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CONFERENCE BOOKLET OCTOBER 24, 25 AND 26TH, 2012 SHERATON PARKWAY TORONTO NORTH RICHMOND HILL, ON REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT http://www.ecoo.org THIS PDF AT http://bit.ly/ecoo2012 LANYRD.COM CONFERENCE APP http://bit.ly/2012ecoo CONFERENCE TAG #ecoo12 VERSION 2012.10.21 ***UPDATED***


Wednesday

9:00AM – 7:00 PM

PreConference

Thursday

SESSION

ROOM

7:15 – 8:30

Registration / Breakfast

Grand York Foyer

8:15 – 9:30

Opening Keynote – John Seely Brown

Grand Richmond

9:30 – 9:45

Break (Refreshments available)

9:45 – 10:45 10:45 – 11

Break

11 – 12 12 – 1

Lunch

1– 2 2– 2:15

Break

2:15 – 3:15 3:15 – 3:30

Break (Refreshments available)

3:30 – 4:30

Panel – Nora Young, John Seely Brown, Jamie Casap & Michael Fullan

Grand Richmond

4:30 – 5

Prize Draw

Grand York

4:30– 6:30

ECOO Social

Grand York

6:30 – 7

Annual General Meeting

Grand Richmond

Friday

SESSION

ROOM

7:15 – 8:30

Registration/Breakfast

Grand York Foyer

8:30 – 9:30

Keynote – Nora Young

Grand Richmond

9:30 – 9:45

Break (Refreshments available)

9:45 – 10:45 10:45 – 11

Break

11 – 12 12 – 1

Lunch

1 – 1:15

Prize Draw

1:15 – 2:15 2:15 – 2:30

Break (Refreshments available)

2:30 – 3:30 All sessions are open up to room capacity; there is no need to pre-register for anything but the PreConference. 1


Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM

FOYER Floor: Upper Level

REGISTRATION

PRE CONFERENCE

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

MARKHAM A

ELEARNING ONTARIO - ELCS ONLY THIS IS AN ALL DAY SESSION. Designed only for eLearning Contacts (eLCs) who have been invited from eLearning Ontario.

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

VAUGHAN Floor: Lower Level

MINDS ON MEDIA THIS IS AN ALL DAY SESSION. •

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Using iPad for Knowledge Construction in the Learner-Centered Classroom Colin Harris, Gr 6 Teacher Making Thinking Transparent & Collaborative with VoiceThread - Royan Lee, Teacher Using Audio in the K-12 Classroom - Zoe Branigan-Pipe, Teacher Social Networking with Edmodo - Peter McAsh, Teacher You're Never Too Young to Learn: Using Technology to Document Student Achievement in the K-3 Classroom - Aviva Dunsiger, P/J Teacher The Idea Hive Classroom Community: Students Sharing, Creating & Learning Together in Online Spaces - Heather Durnin, Gr 7/8 Teacher Connecting and Collaborating with Social Media, Kim Gill, Sp.Ed. Teacher

Discover How to Create an Inclusive Classroom by Infusing Powerful Equity Messages Throughout Your Day - Susan Watt, Technology Support Teacher & Trish Morgan, Gr 4/5 Teacher

PRE CONFERENCE

OFF SITE

OAGEE - GEO-SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CLASSROOM Iain Greensmith from ESRI (the software provider) and Mark Lowry (TDSB) from OAGEE (the Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education) are presenting a hands on introduction to using Geo-spatial technologies in the classroom. Participants will see how these technologies allow learners to experience the tools needed to support geography and environmental science (along with many other subjects) in the 21st century. You will use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that are available for desktops (licenced by OSAPAC) and online. There will also be time to use GPS in the field and incorporate your own data.

This is a full-day session provided at the ESRI training facility, located at 12 Concorde Place, Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3R8, T: 416-441-6035 2


Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

STOUFFVILLE

PRE CONFERENCE

Floor: Lower Level

AURORA PRE CONFERENCE

Floor: Lower Level

NFB - TEACHING THROUGH ANIMATION: USING NFB FILMS AND ACTIVITIES IN YOUR CLASSROOM

As leaders in media literacy development, delivering educational workshops in Canada and abroad for over 20 years, a representative from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Education team will provide educators with effective strategies for integrating film titles, interactive projects and media education in their classrooms. This workshop will provide educators with a platform to discuss media literacy concepts through the viewing of NFB content and an opportunity to experiment with a hands-on 3-D animation storytelling workshop using the newly developed NFB iPad app PixStop. The workshop will begin with an introduction to CAMPUS, the new, OSAPAC-licensed, online NFB Education streaming room. CAMPUS features 2500+ on-demand classroom-ready films, pedagogical evaluations of NFB films, and a wide variety of study guides, available in both English in French. Educators will learn how to build a learning module surrounding a film or a thematic collection of films. Our newly produced Global Issues Playlist and Teaching Guide will equip each teacher with the how-to of building their own learning module, according to their individual curriculum needs. While watching content, we will discuss concepts and questions regarding the production and consumption of media. The remainder of the workshop will guide participants through the process of story production and 3-D animation creation. Participants will work together in groups to storyboard simple stories, build characters, sets, and compose their own animated story using the free NFB iPad app, PixStop. Attendees will walk away with the tools and knowledge to integrate similar animation activities in their own classrooms. Working through creative means, the workshop aims to integrate media literacy into various disciplines across curriculums and grade levels. *This workshop is appropriate for both primary and secondary level educators. Attendees are asked to bring an iPad, pre-loaded with the PixStop app, to the workshop, if possible. There will be a limited number of iPads available on loan.

