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October 23, 2017

blendED 2017 – Last Minute Items

Some last minute updates for this Canadian conference.

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Hi, everyone!
 
We are putting the finishing touches on our preparations for blendED 2017 and are excited to see everyone in just two short days.  There is a fantastic line up of presentations with lots of opportunities to connect with colleagues. A few housekeeping items to note:
 
NEW SESSIONS: Log into https://blended2017.sched.com/ to create your schedule. Four new sessions have just been added along with the session locations.
 
COLLABORATIVE NOTES:  We encourage attendees and presenters to use the collaborative note taking Google Docs. They are linked in the session descriptions
 
PARKING: The underground Parking Code is 50891#
​Please park in hotel guest parking only.  The hotel requires that you register your license plate once you have parked and we will have a sheet at the registration desk for you to do this.
 
WIFI:  

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password is Blend2017

 
SOCIALS: Don’t forget to join us at the social

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events​ on Wednesday and Thursday night. in the Ballroom C and Foyer.

 
 
See you soon at the blendED and Online Learning Conference!
 
All the best!
 
 
Michelle Khatib
On behalf of the blendED 2017 Conference Committee

October 16, 2017

blendEd 2017 Conference

I received this back on 12 October, so I guess it is about 8 days before the conference now.

Hi. Everyone!

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!

We are just 13 days away from what is going to be an outstanding learning opportunity for delegates, sponsors, and presenters!

 

As you prepare for the symposium please note the following important details:

 

1. There have been some additional changes in the program.  Check out the program at:

BlendED2017 Symposium –https://blended2017.sched.com/

2. Parking information will be sent out two days beforehand.

 

3.  Please note there is no print program and all Symposium program information is available to you on mobile, tablet, and computer at the Sched links below. On Sched you can select the sessions you would like to attend during the symposium. We assign session rooms based on sign-ups, with the more popular sessions getting the larger rooms, so your help would be greatly appreciated!  You can change your mind later, but please sign up to sessions now so you won’t be disappointed if the room is full and you cannot get in!

4. Don’t forget to attend both socials on Wednesday and Thursday night.  See the website for further details and time.

5. A conference hotel map is online and available here: https://blended2017.sched.com/info

 

6. Finally, we invite you to tweet (#blendEdAB ) and post about the symposium on social media sites.

 

Questions?  Email albertablended@gmail.com.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the symposium – and thank you for registering for the blendEd2017 Symposium!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Michelle Khatib
On behalf of the blendEd 2017 Program Committee
Michelle Khatib
Vice Principal/Instructional Designer

St. Gabriel Online School (Grades 8-12)
St. John Paul II Catholic Outreach School (Grades 10-12)
Home Education (Kindergarten – Grade 12)
English as a Second Language Reception Centre
 https://twitter.com/StGabrielCentre/StGabrielCentre

October 12, 2017

Blended 2017 Conference

For my Canadian readers that are interested in the blendED conference.

Hi. Everyone!

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!

We are just 10 days away from what is going to be an outstanding learning opportunity for delegates, sponsors, and presenters!

As you prepare for the symposium please note the following important details:

1. There have been some additional changes in the program.  Check out the program at:

BlendED2017 Symposium –https://blended2017.sched.com/

2. Please login to update your own Sched profile and check the times for your own session.  An invite to login from the site was sent to you.  Can’t login?  Email albertablended@gmail.com and a new invite from the site will be emailed to you.

3. Please make sure your profile has the information you want to be displayed.  Your profile is displayed when delegates click on your session title for the description.  Please add any links or information where/as appropriate, or send us the changes and we will update your profile for you.

4. Check out the descriptions for your session(s).  While you can update your own profile, we must do the changes for your presentation.   Please check session time, info and also the “theme” or colour-coding for your session.  Email albertablended@gmail.com any changes.

5. As a presenter, your registration includes the Pre-conference on Wednesday, which focusses on First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learners! If you are able to attend the pre-conference, please click this link and fill out your information. The pre-conference starts on October 25th with a Continental Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and workshops to follow at 9:00 a.m. If you are unable to make the pre-conference, we ask that you still join us for the Pre-Conference Social on Wednesday night as well as the Thursday Night Social. Food is provided at both events! We look forward to the wonderful networking that enables so much more learning and sharing of resources to occur!

6.  Please note there is no print program and all Symposium program information is available to you on mobile, tablet, and computer at the Sched links below. On Sched you can select the sessions you would like to attend during the symposium. We assign session rooms based on sign-ups, with the more popular sessions getting the larger rooms, so your help would be greatly appreciated!  You can change your mind later, but please sign up to sessions now so you won’t be disappointed if the room is full and you cannot get in!

7. A conference hotel map is online and available here: https://blended2017.sched.com/info

8. Finally, we invite you to tweet (#blendEdAB ) and post about the symposium on social media sites.  We have space for more on a first come-first served basis.

Questions?  Email albertablended@gmail.com.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the symposium – and thank you for registering for the blendEd2017 Symposium!

Michelle Khatib
On behalf of the blendEd 2017 Program Committee

St. Gabriel Online School (Grades 8-12)
St. John Paul II Catholic Outreach School (Grades 10-12)
Home Education (Kindergarten-Grade 12)
English as a Second Language Reception Centre
 https://twitter.com/StGabrielCentre/StGabrielCentre

September 25, 2017

blendED 2017 Schedule, Details And Registration Links

Note the details on this Alberta-based conference.

Hello,

Thank you for attending blendED 2016. blendED 2017 is gearing up to be a fantastic few days in Edmonton from October 25 to 27, 2017.

We are very excited about our keynotes Dr. Norman Vaughan from Mount Royal University and Catlin Tucker, the author of Blended Learning in Action. Read more about them here. The full conference schedule is now available at https://blended2017.sched.com/.

Our preconference is a full day this year on Wednesday, October 25. The theme for the full day Pre Symposium is making blendED learning successful with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learners. We are excited to have Sean Lessard share and bring 4 students so participants can learn through student voice.

Early bird registration is still open until September 30, with great rates. The hotel still has space, go here to reserve a room.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Jen Deyenberg on behalf of the
blendED organizing committee

September 13, 2017

blendED Sched is now Live!

One for my Canadian readers.

Greetings from the conference organizing committee.   We are finalizing the program and are about to invite delegates to begin signing up for sessions.  We are receiving registrations daily and our numbers are growing rapidly!  The blendED 2017 Symposium looks to be an outstanding learning opportunity for delegates and presenters.

As you prepare for the symposium please note the following:

1. Please review your session schedule and description.   If there are any changes that need to be made to the program, they must be made by Sunday this week (September 17).  Please check  your session time, info, and also the “theme” or colour-coding for your session.  Email albertablended@gmail.com with any changes, as we will have to edit this on our end.

Conference schedule – https://blended2017.sched.com

2. Please update your speakers profile (picture, bio, missing co-presenter info, session description etc..) add in links where/as appropriate.  You can edit your own profile. https://blended2017.sched.com

3. If you have not registered as a presenter register here: http://www.blendedalberta.ca/register.html. *Remember, only one presenter per session can use the presenter discounted rate.

** Please note that this information has only been sent to the primary presenter.

Questions? Email albertablended@gmail.com. We are

looking forward to a great event – and thank you for being a part of it!

Michelle Khatib
On behalf of blendED 2017 Symposium
http://www.blendedalberta.ca

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