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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Thursday, July 21 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
An Open Pedagogy for Teaching (Math and so much more)

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How can we teach now in ways we couldn’t teach before?

How can students learn now in ways they couldn’t learn before?

What new pedagogies take advantage of the open architecture of the internet and model effective learning design?

We can create deep learning experiences that encourage students to show and share what they know and contribute to the global knowledge commons. While technology will never replace teachers, it has opened doors to new ways of structuring student participation in their own learning and opened windows onto the world in ways that allow us to build in feedback loops for learning from people within and beyond the boundaries of the space and time of the classroom. After wading through examples of concrete student centred learning experiences that reimagine ways teachers think about how they structure the architecture of participation in the teaching of mathematics we will begin to reimagine how each of us might evolve our own open pedagogy across all disciplines.

This workshop will model ways we can eliminate disposable assignments (assignments students complain about doing and teachers complain about grading) and instead create tasks that add value to the classroom and beyond. Come learn what is meant by "open pedagogy" and reimagine new ways you can teach and your students can learn.

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Darren Kuropatwa

Director of Learning, Hanover School Division,
Darren Kuropatwa is the Director of Learning for the Hanover School Division in Manitoba, Canada. 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. His relaxed... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Session Level All