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Frontiers of Innovation: Curriculum Change in Online Learning Environments

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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

Ask an Expert: Online Learning Research Updates
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this interactive session on emerging trends in online learning in K-12, post-sec, and training in Canada and abroad.  "Ask the experts" your questions before the panel and at the session.

Researchers will engage in an active Q/A dialogue about emerging trends and insights curated from online learning research.

Post your questions here for the research panel to address:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ww5fodx-RN4LhXQzmGDWs7DBgC4gJ1_NLDHFKbP22dg/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
avatar for Paul Lachance

Paul Lachance

Direction adjointe / Membre du CA, CAVLFO / CANeLearn

Speakers
avatar for Michael Barbour

Michael Barbour

Touro University California
Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University, California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for two decades as a researcher, teacher, course designer and... Read More →
avatar for Tony Bates

Tony Bates

President & CEO, Tony Bates & Associates
Tony Bates is President and CEO of Tony Bates Associates Ltd, a private company specializing in consultancy and training in the planning and management of e-learning and distance education. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor in the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom D
 
Friday, April 20
 

9:00am

* Project Based Learning in Online Courses
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ever wondered what Project Based Learning (PBL) can look like with some of the constraints that are inherent in the DL environment? Come learn the basics to Project Based Learning and how you can apply that to your online courses for an engaging experience for all students.
At the time of filling this out, I don't have my resources available but would be willing to update before the conference.

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dmOp8S0g5a_ceciXqkB_Dz7FvNec5MtRHvIq068fki4/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Bitgood

Chelsea Bitgood

Curriculum Development Project Manager, Heritage Christian Online School
My drive and passion is to see curriculum built that students are highly engaged in, that’s interactive and drive student personal inquiry, while still meeting all the required provincial outcomes. I’ve been teaching and writing curriculum for over 10 years, with a focus on Mathematics... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Steveston A&B

9:00am

Connections-based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

"Connections-based learning should be the future of education" - hundrED.org


 “We need to take advantage of this connected world we live in. Connections-based learning gives my students real-world experience that cannot be recreated in any other way.” – Global Teacher Prize 2018 top 10 educator, Barbara Zielonka
https://hundred.org/en/articles/connections-based-learning-should-be-the-future-of-education


 Do you long to break down classroom walls? Are you wanting your students to make a local or global difference but not sure how to start?  Come find out more about connections-based learning. CBL is leveraging connections with the community, experts, organizations, and classrooms around the world for learning. I will share why we connect our classes, platforms for connection, and how we leverage connection for learning. Come with a unit in mind with which you would like to play around.


More about CBL:
CBL on Amazon: Connections-based Learning

CBL on Wikipedia: Connections-based Learning


Speakers
avatar for Sean Robinson

Sean Robinson

educator, Coquitlam Open Learning
Sean Robinson is a Canadian educator with a passion for local and global connections. He is the creator of Connections-based Learning, an approach to teaching and learning that leverages the connected world. He is also co-founder of Connected Learning Partnerships, where educators... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Lulu Island

9:00am

Direction of Distributed Learning in BC: A BCTF Perspective
The BCTF has appointed a Task Force on Distributed Learning headed by Larry Kuehn (who, unfortunately, is not able to be with us for the symposium). The Task Force is looking at issues around working conditions for DL teachers and other policies around DL education.  Joe will present the findings and then have discussions around where you believe the direction of Distributed Learning should be heading in B.C.  The views expressed will be reported back to the Task Force.
https://bctf.ca/IssuesInEducation.aspx?id=16456

Michael Barbour, who has done research for the BCTF on labour issues related to K-12 online teaching (http://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/Issues/Technology/VoraciousAppetite.pdf) and recently published a paper on working conditions for K-12 online teachers (click here to view the paper), will join Joe.

Ask your own questions for the presenters. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-qy1YaLXlK6zREXCnHapbcs3BnOOpCHf3ew7Rk6E8Pc/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
avatar for Michael Barbour

Michael Barbour

Touro University California
Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University, California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for two decades as a researcher, teacher, course designer and... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe Jamison

Pro-D Chair, COTA
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Friday April 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom

9:00am

Online Instructional Design & New Course Directions for BC's New Curriculum
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

BC's new curriculum presents some challenges for designers of online courses. BCLN continues to evolve resources to help you meet the goals of the new curriculum. In this session, we’ll discuss ideas and strategies in place to accomplish this.  We will demonstrate some tips to help you modify/create courses that build critical and creative thinking skills to enable personalization and active engagement.

Attendees will learn about existing plans and help mold future strategies.  We'll discuss general goals and hit specifics in each topic area (in break-out groups).
Co-presenters: Kari Daniels, Toni Kormish, Nick Smith, Fiona Graham, Clint Surry, Glen Stiven, Francis Tsen, Laurie Mitchell, Craig Simmons, Bruno Vernier, Jodie Reeder

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/1NLpz-GqCyvYiq8SHhQD54yIP2iyj6X26yT3D6q_Z-Kw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Brent Sawatzky

Brent Sawatzky

Technical Director, WC Learning Network
BC Learning Network is a consortium of BC and AB districts, building DL/BL resources through teacher collaboration. Brent is the technical director of WCLN.Kari Daniels, Toni Kormish, Nick Smith, Fiona Graham, Clint Surry, Glen Stiven, Francis Tsen, Laurie Mitchell, Craig Simmons... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom D

10:45am

Ok, Google! What's the Fuss?
Limited Capacity seats available

Do Google Drive and Google Docs have you scratching your head? This session will help explain Google's popularity in schools across Canada.  It will also show you a web-based world that you may not have known existed.   And what about the elephant in the room; the data storage and privacy issues?  We'll address those too.  Come join the conversation!!

Speakers
avatar for EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam Canada
EdTechTeam Canada envisions a future where students actively engage in their learning, collaborate to solve the world’s hardest problems and bring their passion into the classroom every day.  Our global network of educators is dedicated to helping schools integrate technology meaningfully... Read More →
avatar for Emily Fitzpatrick

Emily Fitzpatrick

Director of Professional Development, EdTechTeam, Canada
Based in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, Emily is the Director of Professional Development for EdTechTeam, Canada. Previously she was a classroom teacher with experience in math, computer science, ESL and special education in Canada, Belgium and the UK.As a Certified Trainer and Innovator... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Steveston A

10:45am

Teaching coding through robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

Our hands-on coding robotics workshop is designed for educators wanting to explore ways to integrate the new Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum in their classrooms. Participants will learn the basics of coding a robotic device while highlighting our instructional approach and curricular resources. We will also discuss various implementation strategies and what classroom assessment could look like.
http://www.gearbots.org/coding-prod/

Ask your own questions for the presenter. Add your questions/comments to the shared Google doc here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10jzAkL0FExHnhnQVpPzryuk8qqsMyVS2Plh3kek4FjQ/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Dereck Dirom

Abbotsford Sr Secondary School
Dereck Dirom currently teaches a Makerspace program at Abbotsford Sr. Secondary School and is a founder of GearBots Makerspace. He has seen first hand how promoting science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) through the use of robotics and coding can be an effective way... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lulu Island