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Welcome to CCI 2017!

On behalf of the DEEN Synergy Committee, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Lester B. Pearson School Board & LEARN are proud to co-host the 1st annual Joint Educational Technology Conference on October 30, 2017 at Laval Junior Academy (Directions/Map).

Conference Registration Form. Registration Closed on October 12, 2017

Mission Statement:

To provide teachers with Professional Development in Educational Technology that situates students as co-constructors of their own learning.

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Bienvenue à CCI 2017!

Le comité DEEN Synergy, la Commission scolaire Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier, la Commission scolaire Lester-B.-Pearson et LEARN sont fiers de présenter conjointement la première conférence annuelle sur la technologie éducative, qui aura lieu le 30 octobre 2017 à l’école secondaire Laval Junior Academy (trajet/carte).

formulaire d’inscription à la conférence  FERMÉ le 12 octobre 2017

Énoncé de mission

Offrir aux enseignants du perfectionnement professionnel sur les technologies éducatives qui font de l’élève un cocréateur de son apprentissage.
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Monday, October 30
 

08:15

09:00

Keynote for Group 1: Transformational Teaching and Learning with Technology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In our quest to provide students with a rich and meaningful learning environment, we often strive to find ways for more meaningful engagement with our students. In some cases, this may involve the use of technology to a variety of degrees. Since technology has a ubiquitous influence in the everyday lives of our students, one of our biggest challenges is to identify ways in which we can leverage it for increased student engagement as well as providing a transformative learning experience. This keynote will examine a variety of methodologies and strategies for effectively using technology to inspire and motivate.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 09:00 - 09:45
A-146-Auditorium

09:00

LEARN’s Innovative Playground for Group 2
Limited Capacity seats available

LEARN will be hosting a new kind of professional development space, called a playground. Quite simply, the playground is a dedicated space at the conference for educators to play and talk with amazing educational tools and strategies in an informal setting. There will be many interactive technologies available for exploration that enhance creativity, learning and engagement. Participants will have time to interact with innovative tools and share ideas with each other in a fun, safe place.

Monday October 30, 2017 09:00 - 09:45
C-101-BLOC C "AGORA"

09:45

10:00

LEARN’s Innovative Playground for Group 1
Limited Capacity filling up

LEARN will be hosting a new kind of professional development space, called a playground. Quite simply, the playground is a dedicated space at the conference for educators to play and talk with amazing educational tools and strategies in an informal setting. There will be many interactive technologies available for exploration that enhance creativity, learning and engagement. Participants will have time to interact with innovative tools and share ideas with each other in a fun, safe place.

Monday October 30, 2017 10:00 - 10:45
C-101-BLOC C "AGORA"

10:00

Keynote for Group 2: Transformational Teaching and Learning with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In our quest to provide students with a rich and meaningful learning environment, we often strive to find ways for more meaningful engagement with our students. In some cases, this may involve the use of technology to a variety of degrees. Since technology has a ubiquitous influence in the everyday lives of our students, one of our biggest challenges is to identify ways in which we can leverage it for increased student engagement as well as providing a transformative learning experience. This keynote will examine a variety of methodologies and strategies for effectively using technology to inspire and motivate.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 10:00 - 10:45
A-146-Auditorium

10:45

11:00

Engaging our Students' Learning via EDpuzzle
Limited Capacity seats available

3 parts to the EDpuzzle workshop:
1) Educators will be introduced to the EDpuzzle free app and view a couple
examples of EDpuzzle video lessons created by myself. They will learn about
the purpose of using this app in order to enhance their students' learning.
2) Educators will create their own teacher accounts. They will be directed step by
step on how to curate video lessons using an already existing Youtube or Khan
Academy video. Educators will learn how to crop the video in order to use the
part needed, record one's voice on top of the video, add an introduction, and
embed questions in order to check students' understanding.
3) Educators will learn how to assign and share the EDpuzzle lesson with their
students. They will also learn how to check students' understanding based on
the immediate feedback they receive using this app.

The following is a link to a brief video description of EDpuzzle:
https://youtu.be/iTQpvkQdQOw

Here is link of an example of a simple EDpuzzle lesson I have created on the 'Muscular System' for my Grade 6 students this school year. https://edpuzzle.com/media/584b020f0c64e43e38ec5abd

Speakers
avatar for Queenie D'Souza

Queenie D'Souza

Grade 6 Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
I am presently a Grade 6 Elementary Teacher at St. Anthony School, and I'm passionate about implementing technology in a meaningful way with my learners. | The EdTechTeam Teacher Leader Certification I have acquired last May, 2016 along with the Educational Technology Master's P... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-251

11:00

Engineering Design: It's Elementary! (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in this hands-on workshop to engage in the engineering design process and to find out how, using simple materials, you can provide your students with the opportunity to creatively solve problems. Examples that can be used at different grade levels will be provided.

Speakers
KD

Katherine Davey

Educational Consultant, LBPSB
I am the educational consultant for science and technology at the Lester B. Pearson School Board.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-205

11:00

Full STEAM ahead! Building a community within your classroom.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teachers will present a cross-curricular STEAM project that was a result of a PDIG. Students will join the teachers to share their experiences and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brewster

Tami Brewster

Teacher, English Montreal School Board, Hampstead
Presenters are teachers from 3 EMSB schools: Hampstead and PE Trudeau. Students will accompany teachers in this presentation.
avatar for Jennifer Lacroix

Jennifer Lacroix

Pierre Elliott Trudeau School, EMSB


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-211

11:00

iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Elementary teachers will explore a variety of apps that they can integrate in their daily classroom routines. They will discover apps that can be used in all subjects, for all students. Teachers will participate in hands-on activities and will get the opportunity to try out specific activities that they will be able to do with their students the very next day! Teachers will be provided with concrete examples of lessons that can be used on iOS devices. They will leave the workshop with a list of apps that they can use with their students for reading, writing, and math. They will also be shown several apps that can be useful for classroom management, test prep, and digital portfolios.

*Apps that will be demonstrated include: Pic Collage, Popplet, Epic, Book Creator, Chwazi, Too Noisy, Seesaw, Kahoot & Plickers.

