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Welcome to CCI 2018!
On behalf of the DEEN Synergy Committee, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Lester B. Pearson School Board & LEARN are proud to co-host the 2nd annual Joint Educational Technology Conference on November 30, 2018 at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (Directions/Map).
Conference Registration Form. Registration will close on November 16, 2018
Mission Statement:
To provide teachers with Professional Development in Educational Technology that situates students as co-constructors of their own learning.
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Bienvenue à CCI 2018!
Le comité DEEN Synergy, la Commission scolaire Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier, la Commission scolaire Lester-B.-Pearson et LEARN sont fiers de présenter conjointement la deuxième conférence annuelle sur la technologie éducative, qui aura lieu le 30 novembre 2018 à l’école secondaire Pierrefonds Comprehensive (trajet/carte).
formulaire d’inscription à la conférence  La date limite d’inscription est le 16 novembre 2018
Énoncé de mission
Offrir aux enseignants du perfectionnement professionnel sur les technologies éducatives qui font de l’élève un cocréateur de son apprentissage.
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Friday, November 30
 

8:15am

9:00am

Tales of Learning and The Gifts of Footprints
Why does digital learning matter? In a society that is increasingly technophilic what are the new literacies we need to be aware of for our own learning and that of our students? How does this impact the way we think about and teach our children to become empowered and empathetic responsible citizens? Answers to these questions and more will be shared through a series of powerful tales of learning.

Speakers
DK

Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa is a teacher and teacher educator. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading-edge technology skills, and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st-century education. Darren is well known for his innovative use of visuals... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium

10:00am

Break / Pause
Friday November 30, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Cafeteria

10:15am

Coding & Robotics in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Get your students excited about coding with engaging activities that they will love. Teach them the language of coding and watch them learn and grow! In this workshop, teachers will learn how to easily start a coding club in their school. No coding background is necessary and anyone can do it! Teachers will learn different ways to support their students’ discovery of coding and robotics. They will explore coding as an effective way to teach students cooperative play, team work, problem solving, and persistence. Teachers will be provided with a list of websites, apps, and robots that can be used for a coding club. Please bring your iOS device to the workshop, if you have one.

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Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Mixing Inquiry Based Learning and Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to incorporate Coding into your ELA curriculum. This session will show you how an inquiry based ELA project can lead to a coding project. No previous coding experience necessary, the second half of the workshop will be an intro to the Scratch coding website, with lots of time for you to explore Scratch. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Reduce Student Anxiety and Gain Better Insight of Student Understanding with Alternatives to Formal Assessment in Elementary Education
Limited Capacity filling up

In this presentation, I will show how I use various apps for both formative and summative assessment of student understanding. I will show how simple it is to have deeper insight on how your students are truly understanding the content being taught, without the pressure and anxiety of formal testing.

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Self-Run classroom
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By creating the automated classroom you will make your time in the classroom more enriching for the students and easier on yourselves as teachers. Automation includes that of learning, correcting, and classroom management. The students are self-monitoring and moving forward on expectations. Imagine the noise level being regulated by students, being able to leave your class with no concerns and upon returning, everyone is further ahead than when you left. Automating your classroom creates an atmosphere that makes everyone happier to be together. Would you like to enjoy your class more, feel less pressure, and more time to sip that coffee while all the while being more productive....this session is for you!

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Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

STEAM Boats
Limited Capacity seats available

Using STEAM as a platform to teach science concepts through collaboration, creativity and inquiry. Participants will learn about flipped classrooms, as well as student-led creations to learn new skills and build knowledge.

