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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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4-Hour Pre-Conference Session [clear filter]
Monday, July 18
 

8:00am

Making Thinking Visible: Engaging ALL Learners and Transforming Assessment - Lainie Rowell
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore a variety of FREE student response services/tools that work on any device and give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information for effectively using technology for formative and summative assessment. 

Attendees will:

-Learn about specific free services/tools that transform assessment (and make teachers’ lives easier)

-Examine the advantages of each tool and how to use these resources effectively to engage students and personalize learning
-Discover how these services/tools can give all students a voice and make thinking visible
-Participate in an activity that can be replicated with staff and students

Be sure to bring a device to fully participate in this interactive session!

Speakers
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Session Level All

8:00am

We Learn Through Stories - Darren Kuropatwa
Limited Capacity seats available

Memories built through storytelling & metaphor are easier to recall; memories are  even more sticky when you include an emotional component. How can we make learning sticky using powerful storytelling frameworks that tap into peoples' emotions? How do we involve all students in creating digital content that doesn't also create hours of content for teachers to assess? This interactive, hands-on workshop will engage all learners in Digital Storytelling activities you can use in your class tomorrow! Document student learning & foster reflective ways for students to share their learning grounded in strong formative assessment practices. 1st: we play! Then we'll discuss how to practically adapt these ideas & make them your own. We’ll learn how to exercise your students' & your own creativity muscles and share simple strategies for collecting & publishing student work.
You’ll need a mobile device and you'll want 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
avatar for Darren Kuropatwa

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 →


Monday July 18, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Session Level All

1:00pm

Google Classroom: Community Space That Inspires, Empowers, Engages (And Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier) - Lainie Rowell
Limited Capacity seats available

Fast and easy collaboration is what makes Google Classroom an ideal learning environment. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to solve the workflow problem while building community and making collaboration a natural way of learning in your Google Classroom.  

This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about these collaborative tools. 

 Attendees will:
-Learn about specific Google Classroom and other Google tools that provide an easy-to-use, integrated way for teachers and students to collaborate
-Explore practical workflow models for sharing and collecting assignments
-Participate in a collaborative activity that can be replicated in classrooms
-Discover how real-time collaboration, powerful sharing controls and seamless compatibility make learning more engaging and a teacher’s life easier

 If you are ready to move from content consumption to content creation and community building while developing more self-directed learners, this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Infusing the Common Core Across the Curriculum
  • Session Level All

1:00pm

Digital Tools and Apps That Will ROCK Your Schools, Classrooms and Libraries! - Kathy Schrock
Limited Capacity seats available

We have all heard....Oh, I have a digital tool for that project!  That app will be perfect for your students!....but do we ever have the time to truly discover, test, and create with all of the digital tools and apps available for educators and students.  In this workshop, Shannon McClintock Miller will show you lots of amazing educational tools and apps for creation, discovery, connecting, and collaboration.  You will have time to test out and create with these tools and apps too.  You will leave this workshop ready to ROCK your schools, classrooms and libraries by bringing a new tool box full of awesome digital tools, apps, ideas, and examples back to the students and teachers. 
  1. Participants will collect a tool box of several digital tools and apps to use with their students and others in an online curation tool. 
  2. Participants will learn how to use and create with digital tools of their choice.
  3. Participants will be able to integrate digital tools and apps into their curriculum, library and classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Keynote Speaker, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Session Level All
 
Tuesday, July 19
 

8:00am

Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum - Kathy Schrock
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital storytelling can be used as an assessment at all levels to showcase student mastery of content for any subject area. This workshop will include the process of planning for a digital story and introduce online tools (for laptops, Chromebooks, and Windows tablets) and mobile apps (for iPads and Android tablets) to use in producing and creating the stories.  Participants will create different types of digital stories which include  a personal narrative, a story that informs/instructs, and a story that documents an event. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and the SAMR model in relation to these types of assessments will also be discussed, as well as the standards alignments.  Participants should bring a laptop, Chromebook, Windows tablet computer, Android tablet, or iPad 2 or newer to the workshop. 
 
iOS apps to download: Padlet, 30Hands, Mindjet Maps, PhotoGrid Collage Maker, Phonto, Chatterpix Kids or YAKit Kids, Canva, WeVideo (search iPhone apps); Android apps to download: COM-Phone Story Maker, MindJet Maps, Photo Grid Collage Maker, Phonto, Face Changer Video, Skitch, WeVideo

https://vimeo.com/139713032 

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Keynote Speaker, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Newbury - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Infusing the Common Core Across the Curriculum
  • Session Level All

8:00am

Google Apps Implementation - Kern Kelley
Limited Capacity seats available

Your school or district has gone Google, now what? This session is for teachers and administrators covering practical implementation of Google Apps for Education. The session will go beyond use of individual tools and provide a systematic look at how students and teachers can use all the tools within an educational framework. Participants will leave with templates, resources and best practices and we will also discuss the new service Google Classroom and how it integrates within Google Apps for Education.

Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Boylston - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Session Level All

8:00am

iPads for Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity - Lainie Rowell
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to iPads for learning? Are you already using iPads in the classroom? Either way, this pre-conference workshop will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information about learning with the iPad.
This hands-on workshop will explore productivity tools, educational activities and more, using built-in and freely available applications for Apple's iPad. With the iPad, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! We will examine using this mobile device to transform learning. This workshop includes time to collaboratively design an activity that redefines learning. Do not miss out on this innovative workshop! Teachers, administrators, IT professionals and technology coordinators are welcome.


Speakers
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Stuart - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Infusing the Common Core Across the Curriculum
  • Session Level All

8:00am

Leadership, Managing the Transition - Alan November
Limited Capacity seats available

Articulating vision and mission, managing change, and aligning technology to primary curricular goals are emphasized. We will explore the “leader as a role model” concept and look at various professional development opportunities, such as joining a global professional community.

Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Keynote Speaker, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Creating Vision and Managing Change
  • Session Level All

8:00am

Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning) - Sara Wilkie
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the arts of teaching is knowing when to lead, when to help, and when to let the students figure it out themselves. We take the cliché about being the guide on the side seriously. But, how do you get from student dependence to independence? Taken from our popular Master Class Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning), this session is a perfect and highly practical compliment to Alan & Sara’s #1st5Days session, and will engage participants in a strategy-building experience of how to seed (start), scaffold and grow process-centered and student-owned learning (and survive!). Don’t expect one-size-fits-all answers – but questions, strategies, possibilities, examples, and maybe a few awkward (reflective) silences…

Join us as we explore & draft take-away activities that will:
• Engage and empower students as critical thinkers, questioners, collaborators, connectors and creators of content…from the #1st5Days and beyond
• Build student repertoire of problem-solving strategies
• Challenge learners to mine mistakes, wrong turns and “failures” for the richer learning opportunities embedded within
• (re)Imagine the increasing range of teacher and student roles in the learning process • Identify and consider critical and recursive elements of learning design that support students as they develop habits of practice
• Consider resources to scaffold the process and build capacity of all learners over time Participants will also be offered the opportunity to schedule a 45-minute Skype or Google follow-up session with the facilitators to reflect on and discuss their design, implementation and/or next-step ideas

Speakers
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience Administration
  • Strand Crafting Vision and Managing Change
  • Session Level All

8:00am

Meet Microsoft Classroom Ninjas – Masters of Empowering Learning

Come learn from educators how they are not just replicating analog, traditional classroom experiences (i.e. paper and pencil) with digital and instead leveraging cohesive learning tools to empower student learning. Office 365 Education now includes customized experiences where teachers manage everything from class assignments to their professional learning communities and students post questions, collaborate in groups, and access all the materials they need—all in one place. It incorporates the tools teachers and students already love in Office and new tools like OneNote, Sway, and Microsoft Forms.

 Attendees will:
-Learn about specific Microsoft tools and how they can be integrated into the classroom 
-Participate in a rotation of interactive, hands-on activity with Microsoft Innovative Educators that can be replicated in classrooms
-Gain confidence in sharing learnings and content in front of a class so that you can bring these learnings into next school year

 If you are ready to take the next step towards saving time and engaging your students with technology, this session is for you.