Speakers
VY

Valerie Young

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Pinewood Elementary
I have been teaching for 12 years and have been in grade one for 5 years. I love integrating technology in my daily classroom routines and am always trying out new apps and programs with my students.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-207

11:00

Making Less than 1:1 Work in Your Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you only have access to a few iOS devices in your classroom at a time? In this session, device (and classroom) management tips and tricks will be provided as we have fun navigating through a list of useful apps and participate in engaging activities for your elementary classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chantal Kers

Chantal Kers

Elementary School Teacher/ Interim Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
I am an elementary school teacher who has taught all grades from kindergarten to sixth. I am an interim ESD consultant at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and am hosting regular PD on Facebook about using iPads in the classroom.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-105

11:00

Making Mathematics Accessible
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Using visible representations and tech tools, students are empowered to show their learning in different ways and experience math in more meaningful ways. With a conceptual approach to math education, we combine tech tools to facilitate differentiated instruction to complement a UDL Classroom. ✋

Speakers
avatar for Daphne Amster

Daphne Amster

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board, Edgewater Elementary
Daphne is a cycle 3 teacher working for the Lester B Pearson School Board. She is a Google Certified Educator integrating 21st century learning in her 1 to 1 iPad classroom. @daphneddo
avatar for Brenna MacBeth

Brenna MacBeth

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Brenna is a cycle 2 teacher working for the Lester B Pearson School Board. She incorporates 21st century learning into her UDL classroom environment, which includes a 2:1 iPad ratio. @mrsmacbethclass


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-204

11:00

Seesaw as a Digital Portfolio for Elementary (AM)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

From Kindergarten up, Seesaw is an easy way for students to showcase their learning. Come and see how it can be used in your classroom with a variety of activities and then set up your account to get started with your class. Participants must bring a device . If your device of choice is an iPad, please have the Seesaw Class app (free). On a laptop, it accessible through the web broweser without installation.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Connery

Sue Connery

Consultant, Lester B. Pearson School Board
I am a Consultant for Educational Technology at the Lester B.Pearson School Board. When I’m not in my kayak or woodworking, I am working to support teachers to creatively integrate technology in their classrooms.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-140

11:00

Une histoire en Google Slides (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Une façon simple et amusante de publier les productions écrites de vos élèves.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte St-Michel

Brigitte St-Michel

Conseillère pédagogique, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Conseillère pédagogique à la commission scolaire depuis 4 ans, j'ai enseigné le français langue seconde tout au long de ma carrière. L'intégration de la technologie m'intéresse depuis longtemps.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-244

11:00

Using 21st Century Technology to Explore the Past
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive presentation, we will look at how Adaku Arhin, Grade 5 teacher at Hillcrest Academy in Laval, uses a combination of old and new technology to bring the story of the Underground Railroad to life.

Using books, iPad apps and videoconferencing, Adaku immerses her students in the subject, always mindful of her goal of having her students develop a love affair with books.

Speakers
AA

Adaku Arhin

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-257

11:00

Aurasma: Augmented Reality in the classroom (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Augmented Reality is a great tool in the classroom. It could be used in any subject and at any level. Using Augmented Reality will bring your images to life by embedding short videos over the image.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Katz

Glenn Katz

Teacher, LBPSB
I am a High School teacher.  I have been incorporating technology for the past four years.  I have branded my classroom as the 21st century ELA classroom.  I have given workshops at the LBPEdTech institute.  I love my job and love learning about new classroom tools.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-107

11:00

CANCELLED - Teaching what you don't know: Coding
 It is with deep regret that I need to cancel  - Peter Chan

Do you know how to code? Do you know how to develop websites? Are you an expert at using technology in your classroom? If so, this workshop is not for you! If the idea of leading instruction on how to do anything with a computer scares the willies out of you....welcome friend. In this session you will overcome your fear of technology, have fun doing it and learn a new skill that will put you ahead of most of your colleagues. You may have heard of coding. By the end of this session you will be able to confidently teach it and have fun doing it.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Chan

Peter Chan

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Starting as nerd and geek at a young age (long before these words were cool!), Peter progressed to professional systems analyst and business owner in his early working years. 17 years ago he found his niche as a teacher that brings technology into everything he does. Peter is al... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-248

11:00

Google Slides Can Do What?
Limited Capacity seats available

So your students can use Google Slides to make slides for an oral presentation, now what? There are many engaging ways that students can use these same skills to demonstrate their understanding of new concepts. Slides includes powerful options such as custom page size, image and text layering, hyperlinking between slides, and download options. Posters, Memes, eBooks, Stop Motion Videos and Hyperlinked Digital Portfolios are all on the menu as we explore some new ways for you to use Google Slides. Bring your laptop, Chromebook, or iPad and be ready to create something new!

Speakers
avatar for Jody Meacher

Jody Meacher

Consultant, Eastern Townships School Board
Jody is the consultant for the pedagogical integration of ICT at the Eastern Townships School Board. She loves Breakout EDU, great picture books, and math too. She promotes using technology to get students creating, problem solving, and sharing with authentic audiences. She is a... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-221

11:00

HyperDocs - packaging lessons digitally (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this age of digital learning, student-centered instructional design and delivery practices are an effective way to move forward. This presentation will introduce the audience to HyperDocs as a tool for packaging lessons & units digitally.
"HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. With strong educational philosophies built into each one, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology. They are created by teachers and given to students to engage, educate, and inspire learning. It’s not about teaching technology, it’s about using the technology to TEACH." - http://hyperdocs.co/about_hyperdocs
Participants will come away from the workshop with access to resources about HyperDocs and learn the basics of creating their own HyperDoc in Google Docs. Digital tools welcome during the presentation for a hands-on exploration and building experience.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Fiset

Christine Fiset

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Lake of Two Mountains High School
I have taught all levels of high school English Language Arts in my career. I completed the EdTechTeam Teacher Leader Certificate which has allowed me to expand my knowledge of teaching for the 21st century and integrating tech as a classroom tool. Proficient in the areas of G-Su... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-138-ART

11:00

La ludopédagogie (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this workshop is to share tools for teachers to bing play as a means of support to learning in an inclusive classroom. The games presented and conducted with participants during this hand-on workshop are adaptable to various levels and clienteles of L2 learners and offer a different approach to also conduct formative assessment through play.

Speakers
GD

Genevieve Ducharme

Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
FSL and support teacher at the middle school level, consultant in special education and learning support. Experience presenting this workshop at the AQEFLS Conference and at the Samedi Pédagogique held yearly, histe dby ACPI and AQEFLS
EL

Emilie Laquerre

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-139

11:00

The pedagogy of the Intellectual Operations in Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will be offered to social studies elementary cycles 2 and 3 teachers as well as cycle one social studies secondary teachers. The pedagogy of the Intellectual Operations in relation to graphic organizers will be presented and discussed. Participants will then learn how to use Google Draw to create their own graphic organizers, including the creation of "physical" Intellectual Operation kits.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Hedges

Dan Hedges

Pedagogical Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Social Studies Consultant | | Dan Hedges in a nutshell: Canoe Tripping, Poetry, Photography, Conceptual Art, History, Geography, Basketball, Squash, Soccer, and Dad. Taught high school English and History is Quebec, Ontario, and Mexico. Currently works as an Educational C... Read More →
avatar for Joan Zachariou

Joan Zachariou

Ped Consultant, LBPSB
Social Studies Consultant


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-208

11:00

Un Comiccon à l'école? Pourquoi pas! (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Comment jumeler culture populaire, BDs, science-fiction, littérature, cinéma, enseignement du français et technologie en un seul projet? Avec un Comiccon, bien sûr!

