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7:00 - 9:00 Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 10:15 Welcome & Keynote                          Leslie Fisher -  Technology Time Machine

We have always been surrounded by technology and watched as it changed the world. This keynote session will take an informative and entertaining look at what technology meant to teachers throughout the decades while discovering great technology tools we can use now. We will also take a look at where we are heading with a sneak peek at some products and features of the future

10:15 - 10:45 Break (Visit Our Sponsors & Network)

10:45 - 12:00                                                                                                                     BREAKOUT 1

Trisha Roffey

Learning out LOUD!

Room: Enoch A

Are you ready to let learning ROCK in your classroom!? This session is going to offer you a toolbox full of simple and FREE tools to allows students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways using audio, video, and more. We upgrade the traditional and amplify student voice in minutes for any age, subject, or grade!

Christine McKee

Catch Flipgrid Fever

Room: Enoch B

Are you ready to catch Flipgrid fever? Whether you are new to using Flipgrid or are well on your way to becoming a Student Voice Ambassador, please join me for a half day session exploring the power of Flipgrid in the classroom and what it means to empower students and amplify student voice! Participants will explore powerful features of Flipgrid, learn the basics for getting started, and engage in discussions around best practices for integrating Flipgrid into any subject area, professional learning experience, or team building activity! You will be part of a global community of deep learning using video to support teaching and learning! Flipgrid will undoubtedly become one of your go-to apps to empower all learners!

Dave Martin

Scratch the coding itch!

Room: Enoch C/D

Come and play with Scratch!!  A free online coding tool that allows students to demonstrate learning from all subjects in a unique way that also teaches coding.

This program can easily be integrated into any classroom and any subject!!  Come and code a program!

Chad Starko

Are you telling me that I can use Google Forms for more than just a survey?

Room: Enoch E

Adaptive and personalized formative or summative assessments (including in math), interactive scavenger hunts, choose your own adventure stories, maintaining behaviour or walk-through reports, keeping track of meeting data...Oh my, the options are endless when using Google Forms in the classroom!  In this interactive session, participants will learn some advanced features, explore a number of creative ideas and then begin creating their own project.  

Julie Arsenault

Putting the T in STEM - Incorporating Technology in the Classroom

Room: Enoch F

Technology is a powerful tool but can be intimidating or daunting to incorporate into an already packed year or unit plan. Learn how a newbie (me!) found ways to approach and integrate coding and technology into my Junior High Science program in a meaningful and relevant way. Participants will be given ideas and resources for incorporating tools such as Micro:bits and Makey-Makey into a variety of units of study. If time permits, we will also get a chance to practice!

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

12:10 - 12:40                                                                    LUNCH AND LEARN SESSIONS

CDI Spaces: Student-Centered Classroom

Room: Enoch A

We walk you through what it is, the theory behind it, and how you can employ Student Centered Classrooms. It’s a relatively new concept that has been developed over the last few years, and it’s gaining great popularity, particularly among top educational institutions.  It is a trend that’s growing.

How do students learn and what’s the best teaching method? Educators are always struggling with this complex topic. Also, what types of learners are there?

We will be reviewing passive and active learning in the classroom so that we can understand that the Student Centered Classroom changes the student’s role in the learning process. The Student Centered classroom is truly designed for collaborative learning, as opposed to being centered upon authority. In essence, this is a shift in how education is being delivered today.

The differences between the education factory - rows and columns approach where the teacher led authority vs. the Student Centered Classroom – actively engaged, next generation of today’s digital learners to take a willing role in their own education.

12:45 - 2:00                                                                                  BREAKOUT 2

Trisha Roffey

Create your world!

Room: Enoch A

Have you ever wanted to explore every corner of the planet, discover new places, experience new cultures, and leave your mark on the planet?! Well come and explore the new Google Earth creation tools to learn how you can bring novels to life, make social studies jump off the page, and dig deep into this planet we call home. In minutes you will make your own map with images, videos, important information, mathematical concepts and more to use in your classroom right away!

Christine McKee

Get Connected with Flipgrid

Room: Enoch B

Get ready to explore ways we can amplify student voice and make connections with Flipgrid! In this session we will go beyond the basics of creating grids and topics in order to explore ways we can use Flipgrid to collaborate with colleagues, share our voices as educators, challenge our students to think critically and creatively, as well as connect our students with the broader community thanks to CoPilots, Guest Mode and #GridPals. We will also explore the Disco Library and ways we can contribute to this incredible global community of educators and subject area specialists.

Leslie Fisher

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow

Room: Enoch C/D

What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

Darren Maltais

Digital Assessments for the Classroom

Room: Enoch E

Whether you’re using assessments to gauge student understanding, to guide your instruction, to give students feedback, or for report card marks, they are part of your everyday teacher life. Come learn about the fun and engaging digital tools that you can use right away in your classroom. We’ll explore the best online tools that can be used to capture student thinking such as Google Forms, Socrative, Kahoot, Quizizz, Google Classroom, and more.

Julie Arsenault

Better Together - Cross-Curricular Project Based Learning in Junior High

Room: Enoch F

The 'real world' does not exist in silos so how are we preparing students for authentic experiences when our subjects and timetables are separated? Even in a subject-specialist model in secondary education we can still provide opportunities for students to work in a collaborative cross-curricular setting. Learn about several cross-curricular projects have been successfully completed and the tips and tricks that helped make them happen! Technology integration will range from beginner to intermediate and specific, curriculum connections and applications.Resources and planning information will be shared freely and, if time permits, participants can brainstorm some ideas of their own that work within their contexts.

2:00- 2:15    Break (Visit Our Sponsors & Network)

2:15 - 3:30                                                                                                                             BREAKOUT 3

Nicole Lakusta

Get Real with AR and VR

Room: Enoch A

For many, virtual reality (or VR) and augmented reality (AR) may seem like new and possibly overwhelming concepts. The fact is that AR and VR are already being applied in various industries and have entered into the educational realm. A better understanding of AR/VR can help you make informed decisions, establish innovative practices and impact student learning.

This session will feature an introduction to the world of AR/VR from an educational perspective. Participants will be exposed to approaches to teaching about and with AR/VR, to resources for exploring with AR/VR connected to the Alberta curriculum and to creating AR/VR experiences. Please bring a smartphone or iPod with the ability to install apps. As well, have a chromebook or laptop to interact with the online resources.

Dave Martin

Equatio - Math in Google apps

Room: Room: Enoch B

Equatio is a Chrome add-on that is currently free for teachers.  It allows the user to easily create mathematical equations, formulae, drawings and even interactive graphs.  The possibilities are endless!!

Come and get your digital math on!

Leslie Fisher

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow

Room: Enoch C/D

What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

Darren Maltais

Design Skills that Stick

Room: Enoch E

Ramp up your design skills and learn how to use Google Drawing and Slides to make stickers, badges, templates, and all kinds of creative projects that will engage your students. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn about the features of these great tool, discover some tips and tricks that make creating digitally so much easier, and become familiar with the power of Google Drawings and Slides by creating a fantastic design of your own.

Chad Starko

Differentiation? Yes...G-Suite can do that!

Room: Enoch F

Virtually every classroom is full of students with a wide range of needs: strengths, interests, experiences, levels of readiness, cultures and languages. Differentiation allows teachers to make learning more meaningful and engaging while providing students with the opportunity to take ownership of their own learning process...but, it can be challenging to meet these individual needs. In this session, we will explore some practical ways to use the great features within G-Suite in order to design differentiated learning lessons.