Speakers
JH

Julie Houle

Elementary teacher for 13 years in both French and English


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

STEAM Explorations in Kindergarten through Play
Limited Capacity seats available

Come experience how three teachers redefined STEAM the Kindergarten way. By combining a STEAM perspective with a MAKER SPACE approach, they tapped into the children’s natural inclination to tinker and to play with materials and ideas. In this hands-on workshop, you will experience some of their discoveries both from the teacher’s and the children’s point of view. Just bring along your inner child as well as your reflective adult and enjoy both.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Think, Design, Create
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This is a hands on session where teachers will be presented with a STEAM challenge that integrates technology (ozobots, BeeBots, Mouse Bots, Spheros) which will require participants to follow a design process to arrive at a solution. This challenge will have a literature connection whereby teams will collaboratively design a solution with materials provided to them, following a design process.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Using Technology Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explain some of the various possible uses of technology, with an emphasis on coding, for multiple levels and subject areas.  Examples of lessons will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to explore the suggested programs and tools (namely Scratch, Code.org, Spheros and mBlock) for themselves.

Speakers
MB

Meghann Bennett

Megan Bennett is the Grade 5 teacher at Grenville Elementary School. She has a great deal of experience with the implementation of coding into the curriculum.
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Nancy Bennett

Nancy is the Principal of Grenville Elementary School.
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Tiffany Morin

Tiffany Morin is the Grade 1/2 teacher at Grenville Elementary School. She has a great deal of experience with the implementation of coding into the curriculum.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Designing Game-based Learning Activities for Social Sciences: Making our History and Geography courses more fun!
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the vast resources available in the Elementary and Secondary sections of LEARN Social Sciences, this session demonstrates and provides tools for the creation of playing-card games, mapping games, and also for ways to integrate multimedia elements (images, videos, 360 degree virtual reality tours, etc.) into a game-based learning strategies. Samples of games that practice the various “Intellectual Operations" will be presented, along with time for designing your own games using LEARN’s resources, similar techniques and completely free technologies, in order to make your class more fun!

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Financial Literacy for Students - The Money Fair Project
Limited Capacity seats available

It is never too early to talk with our kids about money (www.talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com).
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education provides students, teachers and parents the resources to discuss important financial literacy topics and provides our youth, beginning in elementary school cycle three, the tools to begin understanding the importance of managing and saving their money. Students will be encouraged to work on “money” projects with the ultimate goal of putting on their own “money fair”. Through an interactive inquiry based method, students choose a topic on money which interests them in their daily lives. These topics might include: cost of a cell phone, how much does it cost to play hockey?, what is the cost of my upcoming graduation?. Students will be encouraged to research a topic of interest and collaboratively plan a presentation of these projects to their class, multiple classes in the school, or in the auditorium to a larger group. The reality of what things cost today and credit protection for youth is an important aspect of the Talk with our Kids about Money program. Students become inspired by taking part in a money fair which will guide them on the importance of being informed financial citizens in their future.


Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Intro to Lego EV3 Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

Catering to Grade 4 - 8, this will be an introduction to Lego Ev3 kits and the teacher's edition software that goes with it. Participants will be hands-on with Lego EV3 kits and will need a laptops with the software installed prior to the workshop. The software can be found at goo.gl/tC5WFg

Speakers
MA

Matthew Albert

Matt has been working on integrating innovative programs such as FIRST robotics , Video Game and Coding initiatives in elementary and high school for the past two years. He works as a consultant with the LBPSB.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Learning at the Beat of your own Drum: First Nations Cross-Curricular Project
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will be modeled according to high pedagogical standards, with time being chunked into learning and application chunks. Participants will be given digital access to my whole unit plan and given hard copies of the pieces we do together. Participants will learn about the online resources available to teach about the Residential school system and collaborate to create creative pieces to encourage healing and reconciliation. Participants will leave will practical, ready-to-use material for their classroom and be invited to join an on-line community of practitioners to continue collaboration once the session is over.

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Beaudoin

Secondary Social Studies / ERC / ELA / Dance teacher at LCCHS for 12 years (mostly with special needs cohorts). Starting my Ph.D. in Education at Concordia University where my research will investigate best practices for school-based interventions to assist students who have experienced... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Micro:bits to Animate your Curricula
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kids Code Jeunesse to dive into multiple curricular activities using the Micro:bit. Not just for science teachers and maker spaces, we see micro:bits as an engaging programmable gadget to enrich all kinds of teaching. We’ll walk through projects that have simple mechanics and flexible application in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and other subjects too. You will come out with several ways to make coding serve your class, not the other way around.

