Virtual School Meanderings

June 25, 2018

[L_OSBC_Announce] Make The Date

See this notice for an up-coming Canadian conference.

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
Visit us online at: www.openschool.bc.ca
You can also follow us on Twitter: @_osbc
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OpenSchoolBC

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June 20, 2018

[L_OSBC_Announce] Join our team at Open School BC

Note this job opportunity.

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
Visit us online at: www.openschool.bc.ca
You can also follow us on Twitter: @_osbc
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OpenSchoolBC

You are invited to….

Join our team at Open School BC!

https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/51769

We’re looking for a fun-loving, team-oriented person with the following skills (although not mentioned, the ability to make good desserts is also preferred):
Grade 12 graduation or equivalent, and a diploma or degree in applied communications, multi-media design, web design, graphic design or related field. An equivalent combination of recent related experience, education or training may be considered.
Minimum of one-year recent work experience (more preferred) in the publishing industry designing and developing for both print and online.

Experience producing a variety of print and web materials that successfully meet client requirements.
Experienced and proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud applications (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Experience developing for learning management systems (i.e. Moodle) may be preferred.
Experience copyediting may be preferred.
Proficiency in Adobe Captivate may be preferred.
Experience producing instructional materials may be preferred.

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June 14, 2018

[L_OSBC_Announce] More Awards

Note this award.

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
Visit us online at: www.openschool.bc.ca
You can also follow us on Twitter: @_osbc
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OpenSchoolBC

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June 11, 2018

[L_OSBC_Announce] Awards

Note this announcement from a BC-based program.

Proud to have partnered with and be an award finalist for Chinese Historical Wrongs Apology and Legacy Initiatives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRaJNdlZJwY&list=PLSNb4N2Am_HbQJeEpmaSf_EADNPL7Ir7U&index=1

Our contribution was the development of the Bamboo Shoots website, designed for Social Studies teachers and students in BC.

https://www.openschool.bc.ca/bambooshoots/

The resource also won a CNIE award for Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology in the K-12 Classroom.

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April 20, 2018

BC DL Conference – Closing Panel Session

The tenth and final session that I am blogging from the 2018 BC Digital Learning Conference is:

 Closing Panel Session

Join a number of our presenters and keynotes for a summary and closing session addressing symposium themes, discussions, and issues identified throughout the event (more names to be added!).

Ask your own questions of the panel.  Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j9apjE2JNmRzC3rp4a4Qlae2Myorwk78OfZELmCEqOk/edit?usp=sharing

As the discussion throughout the symposium unfolds we anticipate a number of questions to surface including:

  1. What directions are beginning to emerge for new learning approaches in BC in support of the implementation of new curriculum?
  2. What supports, including policy and funding, are required at the school, district, and provincial levels to implement these changes?
  3. What resources, training, and technologies are needed to support teachers to make the required changes for new curriculum and learning models?
  4. As changes progress, how can we be certain that we are meeting the needs of all students (special needs, aboriginal, adult learners, etc.)?
  5. Finally, what is the “Call to Action” required of teachers, administrators, and government?

Speakers

avatar for Rod Allen

Rod Allen

Superintendent of Learning, Cowchan School District 79
Rod is the Superintendent of Learning for the Cowichan Valley School District 79.  Prior to this, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister / Chief Superintendent with the BC Ministry of Education and architect of British Columbia’s transformation to personalized learning. Under Ro… Read More →

avatar for Denise Augustine

Denise Augustine

Director of Aboriginal Education and Learner Engagement, Cowichan School District 79
Denise Augustine (Swee’alt) is a Coast Salish educator with over 20 years experience.  Denise works with children and youth from pre-school through grade 12 in the Cowichan School District. As the director of Aboriginal education and learner engagement, Denise works closely wi… Read More →

avatar for Danika Cottingham

Danika Cottingham

Teacher/Co-Founder, BlendEdBC

Joe Jamison

Pro-D Chair (COTA), BCTF
Joe Jamison is a Distributed Learning teacher in School District No. 23. He has taught for thirty seven years with twenty three of those in the distributed learning environment. He developed the Distance Learning program in SD#23, the online program in SD#23, the ESTEEM program i… Read More →

avatar for David Truss

David Truss

Principal, Coquitlam Open Learning
David Truss works at Inquiry Hub Secondary, Suwa’lkh Learning Centre, and Coquitlam Open Learning (COL). He is also the President of the BCDLAA – The British Columbia Distributed Learning Administrator’s Association. This is his 8th year with COL, he helped found Inquiry Hub 6 y… Read More →

I had to go to the airport to catch my flight (and it was a good thing I did go a little early, as it took over an hour from the Delta computer system to communicate with the WestJet computer system to confirm my flight and let me check in – even though both are code share airlines).

Anyway, I am disappointed to miss this one, as I did enjoy the first panel.  What I can recommend is that folks take a look at the hashtags for the conference that have some of the gems that these folks did provide.

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