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    • Assessment through tech and global collaboration in WL, ELL and ELA
      This workshop aims to give ideas how to use technology in World Languages, English as a Second Language and ELA to assess students, create online assignments and track students' progress. It also gives a short overview on 2 sites that can be used for diverse projects that connects learners in your classroom with learners around the world.
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    • Blend It!
      The “Blend It” extended session will give participants the opportunity to explore the social, pedagogic and tech skills associated with creating a blended learning environment. Participants will learn techniques that they can apply in their own classrooms to facilitate learning that transcends the spatial, physical, emotional, cognitive and social borders that exist in traditional classrooms. Participants will be presented with the latest research on blended learning environments as a premise for why it is worthwhile exploring their implementation. We will then explore some specific techniques and software that could be used for delivering blended learning such as collaborative notebooks, video casting, surveys and social networks. The session will culminate in addressing how the creation of a blended learning environment can meaningfully integrate essential technology tools into the curriculum.
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    • 1 year, 7 months ago

      Profile photo of Dennis Ross Dennis Ross

    • Cohort: V&P Arts
      Cohort for teachers of Visual & Performing Arts
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    • Effective Electronic Feedback
      Welcome to the Effective Electronic Feedback group. This is a place for us to share any ideas, resources etc.
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    • Flipped Learning
      Over the past few years hundreds of teachers have started to flip their classrooms in order to address the issue of too much curriculum to cover, too little time to do it in, and too many students with different learning paces, styles and needs. These teachers are asking the question “What is the best use of face to face time with students in class?” Teachers who have successfully flipped often talk about the fact that they have more time in class to develop positive relationships, allowing more individualization and guidance. Flipped learning can allow more class time to be spent on active learning that promotes higher order thinking. Flipped learning can also enable students to take their learning further and explore their passions or to inquire deeper into the content as there is more time and flexibility for students to explore their own interests around a subject. We will explore all of these ideas during this extended session.
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      Profile photo of John Iglar John Iglar

    • Genius Hour
      Inspired by Google’s 20% initiative, Genius Hour is an international movement that is provoking student-centered passion projects with teacher guidance. Get some tips as to how you can promote this initiative in your own classroom. Let's discuss how we can bring student passions to life!
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    • Global Collaboration Projects
      Get to know about the global collaboration projects like i-Olympiad, Poetry Cafe and Virtual Science Fair run by the World Virtual School Project (sponsored by the US Department of State). Learn to compete with the teams of other schools from around the World without moving out of your school.
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    • Google Lit Trips Workshop
      Group for participants in the "Building a Google Lit Trip" Workshop at Learning2.015 Africa
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    • Learning Through Inquiry
      An inquiry into inquiry models, the elements of inquiry, strategies and questioning techniques, as well as some application to a current unit.
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    • Making
      Robotics. Makey-Makey. Go Pro. Raspberry PI. Arduino. Drones. 3d Printers. Plastic Water Bottles, Glue, Tape and String. How do we best leverage technology to tune into students’ imaginations and develop their creativity?
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    • Measuring Impact of Tech through Action Research
      Does technology actually improve student learning outcomes? How do you know? In what ways does technology enhance the learning, if at all? Is it possible to measure the effectiveness of using technology? How do you evaluate technology tasks and routines that you have introduced in your classroom or in your school? If you are seeking answers to any of the above questions, come and join this session to see how we can answer them. During the session we will look at the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model which offers a method to examine how technology might impact learning. The goal is to design, develop and infuse digital learning experiences to transform learning experiences, resulting in higher levels of achievement for students. We will then explore an Action Research (AR) model tailored specifically to measure the effectiveness of technology in the classroom
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    • PowerPoint is dead! Let's FLIP it & become the fabulous guides on the side.
      I was one of those learners who would have benefited greatly from this approach! Might even have become a veterinarian or doctor... Discussion around how we can creatively assist our learners to address different learning styles and personalities. Creating personalised, lesson sequences using mobile technology to ensure they engage and THINK rather than merely remembering/memorising. Let's create personal learning journeys for our learners, tap into their natural curiosity and be the guide that encourages and motivates!
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    • Problem Making
      Steve Jobs said that innovation is the intersection of technology and creativity. There is another essential ingredient for innovation: a problem. The drive to innovate comes from the desire to solve a problem. Not just any problem will do. The kinds of problems that promote discovery and creativity usually involve some limitation of resources: space, tools, materials, information, etc. Such problems are faced by artists, by writers, by scientists, by chefs, by programmers, by MAKERS. The constraints force us to understand, make connections, and find creative ways to solve the problem. If we want to produce innovators, we must create opportunities for problem solving at every age level and in a variety of settings. Ideally the problems will have constraints, but will also be open-ended: a seeming contradiction. In this workshop, you will be the problem solver in a variety of situations that you can take back to your classroom or school. You will be the innovator as we generate new ideas and situations, which encourage exploration, creativity, and problem solving.
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    • 1 year, 7 months ago

      Profile photo of Margaret Patterson Margaret Patterson

    • The New Learning Experience
      Society is changing, we are more connected than we have ever been in the history of mankind. We are producing more content, sharing more ideas, and learning at a pace never before seen. This workshop will look at our changing global society, changing universities, and how teachers can take advantage of the wealth of knowledge in their classrooms. Recent research shows that today’s students fall into what is called the 1-9-90 rule. That is that only 1% of students are actively creating content, 9% know how to curate digital information, while 90% of this current generation only consume digital information. What are schools doing to encourage students to be creators of content and not just consumers of information? We will focus the day on looking at everything from how we can have students create their own core text for a class to creating digital maps to make sense of their world. We will explore new approaches to learning within the connected classroom as well as how educators can move from a Pedagogical approach to a Heutagogical approach to learning within their classrooms. Participants will have time to explore, learn, discuss and walk away ready to take advantage of the information age in their classroom. This workshop will focus on the essential question: What skills need to be replaced in our schools to ensure we are preparing students for their future not our past?
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    • UNCONFERENCE
      Have an idea? Want to talk about a "burning issue"? Want to find out from other schools how they are managing something? Or did you have a great unconference session that you want to share information? Post in here!
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    • You Coach Teachers? What? How?
      Preconference: What is coaching and how do coaches work with teachers on a daily basis to develop best practices in the classroom? In this workshop we will share the characteristics of effective coaching, some practical tools that really work and some of the pitfalls, challenges and successes!
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