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ISABC Pro-D Day 2014, St George’s School

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Friday, February 7
 

10:30am

AP Computer Science Round Table
Limited Capacity seats available

A round table discussion on current practices and approaches to teaching AP computer science.

Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

FULL - NO FURTHER SPACE Excel For Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will introduce participants to Excel, allowing them to use it for simple chart-making or for more advanced spreadsheet functions.

Speakers
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Amanda Breslin

Math & Science Teacher, Community Service Sponsor


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Q&A Regarding Google Drive, Docs, and Spreadsheets
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Apps (Drive, Docs, & Spreadsheet) has had a transformative effect in the delivery of content and collection of student assignments at Fraser Academy. Join Bryson Norrish and Travis Thielmann in a question and answer period focusing on the innovative uses of Google Apps in your classroom.

Speakers
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Bryson Norrish

Director of Technology, Fraser Academy
Bryson Norrish is a Director of Technology at Fraser Academy, a co-ed K12 school in Vancouver. He's had an active role in implementing technology at Fraser Academy, specifically as to how it affects teaching and learning.
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Travis Thielmann

Director, Academics & Curriculum, Fraser Academy
Travis Thielmann is the Director of Academics & Curriculum at Fraser Academy. Travis holds an M.Ed. from SFU and has also been part of the Classroom Assessment & Reporting Advisory Group for the Ministry of Education.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

An Introduction To Flipping Your Classroom
This session explores the Flipped Classroom learning model. Rather than teachers lecturing during class time and students completing assignments at home, the Flipped Classroom learning model flips the traditional method around. Class time becomes an opportunity for students to do more learning activities and practice more skills while teachers guide student work. Attendants of this session will leave with an understanding of the Flipped Classroom learning model and the knowledge to begin integrating a ‘flip’ into their own lessons.

Speakers
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Andrew Murray

EdTech Coordinator / ADST Teacher, St. George's School
Supports the use of technology to foster innovative and meaningful learning environments for students and teachers.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

YouTube in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop participants will explore YouTube and its potential as a teaching tool within their classrooms. Participants will set up a YouTube channel and start sorting classroom-worthy videos and clips into playlists. Secondly, participants will learn how to screencast or film their lessons, upload the videos, and edit them as necessary. Just because a student misses class, doesn't mean they should miss the lesson! This workshop is for all levels, and participants will leave with applications that can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
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Kyle Prior

Mathematics Teacher, DP Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator and IB Mathematics teacher
I am a Math and Physics teacher in my 12th year of teaching. I have worked in International schools in Mexico and China, and presently teach IB Diploma Math at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

'Teaching Programming and Problem Solving to Grade 8 and 9'
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants should gain an understanding of how to use the drag and drop programming IDEs to teach programming and problem-solving at the grade 8 and 9 level (and maybe grade 10). This session will use the GameMaker IDE but participants will be encouraged to look at other IDEs such as Scratch or Alice. Session materials will be available to participants.

Speakers
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Ron Ouwerkerk

Computer Science Teacher, St. George's School
I have been teaching Computer Science from grade 8 to the Advanced Placement Course for 17 years at St. Georges. My focus on teaching programming has moved from teaching a language to teaching algorithmic thinking.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will offer an overview of Augmented Reality, mainly using the Aurasma app, and will explore opportunities for education, including interactive bulletin boards. The Aurasma app is a free download for Android and ios. Other AR applications and uses will be discussed.

Speakers
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Paul Klintworth

Technology Integration (Elementary), Elementary Ed Tech Teacher
Paul has taught Primary classes in the UK and in BC, and was also an Advisory Teacher for IT in Bristol, UK for one year. He can thoroughly recommend the MEdTech at UBC! Currently he is the Technology Integration teacher for the Wentworth Campus at Collingwood School.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

FULL - EXPANDED TO MAXIMUM at 37: Levelling the Playing Field with the iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will demonstrate how organizing, creating, curating, and sharing on the iPad can help to level the playing field for students who learn differently (so, all students!). We will attempt to answer the question, "Why the iPad" and give evidence to support our decision to go 1:1 in our department at Collingwood. In addition, we will discuss and give hands-on examples of how the device itself and how specific apps empower kids to become successful and confident learners, despite their learning style. Participants will come away with our 'backpack' of apps we think are essential in our humanities and math classes.

Speakers
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Katie Anderson

Head of Key Department; English Teacher, Collingwood School
Katie is the Head of Key at Collingwood School and also teaches English 8 and 9 within the program. She is passionate about working with students with learning differences, loves using the iPad to level the playing field for her students, and works everyday to differentiate her... Read More →
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Erin French

8/9 Key Teacher, Key / Social Studies teacher
Hi! I teach in the Middle School KEY department (special education) at Collingwood School. This year is our third year in a 1:1 iPad program. We have seen, first hand, the benefits that the iPad can have in a classroom for children with learning exceptionalities.
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Samantha Weiss

Dean of Student Life and Leadership, Collingwood School
Katie, Erin and Sam teach in the Middle School KEY department (special education) at the Collingwood School. This is the second year that their department has been using a to one iPad program for their students. They have seen, first hand, the benefits that the iPad can have in a... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Google Chrome Ninja Tips
"If you are interested in learning how our Google Chrome can be used as a ""learning ecosystem"" rather than striclty a browser, this session is for you!
Participants will learn Ninja tricks that will increase productivity and maximize your classroom teaching. We will look at how to set-up and use tabs, bookmarks, google apps, extensions, and advanced search methods. Although some familiarity with the chrome browser is an asset, it is not essential."

This session will explore the many powerful and easy to use functions of Google Chrome (Google's web browser). Such functions include signing into Chrome, ninja search tips, using tabs and bookmarks and finally web apps and extensions.

Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to effectively and efficiently navigate and use Google Chrome. The skills learned apply to improving teacher productivity, but will also be extremely valuable for students in becoming more digitally literate.

Speakers
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Martin Jones

Assistant Head of School, Mulgrave
We are divisional Principals at a PreK-12 IB continuum school. As part of our current strategic plan we are looking at ways in which we can leverage best practices related to student feedback in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning at our school.
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Gareth Ronald-Jones

Gr. 6 Math and & Science Teacher, Mulgrave School
I teach math and science at the grade 6 level. I am also the Jr. School Coordinator of Educational Technology. I'm interested in finding meaningful ways to effectively integrate technology to improve teaching and learning.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Harnessing the Power of Google Search
Limited Capacity seats available

Google search goes beyond the omnibar. We'll take a look at how to use Google's search tools to increase your searching prowess and how Google uses your information to "better" your search.

Speakers
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Adi Aharon

Junior School IT Coordinator, Crofton House School
"Wonder and think, think and wonder" - Dr. Seuss


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1