Speakers
avatar for Isabelle Alarie

Isabelle Alarie

Enseignante, Lester B. Pearson School Board, Beurling Academy
Enseignante de Français depuis 1998 et coordonnatrice de la vie étudiante depuis 2005, Isabelle Alarie croit que l'enseignement se fait en collaboration avec tous les acteurs impliqués dans l'acte. Il faut être dynamique et adaptable, tout en ayant une approche signifiante po... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-142

11:00

Using Video Integration and iPads to engage student learning (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting students excited and motivated to learn these days, is becoming a great challenge in our classrooms. When I walk into a classroom with a class set of iPads, students express such excitement. Why not use that excitement and have students demonstrate their learning? During this workshop; - I will show you real life examples of different video integration tools you can incorporate in your lessons. - You will see how easy it is to create a Green Screen video with an iPad. - The power of Google Drive for saving video projects. - Audio tools I use to get better sound quality. Projects can be as simple or as complex as you like. I will show you examples from kindergarten, up to elementary grade 6 level. These iPad apps can also be integrated at the high school level. Participants should attend this interactive, hands-on workshop with an iPad. These are some of the apps I will use, so feel free to download them prior to attending; iMovie, Green Screen by Do INK ($3.99), TouchCast, ChatterPix by Duck Duck Moose Google Drive, and Explain Everything.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Lento

Joey Lento

Resource Teacher, Pinewood Elementary - SWLSB
Joey is a resource teacher at Pinewood Elementary in Mascouche. He has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. For the past nine years, Joey has given numerous Ed-Tech workshops for teachers at various conferences and for student teachers at Con... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-271

11:00

Can we prevent sexting? Let’s Talk (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

With the prevalence of mobile device use, communication has evolved from being text-based to a mixed media form such as images, audio and video clips. Our youth are now expressing themselves differently, including sexually. As technology is an integral part of their life, they now also explore and develop their own identity using the tools they have in hand. What they share and its reach has now expanded beyond the here and now. What can we do to help our students understand and reduce the risks that come with sexting and encourage empathy among them? Join us as we have an open conversation, address your concerns, share important information and collaboratively learn some new strategies for addressing sexting with our students.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Bebbington

Sandra Bebbington

Consultant, The Digital Citizenship Initiative
Sandra is a collaborator with the Digital Citizenship Initiative and the Information Literacy Project. She is a librarian with a passion for gaming and education. Sandra is also completing a post grad diploma in online learning and educational technology at Harvard and teachin... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Dupuis

Caroline Dupuis

Education Consultant, The Digital Citizenship Initiative
Caroline is on loan of service as a collaborator on the information literacy project and the digital citizenship initiative. Her regular post is RECIT education consultant for the EMSB where she provides ongoing support for both teachers and consultants for the purposeful integra... Read More →
avatar for Julian Taylor

Julian Taylor

Librarian, MEES
Librarian working with the MEES-DSCA on Digital Citizenship, Information Literacy, and school libraries. Chair of QSLiN. On a Loan of Service from the ETS dept of the EMSB; regular position is as a Librarian Facilitator.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-111

11:00

Comment enseigner la compétence interagir au secondaire ?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Des conseillers pédagogiques et des enseignants de CSSWL vous proposent des plans de leçon basés sur le modèle de l’enseignement explicite pour développer 5 habiletés inspirées d’Academic Conversation qui amèneront les élèves à mieux interagir lors de tâches complexes. Chaque plan de leçon présente une mise en situation, un modelage fait à partir de vidéos réalisées avec des élèves du secondaire ainsi que des activités relatives à l’habileté ciblée.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Clohosy

Patricia Clohosy

Teacher, SWLSB
avatar for Julie Paré

Julie Paré

Conseillère pédagogique, LEARN
Depuis une quinzaine d’années, elle enseigne le FLS dans les écoles primaires et secondaires anglophones. En 2009, elle a joint l’équipe de LEARN comme conseillère pédagogique. En plus d’être superviseure de stages pour les étudiants en enseignement du FLS, elle cont... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-104

11:00

Learning Evaluation Situations and Evaluation Situations for Science: Technological World, Cycle 2 Year 2
Limited Capacity seats available

The focus of the workshop is to share recently developed learning and evaluation tools for the secondary cycle 2 ST, AST, and EST technology portion of the science program. The LESs were developed with the intent of emphasizing student cognitive and metacognitive strategies by incorporating Inquiry-Based teacher probes into the lessons. Presenters will demonstrate the components of their newly developed LESs and ESs. Multiple LES and ES will be made available to participants, including support documents and teaching tools (PowerPoints, handouts with answer keys). Participants will learn how to build electric circuits used in the LES, and a unit plan that has students building motion transmission and motion transformation systems. In addition, teachers will be provided with a variety of alternate lesson plans. 

Speakers
HM

Heather McPherson

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Heather teaches Chemistry, EST and grade 10 ST. She is a PhD candidate studying science education in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill. Research interests are implementation of the QEP, and Professional Learning Communities. | | Andrea teaches Physics, EST and 10 ST. She was the recipient of the Prime Minister's Teaching Award (2015) and AMGEN award for Science Teaching Excellence (2011). She is interested in developing curriculum tools for Sec 4... Read More →
AV

Andrea Venditti

Teacher, Rosemere High School


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-215

11:00

Using Literature Circles in the classroom: built in divergence (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this workshop is to acquaint teachers with the benefits of using Literature Circles in the classroom as a way of reaching out to the various needs of different students. Teachers will learn how to choose books, creating "Book Talks" to help their students choose the right book for them, using technology for students to work and deliver work, making videos to show their learning, as well as the many different roles students can be offered in literature circles and how to use the roles to differentiate learning (match the role to the child). Activities include choosing books to create Lit circles thematically and trying out various roles in groups.

Speakers
PD

Pierre Doyon

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
I have been teaching High School English since 1997, obtained my Doctorate in 2009, lectured in the Education department at McGill for ten years, and give workshops for the IBO. Besides teaching English Language Arts, I teach Technology and Design, Film and Sociology. I have two... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-209

11:00

As easy as Pi' - Using the Raspberry Pi in the Science Teaching laboratory (AM)
Limited Capacity filling up

The Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary low cost computer that has enormous educational potential. In this session, participants will become familiar with the Raspberry Pi and how it can be used in the Science & Technology curriculum to sense/visualize scientific phenomena. Participants will get chance to try out some experiments and learn some basic ideas of coding (Python). No previous knowledge of computing or coding is necessary!

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Altarac

Samuel Altarac

Pedagogical Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Science and Technology Education Consultant | Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board | | Lover of Sciences, and amateur coder.
avatar for Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

Science & Technology consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
A passionate advocate for STEM literacy and the type of education that fosters critical thought.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-213

11:00

Learning to CODE with Scratch (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

There are hundreds of computer programming languages out there and
although they may look nothing alike, they areall the same. There are fundamental concepts and ways to interact with a computer. We’ll be using Scratch as a tool to help you teach programming concepts in a fun, relevant way.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Belhadj

Tami Belhadj

Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
My areas of interest are; the use of educational technologies, Portfolio and ePorfolio as well as collaborative learning. I strive to enhance learner’s pathways and support academic/vocational successes by integrating educational technology in the teaching/learning process... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-237

11:00

Tech Tapas for Autonomous Learning in English (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

I'd like to introduce participants to a few sites that English/ESL teachers can use (Quill/Readtheory/Flocabulary/vocaroo/Quizlet) in class, most of which students can use independently while tracking their own progress. Participants will be shown the basics of these kinds of sites and how they can be used in conjunction with the Google Suite in a typical lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Zerabny

Nancy Zerabny

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board, PACC Adult Ed
I'm a trained and experienced English Language Arts and ESL teacher who has worked in England, Japan and Montreal. The needs, abilities and backgrounds of my students has varied widely, and what I really enjoy is researching resources that best suit particular groups. That has me... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-206

11:00

WOTP 360: Virtual Reality in the Classroom (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

How I integrated VR into my program.

