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2019 Digital Learning Symposium
Fostering Inquiry: Personal Learning in Digital Environments_____________________________________

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Monday, April 8
 

11:30am PDT

Adobe Spark, three brilliant web-tools
Adobe Spark is an easy set of three webtools, created by the makers of Photoshop and many other award winning desktop softwares which we love and dislike at the same time. Adobe Spark tools are easy to use and accessible on nearly any device, making them wonderful in the classroom.
This hands on session will provide an overview of each of the tools: Adobe Spark Video, Adobe Spark Post and Adobe Spark Pages and how you can use these in your everyday lives and in your classroom. Adobe Spark credentialing is easy using your google account and puts design skills into the hand of the design novice giving you great results easily. Bring your mobile device loaded with Adobe Spark Post, Video and Pages as well as your chromebook or laptop. We will SPARK your interests for sure!  If you don't already have an Adobe ID, goto spark.adobe.com and click "Start Now for Free".  

Speakers
avatar for Bryon Carpenter

Bryon Carpenter

Teacher, Abbotsford Virtual School
Bryon currently serves as a secondary math, science and technology teacher at the Abbotsford Virtual School since 2010. He took a leave from AVS in 2015-16 to serve the Abbotsford School District as a Helping Teacher for Technology at STaRT Education supporting Learn34.com (GAFE... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Villa 1

11:30am PDT

Full SpeEd Ahead: Using G Suite for Online, Inclusive, Immersive, Inquiry-based Learning
Have you wondered what integrated, cross-curricular inquiry could look like in an online virtual classroom? You can use our iterations and successes to get started on our own inclusive education journey. We will share what has worked for us in our SE Virtual World 8/9 class, that we have recently moved into Google Classroom to leverage the G Suite apps for our students in differentiated, cross-curricular inquiry-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for April McLeod

April McLeod

Special Education and Individualized Support Teacher & SE Immersive Worlds, Heritage Christian Online School
Homeschooling Parent-turned-Homeschooling Support-Teacher is a quick synopsis ofApril McLeod. April’s experiences have given her invaluable exposure and sensitivity tothe critical and emerging issues of both worlds: access to the current splendid researchand application that is... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Beglaw

Shannon Beglaw

Heritage Christian Online School
I am passionate about teaching with technology in an online setting, using virtual worlds and Google Suite; leveraging student choices and questions. I teach in beta; I use student ideas and passion to drive inquiry projects that we reflect on to improve. In both VW 8 and SE VW 8/9... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Villa 2

11:30am PDT

YouTV making videos in the classroom
Youtube has changed the way we view the world. At any moment you can watch a video "how-to" to create anything. Learn how you can create your own tutorials, green screen videos and morning newscast all on Chromebooks. We will unlock the learning potential of video in the classroom. Move over Hollywood, Teachers are moving in!

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology Coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. A Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Carrera

1:15pm PDT

All I need to know about Augmented Reality, I learned in kindergarten.
You want to infuse some excitement into exploring and discovering a topic in your classroom but the only “budget” you have is your time. Wouldn’t you like to be able to leverage augmented reality to encourage learners to self-discover information and have a more engaging multimedia experience? Join me to learn how to create AR experiences for free, in 4 easy steps, in less than a minute.

What problem does this session address?
Do you think AR is too expensive?
Do you think AR is too difficult to create?
Do you think AR is too time consuming to create?

Join me to learn how to create an AR experience for free, in 4 easy steps, in less than a minute.

How does this session address the problem?
In this session we will explore the options for free and low budget AR experience development.
In this session you will learn how to take simple cue cards and sharpies to create impactful AR experiences.
In this session you will learn how to leverage PowerPoint to generate trigger images AND videos.
Together we will create more complex AR experiences with multiple triggers.
In this session we will explore the new possibilities for AR in your organization.

In this session you will learn...
- how to take simple cue cards and sharpies to create impactful AR experiences
- how to leverage PowerPoint to generate trigger images AND videos
- how to create an AR experience in less than a minute
- how to create more complex AR experiences with multiple triggers
- about dozens of use-case scenarios for AR in your classroom


Speakers
avatar for Cindy Plunkett

Cindy Plunkett

Project Manager, eLearning & Educational Technology, Baycrest Health Sciences
Manager, eLearning and Educational Technologies Baycrest Health Sciences Cindy Plunkett is a project manager of eLearning and educational technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences and the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. She is also an executive director of finance... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Veranda

1:15pm PDT

Google Classroom: Reduce, reuse, recycle
Google Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. Things that are old can be incorporated into the new. We just need to rethink how we engage students in this new era. Classroom is one such vehicle for engagement. During this workshop participants will play alongside each other in a Google Classroom as students and see what is possible for them to implement. Learn34.com accounts will be provided to session attendees prior to the workshop, to expedite learning time during the session. Please bring your teacher laptops.

Speakers
avatar for Bryon Carpenter

Bryon Carpenter

Teacher, Abbotsford Virtual School
Bryon currently serves as a secondary math, science and technology teacher at the Abbotsford Virtual School since 2010. He took a leave from AVS in 2015-16 to serve the Abbotsford School District as a Helping Teacher for Technology at STaRT Education supporting Learn34.com (GAFE... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Villa 1

1:15pm PDT

Internet Curator--World Citizen Style
Staff and students are interacting with the internet and creating content constantly. Help your students curate consciously and critically when selecting images and information from the internet for their projects, blogs, presentations, etc. Learn about filter bubbles and how to bust them. Talk about unconscious bias and open windows to the world to help students broaden horizons and create products world citizen style.

