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Frontiers of Innovation: Curriculum Change in Online Learning Environments

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  • Selected keynote & workshop sessions
Click here for curated notes Google docs folder - or find links to Gdocs in session descriptions.

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Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport Hotel - 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4K3

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Thursday, April 19
 

1:15pm PDT

* Breaking Blended in Secondary School: The Challenges and Triumphs of Blended Learning in the Math Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

The presenters will discuss blended learning and some of the benefits as an introduction. Each presenter will then highlight a case study of a blended unit completed in their math class (AW math 10 and Pre-calc 11). The discussion will include supports, LMS, resources used, an overview of daily lessons, challenges, and student testimonials. Finally, the majority of the session will include small group conversation followed by a large group share-out on what strategies worked, what challenges were found and how we can overcome them, and what can be done going forward to maximize learning in a blended classroom.

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UoReohtXCE4QDoVnU94a_CIGhDmaMAlQTIio9_gAAfc/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Baker

Stephanie Baker

Teacher, Highland Secondary, School District 71
Stephanie Baker and Becky Sulek are Math and Science teachers at Highland Secondary in the Comox Valley. Both educators have experience teaching online and/or completing online course design at School District 71’s blended/online school, Navigate NIDES. Currently, both women are... Read More →
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Rebecca Sulek

Teacher, Highland Secondary School


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Lulu Island

1:15pm PDT

DL & BL Communications within your District (SMS2)
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the greatest challenges within DL and BL programs is effective communication (with students, with parents, and with other local schools).  Effective communication can improve success rates, as well as relationships with local schools and counselors.
 
In this session, we'll look at how the SMS2 is being used to improve communications.    Your students, parents, and local counselors can all have 24/7 access to their corresponding students.   Better communication leads to better programs and better audits.

Specifically, this session covers two overlapping topics:
  1. Using the SMS2 (student management system) to save staff time, improve your record-keeping and report cards, and polish your audit preparedness.
  2. How you can use your online infrastructure and staff to help your entire district better adapt to the new curriculum using BL (blended learning).
You will also find out that these two topics can overlap nicely with a solid district strategy.
BCLearningNetwork.com

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1746H-VXOQvAb8unlg2NAumqPS5-Hf26G45SBK__ODQ4/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Brent Sawatzky

Brent Sawatzky

Technical Director, Western Canadian Learning Network
WCLN is a consortium of 70+ districts from within BC, AB, SK, YU, and NWT.     WCLN builds DL/BL resources through teacher collaboration.    The use of WCLN resources has been steadily growing, but we've seen a rapid increase due to COVID/remote pressures.   The resources consist... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Gulf of Georgia

1:15pm PDT

Pace, Place, Time: Using Flexible Design & Delivery to Support Learners
Limited Capacity filling up

What is the experience of teachers when they are required to explore alternatives in time, pace or place of learning? Winners of the McDowell Foundation Research Project of Year will share how they transformed their school through blended learning and participation in teacher action research at JPII High School in North Battleford.
Participants will:
  • participate in activating, dialogue, and summarizing strategies to understand the goals and outcomes of the action research project;
  • hear how to support teachers to embrace change and transform practice; and
  • have the opportunity to ask questions and think about how to apply our experience in their own context.

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KeOaGLInszWdLnv--6QHPUlIz562BFgBcT2xaAebRJk/edit?usp=sharing

McDowell Foundation Research Information
http://mcdowellfoundation.ca/research/time-pace-place-using-flexible-design-and-delivery-to-support-learners/

Speakers
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Carlo Hansen

Principal, John Paul II Collegiate
Carlo Hansen is the Principal at JPII High School in North Battleford, Sask. Carlo has 20 plus year teaching and administration in both Canada and Malaysia.
avatar for Tracie Harty

Tracie Harty

John Paul II Collegiate
avatar for Ramona Stillar

Ramona Stillar

Projects Coordinator, JPII High School, Light of Christ Catholic School Division
Ramona Stillar is a Projects Coordinator in Light of Christ Catholic School Division. Over her 20 plus years of teaching she has been a French Immersion teacher, consultant, administrator, and coordinator in Alberta and Saskatchewan.


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Steveston A

2:45pm PDT

* Engaging All Learners: Bring on Blended Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion about bringing a fully blended model of teaching and learning to classrooms that are filled with all kinds of learners. We will demonstrate how blending your high school classrooms will engage all learners and all learning styles.

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/194ICGFLbPYTtudZUULHOLSR2MFVdmCtFiM6il9GVnNk/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lowe

Thomas Lowe

@Kool
BSc. in Biology, BEd. in Elementary, MBA. I enjoy Hockey, Skiing, and making beer. I worked at Maple Leaf in China, Sun Peaks Blended learning classroom on top of a ski hill and now I work for Sd73. My professional interests include 21st century assessment practices, competence... Read More →
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Laurel Seafoot

Kamloops Open Online Learning
I am the Distributed Learning Coordinator for the Kamloops School District. Working with school aged students from K-12 and with adult learners, I strive to bring more success to students working in the online setting through Kamloops Open Online Learning. I also work with classroom... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom A

2:45pm PDT

* Personalized Learning In The Visual Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Our Visual Arts students come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and stages of learning. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how to create personalized learning plans for students to explore the world of Visual Arts, and literally, the world of Visual Arts in a globalized online environment within FAME (Film, Animation and Media Exchange).
www.myfame.org (website coming soon with information in 1 week)

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cSASSt6AAotariHEMJk_Yjy-djPQlAEEPep6zkec754/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Rod Peters

Rod Peters

Coordinator, vLearn
Rod is currently the Coordinator for the DL program delivered by SD22 in Vernon BC. He has a MED Tech degree with a focus on Online pedagogy. He loves problem-solving and chasing the leading edge of education with 2 decades of online course development and online course delivery driving... Read More →
avatar for Mario Pochat

Mario Pochat

Vancouver Animation School
Mario Pochat’s hobby as a teenager led to a career that has taken him around the world while winning a national award for opening the first “cloud school” in Canada called Vancouver Animation School. Mario has been an integral part of the planning and design team in high profile... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Steveston A

3:45pm PDT

* Career Ed and ADST in DL and BL Settings
Limited Capacity filling up

KOOL has spent the year developing Career 8, Career 9, ADST 8, and ADST 9 for distance learners. Using Moodle, we have created four courses that allow students to have access to a variety of interesting concepts that would be offered in face to face settings. These courses can be used in both a distance and blended model. Find out what our students think of these courses and what we have done to provide students with opportunities not previously found in DL settings.

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YMfI_th2-DP9jGxaPk3xmyaBJOEw7QKOsCudLf0YMR8/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Laurel Seafoot

Kamloops Open Online Learning
I am the Distributed Learning Coordinator for the Kamloops School District. Working with school aged students from K-12 and with adult learners, I strive to bring more success to students working in the online setting through Kamloops Open Online Learning. I also work with classroom... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm PDT
Ballroom A