A mini workshop on how to use the equipment and alternatives so they can bring it into their own classrooms.
I would like a cap of 20 people so everyone gets a chance to play with the equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Chang

Melissa Chang

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Rosemere High School
Melissa is a Work Oriented TrainP teacher at Rosemere High School. She loves finding new ways of using technology in her classroom.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-219

11:00

Planning and Executing Lessons the SMART Way
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop outlines and details the many features, add-ons and
extras that make interacting and working with your SmartBoard even
smarter. Built-in SMART Notebook features will include participant interaction on their mobile device: "SMART response 2" (formative assessment) and "Shout It Out!" (word cloud / brainstorming)

A demo will show how to wirelessly connect an iPad to your SMART Board in 3 easy steps, allowing the teacher to conduct their SMART Notebook lesson directly from the device.

Speakers
avatar for James Burn

James Burn

Consultant, RÉCIT-VT / Riverside School Board
James Burn is a pedagogical consultant with the Riverside School Board and the RÉCIT Provincial Service for Vocational Education. Utilizing his love for teaching and passion for technology, James provides customized workshops and training to integrate technology into classrooms... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-145

11:00

Reaching Diverse Learners in Vocational Education through Technology.
Limited Capacity seats available

This informative and interactive workshop will focus on collaboration, creation and innovation in educational contexts (specifically vocational education).
Collaborate: Inclusion and appreciating diversity in the classroom.
-This segment will present an up-to-date explanation and synthesis of the current research on learning differences, the construct of inclusion and a brief summary of various general best-practices strategies for inclusive teaching.
-There is consensus among vocational education teachers that there are rising needs and challenges for differentiated instruction and inclusive teaching in the vocational sector. We are seeing an ever-increasing number of students with learning differences
Create: Cultivating knowledge and checking for understanding.
-This segment will focus on ways to create knowledge among diverse learners and how teachers can check for understanding throughout the learning process.
Innovate: Innovation through technology.
-Looking at a range of various free technologies/applications that can be used in the classroom to engage learners and for formative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Oliver

Susan Oliver

Consultant, GRICS-BIM
Susan Oliver has worked in the field of Adult and Vocational Education as a consultant, teacher, curriculum developer, career and life skills trainer, keynote speaker and community educator. Susan currently works at GRICS as an evaluation consultant and lectures at the University... Read More →
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Colleen scott

teacher, West Island Career Centre
Health Program teacher for 9 years at the West island Career Centre, Registered Nurse for 21 years, graduate student (3rd year) at McGill University (Educational and Counselling psychology - Inclusive education program). Interested and passionate about empowering and supporting d... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-238

11:00

Amplifying Math practices with Tech (AM)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, I will discuss and demonstrate 3 recognized mathematical instructional practices, have participants try them out and then show them how the use of technology can make those instructional practices even more effective.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Murray

Kathleen Murray

Math Consultant, Lester B. Pearson School Board
avatar for Jordan Venne

Jordan Venne

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Jordan is an itinerant mathematics teacher specializing in technology integration and innovation.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-101

11:00

Bring the World into your Classroom through VR (virtual reality) (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine being able to transport your students to a different time and/or place? Virtual Reality in the classroom could do just that. This hands-on workshop will open the doors to creativity as well as to the world beyond. During the workshop, teachers will experiment with virtual reality, explore available resources and leave with integration ideas and possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Diner

Lisa Diner

Technology Consultant, Western Quebec School Board
Lisa and Shelley are RECITs and professional colleagues who have been collaborating on joint projects, including workshops, for over ten years. They are both experienced classroom teachers and have a love of learning and innovation.
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Shelley Longney

Consultant, Central Quebec School Board
Lisa and Shelley are RECITs and professional colleagues who have been collaborating on joint projects, including workshops, for over ten years. They are both experienced classroom teachers and have a love of learning and innovation.


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-137-ART

11:00

Finding Images to Use Online (Legally!)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are your students using images online? Wondering about the legality of it? Explore easy strategies for finding images that can be used online without worry. Discover how to incorporate copyright concepts within the context of a student project. Learn what images can be used online, what the conditions for use are, and when legal credit must be given. We will look at public domain images and Creative Commons images.

Speakers
avatar for Raphaella Dixon

Raphaella Dixon

School Board Librarian, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Raphaella Dixon is a board librarian at the Lester B. Pearson School Board, where she provides support and training on information literacy, copyright, and library procedures and standards. She headed the Quebec committee for the national standards on school library learning commons and implements transitions to library learning commons at her school board. Raphaella is a co-author of "Foire aux questions sur le droit... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-203

11:00

Flexible tech for flexible learning (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Flexible classroom environments are all the rage but what happens once you change the furniture? We will be modeling how Natasha structures implicit and flexible uses of technology within the learning process in her recently re-designed classroom environment. Come prepared to experience the process, to share, and to question! Please BYOD - including earphones!

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Bellows

Natasha Bellows

Teacher, Place Cartier Adult Education Centre - LBPSB
Natasha is a teacher at Place Cartier Adult Education Centre of the LBPSB. She believes in student centered learning approaches and has recently transformed her classroom into a flexible learning environment with the help of her students.
avatar for Tracy Rosen

Tracy Rosen

RECIT Provincial Service to Adult Education, Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles
Tracy believes that the best uses of technology are the ones that help us to share our stories about teaching and learning. She is currently an education consultant with the RECIT network in Adult Education at the CSSMI and has taught in both the youth and adult sectors since 199... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
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11:00

Fostering a Maker Mindset: Engaging Diverse Learners through Creative Spaces in Schools (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Creative Spaces, also known as Makerspaces, provide learners of all ages and abilities with the unique opportunity to engage with various technologies as agents and creators. From exploring circuitry by connecting a board to a computer, to creating wearable technologies and robots that draw, the maker movement has expanded the way we see our place in the technological world. But it has also impacted the way that diverse learners see themselves and others in the school setting. In our work with both students and teachers, we have seen first-hand students who struggle academically or students with special needs, shine when presented with a hands-on technological challenge. We have seen these students engaged for significant amounts of time, solving open-ended problems that call upon various knowledge and skills. We have witnessed students eager to discuss their work and excited to talk about the process. This workshop will examine how Makerspaces and the maker mindset can engage learners of varying abilities not just when it comes to technology, but when it comes to learning itself.

