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


Badging as a Source of Recognition for Professional Development
Over the last seven years LEARN has developed a PD Model that assists our online teachers to better understand how teaching with a constructivist approach can assist their learners to become independent and active participants in relation to their own learning. This past year we added a new flair to the PD model – Online Badging. The purpose of the Badging was to provide recognition for training and professional learning that online teachers need to follow. The online Badging process allows educators to access PD as needed, at their own pace and around their own schedules. At the same time they receive recognition for their efforts. We have organized these badges based on the needs of the educator and the students they service.

Curated Notes 

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Margaret Dupuis

Director, LEARN
An educator with over 30 years’ experience, I have been involved in online delivery development for the Province of Quebec for the last 16 years. It first began in 1999 with the initiation of the Distance Education and Community Network project, where I worked as coordinator and... Read More →

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


Design Thinking for Blended Boundaries

This hands-on and fast-paced workshop will introduce participants to the design thinking process, and will also guide participants through a series of iterative challenges that question and explore the blended boundaries of 21st century learning. Remi will begin by showcasing a design thinking toolkit developed by the Institute for Innovation in Education. This toolkit, comprised of playing cards, will help participants experience an approach to design thinking that includes discovering a blended learning challenge, framing their problem, imagining potential processes and solutions, creating through prototyping, expanding through perspective-taking, and receiving feedback from others. Participants should bring a pencil or pen, a notebook with blank paper, and a disposition toward creativity and collaboration. Digital technology is welcome but not required.

Curated Notes 

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Remi Kalir

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Remi is Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. He is serving as editor of the 2018 Connected Learning Summit proceedings, to be by ETC Press in the fall.

Wednesday April 5, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Salon D