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2017 CANeLearn Symposium & BC Digital Learning Conference
  • Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning
Wednesday Pre-Symposium Program

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Wednesday, April 5
 

13:45

Adventures in Deep Learning - Exposed in 3D

Come and explore how to make the shift into Deep Learning. Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has been recognized as one of the most innovative school boards in Canada by the Canadian Education Association. In this session OCSB educators will have you explore elements of their district programs with Virtual Reality, dive into tools that change practice, model new environments for learning, and highlight practices that help develop the six C’s that are the core for successful students in an ever-changing world (Character Education, Citizenship, Communication, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration, Creativity and Imagination).

This is a hands-on experience where you truly will Deep Dive into the technology that drives OCSB’s digital and academic success. Pre-registration is highly recommended in order to ensure you have login credentials.  Those who have not pre-registered may not be able to sign on during the session.  

By registering for this session you agree to have your email address shared with presenters in advance for signing onto OCSB's system.  Your email will be removed from the system after the session.

Curated Notes 


Speakers
avatar for Robert Long

Robert Long

Coordinator Learning Technology and Support, Ottawa Catholic School District
Love working with TechEd New technology is exciting for me Our Board is one of the first Google Boards in Canada and heavily invested in that space Our Board is promoting Deep Learning - see Michael Fullen - Come to our sessions to explore Deep Learning - VR and - Hapara (a... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Myers

Stephanie Myers

Learning Technology Consultant, Ottawa Catholic School Board
Stephanie is a Learning Technologies Consultant with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She is passionate about learner agency, future ready schools and is a former seconded teacher to the University of Ottawa where she taught integrating technology in the classroom. Stephanie is... Read More →


Wednesday April 5, 2017 13:45 - 15:15
Salon D

13:45

Coding Unplugged -No Strings attached

When "Computer Coding" and "App Development" entered the common lexicon, educators tended to react with either fear or enthusiasm. Now that we are *here*-- immersed in the renewed curriculum, and with an understanding of incorporating Coding into it...authentically... with concerns swirling around regarding screen time and automatons vs critical thinkers, how can coding be included and alleviate the angst? Join me for a fun-filled and active hour of coding-- with no screens, no devices, barely even any electricity. Activities and resources you can use in your classroom tomorrow-- that teach coding from the perspective of Challenge Based learning and problem solving.  Suitable for all grades k-12, and staff professional development. 

Curated Notes 


Wednesday April 5, 2017 13:45 - 15:15
Salon F

13:45

Engaging ALL your students in Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

The coming decade will be defined by the largest workforce transition in the history of mankind. Programming and Robotics Literacy are becoming key differentiators in employability across virtually all industries, but less than 3% of students have historically shown interest in these areas.
Dennis has demonstrated robotics to more than 10,000 students from grades 4-12, and following his presentation 90% of ALL students indicate that they would like to learn robotics.
In this fun hands-on session, you’ll learn how to engage all your students in robotics and programming. You’ll program a humanoid robot to talk, wave, respond to your voice, and even recognize you and greet you by name! ANYONE CAN DO THIS! NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OR PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE IS NECESSARY.

Curated Notes

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Kambeitz

Dennis Kambeitz

Education Liaison / STEM & Robotics, Robots.Education
Dennis is recognized as a leader in inspiring students to want to learn robotics and programming... and helping educators understand how to teach these subjects effectively. He has demonstrated robotics to more than 10,000 students from grades 4-12, and following his presentation... Read More →


Wednesday April 5, 2017 13:45 - 15:15
Mackenzie

13:45

Lego Mindstorm and the FLL competition
This session will start with an overview of the FIRST series of competitions and their goal to promote recognition in Science and Technology. We will then cover the experiences of a first year team in the Lego League level, including student voice. There will be a hands-on opportunity to try the Lego Mindstorms EV3 coding program out on sample robot(s) using some of the challenge pieces provided in this year’s competition. If time allows, participants may have the opportunity to modify the robot build.

Curated Notes 

Speakers
avatar for Louise Massey

Louise Massey

Coordinator, Island ConnectEd K-12
Louise is the coordinator of Island ConnectEd K-12, which grew from the district's Learn@Home K-7 and 8-12 programs this year. She has her Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC, and has taught a wide variety of courses through bricks-and-mortar, fully online, and blended... Read More →
avatar for Ron Membery

Ron Membery

Teacher, Island ConnectEd K-12
Science teacher - Grades 10-12 I work at Island Connect Ed, a blended K-12 Distributed Learning school in Nanaimo, BC. I mentor our FIRST FTC robotics club and we recently ranked 8th out of 12 teams at an international competition at the University of Victoria.


Wednesday April 5, 2017 13:45 - 15:15
Seymour

15:30

Engaging ALL your students in Robotics (repeated)
Limited Capacity seats available

The coming decade will be defined by the largest workforce transition in the history of mankind. Programming and Robotics Literacy are becoming key differentiators in employability across virtually all industries, but less than 3% of students have historically shown interest in these areas.
Dennis has demonstrated robotics to more than 10,000 students from grades 4-12, and following his presentation 90% of ALL students indicate that they would like to learn robotics.
In this fun hands-on session, you’ll learn how to engage all your students in robotics and programming. You’ll program a humanoid robot to talk, wave, respond to your voice, and even recognize you and greet you by name! ANYONE CAN DO THIS! NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OR PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE IS NECESSARY.

Curated Notes 

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Kambeitz

Dennis Kambeitz

Education Liaison / STEM & Robotics, Robots.Education
Dennis is recognized as a leader in inspiring students to want to learn robotics and programming... and helping educators understand how to teach these subjects effectively. He has demonstrated robotics to more than 10,000 students from grades 4-12, and following his presentation... Read More →


Wednesday April 5, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Mackenzie