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Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Our Journey to Deep Learning.
Limited Capacity seats available

As our school board is adopting an “Engage the World Change the World” stance, our enthusiastic educators are redesigning the learning, along with capturing Deep Learning in action. We will share our way of connecting with other educators and school communities in order to build clarity and shared understanding. Our creative data platform shows a story of an evolutionary shift: students are embraced and have taken an active role in becoming great citizens of the world. The presentation is in English however, both presenters are bilingual.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Ideologies & Video Games in Contemporary World
Limited Capacity seats available

I have taught Contemporary World since the course was created, and have shaped it as a political science class leading to a Model United Nations simulation. To do this requires that students have a solid understanding and appreciation for the role that ideologies and perspectives play in today's partisan world.

In this session I'll discuss two of the best tools I've encountered for teaching these concepts - The Political Compass web site and the video game Democracy 3. Both are innovative for different reasons - the former for giving the students a little self-awareness, and the latter for bringing to light how complicated agreement can be when issues are so interconnected.

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Meaning Making Through Youth Video Production
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation talks about how to use videos project in class in a meaningful way. It goes through the steps of making a video project, the difficulties to think about before starting and some examples of video project over the different subjects.

The participants should leave with the necessary basic to start a video project in their class.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

ONF Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation of Ocean School, a new online ocean-literacy platform that will transform the way we engage with and learn about the ocean wich includes augmented and virtual reality, now offered free for all users.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Turning Cellular Distraction into Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Cell phones in class driving you nuts? These days, most students have their cellular devices on them at all times... it's time to turn that distracting little device into a useful educational tool!

This workshop aims to introduce teachers to a variety of applications that will make their lives easier and enhance student learning.

Learn how Google Classroom and Remind can help you stay organized, use less paper, and keep students both on track and accountable. You may never have to lug giant bags of corrections home with you again! Participants will also learn about a variety of apps, including Kahoot!, Pixton and ActionBound, that will make learning fun and memorable for students.

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Using Raspberry Pi computers to teach Science and Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation we will go through several lessons that can be done using Raspberry Pi's in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 Science. The lessons will be aimed at a beginner level and show how Raspberry Pi computers can be used in Science Experiments with only a basic knowledge of computers and coding. We will go through the equipment needed, the types of accessories and add-ons as well as the code for the experiments. The students really enjoy using the Raspberry Pi's and it can be a great addition to the Science program.

Speakers
SA

Samuel Altarac

Science and Technology Consultant at SWLSB. Lover of all things Math and Science and Tech. Endlessly curious.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Creative Coding using SCRATCH 3.0
Limited Capacity seats available

Scratch 3.0 is the next generation of Scratch. It is designed to expand how, what, and where you can create with Scratch. It will include dozens of new sprites, a totally new sound editor, and many new programming blocks. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience of creative coding using visual programming.

Speakers
TB

Tami Belhadj

Tami is passionate about the use of educational technologies, ePorfolio as well as collaborative learning. She strives to enhance learner’s pathways and support academic/vocational successes by integrating educational technology in the teaching/learning process.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Rosemere Virtual Art Gallery
Limited Capacity seats available

A virtual gallery for student to display their work was created for Arts Week at Rosemere HS. This is a step by step look at how we created this project.

Speakers
DB

Danya Bandera

Teacher from Rosemere HS with a passion for cross-curricular projects.
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Melissa Chang

Teacher from Rosemere HS with a passion for cross-curricular projects.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

CAMPUS your online media portal for 21st-century learning, designed to help you see, understand, and experience the world differently!
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will feature the different educational tools and ressources and how to use it in a classroom setting.CAMPUS is your online media portal for 21st-century learning, designed to help you see, understand, and experience the world differently! composed of a rich and relevant collection of 5,200 documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French, with more than 1,700 exclusive titles.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Communication in the Classroom: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will answer the core questions surrounding communications: What is communication? Why do we communicate? What is communication? Who ‘owns’ communication? Where does communication exist? How can we communicate better?