OAME - SOFTWARE FOR TEACHING MATH: PART 1 Participants will explore the free CLIPS and ePractice resources related to Fractions and Integers. Ideas for integrating Ministry-licensed The Geometer’s Sketchpad, together with LessonLink, Tinkerplots and Gizmos will be provided. Reference will be made to some useful techniques that an interactive white board makes available to teachers. The presenters, Greg Clarke (Simcoe-Muskoka CDSB) and Ross Isenegger (Near North DSB), are secondary school teachers who have been responsible for professional development in Mathematics and Technology for teachers of K-12 Mathematics. They are currently working on the Ministry of Education’s CLIPS project which animates concepts using Flash.

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Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NEWMARKET

PRE CONFERENCE

Floor: Upper Level

OSLA - GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION Google Apps Education is a free (business pay for the same service) full cloud solution where all applications including email, word processor, spreadsheets, presentations (like powerpoint), web pages, videos, podcasts, calendars and image editing software run from the cloud (internet servers) and work on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with a browser. Google Apps is used by 61 of the top rated universities and colleges in the United States and is being quickly embraced by boards in Ontario including Waterloo Region, York Region and both the public and separate boards in Ottawa. The presenter, Roger Nevin (KPRDSB) will show you how to register for Google Apps Education, implement it into a school and administer Google Apps. You will also learn how to use most of the main applications. See http://engagestudents.ca for more/

Wednesday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

STOUFFVILLE

PRE CONFERENCE

Floor: Lower Level

NFB - TEACHING THROUGH ANIMATION: USING NFB FILMS AND ACTIVITIES IN YOUR CLASSROOM As leaders in media literacy development, delivering educational workshops in Canada and abroad for over 20 years, a representative from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Education team will provide educators with effective strategies for integrating film titles, interactive projects and media education in their classrooms. This workshop will provide educators with a platform to discuss media literacy concepts through the viewing of NFB content and an opportunity to experiment with a hands-on 3-D animation storytelling workshop using the newly developed NFB iPad app PixStop. The workshop will begin with an introduction to CAMPUS, the new, OSAPAC-licensed, online NFB Education streaming room. CAMPUS features 2500+ on-demand classroom-ready films, pedagogical evaluations of NFB films, and a wide variety of study guides, available in both English in French. Educators will learn how to build a learning module surrounding a film or a thematic collection of films. Our newly produced Global Issues Playlist and Teaching Guide will equip each teacher with the how-to of building their own learning module, according to their individual curriculum needs. While watching content, we will discuss concepts and questions regarding the production and consumption of media. The remainder of the workshop will guide participants through the process of story production and 3-D animation creation. Participants will work together in groups to storyboard simple stories, build characters, sets, and compose their own animated story using the free NFB iPad app, PixStop. Attendees will walk away with the tools and knowledge to integrate similar animation activities in their own classrooms. Working through creative means, the workshop aims to integrate media literacy into various disciplines across curriculums and grade levels. *This workshop is appropriate for both primary and secondary level educators. Attendees are asked to bring an iPad, pre-loaded with the PixStop app, to the workshop, if possible. There will be a limited number of iPads available on loan.

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Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

AURORA PRE CONFERENCE

Floor: Lower Level

NEWMARKET

PRE CONFERENCE

Floor: Upper Level

OAME - SOFTWARE FOR TEACHING MATH: PART 2 Participants will explore the free CLIPS resources for graphing Linear Growing Patterns and more general functions. The power of The Geometer’s Sketchpad to explore functions will be highlighted. Data will be gathered, imported into Ministry-licensed Fathom and displayed in a variety of forms. Free resources for writing and computing algebra will be introduced. The presenters, Greg Clarke (Simcoe-Muskoka CDSB) and Ross Isenegger (Near North DSB), are secondary school teachers who have been responsible for professional development in Mathematics and Technology for teachers of K-12 Mathematics. They are currently working on the Ministry of Education’s CLIPS project which animates concepts using Flash.

OSLA - GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION Google Apps Education is a free (business pay for the same service) full cloud solution where all applications including email, word processor, spreadsheets, presentations (like powerpoint), web pages, videos, podcasts, calendars and image editing software run from the cloud (internet servers) and work on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with a browser. Google Apps is used by 61 of the top rated universities and colleges in the United States and is being quickly embraced by boards in Ontario including Waterloo Region, York Region and both the public and separate boards in Ottawa. The presenter, Roger Nevin (KPRDSB) will show you how to register for Google Apps Education, implement it into a school and administer Google Apps. You will also learn how to use most of the main applications. See http://engagestudents.ca for more information.

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Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

GRAND RICHMOND

CONFERENCE OPENING

Remarks by Grant Clarke, ADM

ECOO Keynote GRAND RICHMOND Floor: Upper Level

A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING – CULTIVATING IMAGINATION FOR A WORLD OF CONSTANT CHANGE John Seely Brown www.johnseelybrown.com Preparing our students to be resilient, lifelong learners for the 21st century is a gigantic challenge. Indeed, many of the practices that works so well for the 20 century need to be recast, shifting our focus from a teaching focus to a learning focus and then onto thinking about how to design learning environments for cultivating the imagination. This talk will cover some of our newer thoughts building, of course, on some of the classic work of John Dewey but now with an eye for how to scale some of his ideas. And needless to say, these challenges are ones that we, as teachers, must face for ourselves. The road ahead is not easy but there are some techniques/ideas that can help us as orchestrators of learning.