Speakers
avatar for Sylwia Bielec

Sylwia Bielec

Pedagogical Consultant, LEARN
Sylwia Bielec is an instructional designer and pedagogical consultant at LEARN as well as a curriculum designer for the Cree School Board. Her expertise is in curriculum development, professional learning, reflective practice and informal/community learning. She also has a background in media production with students. She is the editor of the LEARN blog... Read More →
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Chris Colley

Consultant, LEARN Quebec
The LEARN team have been working on student enegament and STEAM for a few years now and want to share our vision.
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Christine Truesdale

Director, LEARN


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-218

11:00

Fostering Creativity on Your iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Register for this fun hands-on workshop and learn how to “cultivate student curiosity and let creativity blossom...versatile and mobile, iPad includes apps and features that let you and your students write, record, sketch, and gather inspiration from others and the world around you...when multiple apps and features come together in a connected workflow, you and your students have all the tools you need to share compelling learning stories as poets, engineers, musicians, and filmmakers.”

You will need to bring an iPad. I will have 6 iPads to share for those that don’t have one. Please fill in the following form if you are attending my workshop:
https://goo.gl/forms/lvMvXEOQdpDGchVi1

Speakers
avatar for Sam Bruzzese

Sam Bruzzese

Lecturer & 'retired' LBPSB principal, McGill University
Sam Bruzzese, is a retired school principal, who lectures at McGill University. He has given many courses and workshops on the transformative/disruptive power of educational technology in schools. He provides edtech pedagogical support for both public and private schools. His current research focuses on ‘mobile technologies’, ‘distant reading’, and the ‘digital humanities’. Website... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-109

11:00

Genius Hour / L'heure du génie (AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Genius hour allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. The presentation will feature the beginning to end journey of a grade 3 FSL class. The goal in sharing this presentation is to provide concrete tools for educators to use in their classroom and to demonstrate that great things can happen when students are engaged and given the freedom to discover their passions . Genius Hour provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge in different ways using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Ruiter

Melissa Ruiter

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Melissa Ruiter has been an elementary teacher for 10 years with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. For the past 3 years, she has worked on creating a flexible learning space for her grade three students enabling them to work creatively and collaboratively. Her current favourite... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-220

11:00

Making Learning & Assessment Visible with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will discover how to use Classroom to collect evidence, assess using rubrics and to simplify their workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Chris is a Math & Science Teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. He is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, Google Educator Group Leader for Montreal and Canada, and a member of the Remind Advisory Board. Chris often presents for EdTechTeam at event... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-131

11:00

The new(ish) Google Sites - A sexy CMS to make responsive and intelligent intranets and websites.
Limited Capacity seats available

I will walk participants through the new(ish) interface - and compare the tool to its predecessor, the 'classic' Google Sites. Each participant will take the opportunity to "build that website they always wanted to". This will be very hands on, there will be a balance between time for showing them the different functions and letting them use them. I will hover around, hand-hold and answer questions.
:-)

Speakers
avatar for Fabrice Vanegas

Fabrice Vanegas

Consultant, Cloud Lion, inc.
I am a passionate educator, Google trainer, and entrepreneur. Taught IB Business Management and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) for 5 years in Bangkok. Was also very involved in training teachers, creating users, deploying apps, configuring and managing domains as a Google Apps admin... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-236

11:00

Transforming Classroom Spaces
Limited Capacity filling up

Every student learns differently, so why should all classrooms look the same? In this session, we’ll learn about the guiding principles of transforming everyday classrooms into flexible learning spaces. Flexible learning spaces encourage movement, choice, and student autonomy. From elementary to adult, we'll explore what’s being done well in schools and centres in Quebec. There will also be a hands-on activity to design a mock-up of your ideal classroom space.

Speakers
avatar for Avi Spector

Avi Spector

Education Consultant, Riverside School Board / RECIT
Avi Spector is an education consultant with the Riverside School Board and the RECIT Regional Service to General Adult Education in Quebec. He is also a K-12 Adobe Education Leader. Avi believes in creating school culture change through flexible learning environments, empowering... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
A-132

12:30

13:15

Coding & Robotics in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Get your students excited about coding with engaging activities that they will love. Teach them the language of coding and watch them learn and grow! In this workshop, teachers will learn how to easily start a coding club in their school. No coding background is necessary and anyone can do it! Teachers will learn different ways to support their students’ discovery of coding and robotics. They will explore coding as an effective way to teach students cooperative play, team work, problem solving, and persistence. Teachers will be provided with a list of websites, apps, and robots that can be used for a coding club.

Speakers
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Valerie Young

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Pinewood Elementary
I have been teaching for 12 years and have been in grade one for 5 years. I love integrating technology in my daily classroom routines and am always trying out new apps and programs with my students.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-207

13:15

Engineering Design: It's Elementary! (PM)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us in this hands-on workshop to engage in the engineering design process and to find out how, using simple materials, you can provide your students with the opportunity to creatively solve problems. Examples that can be used at different grade levels will be provided.

Speakers
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Katherine Davey

Educational Consultant, LBPSB
I am the educational consultant for science and technology at the Lester B. Pearson School Board.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-205

13:15

Seesaw as a Digital Portfolio for Elementary (PM)
Limited Capacity filling up

From Kindergarten up, Seesaw is an easy way for students to showcase their learning. Come and see how it can be used in your classroom with a variety of activities and then set up your account to get started with your class. Participants must bring a device . If your device of choice is an iPad, please have the Seesaw Class app (free). On a laptop, it accessible through the web broweser without installation.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Connery

Sue Connery

Consultant, Lester B. Pearson School Board
I am a Consultant for Educational Technology at the Lester B.Pearson School Board. When I’m not in my kayak or woodworking, I am working to support teachers to creatively integrate technology in their classrooms.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-140

13:15

Une histoire en Google Slides (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Une façon simple et amusante de publier les productions écrites de vos élèves.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte St-Michel

Brigitte St-Michel

Conseillère pédagogique, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Conseillère pédagogique à la commission scolaire depuis 4 ans, j'ai enseigné le français langue seconde tout au long de ma carrière. L'intégration de la technologie m'intéresse depuis longtemps.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-244

13:15

Where Art and Science Meet -STEAM
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will focus on what teachers can do to create real world opportunities that explore the interplay of art and science. Participants will explore science and aerospace principals through various art activities. This is a make and take workshop, so be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get STEAMY!!