Through hands-on activities and engaging discussions, participants will leave the presentation with tangible communication strategies inside and outside of the classroom.

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Diving Into UDL
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the book titled "Dive Into UDL" by Luis Perez and Kendra Grant, John and George will dive into ways of highlighting the principles of Engagement, Representation and Expression in a classroom, focussing on the writing process.
Thought triggers, word prediction, speech feedback and summarization strategies will be investigated through the use of AT for all.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Everyone Can Create
Limited Capacity seats available

A new curriculum that brings creative expression to every subject.
Everyone Can Create teaches students to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music and drawing. Come and experience how Apple’s new program and resources gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic or assignment.

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Fostering a Maker Mindset: Engaging Diverse Learners Through Creative Spaces in Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious about Makerspaces, ArtHives, Genius Hours and Passion Projects? These open-ended, interest-driven learning spaces provide learners of all ages and abilities with the unique opportunity to engage with various technologies as agents and creators. From exploring circuitry by connecting a board to a computer, to creating wearable technologies and robots that draw, the maker movement has expanded the way we see our place in the technological world. But it has also impacted the way that diverse learners see themselves and others in the school setting. In our work with both students and teachers, we have seen first-hand students who struggle academically or students with special needs, shine when presented with a hands-on technological challenge. We have seen these students engaged for significant amounts of time, solving open-ended problems that call upon various knowledge and skills. We have witnessed students eager to discuss their work and excited to talk about the process. This workshop will examine how Makerspaces and the maker mindset can engage learners of varying abilities not just when it comes to technology, but when it comes to learning itself.

Speakers
SB

Sylwia Bielec

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →
CC

Chris Colley

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →
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Thomas Stenzel

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →
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Christine Truesdale

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Google Forms--When Technology Serves Pedagogy
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will demonstrate how to use Google Forms. They will see how it can be used daily in their classroom with their students and how this tool is powerful for formative assessment, summative assessment and also just to pinpoint students’ needs. In addition, giving students something else than a pencil and paper will enhance their participation and keep them focused. Finally, they will have a “live” guided tour and will wrap up the session with the most important part...hands-on! They will have tasks to do and will be able to practise. They will be able to create their forms as soon as they leave this workshop and will have resources available to them.

*Participants must bring their computer as Google Forms cannot be built using other digital devices. Also, they need a Google Drive account in order to have a full experience of the hands-on component. If these are not possible, they can group up with someone else.



Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Hands-on Curio.ca Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting Started with Curio.ca, to create playlists and use other personalized features of Curio.ca. An interactive workshop that will help teachers better identify the resources available on Curio.ca

Speakers
VB

Veronica Barton

Veronica is Head of Education, Curio.ca (CBC) and has over 25 years experience in sales and resource development in the educational media and distribution sector.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

S’amuser pour mieux apprendre: améliorer l’engagement et la réussite des élèves en classe de langue seconde par le flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Un nombre grandissant de recherches témoigne de l’impact des émotions sur l’apprentissage. Au cours de cet atelier, les participants apprendront à reconnaître des éléments qui favorisent le flow, c’est à dire, l’engagement et l’apprentissage chez leurs élèves. Nous allons utiliser des outils concrets pour bonifier des pratiques de salle de classe. Les enseignants quitteront l’atelier avec plein de bonnes idées et un partage de ressources pédagogiques.


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

Teaching Digital Literacy through iPad Animation
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to engage your students using an incredibly creative, imaginative and expressive form of media production.This professional development workshop focuses on easy-to-use Stop-Motion techniques for the classroom, and can be used to bring any topic or theme alive. Educators will leave with practical, hands-on experience, including animation-station set-up, sound design and story-boarding techniques to use with their students.

