TITLE: Technology in the Art Room
PRESENTER: Aaron Klassen
A brief overview of technology tools that I've used in my Art classes.
AUDIENCE: Early Years, Middle Years, Senior Years
FOCUS AREA: Art
TITLE: What’s New in Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum?
PRESENTER: Cheryl Prokopanko and Rosalind Robb
From 2004 to 2007, the Literacy with ICT (LwICT) continuum was developed through action research by K-8 teachers in classrooms all across Manitoba. The LwICT continuum was the first of its kind in Canada, and made Manitoba a thought leader in the infusion of ICT. Now a decade later, after implementation in every school division throughout our province, and the evolution and increasing access of information and communication technologies in our classrooms, the LwICT continuum has been refreshed and also extended into Senior Years. In addition, new work has begun to infuse coding and computational thinking concepts with LwICT. Come and experience the new continuum, and see how you can make it come to life in your classroom. Pre-requisites: none; Grades: K-12; Curricular areas: all
AUDIENCE: Early Years, Middle Years, Senior Years, K-12, Administration
FOCUS AREA: general-all curricular areas
TITLE: Supercharging Assessment for Learning with Today's Tech Tools
PRESENTER: Kent Brewer
If you’re serious about raising student achievement you have to improve teachers’ use of assessment for learning (Dylan Wilam).
If we use computers simply to deliver information to students, we are missing the revolutionary potential of the new technology for transforming learning and education (Mitch Resnick).
These two statements will guide our session that explores some of the EdTech tools that can supercharge the pedagogical practice of AfL. These supporting EdTech mechanisms and associated strategies have the potential to positively impact student achievement. Today’s teachers have an incredible tool box of technology at their fingertips which can enhance student learning through ownership and creativity. Additionally, seamless integration of technology that supports the assessment process can create an efficient and timely conduit for feedback, reflection and deeper learning. Through the lens of technology, we will focus on engaging students in classroom assessment in support of their own learning while informing teachers about what to do next to help students to progress. Please bring a device as you are encouraged to be interactive throughout the session!
PREREQUISITES: Basic understanding of AfL and Office 365-OneNote
FOCUS AREA: Assessment through the Lens of Technology.
TITLE: Stikbot Storytelling
PRESENTER: Jodi Hrymak
Stikbot Storytelling will be a look at using the Stikbot figures and app to produce a short stop motion video following a storyline. Stikbots are posable people and animals found in many toy stores. The accompanying app allows students to try their hand at Green Screen Technology in a very simple way. Participants will have a chance to make a short stop motion video using the figures and app.
PREREQUISITES: basic iPad use
FOCUS AREA: Cross curricular
TITLE: iPad in Physical Education
PRESENTER: Brent Unrau
I am by no means an "expert" in technology but if I can do anyone can! I started with an iPad Air four years ago and am now using an iPad Air 2. I will be showing how I use slow motion & video technology in instruction and assessment in my K-12 PE classes. I will also being showing how you can use your iPad to showcase units, drills, skills, and offer unique ways to showcase in and out of school activities. At the end of each session I will be giving time for attendees to share any apps-media-technology ideas that they have and are using in their schools.
FOCUS AREA: Physical Education
TITLE: Learning the Basics of Digital Mapping with ArcGIS Online (1 hour)
PRESENTER: Rod Epp and Pat Adams
In this hands-on workshop learn the basics of Esri’s ArcGIS online digital mapping tool, creating maps that can be used for inquiry and analysis. This workshop is designed for teachers new to digital mapping and those with some experience wishing to review and practice their mapping skills.
TITLE: Makerspace for Middle Years
PRESENTER: Alvin Gross
Interested in starting a Makerspace for grade five to eight students? Learn about strategies, resources, ideas and kits that can help you begin. This workshop will introduce you to Makerspaces and include some hands on time with some of the kits and experiences being shared.
AUDIENCE: Middle Years
FOCUS AREA: Makerspace
TITLE: Using Innovation Design to Ignite Your Teaching
PRESENTER: Barry Dyck
You've tried brainstorming and didn't get as far or deep as you hoped. Learn how to use stimulus to generate meaningful ideas and create Plan, Do, Study, Act cycles for transforming your teaching (yes that includes ICT). Mastery requires collaboration so bring a colleague.
PREREQUISITES: Be prepared to turn ideas into meaningful actions.
AUDIENCE: Middle Years, Senior Years
FOCUS AREA: All subjects.
TITLE: Apps for the Classroom
PRESENTER: Kent Schiltroth
Apps that are fun to use and helpful in your classroom.
AUDIENCE: Middle Years, Senior Years
TITLE: Get Schooled for A+ Posture
PRESENTER: Gail Archer-Heese
This session talks about how to prevent the gradual onset of musculoskeletal injury with simple adjustments to postures and equipment when interacting with technologies to include "what exactly is neutral posture, and why should I care?"
AUDIENCE: Middle Years, Senior Years, Administration, Teachers-Staff
FOCUS AREA: General - IT, Keyboarding, Computer Lab
TITLE: Maplewood for School Administrators
PRESENTER: Rob Pehura
Maplewood has a great deal of tools and inquiries that can be run to export data for use by administrators, resource and guidance counselors. This session will focus on a simple export and use excel functions to help manipulate data and to provide data to students, teachers, other administrators and superintendents with data. This will be kept simple and is offered at the perfect time of year as Semester 1 has ended and your data can be used to work with.