John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California (USC) and the Independent CoChairman of the Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. Prior to that he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)—a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nano technologies. He was a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL). His personal research interests include digital youth culture, digital media and institutional innovation.

John, or as he is often called—JSB— is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS and a Trustee of the MacArthur Foundation. He serves on numerous public boards (Amazon, Corning, and Varian Medical Systems) and private boards of directors. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals. With Paul Duguid he co-authored the acclaimed book The Social Life of Information (HBS Press, 2000) that has been translated into 9 languages with a second addition in April 2002. With John Hagel he co-authored the book The Only Sustainable Edge which is about new forms of collaborative innovation and The Power of Pull: how small moves, smartly made can set big things in motion, published April 2010. His current book, The New Culture of Learning co-authored with Professor Doug Thomas at USC, was released January 2011. JSB received a BA from Brown University in 1962 in mathematics and physics and a PhD from University of Michigan in 1970 in computer and communication sciences. He has received six honorary degrees including: May 2000, Brown University, Doctor of Science Degree; July 2001, the London Business School, Honorary Doctor of Science in Economics; May 2004, Claremont Graduate University, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; May 2005, University of Michigan, Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, and May 2009, North Carolina State University, Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, May 2011, Illinois Institute of Technology, Honorary Doctor of Design. He is an avid reader, traveler and motorcyclist. Part scientist, part artist and part strategist, JSB’s views are unique and distinguished by a broad view of the human contexts in which technologies operate and a healthy skepticism about whether or not change always represents genuine progress.

ALL DAY THURSDAY THE ECOO2012 GAME!

PLAY THE GADGET GAME!

Download a QR reader so that you can play the gadget game. Throughout the conference area there will be a series of QR codes. Each code will be a clue needed to answer a question in the Gadget game. The final QR code will direct you how to finish the game. First ten attendees to answer the questions correctly to win! Need a QR Reader? Go to www.i-nigma.mobi on your device. i-nigma will automatically identify your device; download and install i-nigma. 6


Thursday 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

BREAK

PASTRIES, COFFEE AND TEA AVAILABLE

Thursday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

AURORA

POSITIVELY POWERFUL PRIMARY PROJECTS

Melinda Kolk, Tech4Learning (@melindak) Come and learn how Pixie can help young students build strong early learning foundations as they express their ideas and build understanding through pictures, text, and voice narration. Explore activities which address basic literacy skills, building fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension and learn how to use these activities as a springboard for open-ended projects that require creativity, communication, and higher-order thinking skills. Explore tools and strategies for engaging learners in projects like visual math explorations, social studies applications for culture, language arts proficiencies for first person narratives, and more. Participants will leave the session with ideas, techniques, and resources they can use to support primary learners in their classrooms. Audience: JKorK, Primary, General Floor: Lower Level

BALLANTREE

SAFE DRIVING ON THE INTERNET - TEACHING CHILDREN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SAFETY, PRIVACY AND JUST PLAIN COMMON SENSE

Jerry Gaertner, Canadian Information Processing Society We teach children to read using age-appropriate books. We teach teenagers to drive safely and then bestow upon them graded licenses as an added measure of safety. But what do we do about the internet? Some parents are technophobic; others simply unaware of the need to provide guidance. Some schools teach the rudiments of computer usage and safety - many do not. In Europe, and more and more in North America, software-based training programmes have been implemented to help teachers and students adopt best practices for internet safety and privacy. Some even have "certifications" attached, like the highly successful European Computer Drivers License programme. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

BUTTONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

BUILDING INCLUSION WITH SMART BOARDS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Baljit Samrai, Occupational Therapist, Technology Access Clinic - McMaster Children's Hospital Susan Thurston, Speech-Language Pathologist, McMaster Children's Hospital Children with disabilities have significant limitations in their play and learning, and their performance can be illustrated as lonely and frequently unsuccessful. The technology is there to help out with bridging a gap between children with disabilities and those without. At times, the available technology can be robust, inaccurate and single purpose only. The optimal situation is to use only one system for most of the user needs. We are presenting an ongoing intervention with a 9 year old boy, Vasilije, where with the optimal equipment and some creativity, these limitations can be minimized, and in some cases, eliminated. We will detail the "high tech" approach taken with computers, communication devices, SMARTboard, specialized software and additional accessories as AccessIT. In particular, his use of the DynaVox Vmax, with EyeMax accessory will be detailed. The EyeMax System allows augmented communicators to access their Vmax with a simple blink, or by dwelling on a desired area of the screen. (DynaVox, 2009b). With his technology, Vasilije has been able to independently participate in many activities of childhood. For instance, he can read out loud, tell jokes, play games, surf the Internet, draw, colour and write. He is able to choose his TV program, play practical jokes on his brother, and ask for a snack. In addition, SMARTBoard is connected to his device in two ways. He is now able to participate more in classroom activities. His classmates, teachers and stuff can understand his communication abilities more. In this presentation you are going to see how. Vasilije is certainly going for the “best life experiences�, and will continue to strive for his peak performance!

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Thursday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

GORMLEY

COOL COLLABORATION CONQUERING CLIMATE CHANGE?

