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June 16, 2017

CANeLearn June News

A newsletter from this Canadian organization in yesterday’s inbox.

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Hello Michael, welcome to the June CANeLearn News.

As we start to look past the end of school year and the start of summer session, our thoughts anticipate toes in the sand and much deserved down time.  Our June news announces the program for the CANeLearn Leadership Summit – Toronto August 24/25 and the dates for the BC Digital Learning Conference (in partnership with CANeLearn) – April 19-21 in Richmond, BC.  May CANeLearn Live! webinar archives can be found here.  This newsletter also includes updates, links, and items of interest. Scroll down for more!

Please forward this news to your networks by email or using the tools at the bottom.

Featured Events

Featured Events

2017 CANeLearn Leadership Summit

Leading Digital Learning Spaces and Places

August 24 and 25 – Intercontinental Hotel, downtown Toronto

http://CANeLearn.net/summit17/

Events

CANeLearn Leadership Summit

August 24 & 25

Join us in downtown Toronto for the Leadership Summit.

  • Leading K-12 & post-secondary practitioners from across Canada
  • Award-winning Canadian e-learning program showcase
  • Strategies for addressing critical e-learning leadership issues

David Porter, CEO, eCampusOntario

  • Rethinking learning resources
  • Rethinking learning experiences
  • Rethinking recognition of learning

eLearning Ontario (eLO) Team 

  • Updates & priorities
  • Challenges & opportunities
  • New directions for elearning

Consortium Partners & Practitioners

Info: http://canelearn.net/summit17

Or email info@CANeLearn.net

Hotel and Venue

Guest room rates $209 for the event & weekend following – a $200 savings — limited availability!

Book your room now!

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

  • York University, Toronto ON
  • Early Bird Prices end June 30!
  • moodlemoot.ca

BC Digital Learning Symposium

April 19-21, 2018

  • Westin Wall Centre Richmond
  • Mark your calendars!
  • More information to follow

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

CANeLearn YouTube Channel

  • Subscribe to our new YouTube channel containing recordings from CANeLearn & featured webinars

Canadian Copyright Tool

Creative Commons Search

Directory of Canadian research of online, blended & distance ed

 

In the News

À partir de REFAD

  • Panorama des pratiques en formation à distance au Canada francophone
  • L’équipe du REFAD tient à remercier M. Robert Grégoire pour la mise en oeuvre du projet.

Choose Your Voice is online!

  • Choose Your Voice is a free, ERAC approved, curriculum-based, award-winning teaching resource for middle and secondary school
  • Register: www.chooseyourvoice.ca
  • Brought to you by FAST (Fighting Antisemitism Together)

International Students and Online Learning

  • A working group on International Students and online learning emerged from this year’s CANeLearn Symposium.
  • The group, coordinated by Lee Blanding, is made up of educators from BC and Ontario, discussed common problems and potential solutions for dealing with this (rapidly growing) demographic.
  • The working group will be meeting again in the near future, email lee@helpsedu.com to join!

From CEA distance education

  • Distance Education that Works: Enhancing educational opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador’s rural and remote high schools through eLearning
  • With quality online distance education, the size and location of a school is irrelevant in determining its ability to offer rural students essential programs and courses.
  • Read how Newfoundland and Labrador’s virtual high school (CDLI) makes the province’s high school curriculum available to rural and remote schools via eLearning.

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

June 5, 2017

CANeLearn Live! Webinar

From the inbox yesterday or early this morning…

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CANeLearn Live! – Webinar Tuesday

Hello Michael, join us online from your computer or mobile for an engaging and informative discussion on using curriculum to drive assessment.

Tuesday, June 6 at 3:30 pm Eastern.

Scroll down for details.

CANeLearn Live! Webinar:

Tuesday, June 6 – 3:30 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.

CANeLearn Leadership Summit: Toronto

August Leadership Summit

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 here today!

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

Hotel rooms at the Intercontinental, downtown Toronto at discounted rate – $209/night!

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

June 1, 2017

CANeLearn Live! Webinar – Using Curriculum to Drive Assessment (or if you prefer) Curriculum Mapping and Assessment

A reminder of the next CANeLearn Live! webinar, the final webinar in our CANeLearn Symposium Highlight series.

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 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.
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