Moderators
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cleaver

Melissa Cleaver

Outreach Coordinator, Common Sense Education/Omaha Public
avatar for Tammy Dunbar

Tammy Dunbar

teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN Award for #CultivateWorldLiteracy... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Means

Kelly Means

Project Coordinator, Omaha Public Schools
avatar for Lauren Pittman

Lauren Pittman

Special Education Teacher, Holly Spring Elementary STEM Academy
I have been teaching special education in and around Georgia for the last 10 years. I am reading interventionist and literacy chair for my school. I am highly invested in technology for special education students and have taken my classroom digital this year with the help of Microsoft... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Zimmerman

Michelle Zimmerman

Director of Teaching and Learning, Renton Prep
I teach middle and high school STE[A]M and Project Based Experiential Learning at Renton Prep. My PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from University of Washington has helped me answer questions about learning design and practice, and conduct classroom research since 2008... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost FREE!!!
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Session Level All

8:00am

Passion-Based Learning (Genius Hour) Workshop - Joy Kirr
Limited Capacity seats available

Why take time out of your curriculum for students to own the learning? You'll have time during this workshop to explore comprehensive resources and plan for time in your classroom or school for students to pursue their passions. We'll figure out specific ways to tackle any obstacles together.

Participants will gain:

Ways to communicate to parents and administration reasons for trying Genius Hour
How to create time in the schedule
Resources to begin passion-based learning with students
How to assist students in choosing topics
How to keep track of student progress
Reflections and assessments for students
How to scaffold for reluctant learners
https://youtu.be/2rkNFHDUC_w

Speakers
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Session Level Beginner

1:00pm

Breakout of the Box of Teaching and Learning with Breakout EDU - Kern Kelley, Brian Mull
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduced to BLC15 attendees last year with rave reviews, Breakout EDU is an immersive learning platform that engages learners of all ages (even adults) in a live gaming experience that promotes teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking opportunities. It all begins with a Breakout EDU kit, the core of the game. This kit can then be used alone or expanded upon with numerous accessories to make it usable within a variety of curricularly aligned games that can be used to teach in a collaborative context.
This pre-conference session will begin with an introduction to Breakout EDU and the opportunity to play one of the many games that are available to all educators. Following game play, we will lead you through a discussion that we encourage you to have with all who play—focusing on what was learned, the successes and areas to improve upon for future success working within a group, and how what was learned ties back to all collaborative learning opportunities within the classroom.
During the rest of the session, all participants will work together to crowdsource the development of a game that we will then submit for publication within the Breakout EDU game directory. This means that the work you do, will potentially be used by educators from around the world!

 Participants in this session will:
  • Receive an overview of the Breakout EDU platform learn about the Breakout EDU kit and options for expansion 
  • Play a Breakout EDU game with co-participants 
  • Be exposed to a series of discussion questions to use following game play collaborative 
  • Create a Breakout EDU game with co-participants 
  • Have an absolute BLAST!
Breakout EDU: It’s time for something different in education.
Attendee Requirements: Bring your own laptop and/or tablet with you.

Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →
avatar for Brian Mull

Brian Mull

Learning Design Coordinator, Trinity Episcopal School
Brian Mull got his first taste of the role technology can play in the classroom as he worked toward earning his Master of Education degree at Louisiana State University. Immediately upon graduating, he accepted a sixth grade position at a local school, where he also served as the... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Boylston - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Session Level All

1:00pm

Mindfulness by Design: Leveraging Presence for Deep Meaning

We’re entering a whole new arena of learning and knowledge of brain function. Charting the inner landscape of the mind allows us to actively promote meaningful learning across the curriculum, in and out of the classroom.

Mindfulness is at the heart of breakthrough applications in education and media, rooted in awareness, curiosity, and authenticity. Even just five years ago, science did not have the research available to show the many benefits of mindfulness that are just coming to the forefront. Now, this topic has exciting and powerful developments to explore and apply.

 Dynamic life begins with us; with mindset and approach. The state of our minds has a great impact on the power of our connections, our engagement, and our overall learning experiences. This workshop blends the philosophical and the practical, diving into research and applications across the curriculum. We’ll look at current technology and social media that blend well with mindfulness. As we integrate mindfulness in all curriculum arenas, highlighting design thinking strategies and examples, we will investigate ways to craft active mindful learning, with curious collaboration. And, in the midst of all the activity, we will promote ways to keep our own selves sustained.

 Ultimately, it’s how we choose to approach our knowledge and tools that matters, in the context of community. How we understand the incredible capacities of the mind, and its ability to relate to others, just might have the greatest impact on overall learning. We’re in an age of collaboration and creativity; a time of empathy-driven problem solving, using design thinking models to amplify our understanding.

Daniel Pink calls this “The Conceptual Age”—an age of invention and innovation, focusing on the characteristics of the brain's right hemisphere: artistry, empathy, inventiveness, and big-picture thinking. It's an age that invites us to be passionate, lifelong learners, looking at tech and tools and how to find presence and meaning beyond the buzzwords.