Dick Holland, GreenLearning Canada Stephen McKinnon COOL 2.0 is a completely free comprehensive database of quality education resources on climate change and a Web 2.0 community where you manage learning activities and where students collaborate, use social media to complete assignments and engage in action projects. Bring your laptop or tablet for a hands on discovery of the power and potential of web-based collaborative teaching and learning to help you and the classes at your school learn about climate change. In COOL 2.0, you can (without charge or obligation): Access the best lesson plans and activities, videos, research and data, and collaborative projects to teach about climate change, renewable energy and energy conservation. Search for resources by keyword, grade level, subject, province, language, and more. Use the Teacher Space to customize resources for your students and manage student learning Create assignments that integrate blogs, mapping, online discussions, and media galleries. Meet colleagues, exchange ideas in the Teacher Forum, and team up to collaborate on class projects. COOL 2.0 is for teachers, Grades 5 to 12, in Science, Geography, Social Studies, Design & Technology, Language Arts, and Business-Economics. COOL 2.0 is a no cost program of GreenLearning Canada, developed by teachers, for teachers. Discover the best in energy education at cool.greenlearning.ca! Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Adult, General Floor: Lower Level

KING CITY Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

WHAT YEAR ARE YOU PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS FOR? MAKING BOLD CHANGES IN EDUCATION - CENTRAL PEEL S.S.

Lawrence De Maeyer, School Principal - Central Peel S.S. (@DeMaeyerLaw) Loura John, Dianne Fitzpatrick, Seema Bajpai, Nancy Manning, Grant Wardlaw Are you wondering how to move your school into the 21st Century? Come join us in this informative session discussing how Central Peel is making BOLD changes to education. Central Peel realized the immediacy of the need for public education to adjust to current learning realities. Students' lives are far more connected than ever before, fueled by massive advancements in communication technologies. The traditional, industrial model of teaching and learning no longer meets students' expectations in a globally connected, digital world. We will share our journey with you on how we have been making changes in our building and with our staff and students. We will share elements of our Shift, including: • Our process for transforming the school, • How to improve student engagement, • Movement towards inquiry based learning, • 21st century assessment practices, • How to optimize professional learning: Platforms for maximizing staff and student collaboration, • Blogging as a vehicle for deeper engagement and understanding, • Digital citizens • Creating a global curriculum • Flipping the classroom There will also be a brainstorming session to help you come up with ways to move your school/classroom forward. We will discuss strategies that we employed to shift pedagogy, integrate technology, re-brand our school and get our staff excited!

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Thursday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

MARKHAM A Floor: Lower Level

CREATING A DIGITALLY RICH ACCELERATED LEARNING COMMUNITY WITHOUT LIMITS

James Bond, Waterloo Region District School Board (@MrBondPrincipal) Liz Anderson Do you have a vision of creating a digitally rich learning community that accelerates student learning? If the answer is yes, then you need to engage in this presentation where we will share our Accelerated Learning Framework and how we are changing the thinking within our school community to explicitly use technology to accelerate learning and enhance student achievement. Through a collaborative inquiry process, the Park Manor school community has worked persistently and innovatively to integrate exemplary pedagogy with technology in ways that help develop our students into Global Critical Thinkers Collaborating To Change The World. Every classroom has a document camera, HD data projector and speakers, along with half the classes with SMART Boards and throughout the school there are 120 PlayBooks and 2 iPads. We use our tablets in many ways to improve student learning from complete class sets for every student, to a few for sharing, to a class set to sign out from the library. We believe that technology tools, programs, applications and websites can and should be used in concert with exemplary pedagogy in order to develop key 21st century skills such as; creating, communicating, collaborating, thinking critically and citizenship. Moreover, by accelerating the learning of our students, they are able to learn more deeply and demonstrate higher order thinking skills. During the presentation we will share our Accelerated Learning Framework and technology Success Criteria. We will also offer many examples of how we use technology tools, programs, applications and websites to accelerate the learning of all our students. Our presentation will highlight both the effective value added actions and those that were wasteful during our journey from very little technology integration to digitally rich integration. As well, we will share the paradigm shifts that occurred amongst staff and students along with the cultural changes during the past year. We are excited to share how a Digitally Rich Accelerated Learning Community Without Limits enables the development of students who are Global Critical Thinkers Collaborating To Change The World. Come out and learn with us!

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Adult, Admin, General

MARKHAM B

FILMS FOR LEARNING: USING NFB FILMS IN THE CLASSROOM

Claudia Sicondolfo, National Film Board of Canada (@claudia_sicon) Laurence Desrosieurs-Guité (@thenfb) This National Film Board of Canada (NFB) media literacy workshop will provide educators with effective strategies for integrating film titles, interactive projects and educational materials in their classroom. As leaders in media literacy development “delivering educational workshops in Canada and abroad for over 20 years“ representative from the NFB Education team will workshop media learning strategies aimed at addressing Global Issues, but through the use of Canadian cinema. We will address how to build an effective learning module surrounding a film or a thematic collection of films available on CAMPUS. The intended outcome will allow each teacher to build their own learning module, according to their individual curriculum needs. Working primarily from CAMPUS “ the new, online NFB Education streaming room, featuring 2500+ on-demand classroom-ready films, pedagogical evaluations of NFB films, and a wide variety of study guides, available in both English in French - educators working from home or in their classrooms will have full access to the film titles and to the educational resources presented. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

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Thursday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

NEWMARKET

ONLINE CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS - REACHING OUT TO ONLINE LEARNERS VIA 3RD PARTY

AND INTEGRATED VIDEO AND AUDIO TOOLS Floor: Lower Level Andrea Brozyna, Toronto District School Board (@andreabrozyna) Bea Meglio Making authentic connections with online learners bedevils many an experienced e-Learning teacher; for novices it can be extremely daunting. Learn how TDSB e-Learning teachers are taking it up a notch with the innovative use of Adobe Connect video conferencing. Go beyond digital chalk & talk with student-hosted online seminars, chat pod debates & real time polling. Participate in a "whose life was it anyway" historical recreation. BYOH (that's Headset, not Heineken) Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General

OAK RIDGES Floor: Lower Level

FRESHLY MINTED SOFTWARE

Danuta Woloszynowicz, SMCDSB (@dwtech) Find out about new software licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and learn how it can be used to enhance teaching and learning. This session will include a demonstration of a variety of new software features, sample projects as well as ideas on how the software can support struggling readers and writers.