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Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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10:15am

We Learn Through Stories
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we make learning sticky using powerful storytelling frameworks that tap into people's' emotions? How do we involve all students in productive reflection by creating digital residues of thought that doesn't also create hours of content for teachers to assess? This interactive session will showcase Digital Storytelling activities for your class tomorrow! Document student learning & foster reflective ways for students to share their learning. 1st: we play! Then we'll discuss how to practically adapt these ideas & make them your own. You’ll need to know your username & password to install new apps. Your device has to be able to send email using the native email app it came with. Nice to have a laptop with you too.

Speakers
DK

Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa is a teacher and teacher educator. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading-edge technology skills, and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st-century education. Darren is well known for his innovative use of visuals... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
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11:45am

1:00pm

Basic Programming using BeeBot…Not just for Kindergarten.
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on session will have participants develop an understanding of what makes a robot a robot. Together they will explore the elements of a robot as well as the basics of programming and coding. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in various challenges and explore pedagogical links for classroom use.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Coding for Young Children
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on getting young students, particularly pre-kindergarten to begin coding. We will use Bee Bots and Blue Bots to discover coding through play. We will discuss how to connect coding with any subject and theme. We will also complete a STEM challenge using HexBug robots.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Creation Apps on the iPad!
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting students excited and motivated to learn these days, is becoming a great challenge in our classrooms. When I walk into a classroom with a class set of iPads, students express such excitement. Why not use that excitement and have students demonstrate their learning? During this workshop I will show real life examples of different video integration tools you can incorporate in your lessons. You will see how easy it is to create a Green Screen video with an iPad, Google Drive and audio tools. Projects can be as simple or as complex as you like. You will see examples of student projects from K to 6. Participants should attend this interactive, hands-on workshop with an iPad. These are some of the apps I will use, so feel free to download them prior to attending; iMovie, Green Screen by Do INK ($3.99), TouchCast (Free), ChatterPix by Duck Duck Moose (Free), Google Drive (Free), and Explain Everything($$).

Speakers

Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Introduction to Marilyn Burn's Math Reasoning Inventory
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI) is an online formative assessment tool designed to make teachers’ classroom instruction more effective. Participants should BYOD.

Speakers
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Kathleen Murray

Elementary classroom teacher for over 15 years, Kathleen is now an elementary math and science consultant for LBPSB.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Introduction to robotics: WEDO 2.0 and FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JUNIOR
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be instructed on a brief intro to robotics through the hands-on utilization of Lego WEDO 2.0 kits and be introduced to the FIRST Lego League Junior program.

Speakers
MA

Matthew Albert

Matt has been working on integrating innovative programs such as FIRST robotics , Video Game and Coding initiatives in elementary and high school for the past two years. He works as a consultant with the LBPSB.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Elementary teachers will explore a variety of apps that they can integrate in their daily classroom routines. They will discover apps that can be used in all subjects, for all students. Teachers will participate in hands-on activities and will get the opportunity to try out specific games that they will be able to do with their students the very next day! Teachers will be provided with concrete examples of lessons that can be used on iOS devices. They will leave the workshop with a list of apps that they can use with their students for reading, writing, and math. They will also be shown several apps that can be useful for classroom management, test prep, and digital portfolios.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Planning Bilingual Collaborative Projects Within the STEAM Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Many schools are turning towards STEAM as a means of engaging learners and preparing them for the future. In this bilingual workshop, cycle three teachers Jennifer Clark and Marie-Ève Lafortune will walk you through the process of developing hands-on projects truly aligned with STEAM pedagogy & inquiry-based learning. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to develop driving questions, support their students through the inquiry process and assess learning throughout.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

STEAM Challenges for Kindergarten and Cycle One
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At this interactive, station-rotation workshop, participants will explore a variety of hands-on STEAM challenges that are appropriate for the K-2 classroom. They will also learn about how STEAM challenges promote inquiry, teamwork and growth mindset.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Comment réussir une intégration des TIC en classe
Limited Capacity seats available

