Apr 28

EdTech Team Google Summit

What: “High intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and google summitother Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.”

When: May 3 & 4, 2014

Where: Mulgrave School in Vancouver, B.C

Cost: $299

To register: Click here

Apr 22

IT4K12 Conference

IT4K12 (Information Technology for Kindergarten to Gr 12)erac

Technology in the Digital Age of Learning

Created by: ERAC (Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium) in 2012. (a member based organization working as a consortium with BC public school districts)

ERAC’s Mission: “goal is to support quality education for public and independent K-12 students.”

When: June 6th & 7th, 2014

Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.

To register: Click here

Apr 17

Introduction to Project Based Learning

Introduction to Project Based Learning

Pro D Day: May 16thWorking together

Description: If you are interested in learning about the basics of  Project Based Learning as well as being provided with time to collaborate and create your own potential lessons then this is a great place to start.

Location: WCLT (103- 814 Goldstream Ave.)

Time: 1-2:30pm

Date: Friday, May 16th , 2014 (Professional Development Day)
Facilitator: Devon Stokes-Bennett & Dawn Anderson, SD 62 Teachers & Technology Curriculum Coordinators
Audience: All teachers K-12, cross curricular.

To Register: Click here to register. We will have a maximum capacity of 20 teachers for each session.

Apr 03

Primary Teacher Early Childhood M.Ed

Are you a primary teacher interested in pursuing your M.Ed. in Early Childhood?

Do you like to work with colleagues and friends, discussing ways to improve your practice and sharing ideas?

Come hear about the possibility of an Early Childhood cohort program at UVic, to begin summer 2015! Spend two summers (the month of July only) on campus, and complete the rest of your courses online throughout the school year.

Dr. Kathy Sanford and Dr. Leslee Francis Pelton,

Graduate Advisors and Directors of Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Victoria, will discuss the program and answer your questions.

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For more info (plus tea and treats), please join us:

Thursday, May 15th

3:30-4:30 p.m.

David Cameron Elementary

RSVP: Erin Pugh

epugh@sd62.bc.ca

Mar 10

What’s replacing BCESIS?

Curious as to what will be replacing BCESIS by Dec 2015? Want to know what the new system looks like? Check out Graham’s blog post for all the details!

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Feb 13

PRO D Day: March 7, 2014 Universal Design for Learning

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Description: What’s the Buzz about UDL? Want to learn more about a proactive planning framework to support all learners in a diverse classroom? Curious about how technology ‘fits’? Then this workshop is for you! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves to develop lessons and learn how you can apply the UDL framework and incorporate technology in your classroom. This workshop is 9am to 11:45am.

Location: WCLT (202- 814 Goldstream Ave.)

Time: 9am- 11:45am

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 (Professional Development Day)

Facilitated by:

Donna Sagoti (IS Teacher at Spencer Middle School)

Sheri-Lynn Gurney (Classroom and Curriculum Support Teacher at Spencer Middle School)

To Register: Click here to register. We will have a maximum capacity of 20 teachers for each session.

Feb 13

PRO D Day: March 7, 2014 Creating Blogs for Teaching & Learning

Description: Within this 90 min session you will learn how to create and use a WordPress blog to support your blogstudents’ learning. As the blog is hosted on district servers, you do not need to worry about BC Privacy Laws. You will be walked through different steps, provided with time to and play and given time to ask questions.

Location: WCLT (103- 814 Goldstream Ave.)

Time: 1-2:30pm

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 (Professional Development Day)
Facilitator: Devon Stokes-Bennett & Dawn Anderson, SD 62 Teachers & Technology Curriculum Coordinators
Audience: All teachers K-12, cross curricular.

To Register: Click here to register. We will have a maximum capacity of 20 teachers for each session.

Jan 10

Jason Ohler Free MOOC on Digital Citizenship

 

Free Course of Digital Citizenship – starts next week

Dr. Jason Ohler, professor Emeritus, Educational Technology, University of Alaska, is an excellent presenter on digital literacy and digital citizenship.  Here is a link to his site filled with great resources:  http://www.jasonohler.com/index.cfm      

Ohler is offering a free MOOC on Digital Citizenship starting next week.  You can receive the materials and participate in the discussions for FREE.  Join the free, quasi-MOOC on digital citizenship, starting January 12, 2014 and running through the end of April. It is geared toward educators who want to understand digital citizenship’s big picture issues, as well as develop an understanding of implementation strategies and student activities. Joining the MOOC will be Mike Ribble (Digital Citizenship in Schools), folks from CommonSense Media, Nancy Willard from Cyber Savvy and others. Students are a mix of graduate students from the Univ. of Alaska’s MEd Tech program, and members of the public, who “take the course” on their own terms, for no cost and no credit. Course conversation happens in a public Google+ Community. Feel free to use the course materials for your own purposes.

Go to the course site: jasonohler.com/dcm2014

And/or join the Google+ Community conversation: Digital Citizenship MOOC 2014

It should be interesting!  Feel free to share this.

Jan 08

Science and Student Inquiry, Free Online 4 Week Coursea Course

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives & Practices 4 – Student-Centered Inquiry

In this course, teachers will develop the skills essential to move from a top-down content delivery model of science instruction to one in which the teacher is a guide, enabling students to create shared meaning of important science concepts.

Rice University is offering this for free. Please see the link below if you are interested or would like to read more.

https://www.coursera.org/course/scistudentinquiry

Here is the Programs Introductory Video

 

Jan 08

UBC’s MEd in Technology Studies Education

If you are interested in pursuing your Masters, UBC has just posted all of the information and links for their Technology Studies program.

UBC¹s MEd in Technology Studies Education, with a focus on Digital Learning and Curriculum (DLC). The program begins in July, and applications will be accepted until February 15.

This month we¹ll be hosting two information sessions ­ one online, and one in Vancouver. We¹d like to invite your colleagues and associates in Sooke School District to join us at either of these sessions.

 Please find the invitation in HTML format below (after my signature). If you¹d like to share the news in another format, please use one of these links:

For more information please contact,  

Jenny van Enckevort
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

Professional Development & Community Engagement
Faculty of Education
The University of British Columbia

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