence in school?
We already have robots and bots designed to teach and serve as personal assistants; could they someday replace teachers?
Some students have been doing without trained teachers for a long time, and now some schools are experimenting entirely without the latter.
This presentation looks at the technological and social forces that will forever change the structure of schools and the role of teachers, especially those that distance teaching and learning.

———

Tuesday, June 63:30 pm Eastern

Using Curriculum to Drive Assessment (or if you prefer) Curriculum Mapping and Assessment – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join Terri Reid, from Black Gold Regional School Divison, as she shares her well received CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Teachers and Administrators have so much to do in their day that sometimes making those connections back to curriculum seems overwhelming.

  • How can we use curriculum mapping to drive instruction and assessment in classrooms, whether in a face to face, blended or online learning environment?
Teachers who develop curriculum maps learn what and when to assess and the importance of being explicit in their instruction. Let’s talk about the process and the impact that it can have on student learning. Curriculum mapping provides a clear path to student assessment and instruction and gives everyone permission to know when to stop.  Join our conversation to learn more.
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