Audience: General

SALON A Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

SALON B

CANON : FROM BRISTOL BOARD TO BIG SCREEN

Daniel Goulet, Canon Canada Canon, a world leader in digital imaging products has quickly and consistently designed, developed and implemented the very best image capture devices for still pictures and HD video. With the convergence of teaching devices and curriculum, education is utilizing technology learned in the home to expand the knowledge and engagement in the classroom. Canon cameras and video cameras are what the worlds professionals use to capture life, in this session we will show you how Canon's educational kits can be utilized to advance student engagement, digital and visual literacy and how to take a presentation from 'Bristol board' to big-screen in 10 minutes.

101 THINGS TO DO WITH AN ICAMERA

Ron Millar, WRDSB-retired (@ron_mill) Most smartphones and tablets now have built-in cameras. Now photography and the editing can be done on one device. With the move of mobile technologies into the classroom, increased opportunities arise for students to use these cameras to become powerful visual learners. Come and see 101 creative applications for mobile cameras in the curriculum. Many effective mobile photography apps will be demonstrated. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Upper Level

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Thursday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

SALON C Floor: Upper Level

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM WITH WRITEONLINE

Neil Andrew, Crick Software Writing is an integral part of the classroom and essential for every core subject. So it is vital that students have access to the right tools to support all of their writing across the curriculum. Discover how WriteOnline, with its speech support, word prediction, Wordbars, and built-in graphic organizer tool, provides support for students of all abilities and ensures this support is available anywhere, anytime.

Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior

SALON D Floor: Upper Level

INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN SCIENCE Habeeb Baig, York Region District School Board Dennis Stam, Corey McArthur, Hoover Claire

As our digital world continues to expand, there is a growing urgency to engage students in the classroom through effective use of technology. We in the Science Department at Woodbridge College believe that it is not the technology itself that will engage our students but how teachers use technology to create learning experiences that are relevant to our students' world and promote inclusivity and equity in future workplaces. We use technology to shift the teaching paradigm from a teacher-centered to a studentcentered, equitable and inclusive classroom. As teachers we need to be aware of the available supports such as The Ministry of Education's Equity and Inclusivity Policy, which allows for the implementation of appropriate and relevant technology to enhance student learning. Technology is the great equalizer! This workshop will focus on how some practical uses of technology have increased student engagement, motivation, participation and inclusivity in the area of Science. My colleagues and I also realize that these technologies are essential in creating new and innovative literacy and numeracy programs. More importantly, these technologies will level the playing field in the area of equity and inclusivity by benefitting students without access to computers, enable ELL students to access on line dictionaries, and provide students with penmanship issues the opportunity to complete assigned tasks. In so doing, all of our students are taken care of, feel a sense inclusivity, and accomplishment and at the same time are engaged. To ensure that our students are good digital citizens, teachers must be motivated and empowered to model appropriate technology use with respect to etiquette, responsibility and security. We will provide some practical suggestions, many of which can easily be adapted to other subject areas for increasing student engagement and inclusivity. The effective use of Moodles, including the use of the Glossary function to increase vocabulary acquisition particularly helpful for ELL students; the use of class sets of Netbooks (i.e. for research, accessing the class Moodle; PowerPoints; for word-processing); the use of SmartBoard while teaching Science (i.e. using it to post solutions for Science problems set for homework or in-class; interactive and age appropriate Smart Notebook presentations etc.); the use of LiveScribe pens for posting solutions to the Moodle or used by students during note-taking; the use of LCD Microscope to engage students and the use of Document Cameras for minilabs and Demos.

Audience: Intermediate, Senior, Admin, General

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

EXPLORING EDUCATOR BELIEFS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY

Colin Jagoe, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (@colinjagoe) Research will be presented from a recent UOIT Masters of Education project that looked at how educators use technology professionally and personally and the importance that they place on various technology enabled tasks. In this era of open education, professional learning networks and sharing, the results have many ramifications for how we promote and support the use of technology. Are we on the same page as our colleagues?

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Thursday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

MOTION LEADERSHIP

Michael Fullan This session will take up 'Motion Leadership'-what we know about the nature of leadership that 'causes' positive movement in individuals, organizations and systems.

Audience: General

UNIONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

VAUGHAN EAST

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 6 & ACROBAT PROFESSIONAL: TRANSFORM STUDENT LEARNING, INCREASE ENGAGEMENT & EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH DIGITAL EXPERIENCES

Jim Babbage Recognizing the value of technology for students as they continuously explore and communicate ideas in an increasingly digital world. Join us to learn more about how educators can provide a learning environment that: - Fosters the digital communication and creativity skills students need for today's workforce. - Enables students and educators to design and deliver creative ideas by promoting the integration of technology into classroom curriculum. - Facilitate student and educator peer to peer interaction, collaboration and exchanges.