Tout d'abord, je partagerai ma vision des TIC en classe, non pas comme des gadgets, mais comme des outils au service de l'apprentissage. Je présenterai ensuite des outils et des ressources à ma disposition pour démontrer la richesse et l'accessibilité du numérique pour l'enseignement. Les participants seront alors amenés à utiliser leur appareil électronique (téléphone) dans des activités qui leur montrera l'utilité de cet outil. Finalement, je présenterai des projets que j'ai réalisés avec mes élèves au cours des dernières années et des idées de projet que j'ai, autant pour l'écriture, l'interaction, la compréhension, et des idées de projets multidisciplinaires, autant pour des classes de secondaire que pour des classes de primaire.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Meaningful Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Notre présentation (Équipe du Bison News Éric Arsenault et Fiona de Pippo) va présenter aux enseignants ce que l'équipe a créé à notre école pour améliorer la diffusion de nouvelles. L' équipe va aussi présenter leur atelier qu'ils offrent aux élèves du primaire afin de les aider à utiliser les nouveaux outils technologiques disponibles dans leurs écoles pour créer leur propre canal de nouvelles. L'équipe a documenté leur expérience en créant une vidéo qui présentent en image un compte-rendu de cet atelier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTpoFKqDYyg&t=34s
Par la suite, l'Équipe voudrait soumettre les enseignants à un petit exercice de création d'une vidéo (création de questions, tournage avec Ipads que l'équipe va leur prêter, montage de leur vidéo et téléversement de leur vidéo vers leur nouveau canal youtube. Voici un mini aperçu de la présentation qu'Éric et Fiona veulent présenter.
Aperçu d'une mini présentation de leur projet en mai 2018 aux commissaires d'écoles de LBPSB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEyeBS13GCI

Les participants vont apprendre qu'en utilisant les nouvelles technologies pour diffuser de l'information, on expose les apprenants dans un contexte d'emploi réel. De là vient le titre de la présentation Meaningful Learning. Par exemple, le Bison News est devenu un travail pour les étudiants. Toutes les semaines, les élèves avaient une job précise et ils ont appris que si quelqu'un ne faisait pas sa job comme il faut, il compromettait toute l'équipe. Pour notre responsable de scénario (élève de sec. 3) qui était dans un programme spécial parce qu'elle était faible en anglais a appris que c'était important de donner son 200% sinon, s'il y a des erreurs, ça retarde le tournage et la directrice de plateau (élève de sec. 5) lui fait savoir les conséquences de ses erreurs), etc... J'ai plein d'exemples à donner... Les participants vont apprendre qu'en observant des élèves de différents âges dans une même classe (équipe), ils apprennent à s'entraider entre eux et que le message passait beaucoup mieux par un élève plus vieux ou plus jeune que par une prof.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Micro:bits to Animate your Curricula
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kids Code Jeunesse to dive into multiple curricular activities using the Micro:bit. Not just for science teachers and maker spaces, we see micro:bits as an engaging programmable gadget to enrich all kinds of teaching. We’ll walk through projects that have simple mechanics and flexible application in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and other subjects too. You will come out with several ways to make coding serve your class, not the other way around.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Teaching Computer Science for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Many teachers get parachuted into Computer Science classes without a background in it. Thankfully there's never been more tools out there to help teach the topic - whether you're guiding students along a self-taught path, reducing complicated robot language to colourful blocks, or having your students code their way out of a dungeon full of skeletons and ghouls!

In this session I'll introduce teachers to a handful of fun, web-based tools for teaching everything from coding to web design to video game development. I've used these throughout the high school grades, but they could easily be modified for elementary schools.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

The Value of Creating an Entrepreneurial Spirit through the Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

With an approach to social entrepreneurship and awareness, participants will discover how to bring the entrepreneurial spirit through their classrooms by an inquiry based approach where students will identify a problem or need in their school, community or globally and find ways to take action or solve that problem through creation of a product, service or event. This interactive and inquiry based learning will foster students understanding and importance of 21st century skills such as Collaboration, Creativity, Citizenship and Critical thinking to be the future young, successful social entrepreneurs.

