Wanting to learn more about edtech?

Hello to all!

There are a number of educational technology opportunities out there and I thought some of them might be of interest to you.  The nice thing about the online sessions is that it allows you to pick and choose the topics that might be of interest for you!

1. Educational Technology and Media – (Massive Open Online Course)cropped-headNavy

There are a number of sessions that run from mid January until the end of March.  This is different than other online seminars in that it is a continuous learning process versus certain shorter sessions.  Access the link to find more info or to register.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Welcome (Jan 13-19): Welcome Event & Orientation to #etmooc
  • Topic 1 (Jan 20-Feb. 2): Connected Learning – Tools, Processes & Pedagogy
  • Topic 2 (Feb 3-16): Digital Storytelling – Multimedia, Remixes & Mashups
  • Topic 3 (Feb 17-Mar 2): Digital Literacy – Information, Memes & Attention
  • Topic 4 (Mar 3-16): The Open Movement – Open Access, OERs & Future of Ed.
  • Topic 5 (Mar 17-30): Digital Citizenship – Identity, Footprint, & Social Activism

2.  Fair Chance Learning – Professional Seminars for Regina Public Schools.  These are a series of webinars offered to Regina Public School teachers during our own professional development days.  For each session to run there needs to be a minimum of 10 people per session.

Webinar Choices for January 25th and March 7th

– Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning: Project-Based Learning (Adobe Digital School Collection, Movie Maker, Photo Story, Web 2.0, …)
– Using Technology to Support Differentiated Teaching and Learning for All (Assistive technology using software accessibility features and proprietary tools including Kidspiration and Inspiration)

Webinar Choices for April 26th and May 17th

–  Collaborative Teaching and Learning Environments Beyond the Classroom (Social technology and cloud-based teaching and learning environments)
– Using Technology to Support Differentiated Teaching and Learning For All Learners
(Assistive technology using a variety on online tools…)

Time Slots
– Webinar choices will be offered on dates as outlined above
– Each webinar choice will be offered in the morning from 9:00-11:30am and will be repeated in the afternoon from 1:00-3:30pm

– Each webinar choice requires a minimum of ten participants, registered through Regina Public Schools eBluebook
https://bluebook.rbe.sk.ca/dynamic.asp?pageid=28 (one week prior to session offering)

3.   EduCon Philadelphia  (Jan 25-27 2013)

Educon is both a conversation and a conference!

It is an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas – from the very practical to the big dreams.

Questions? Comments? Email us at educon@scienceleadership.org.

4.  4T Virtual Conference – (Teachers teaching teachers about technology) (May long weekend)Screen%20shot%202012-10-17%20at%209_22_13%20PM

I attended this conference online last year and I would highly recommend it!  The conference offered many, many different sessions over the four days and you could pick or choose which sessions were most relevant to you.  You can read about the conference on my blog by clicking here.  Click on the 4t virtual conference link above for more information.

5. IT Summit 2013 (Saskatoon) May 6,7 2013

This STF sponsored conference focuses on supporting teaching practice through the use of educational technology.

Goals

The Summit will create opportunities to:
  1. Explore exemplary practices for teaching and learning with technology to support the actualization of Saskatchewan curricula including opportunities in distance education.
  2. Share best practices in network infra­structures and centralized technologies that support student learning through technology use in schools and school divisions.
  3. Promote Professional Learning Com­munities that foster effective teaching and learning with technology.
  4. Celebrate and support existing partner­ships and encourage new partnership opportunities

Click on IT Summit 2013 for more information.

6.  ISTE 2013

ISTE2013logoThis conference at the end of June, the International Society for Technology in Education hosts this world class conference for educators from around North America.  The session list has not yet been posted but there are hundreds of sessions offered from across the content areas and covering all aspects of educational technology.

Please consider applying for one of these educational professional development opportunities.  We would love to hear what you’ve learned and then you can share with the group!

Let me know if you need more information.

Monique

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mmebowes on January 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Learning as I go / mes aventures en apprentissage and commented:

    Learning through technology..wanting to learn more about edtech? Here are some sessions that I’ve shared with our Campbell Technology Team. Enjoy!

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  2. So many great sessions to check out! I am definitely lacking in this area and I am looking forward to more PD.

    Reply

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