Speakers
avatar for Dianea Phillips

Dianea Phillips

Educational Consultant, LBPSB.
Dianea Phillips B.ED, Educational Consultant-Integrated Pedagogy- LBPSB, Certified Aerospace Educator (Huntsville Alabama & NASA ) and  2 years of training in STEAM EdU education.  She has been a teaching consultant and former teacher with 30 years’ experience in the field of education. Dianea's classrooms and workshops have always been known to be "living classroom experiences," where multimodal, hands-on, cross-curricular methods of teaching are implemented. She shares her joy and love of expanding... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-211

13:15

Apps for the Outdoors
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session I will present different apps that can be used to move the classroom outdoors and encourage more experiential learning and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Chantal Kers

Chantal Kers

Elementary School Teacher/ Interim Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
I am an elementary school teacher who has taught all grades from kindergarten to sixth. I am an interim ESD consultant at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and am hosting regular PD on Facebook about using iPads in the classroom.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-105

13:15

Aurasma: Augmented Reality in the classroom (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Augmented Reality is a great tool in the classroom. It could be used in any subject and at any level. Using Augmented Reality will bring your images to life by embedding short videos over the image.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Katz

Glenn Katz

Teacher, LBPSB
I am a High School teacher.  I have been incorporating technology for the past four years.  I have branded my classroom as the 21st century ELA classroom.  I have given workshops at the LBPEdTech institute.  I love my job and love learning about new classroom tools.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-107

13:15

CANCELLED -Interactive Fiction
 It is with deep regret that I need to cancel - Peter Chan

This workshop will change your relationship with fiction and will transform the interest your children have with fiction. What is interactive fiction? How does the Internet allow us to experience and create IF? What can be done offline? This is especially relevant for teachers motivating boys to be more interested in reading, but will offer

Speakers
avatar for Peter Chan

Peter Chan

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Starting as nerd and geek at a young age (long before these words were cool!), Peter progressed to professional systems analyst and business owner in his early working years. 17 years ago he found his niche as a teacher that brings technology into everything he does. Peter is al... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-248

13:15

Documents in Social Science:  Locate, Analyze, Question and Share
Limited Capacity seats available

From online texts, images and SMARTBoard files for Elementary, to targeted document collections for the new Secondary History programs, LEARN and its RECIT partners have created thousands of easily accessible document collections.  But what to do with all of these available primary and secondary sources?  This workshop helps answer that question, while also demonstrating various online mapping and image analysis tools (Cartograf, Google Draw, etc) that you can use to create engaging lessons and appropriate evaluation tools.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Rombough

Paul Rombough

Educational Consultant, LEARN
Paul is a pedagogical consultant in Social Sciences for LEARN. Educated in Literary Studies, English & History from U. of T., and Education from McGill, he is a former high school teacher and RECIT consultant who has worked in Montreal area, and in Inuit, Cree and Mohawk communit... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-208

13:15

HyperDocs - packaging lessons digitally (PM)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this age of digital learning, student-centered instructional design and delivery practices are an effective way to move forward. This presentation will introduce the audience to HyperDocs as a tool for packaging lessons & units digitally.
"HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. With strong educational philosophies built into each one, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology. They are created by teachers and given to students to engage, educate, and inspire learning. It’s not about teaching technology, it’s about using the technology to TEACH." - http://hyperdocs.co/about_hyperdocs
Participants will come away from the workshop with access to resources about HyperDocs and learn the basics of creating their own HyperDoc in Google Docs. Digital tools welcome during the presentation for a hands-on exploration and building experience.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Fiset

Christine Fiset

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Lake of Two Mountains High School
I have taught all levels of high school English Language Arts in my career. I completed the EdTechTeam Teacher Leader Certificate which has allowed me to expand my knowledge of teaching for the 21st century and integrating tech as a classroom tool. Proficient in the areas of G-Su... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-138-ART

13:15

It's a Small World After All: Publishing Student Work for a Wider Audience
Limited Capacity seats available

When the world is their audience, students learn that their thoughts and ideas can have an impact beyond the classroom. We will show you how to use Book Creator and Google Slides to have your students create ebooks that you can then publish to the web for a wider audience.

Speakers
avatar for Daphne Amster

Daphne Amster

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board, Edgewater Elementary
Daphne is a cycle 3 teacher working for the Lester B Pearson School Board. She is a Google Certified Educator integrating 21st century learning in her 1 to 1 iPad classroom. @daphneddo
avatar for Erica Lamothe

Erica Lamothe

Teacher, Edgewater elementary
Erica has been integrating technology into her lessons for several years, and Edgewater's 1:1 iPad programme. She is passionate about creating varied and authentic learning situations that challenge students in all areas of the curriculum. Twitter @eklamothe


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-204

13:15

La ludopédagogie (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this workshop is to share tools for teachers to bing play as a means of support to learning in an inclusive classroom. The games presented and conducted with participants during this hand-on workshop are adaptable to various levels and clienteles of L2 learners and offer a different approach to also conduct formative assessment through play.

Speakers
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Genevieve Ducharme

Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
FSL and support teacher at the middle school level, consultant in special education and learning support. Experience presenting this workshop at the AQEFLS Conference and at the Samedi Pédagogique held yearly, histe dby ACPI and AQEFLS
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Emilie Laquerre

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-139

13:15

Triple C Missions - Challenge Your Students and Take Your Tech Integration to the Next Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to break out of the same old substitution-level typing assignments with your technology, but you need some support and some inspiration to get your students creating in new ways? Consider using Triple C Missions! Missions begin with a challenge to students to create something with one or more tech tools within a time limit. Students must collaborate and refer to available tutorials in order to problem solve their way to meeting the challenge - no teacher technology expertise required! Participants will experience a Triple C Mission as students during this session. We will also have the opportunity to explore the resources available to support teachers in using the missions in their own classrooms. Bring your laptop, Chromebook, or iPad and be ready to create something new!

Speakers
avatar for Jody Meacher

Jody Meacher

Consultant, Eastern Townships School Board
Jody is the consultant for the pedagogical integration of ICT at the Eastern Townships School Board. She loves Breakout EDU, great picture books, and math too. She promotes using technology to get students creating, problem solving, and sharing with authentic audiences. She is a... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-221

13:15

Un Comiccon à l'école? Pourquoi pas! (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Comment jumeler culture populaire, BDs, science-fiction, littérature, cinéma, enseignement du français et technologie en un seul projet? Avec un Comiccon, bien sûr!

Speakers
avatar for Isabelle Alarie

Isabelle Alarie

Enseignante, Lester B. Pearson School Board, Beurling Academy
Enseignante de Français depuis 1998 et coordonnatrice de la vie étudiante depuis 2005, Isabelle Alarie croit que l'enseignement se fait en collaboration avec tous les acteurs impliqués dans l'acte. Il faut être dynamique et adaptable, tout en ayant une approche signifiante po... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-142

13:15

Using Video Integration and iPads to engage student learning (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting students excited and motivated to learn these days, is becoming a great challenge in our classrooms. When I walk into a classroom with a class set of iPads, students express such excitement. Why not use that excitement and have students demonstrate their learning? During this workshop; - I will show you real life examples of different video integration tools you can incorporate in your lessons. - You will see how easy it is to create a Green Screen video with an iPad. - The power of Google Drive for saving video projects. - Audio tools I use to get better sound quality. Projects can be as simple or as complex as you like. I will show you examples from kindergarten, up to elementary grade 6 level. These iPad apps can also be integrated at the high school level. Participants should attend this interactive, hands-on workshop with an iPad. These are some of the apps I will use, so feel free to download them prior to attending; iMovie, Green Screen by Do INK ($3.99), TouchCast, ChatterPix by Duck Duck Moose Google Drive, and Explain Everything.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Lento