BUILDING CAPACITY FOR TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION: FIRST STEPS- CONNECT, COMMUNICATE & COLLABORATE

Monica Batac, (@monicabatac) Colin Harris If you're new to technology use and integration for personal use or for teaching/learning, it can be intimidating to attend a technology conference showcasing advanced practices. How can you tie what you learn and see at ECOO into your own practice? Where do you start? Join our face-to-face "connect" session, where those new to technology integration & use can come together, connect, communicate their contexts & continue the conversations afterwards. Alana, Colin, and Monica will provide a quick introduction on effective technology learning and support. Come away from this session with a support group and resources to assist you‌ to continue the conversations and learning during and after the conference. This is a participatory session designed as an opportunity for teachers - new and seasoned in technology use and integration - to ask questions, receive feedback, collaborate, access resources and assist others. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

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Thursday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

VAUGHAN EAST

BUILDING CAPACITY FOR TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION: FIRST STEPS- CONNECT, COMMUNICATE & COLLABORATE

Monica Batac, (@monicabatac) Alana Callan If you're new to technology use and integration for personal use or for teaching/learning, it can be intimidating to attend a technology conference showcasing advanced practices. How can you tie what you learn and see at ECOO into your own practice? Where do you start? Join our face-to-face "connect" session, where those new to technology integration & use can come together, connect, communicate their contexts & continue the conversations afterwards. Alana, Colin, and Monica will provide a quick introduction on effective technology learning and support. Come away from this session with a support group and resources to assist you… to continue the conversations and learning during and after the conference. This is a participatory session designed as an opportunity for teachers - new and seasoned in technology use and integration - to ask questions, receive feedback, collaborate, access resources and assist others. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

VAUGHAN WEST Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

TWITTER AS A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOL

Laura Wheeler, Ottawa Carleton District School Board (@wheeler_laura) Want to connect with and learn from leading educators? Want a quick way to access the latest ideas and research? Want to find out what Twitter's all about without actually having to post something yourself? Twitter offers the chance to connect with teachers from around the world in every discipline. Teachers are sharing resources, strategies, and the latest educational research like never before via social media; forming online professional learning communities. Join me as I lead you through setting up a Twitter account (if you haven't already), finding innovative educators to follow and learn from, and how to join the educational conversation online if you so choose. You are encouraged to bring your own personal device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) in order to put these ideas into practice in real-time.

Thursday 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

BREAK Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AURORA

EFFECTIVE STORYTELLING: THE INTERSECTION OF CONTENT AND PROCESS

Melinda Kolk, Tech4Learning (@melindak) While there's lots of conversations around about engaging today's digital learners, the solution isn't simply to use technology. Students use of technology needs to help them progress towards a specific learning goal (content or process), as well as require them to apply what they know to create something new or solve a problem. Come and explore high-level project ideas you can implement using Frames or other storytelling tools. This session will focus on ideas that tap into student passions and require them to think critically, synthesize, elaborate, persuade, teach, and more! Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

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Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BALLANTREE

COMMON CURRICULUM DESIGN OR "THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO BLENDED LEARNING"

Alana Callan, Fleming College, Peterborough ON (@AlanaCallan) Pauline Smiley Are your students disengaged? Do you find yourself teaching to the test? Is your passion for teaching waning? Join Alana and Pauline for an interactive session that focuses on the development of a curriculum framework that infuses student and teacher engagement. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

BUTTONVILLE

COACHING AND MENTORING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Anne Shillolo, Near North DSB (@anneshillolo) You may not have the corner office, but part of your role involves school or district leadership. You work one on one, or on teams, with colleagues exploring literacy, numeracy or other topics. Or you envision this as part of your future as an educator. This workshop will be an open discussion of the roles, the challenges, and the rewards of teaching your peers. But how can technology smooth the process, building professional capacity and engaging students? Bring all your ideas and suggestions, to add to this starting list of topics: building confidence in the hardware, regular communication, social media, mentoring vs collaborating, identifying levels in your adult learners, a three-step coaching model. Join the conversation! Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Upper Level

GORMLEY Floor: Lower Level

TEACHING AND LEARNING - TECHNOLOGY NATURALLY EMBEDDED

Karen Beutler, TDSB (@kbbeutler) Katina Papulkas (@katpapulkas) How do you teach in the NOW century? How do your students learn in the NOW century? What skills are needed to be successful in the NOW century? At TDSB, we have developed the ICT Standards to guide educators (Admin, Superintendents, and teachers) in the seamless integration of teaching, learning and technology. In this session you will explore the possibilities and create learning goals for you and your students to be successful in the NOW century. Please bring your own device for online exploration and creation.

Audience: General

KING CITY Floor: Lower Level

CANCELLED

TEAM BUILDING THROUGH ROBOTICS

Amanda Grobbecker, University of Guelph

Sorry -- for personal reasons this session has had to be cancelled. We hope to see Amanda back at ECOO next year.

The Computer Science Industry is largely turning into a team work atmosphere. Getting students to begin learning and thinking in team dynamics is important, not only as they one day head into the work force, but also for group work while in University/College. We will use NXT Lego Mindstorm kits to demonstrate how this robotics kit can assist in developing students team skills. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General

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Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

MARKHAM A Floor: Lower Level

CRITICAL THINKING BY TODAY'S STUDENT

Jamie Reaburn Weir, WRDSB (@msjweir) As teachers we know the value of critical thinking, but many lament that our students do not possess the skills for deep critical thought. Please join a workshop where we discuss how our students do have these attributes, but perhaps need a different medium to clearly articulate their ideas. We will consider how tools such as Today's Meet and Edmodo helped my students find their voices to share their ideas, opinions, and reflections on class material, but more importantly, life.