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Nancy Battet

Nancy Battet is a Pedagogical Consultant with the Lester B. Pearson School Board, working to develop business and community partnerships to bring relevance to the curriculum being taught in the classroom. As well, she oversees the Entrepreneurship initiatives, developing an entrepreneurial... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Innovative Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

Who says you can't sit on top of a desk? Left to their own devices, kids love to use classroom space in innovative ways!
In this workshop we will explore the ways we can transform traditional spaces to allow for less than traditional learning environments and the exciting activities that can happen therein.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

ONF Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation of Ocean School, a new online ocean-literacy platform that will transform the way we engage with and learn about the ocean wich includes augmented and virtual reality, now offered free for all users.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Teaching Math and Science with GSuite
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will look at recent updates in Google Classroom, and how we can use these updates as well as additional services such as Equatio, Flipgrid and Geogebra to teach math content using Chromebooks and GSuite.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Using Stem to Engage Students
Limited Capacity seats available

The OSEPP Stem kit is a wonderful device that resolves many concerns about teaching electronics to high school students. The kit will not break the bank and the ease of use to teach computer programming will truly amaze you. This is a guaranteed tool to engage students and prepare them for their S.T.E.M. journey.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Virtual Reality in the Workplace: WOTP
Limited Capacity seats available

Virtual reality in the WOTP classroom.

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Melissa Chang

Teacher from Rosemere HS with a passion for cross-curricular projects.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Creating and Sharing Lesson POV (Point of View) Videos
Limited Capacity seats available

Technical training programs are experimenting with new technologies to improve knowledge transfer and retention, responding to industry demand and new approaches to engaging students in the classroom.

Point of view camera (PoV) is one type of wearable technologies that is affecting teaching and learning in vocational education. It enables teachers to produce video recordings of procedures, to communicate ideas effectively to students and explain the steps required to perform a given task.

Video content is ubiquitous, and teachers should explore new tools for producing teaching/learning video material.

In this workshop, we cover the basics including recording equipment, editing tools and sharing our videos to students and faculty.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

#selfies: Teaching about Personal Identity...Online!
Limited Capacity seats available

How do your students represent themselves online? How do you? This workshop will be an interactive session where you will read, view, and talk about the varied ways people represent themselves online - from social activism to pop culture - and how we can help our students to become more aware of their online presence.
You will need a laptop or mobile device (or a friend with one!) to fully participate in this workshop.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

An Easy Flip!: Using EdPuzzle to Make Learning Better and Save You Time!
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will demonstrate how online interactive videos can help with learning, and address numerous needs in the class. It will also give you inspiration to flip your classroom and engage in higher level lessons with your students.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

CAMPUS your online media portal for 21st-century learning, designed to help you see, understand, and experience the world differently!
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will feature the different educational tools and ressources and how to use it in a classroom setting.CAMPUS is your online media portal for 21st-century learning, designed to help you see, understand, and experience the world differently! composed of a rich and relevant collection of 5,200 documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French, with more than 1,700 exclusive titles.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Everyone Can Code
Limited Capacity seats available

So, what is code anyway?
Technology has a language. It’s called code. And we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you critical thinking, how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a program that lets anyone learn, write, and teach code. Join us to learn how you can bring coding into your classroom from K-11.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Fostering a Maker Mindset: Engaging Diverse Learners Through Creative Spaces in Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious about Makerspaces, ArtHives, Genius Hours and Passion Projects? These open-ended, interest-driven learning spaces provide learners of all ages and abilities with the unique opportunity to engage with various technologies as agents and creators. From exploring circuitry by connecting a board to a computer, to creating wearable technologies and robots that draw, the maker movement has expanded the way we see our place in the technological world. But it has also impacted the way that diverse learners see themselves and others in the school setting. In our work with both students and teachers, we have seen first-hand students who struggle academically or students with special needs, shine when presented with a hands-on technological challenge. We have seen these students engaged for significant amounts of time, solving open-ended problems that call upon various knowledge and skills. We have witnessed students eager to discuss their work and excited to talk about the process. This workshop will examine how Makerspaces and the maker mindset can engage learners of varying abilities not just when it comes to technology, but when it comes to learning itself.