Joey Lento

Resource Teacher, Pinewood Elementary - SWLSB
Joey is a resource teacher at Pinewood Elementary in Mascouche. He has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. For the past nine years, Joey has given numerous Ed-Tech workshops for teachers at various conferences and for student teachers at Con... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-271

13:15

Can we prevent sexting? Let’s Talk (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

With the prevalence of mobile device use, communication has evolved from being text-based to a mixed media form such as images, audio and video clips. Our youth are now expressing themselves differently, including sexually. As technology is an integral part of their life, they now also explore and develop their own identity using the tools they have in hand. What they share and its reach has now expanded beyond the here and now. What can we do to help our students understand and reduce the risks that come with sexting and encourage empathy among them? Join us as we have an open conversation, address your concerns, share important information and collaboratively learn some new strategies for addressing sexting with our students.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Bebbington

Sandra Bebbington

Consultant, The Digital Citizenship Initiative
Sandra is a collaborator with the Digital Citizenship Initiative and the Information Literacy Project. She is a librarian with a passion for gaming and education. Sandra is also completing a post grad diploma in online learning and educational technology at Harvard and teachin... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Dupuis

Caroline Dupuis

Education Consultant, The Digital Citizenship Initiative
Caroline is on loan of service as a collaborator on the information literacy project and the digital citizenship initiative. Her regular post is RECIT education consultant for the EMSB where she provides ongoing support for both teachers and consultants for the purposeful integra... Read More →
avatar for Julian Taylor

Julian Taylor

Librarian, MEES
Librarian working with the MEES-DSCA on Digital Citizenship, Information Literacy, and school libraries. Chair of QSLiN. On a Loan of Service from the ETS dept of the EMSB; regular position is as a Librarian Facilitator.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-111

13:15

Comment favoriser l'engagement et la responsabilisation des élèves - Le parcours d'une enseignante
Limited Capacity filling up

Dans le cadre de cette présentation, vous verrez de façon concrète comment une enseignante a utilisé la planification à rebours et de la technologie dans sa classe dans le but d'aider ses élèves à mieux intégrer leurs apprentissages et à s'engager dans leur classe de français. À la fin de la session, les participants auront des outils concrets pour s'initier à la planification à rebours et pour implanter cette approche dans leur classe.
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Speakers
avatar for Kim Gromko

Kim Gromko

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Bonjour, j'ai à coeur de faire une différence dans la vie des élèves, tant au niveau de leur apprentissage du français qu'au niveau humain. Après un parcours comme enseignante d'immersion française au primaire et chargée de cours à l'université, j'enseigne présenteme... Read More →
avatar for Marc-Albert Paquette

Marc-Albert Paquette

Conseiller pédagogique en français langue seconde pour le secondaire, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Marc-Albert a à coeur de faire une différence dans la vie des élèves, tant au niveau de leur apprentissage du français qu'au niveau humain. Il est conseiller pédagogique en français langue seconde pour le secondaire à LBSPB après avoir été tour à tour enseignant, admi... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-104

13:15

Making Meaning and the Response Process
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we better support students as they make meaning of texts during the response process? In this session, we will begin by exploring a new video for Secondary ELA and participants will be invited to try out a new continuum for response. They will also have the opportunity to explore an online database of teacher-selected reading materials and access digital teaching resources that can support their reading curriculum and support the response process. 

Speakers
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Anne Beamish

Team Leader Secondary ELA, Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement Supérieur
High school ELA teacher and now a consultant working with the Languages team of the MEES. I also work with the QRC (Quebec Reading Connection) team and I am responsible for the Secondary section. I am passionate about engaging students with authentic literature and learning cont... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-257

13:15

Using Literature Circles in the classroom: built in divergence (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this workshop is to acquaint teachers with the benefits of using Literature Circles in the classroom as a way of reaching out to the various needs of different students. Teachers will learn how to choose books, creating "Book Talks" to help their students choose the right book for them, using technology for students to work and deliver work, making videos to show their learning, as well as the many different roles students can be offered in literature circles and how to use the roles to differentiate learning (match the role to the child). Activities include choosing books to create Lit circles thematically and trying out various roles in groups.

Speakers
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Pierre Doyon

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
I have been teaching High School English since 1997, obtained my Doctorate in 2009, lectured in the Education department at McGill for ten years, and give workshops for the IBO. Besides teaching English Language Arts, I teach Technology and Design, Film and Sociology. I have two... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-209

13:15

As easy as Pi' - Using the Raspberry Pi in the Science Teaching laboratory (PM)
Limited Capacity filling up

The Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary low cost computer that has enormous educational potential. In this session, participants will become familiar with the Raspberry Pi and how it can be used in the Science & Technology curriculum to sense/visualize scientific phenomena. Participants will get chance to try out some experiments and learn some basic ideas of coding (Python). No previous knowledge of computing or coding is necessary!

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Altarac

Samuel Altarac

Pedagogical Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Science and Technology Education Consultant | Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board | | Lover of Sciences, and amateur coder.
avatar for Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

Science & Technology consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
A passionate advocate for STEM literacy and the type of education that fosters critical thought.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-213

13:15

Tech Tapas for Autonomous Learning in English (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

I'd like to introduce participants to a few sites that English/ESL teachers can use (Quill/Readtheory/Flocabulary/vocaroo/Quizlet) in class, most of which students can use independently while tracking their own progress. Participants will be shown the basics of these kinds of sites and how they can be used in conjunction with the Google Suite in a typical lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Zerabny

Nancy Zerabny

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board, PACC Adult Ed
I'm a trained and experienced English Language Arts and ESL teacher who has worked in England, Japan and Montreal. The needs, abilities and backgrounds of my students has varied widely, and what I really enjoy is researching resources that best suit particular groups. That has me... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-206

13:15

Why Should I Watch This? Moving towards better use of video in our classrooms.
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we make sure that we are using video in ways that are supported by research and (most of all) make sense for our classrooms? This will be an interactive session where you will examine what makes an engaging video, regardless of how simple or polished it is. You will experience ways to effectively scaffold the learning that happens when we ask our learners to view or create videos. You will also have the choice to create or explore the concepts further. Please BYOD! Earphones are essential. Laptops or tablets are probably best but even a good phone will be fine.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Rosen

Tracy Rosen

RECIT Provincial Service to Adult Education, Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles
Tracy believes that the best uses of technology are the ones that help us to share our stories about teaching and learning. She is currently an education consultant with the RECIT network in Adult Education at the CSSMI and has taught in both the youth and adult sectors since 199... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-134

13:15

WOTP 360: Virtual Reality in the Classroom (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

How I integrated VR into my program.

A mini workshop on how to use the equipment and alternatives so they can bring it into their own classrooms.
I would like a cap of 20 people so everyone gets a chance to play with the equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Chang

Melissa Chang

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Rosemere High School
Melissa is a Work Oriented TrainP teacher at Rosemere High School. She loves finding new ways of using technology in her classroom.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-219

13:15

Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we explore the advantages and countless possibilities
a mobile device and Cardboard offer learners and teachers alike. Lead your students on a virtual tour of a hospital. Look at a vehicle's engine and identify its parts right before your eyes in a 360 degree environment.