Audience: General

MARKHAM B Floor: Lower Level

Audience:

NEWMARKET

SEEING WITH NEW EYES - EDUCATION FROM INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Zoe Branigan-Pipe (@zbpipe) Join Zoe as she shares her journey in Jerusalem, Israel where she represented the Canadian teacher voice at an international conference about Trust and Regulation. She will share both stories of her journey in Jerusalem as well as discuss how Ontario education fits within a global context. Zoe has written about her experiences at http://pipedreams-education.ca/2012/05/30/seeing-with-new-eyes-international-perspectiveson-trust-and-regulation-in-education/comment-page-1/#comment-507

BLENDED LEARNING IN THE HIGH SCHOOL - FROM ZERO TO HERO IN ONE SEMESTER

Jackie Waller, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (@Jackie_Waller) Todd Pottle What does blended learning really mean and what are the practical applications within a secondary school classroom? The "Zero to Hero" approach will help show participants in this session how small steps can transform the level of engagement and learning in the classroom. Desire to Learn (LMS), Edmodo, Google docs, Jing are just some of the tools that we will look at in this interactive session. See how the same teacher who confiscated student cell phones at the start of the semester learned to incorporate 21st century teaching practices into her everyday strategies. E-learning was the catalyst, but the true inspiration was the ECCO Conference in 2011. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

OAK RIDGES Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

GAMING IN THE CLASSROOM

Oren Grebler, York Region District School Board (@orengrebler) Video Games play an integral role in the life of the modern-day student. Harnessing their power in the classroom levels the "playing field" for all students. This workshop will provide research, examples from "Gaming in Literacy" classroom project and ideas on how play-based learning and gaming builds an equitable, engaging and inclusive classroom.

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Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SALON A Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

SALON B Floor: Upper Level

I WANT TO BE A DIGITAL TEACHER... WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Todd Sniezek, District School of Niagara (@tsniezek) Kyle Kitchen The new generation of students is often put off by traditional teaching methods. Todd and Kyle will be sharing some methods of integrating various technologies into your classroom to keep you current, engage your students, and keep you connected with your students and their parents beyond the 4 walls of the classroom.

GOTTA GET GIZMO!

Stephen Lippa, ExploreLearning Unleash the power of inquiry-based learning using the award-winning library of Math and Science Gizmos at www.ExploreLearning.com. Licensed by the Ministry for secondary grades, Gizmos help you take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies that let students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding. With hundreds of Gizmos at your disposal, you can supplement and enhance your instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of mathematics and science concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive what-ifÂ? experimentation.

Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General

SALON C

USING THE 21ST CENTURY FLUENCIES TO DOCUMENT LEARNING IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Aviva Dunsiger, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (@avivaloca) Have a look at how the 21st century fluencies (i.e., Solution Fluency, Media Fluency, Creative Fluency, Information Fluency, and Collaboration Fluency) can be used to document learning in the primary classroom. See specific examples of how you can address these fluencies regardless of the amount of technology in your room. Look at how this 21st century fluencies approach to teaching and learning can support a play-based, inquiry rich program that also aligns with the new emergent Kindergarten curriculum. Brainstorm new ideas that can be used in your classroom starting now, and create a forum for sharing these ideas with others. Realize the impact that the 21st century fluencies have on student achievement. Audience: JKorK, Primary Floor: Upper Level

SALON D

WHERE DO SMARTPHONES BELONG IN EDUCATION?

Kimberley Flood, WRDSB (@KimberleyFlood) It's not about "if you can't beat them join them". Smartphones can move from being a distraction to a great tool for both teachers and students. Come discover some of the ways they can be adopted in any classroom as well as one secondary teacher's experience of using them in her program. Making the world smaller through mobile technology. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Upper Level

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

DIGITAL FEEDBACK - TRACKING THE LEARNING FOOTPRINT

Dustin Carson, Grand Erie District School Board (@learnfromcarson) Providing descriptive feedback in a timely manner will help your students along their learning journey. But how do you provide, organize, and track feedback in our 21st Century Learning Environments? Clipboards, binders, and file folders take time to organize and use a lot of paper. 16


Why not ditch the paper feedback and go digital? Using digital tools (phones, tablets, & laptops) and programs (Class Dojo, Edmodo, & Evernote) will help you create Learning Footprints for your students. Footprints that will collect examples of student growth to help them reflect on their journey, and provide you a bank of comments for reporting times. Bring Your Own Device and come prepare to learn more about these customizable programs; Class Dojo - real time behaviour tracking (pick the positive & negative behaviours you want to track), Edmodo - a class network for sharing and discussing student work (upload any file and help students create digital backpacks),, Evernote - the collect and organize everything (voice, images and text notes that are searchable) Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Adult, General

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

MOTION LEADERSHIP

Michael Fullan This session will take up 'Motion Leadership'-what we know about the nature of leadership that 'causes' positive movement in individuals, organizations and systems. Part 1 of 2

Audience: General

UNIONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

EQUITABLE OUTCOMES IN DIGITAL LITERACY: THE HIDDEN NEED OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Rashmee Karnad-Jani, York Region Distict School Board (@Ms_Karnad) Clinton Breau I am an educator with specialist qualifications in literacy and special education. I also serve on the Board of Learning Disabilities Association of York Region where my primary role is community support. In my 10 years of living and working in Canada and with my corporate experience with Merck in India as well as consultancy experience in Vietnam, I have seen that equitable outcomes with resources are a function of access. Silent voices invariably get left behind and alliances have to be forged in order to advocate for those who have no voice. As the 21st century learning train leaves the station, I always wonder who is on board and who is left behind. As an educator with a deep commitment to equitable outcomes for all students, I wish to present a spectrum of voices at the ECOO conference that go beyond technology. I wish to invite my participants to enter the world of inequities and to work towards what needs to be done to level the playing field. The session will share best practices from classrooms and use narratives from real life situations at work and within our communities to share the real and hidden needs in 21st century learning. Access is the first step to build competence, whether amongst educators, students, parents/guardians or communities. This session seeks to provide a lens of equitable access with a view to embed social justice practice into 21st century learning.