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Sylwia Bielec

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →
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Chris Colley

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →
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Thomas Stenzel

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →
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Christine Truesdale

The LEARN team has decades of combined experience and expertise in promoting active and engaged learning for young people and adults alike. We believe in creating and facilitating learning environments that allow all people to learn in the ways which suit them best. Our consultants... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Hands-on Curio.ca Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting Started with Curio.ca, to create playlists and use other personalized features of Curio.ca. An interactive workshop that will help teachers better identify the resources available on Curio.ca

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Veronica Barton

Veronica is Head of Education, Curio.ca (CBC) and has over 25 years experience in sales and resource development in the educational media and distribution sector.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

The Why and the How of Digital Storytelling.
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital stories are an efficient pedagogical tool that increases student motivation while providing a environment for students in the process of story creation through collaboration, reflection, and interpersonal communication. Digital storytelling capitalizes on student's proficiency and strong connection to digital media. In this session, a brief theoretical component will lay out the development of digital storytelling, the elements of effective storytelling and the creative process and stages of creation. A hands on component will allow participants to work collaboratively to create and share their own digital story. Laptops and earbuds or headphones are required.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

Utilisation du Portfolio des langues dans la salle de classe
Limited Capacity seats available

Les objectifs de l’atelier pour les participants sont les suivants :
1. Enrichir leur compréhension des composantes du Portfolio des langues.
2. Discuter et explorer les différents usages du Portfolio des langues en vue de favoriser :a. l’autonomie de l’apprenant,b. les pratiques inclusives,c. l’autoévaluation,d. l’apprentissage langagier tout au long de la vie.
3. Réfléchir à leur proper pratique e et découvrir comment utiliser le Portfolio des langues dans leur contexte.

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:15pm

Diving Into UDL
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the book titled "Dive Into UDL" by Luis Perez and Kendra Grant, John and George will dive into ways of highlighting the principles of Engagement, Representation and Expression in a classroom, focussing on the writing process.
Thought triggers, word prediction, speech feedback and summarization strategies will be investigated through the use of AT for all.


Friday November 30, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
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1:15pm

I hope you like JAMmin 'too
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaborative, Create and Innovate on a whiteboard that works in the cloud. You can create notes, text, and images on the board. And, whatever you put on the board can be shared with the rest of your team. Share ideas seemlessly! www.cloudlion.org

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Friday November 30, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
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1:15pm

Promote student voice and project-based learning with myBlueprint (NEW to Quebec)
Limited Capacity seats available

Over 350 school districts in Canada licensed myBlueprint to help support students with the tools they need to make more informed decisions about their future.

Participants will learn how to enable students to take ownership of their accomplishments by creating media rich, reflective, presentation-ready portfolios (i.e. Summative Assignments, Extracurricular Accomplishments, Personal Orientation Projects, ACGC content artifacts, etc.).

Portfolios in myBlueprint can be shared as an interactive link with post-secondary admissions, as a visual representation of their skills and abilities when applying to jobs, or turned into a PowerPoint style presentation to use within a classroom setting.

This session will explore how your students can use myBlueprint's Portfolio feature and brand new native companion Class Pass app to curate pictures, videos, files and much more to their student-driven portfolios.

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Damian Matheson

Damian Matheson comes from a background versed in fast-paced technology startups. Damian brings his experience in customer excellence and adaptive innovation. Passionate about impactful technology and its use within education (specifically in career and life planning), Damian hopes... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
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