Emphasis will be on highlighting ideas and suggesting intuitive ways to incorporate Virtual Reality technology into your vocational centre's existing programs.

Speakers
avatar for James Burn

James Burn

Consultant, RÉCIT-VT / Riverside School Board
James Burn is a pedagogical consultant with the Riverside School Board and the RÉCIT Provincial Service for Vocational Education. Utilizing his love for teaching and passion for technology, James provides customized workshops and training to integrate technology into classrooms... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-145

13:15

Amplifying Math practices with Tech (PM)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, I will discuss and demonstrate 3 recognized mathematical instructional practices, have participants try them out and then show them how the use of technology can make those instructional practices even more effective.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Murray

Kathleen Murray

Math Consultant, Lester B. Pearson School Board
avatar for Jordan Venne

Jordan Venne

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Jordan is an itinerant mathematics teacher specializing in technology integration and innovation.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-101

13:15

Fostering a Maker Mindset: Engaging Diverse Learners through Creative Spaces in Schools (PM)
Limited Capacity filling up

Open Creative Spaces, also known as Makerspaces, provide learners of all ages and abilities with the unique opportunity to engage with various technologies as agents and creators. From exploring circuitry by connecting a board to a computer, to creating wearable technologies and robots that draw, the maker movement has expanded the way we see our place in the technological world. But it has also impacted the way that diverse learners see themselves and others in the school setting. In our work with both students and teachers, we have seen first-hand students who struggle academically or students with special needs, shine when presented with a hands-on technological challenge. We have seen these students engaged for significant amounts of time, solving open-ended problems that call upon various knowledge and skills. We have witnessed students eager to discuss their work and excited to talk about the process. This workshop will examine how Makerspaces and the maker mindset can engage learners of varying abilities not just when it comes to technology, but when it comes to learning itself.

Speakers
avatar for Sylwia Bielec

Sylwia Bielec

Pedagogical Consultant, LEARN
Sylwia Bielec is an instructional designer and pedagogical consultant at LEARN as well as a curriculum designer for the Cree School Board. Her expertise is in curriculum development, professional learning, reflective practice and informal/community learning. She also has a background in media production with students. She is the editor of the LEARN blog... Read More →
avatar for Chris Colley

Chris Colley

Consultant, LEARN Quebec
The LEARN team have been working on student enegament and STEAM for a few years now and want to share our vision.
avatar for Christine Truesdale

Christine Truesdale

Director, LEARN


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-218

13:15

Fostering student voice through blogs, websites and podcasts
Limited Capacity seats available

Authentic writing and talk is an essential way to engage students in their own learning. Leading students through a writing and editing process is more successful when they know a real audience will be seeing their writing and final media productions. Participants will learn about the different online tools available and work with templates to support students through the writing process.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Loomer

Ben Loomer

Pedagogial Consultant, LEARN
Benjamin Loomer is the English Language Arts Consultant and Community Service-Learning Coordinator for the Community Learning Centre network. As a teacher, Ben has taught Secondary Cycle 1 Social Science and English Language Arts in Montreal. He taught English as a Second Languag... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-203

13:15

Genius Hour / L'heure du génie (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Genius hour allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. The presentation will feature the beginning to end journey of a grade 3 FSL class. The goal in sharing this presentation is to provide concrete tools for educators to use in their classroom and to demonstrate that great things can happen when students are engaged and given the freedom to discover their passions . Genius Hour provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge in different ways using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Ruiter

Melissa Ruiter

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Melissa Ruiter has been an elementary teacher for 10 years with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. For the past 3 years, she has worked on creating a flexible learning space for her grade three students enabling them to work creatively and collaboratively. Her current favourite... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-220

13:15

Google Keep - G Suite's best kept secret
Limited Capacity seats available

I will walk teachers through what Google Keep is, and what it can do. We will look at both the web app, and the mobile app. Ideally all participants should have a device and follow along. I will spend most of the time presenting, and will leave time to hover around and answer questions.

Speakers
avatar for Fabrice Vanegas

Fabrice Vanegas

Consultant, Cloud Lion, inc.
I am a passionate educator, Google trainer, and entrepreneur. Taught IB Business Management and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) for 5 years in Bangkok. Was also very involved in training teachers, creating users, deploying apps, configuring and managing domains as a Google Apps admin... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-236

13:15

Hacking the new Google Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and discover the New Google Sites and how we can use it with students in the classroom to create easy to use class sites and portfolios. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Chris is a Math & Science Teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. He is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, Google Educator Group Leader for Montreal and Canada, and a member of the Remind Advisory Board. Chris often presents for EdTechTeam at event... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-131

13:15

Interactive Video (EdPuzzle) Smackdown
Limited Capacity seats available

Interactive Videos (using such platforms as EDPuzzle, or PlayPosit) allows an educator to curate short videos (from YouTube, or anything that has been created) with specific breakpoints; the breakpoints open into quick questions (open ended, multiple-choice, etc.) so that the videos elicit student thinking throughout, instead of being a 'passive' experience.

Speakers
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Andrew Carroll

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Lake of Two Mountains High School
Andrew Carroll is a veteran educator with a special interest and expertise in Educational Technology. He has been involved in Pedagogical Grants in recent years, and has been developing classroom ready teacher resources with many G-Suite APPS, Google Classroom, and others.


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-251

13:15

Making Thinking Visible Through Design
Limited Capacity seats available

A Design session that will make you think more deeply about how we design our learning experiences. Learn how the process of Design and “rapid prototyping” can be applied to any learning environment. The power of Pedagogy in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-224-Library

13:15

No Need of Fancy Tech for Great Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a formidable variety of tech tools available for educators and their students.  Not all of them are however affordable nor are they all accessible.  What are some of the simple, efficient and available technologies that can enhance learning?  In this workshop, you will be presented with a number of such ready-to-use technologies and will witness live demonstrations and examples of how they can be integrated in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kish Gué

Kish Gué

Technology Consultant, English Montreal School Board
Kish Gué has been working in education for 19 years, first as a teacher for the Riverside School Board and then as a consultant for both the Riverside and the English Montreal School board. As a teacher, he has enjoyed involving his students and interesting projects most of whi... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-215

13:15

WeVideo ou Comment créer des vidéos? (PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Objectif 1: Comprendre la mécanique du site internet WeVideo.
Objectif 2: Relier l'utilisation de ce site au développement des compétences en langues. (Français langue seconde et Anglais)

Speakers
avatar for Véronique Landry

Véronique Landry

Ped consultant, swlsb
Enseignante au primaire de 2002 à 2014, Véronique a travaillé tant au secteur francophone qu'au secteur anglophone. Elle a aussi travaillé pour la commission scolaire francophone de l'île du Prince Édouard en classe multiâge de 2004 à 2007. Depuis 2014, elle occupe le poste de... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:45
A-238

14:45