Speakers
avatar for Tamiko Nicholson

Tamiko Nicholson

Abbotsford Virtual School
Ms. Nicholson enjoys being part of an innovative and hardworking team at Abbotsford Virtual School. She pioneered the middle school online program at AVS, co-created a motivational email mailout system for online students, and was instrumental in the creation and promotion of our... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Carrera

2:45pm PDT

Virtual Reality as a Tool for Authentic Learning and Student Inquiry
In this session, I plan to discuss the journey I have travelled with my students in using VR as a learning tool. Topics of discussion will include Google Earth, VR Apps, and Sketchup as a tool for VR development. Attendees to this session will be creating their own virtual environment and some will have the opportunity to explore what they have created in VR. If you plan to attend this session, please bring a laptop/Chromebook and a mouse with a wheel.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Amendt

Craig Amendt

Teacher, AVS
Craig Amendt is a technology teacher currently at Abbotsford Virtual School. He loves his job and often describes it as, \\"Playing with toys...with students\\". Currently, he primarily teaches 3D Modelling, drafting, and robotics to grades K through 12. Craig has a passion for solving... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Carrera
 
Tuesday, April 9
 

10:00am PDT

Cool Tools for a Warming World: Innovative tools to engage high school students on climate action
Climate change has been called the greatest challenge of our time, threatening communities around the world and driving massive transitions in this century. The recent IPCC report – Global Warming of 1.5°C gives us only 12 years to respond aggressively in reducing carbon emissions, if we are to avoid dangerous climate change impacts. Canadian policies at all levels of government (e.g. Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan) call for substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (80% by 2050). However, the North American education system is not providing our youth with the substantive solutions-based, learner-led tools they need to engage in and act on climate change (most teachers only spend 1-2 hours a year on the subject).

CALP at UBC has co-designed and tested (with teachers, students & staff at the Vancouver School Board; educational NGO’s; international researchers; municipal/city staff; other educators and general public) several ‘Cool Tools’ that uses innovative social processes and powerful visual and digital media (such as gaming, visualizations, mapping, and hands-on citizen science), that has shown to be very effective in building awareness and stimulating behaviour change among youth.

A DIY toolkit on climate change and urban forestry (Coolkit), a videogame on climate change solutions, and a supplementary Teacher’s Guide are some of the ‘Cool Tools’ that will be presented at this workshop. These 'Cool Tools' bring together a number of enticing educational components:
1. outdoor experiential learning
2. place-based & inquiry-based education
3. student-led learning
4. game development
5. digital & field mapping tools

The tools are tailored to the new BC curriculum & address the 'Big Ideas' & 'Core Competencies' upfront. They have already demonstrated an increase in students’ awareness & understanding of basic climate change, sustainability and urban forestry concepts; and hope to eventually motivate behaviour changes individually and collectively.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Sheppard

Stephen Sheppard

Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), University of Britsh Columbia
Stephen Sheppard, PhD., ASLA, is a Professor in Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, teaching in landscape and climate change planning, community engagement, and visualization. He has served as Director of UBC’s Bachelor of Urban Forestry program and... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Portico

10:00am PDT

Creating Apps Online
After learning the basics and curriculum in Code.org we will look into creating apps on the program. We will start by creating a coding resource that we can use in multiple apps. We create different apps that can be used in the classroom: a voting app that tallies the votes and gives immediate feedback. A field trip app that allows the students to explore their surroundings with sounds and clips. Giving them the experience they would have with a personal guide. Templates will be shared that shows all the different uses app building has in the classroom. We will also dive into the process of making an app for the Apple Store and Google Play using Thunkable platform.

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology Coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. A Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Veranda

10:00am PDT

Speed Dating L&D Tech Tools
Get Tech Savvy! Join Garima as she scratches the surface of many tools to help you ENGAGE the audience, CREATE awesome materials and SAVE time doing it all!  Bring your devices if you can, to this interactive workshop designed to give you the lay of the tool-land. Most of these tools are free or low-cost.
The tools include online persona creation, H5P interactive videos, live polling, branching scenarios, best kept secrets for diagrams and visuals, instant email surveys, pro project management, closed captioning tools and more..

Speakers
avatar for Garima Gupta

Garima Gupta

Artha Learning Inc
Garima is the founder-director of Artha Learning Inc, a boutique learning design firm in Toronto, Canada.Garima brings over 15 years of experience in Learning & Development, training, digital marketing, content creation, education, and software engineering. Some of her clients include... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Maranello

11:30am PDT

The Art of Teaching with HyperDocs
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. (*description taken from goo.gl/Rq8wJm)

Access my interactive Slide deck here: bit.ly/roeckhyperdocs

Speakers
avatar for Karen Roeck

Karen Roeck

Teacher/Administrator, Heritage Christian Online School
Karen has served as an educator in public, independent and distributed learning environments and has learned from many incredible leaders and mentors along the way. She is passionate about partnering with families to create a plan personalized to meet each student's unique strengths... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Veranda