In Visible Learning for Teachers, education researcher John Hattie completed what Grant Wiggins calls “the most exhaustive meta-analysis in education.” Hattie isolates what factors make the biggest difference in student achievement. His top 5:

§  Student self-assessment
§  Response to intervention
§  Teacher credibility
§  Providing formative assessments
§  Classroom discussion 

Incredibly, all five of these factors are best supported by mindfulness, at the core. Best education environments are ones that promote awareness, encourage listening, interchange and reflection, and foster active, empathetic engagement—just the type of place where mindfulness thrives.

Learning is a dynamic enterprise. In a recent post on Boston’s mad*pow design agency site, founder and industry expert Amy Cueva aptly said “collaboration is the new innovation.” True—we’re in a mindshare-fueled world. We will discuss what that means in action, as we aim to “go global” in a connected society.

 Deepen your skills and understanding of mindfulness principles and education initiatives, learn about current trends, and leave with practical activities to integrate into every classroom and school community. This workshop is designed for educators, administrators, and other school personnel (Instruction Specialists, Technology, Curriculum, Human Resources, Counselors and Assessment Coordinators) alike.

The following research and resources are among those referenced in our workshop and discussion: Richie Davidson (2013) at the University of Wisconsin, studying focus techniques and emotional well-being; the APA's findings (2011) that “improved concentration, emotional intelligence, and the ability to relate to others and one’s self with kindness and compassion” increase through mindfulness practices; Daniel Goleman (2014), providing research showing that mindfulness capabilities improve the ability to cope with stress, to make effective decisions, and to use creativity. This session also draws on the work of John Hattie (2012) and visible learning processes, various Design Thinking examples and research, and Yong Zhao's (2015) global learning and innovation models. We will discuss applications across the curriculum, exploring ways to integrate these findings into our active daily life, in and out of the school environment.


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

Learning & Design Consultant: Mindfulness • Story • VR|AR|XR, MindWise
Caitlin Krause is a globally-recognized learning expert, author, and keynote speaker. In her book Mindful by Design and through her organizational consulting, she helps individual leaders and teams leverage mindfulness, storytelling, and design principles to connect more deeply with... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Newbury - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00

1:00pm

PBL Splash… A Look at Project Based Learning - Mike Gorman
Limited Capacity seats available

Come on your own or bring a team! Spend a half day exploring the authentic and deep learning experiences that Project Based Learning makes possible. Discover the important keys of PBL while looking at various models. Understand how Project Based Learning can be the process and pedagogy for multiple initiatives including 1 to 1, STEM, Flipped Classrooms, and Student Centered Learning. Investigate resources that will help you take those first steps as a classroom teacher, school administrator or department head, or district leader. Mike has been in education over 38 years, initiated a school district one to one program, serves on the National Faculty for the BIE (BUCK Institute) and has provided PBL professional development for numerous districts, Discovery Education, PBS Learning Media, and ISTE. You will walk away with amazing resources, wonderful connections, a wealth of new knowledge, and the desire to learn even more. Most of all, Mike will provide the enthusiasm and passion necessary as you take that next step. This could be the very best four hours you spend at any conference!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman

November Learning Consultant, November Learning
Michael Gorman, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University’s. He has partnered with ISTE and various educational, governmental, and business organizations and foundations. He oversees a one to one laptop programs and digital professional... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Session Level All

1:00pm

Step-By-Step Directions On How To Become A Connected Educator and Learner - Darren Kuropatwa, Roy McCloud, Sara Wilkie
Limited Capacity seats available

We live in a world that is connected....Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Symbaloo, LinkedIn, Blogger...the list goes on and on.  And it isn't just us as educators....it is our young people too.  In this workshop, Sara Wilkie, Roy McCloud and Darren Kuropatwa will teach you how to get connected on various social media platforms, bookmarking websites, and teleconferencing websites.  They will share their own stories about getting connected and how they crafted brands for their learning spaces, schools and themselves.  This dynamic team will help you do the same as they walk through step-by-step directions with each platform and resource.  You will leave armed with the tools and confidence you need to be a connected educator and learner too. 
  1. Participants will learn what it means to be a connected educator.
  2. Participants will become connected with various social networks and online tools.  
  3. Participants will create a plan to use social media and online tools to become a connected educator


Speakers
avatar for Darren Kuropatwa

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 →
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Contributing to Professional Learning Communities
  • Session Level All