Frontiers of Innovation: Curriculum Change in Online Learning Environments


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Thursday, April 19

3:45pm PDT

* An Official Investigation: Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered what Inquiry actually looks like? Or how to support your online classrooms engage with inquiry based learning? Let our successes and failures inspire you to implement inquiry activities and learning in your own online classrooms!

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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 →

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

3:45pm PDT

* Completion half-life as an alternative way to measure completion rates in DL schools
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DL schools typically have continuous enrolment and flexible completion dates. Completion rates as measured in brick-and-mortar schools are less applicable to DL schools. I have developed a way to measure completion rates that is fully applicable to DL schools, called completion half-life, by analogy with the scientific concept of radiation half-life. Measurement of completion half-life at VLN tells a fascinating story. Completion half-life shows us at any given time how quickly students are working through courses. The regular variation of completion half-life throughout the year is informing our communication strategy at VLN.

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Kerry Handscomb

Vice principal, Vancouver Learning Network
Kerry Handscomb has worked as a mathematics teacher, department head, and administrator in Vancouver school district since 2000. He joined Vancouver Learning Network as Vice Principal in September 2016. Kerry graduated from Simon Fraser University with a doctorate in mathematics education... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm PDT
Gulf of Georgia