TITLE: Scratch for Educators
PRESENTER: David Nutbean
Scratch is a coding platform that allows users to create animations, interactive stories, games, and many other media. In this session, you will learn about the Scratch environment and ways to use creative computing in the classroom. Scratch and coding support computational thinking as a method of problem solving and creativity.
AUDIENCE: Early Years, Middle Years, Senior Years, K-12
FOCUS AREA: Computational Thinking
TITLE: Tech Tips for Teachers
PRESENTER: Troy Sigvaldason
Providing simple troubleshooting steps and resources that can be used on the fly to help eliminate issues in the classroom or provide your IT Department with the appropriate info to help resolve any problems quickly.
AUDIENCE: Early Years, Middle Years, Senior Years, K-12, Administration
FOCUS AREA: All subjects
TITLE: Getting Started with 3D Printing Designs
PRESENTER: Barry Waldner
This session is directed at the beginning 3D printing audience. It will focus on ways to get your students designing products that can be printed with a 3D printer. I will also share some "tips and tricks" to 3D printing to help get successful prints.
A chromebook, notebook (laptop) or iPad or tablet computer can help you follow along.
Come with an idea of what you would students to print, and learn if any of the options available are feasible.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisite knowledge is required.
FOCUS AREA: 3D printing and design
TITLE: Breakout EDU and the 3Cs
PRESENTER: Lori Emilson
Participants will learn about Breakout EDU, a game where students use the 3Cs, content knowledge and problem solving skills to open a locked box. Breakout EDU transfers the ownership of learning from the instructor to the student, and is super engaging! In this session, K-12 teachers will learn how to run and create their own Breakout games, and participate in a short demo.
FOCUS AREA: General
TITLE: How Much Energy Does a Google Search Take? C21 Citizenship.
PRESENTER: Rennie Redekopp
C21Canada.org includes "Culture and Ethical Citizenship" in its list of C21 skills. This session examines what it ethical citizenship might mean for teachers and students. The ideas range from tech design to recycling and how we might encourage students in this C21 skill.
AUDIENCE: K-12, Administration
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 Technology in the ELA classroom
PRESENTER: Kent Schiltroth
Embracing the use of technology in our ELA classrooms
AUDIENCE: Senior Years
FOCUS AREA: ELA