Partcipants are encouraged to bring their own device. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Adult, Admin

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Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

VAUGHAN EAST Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

VAUGHAN WEST

FROM BANNED TO BYOD

Jeff Brown, Waterloo Region District School Board (@brownwpk) , The process of creating a new paradigm of a 21st century learning environment for staff, parents and students is central to supporting a "Bring Your Own Device" policy. This session will describe the process and journey of moving Woodland Park's school's stakeholders from a policy of banning personal devices to allowing them in our classrooms as a learning tool.

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM AND GOOGLE APPS

Doug Shaw, Upper Grand District School Board The recent popularity of the Khan Academy has increased interest in the flipped classroom. This presentation will outline the concept of the flipped classroom and provide tips on how to create a flipped classroom using Google Apps for Education and other software. The presenter will also provide examples he has used in his history class as well as share the rewards and challenges of the process. Audience: Intermediate, Senior Floor: Lower Level

Thursday 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

LUNCH

Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

AURORA Floor: Lower Level

OCDSB CHROMEBOOK PILOT PROJECT

Richard Grignon, OCDSB (@GrignonR) Chris Hiltz The OCDSB is in its second year of a three year cloud computing Implementation plan. Two major components of this plan, Google Apps integration and Wireless distribution, have created an ideal setting for the Chromebook pilot project. This pilot targets three schools, two intermediate schools and one secondary school. The two goals of this pilot will determine if the devices have improved student learning The results of which will also be presented at ISTE 2012.

Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General

BALLANTREE

UNDERSTANDING AND TEACHING RECURSION. A HUMAN, PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH.

Arnold Rosenbloom, University of Toronto at Mississauga We view recursion as a powerful tool which is used by a problem solver to understand a problem and express its solution. Based on this view, we present a problem solving approach to understanding and teaching recursion. In addition to introducing the ideas behind recursion, we will interactively pose and solve many introductory and advanced problems. Some problems will be visual, others will involve puzzles, some will involve sorting and data structures. Audience: Senior, PostSecondary, General Floor: Lower Level

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Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

BUTTONVILLE

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: BLENDING LITERACY, IT AND MORE

Anne Shillolo, Near North DSB (@anneshillolo) Subject integration has never been this much fun! Using a SmartBoard, Senteos and the resources of a computer lab can help animate all areas in the curriculum. In this workshop, participants will work with a template to build an interactive unit of their own, using the Language Arts curriculum and blending it with their choice of history, geography, science or others. Grade 8 History will be used as an example, and apps including Bitstrips, Glogster, Twiducate and others will be discussed. Take home your next unit, ready to go. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, General Floor: Upper Level

GORMLEY

BYOD AND THE MINI-LAB: DIFFERENTIATING TECHNOLOGY IN 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION

Timothy King, Ugdsb (@tk1ng) Bring your own device? Mobilizing the desktop? Decentralizing IT management? These things have happened in business and many government organizations, but they lag behind in education. Students carry around computers more powerful than desktops from twelve years ago, but we ban them rather than integrating them. Schools cling to board administrated labs and restrictive IT infrastructures, all to maintain an illusion of control. If we are to teach digital fluency, if we are to remain relevant during this technological revolution, we need to embrace these changes, and teach students how best to survive and prosper in a future we barely acknowledge in school. Come and see what education will look like in the future, and how we can take concrete steps toward that future now. http://prezi.com/h7ms3hw7jx7-/mini-lab/ Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

KING CITY

EVERNOTE IN THE CLASSROOM

Danika Barker, Thames Valley District School Board (@danikabarker) Classroom teachers are always looking for ways to streamline the assessment process while still maintaining rich data about student achievement. Evernote is a free and easy to use web-based application that syncs across multiple devices. Use it on your smart phone, tablet and/or computer. Learn how you can use Evernote to create digital portfolios of student work, organize and track data, share multi-media feedback with students and parents, and generally make your life a little easier. This workshop is suitable for all grades and may be of special interest to e-learning teachers. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

MARKHAM A

GOING BEYOND THE BLING

Alex Macris, York Region District School Board (@amyrdsb) Jason Eygenraam With thousands of apps to choose from, selecting the most appropriate ones to use within a classroom setting can be a daunting task. Many apps are no more that glitzy flash cards that offer very little in the way of pedagogical value. However, other apps truly promote 21 century learning standards such as Creativity, Communication, Research, and more … Come get a taste of how iPads can be used to promote the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes in a Digital Literacy age. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior Floor: Lower Level

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Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

MARKHAM B Floor: Lower Level

USING DIIGO AS A COLLABORATIVE TOOL

Jennifer Eudoxie, Upper Grand District School Board (@Jeudoxie) Lisa Unger Social bookmarking allows you to save, access and share your favourite websites on any computer. Learn how to make the most of this 21st century resource. Let us teach you how to organize and share your favourite online tools and sites with students and colleagues. We'll also show you how a group of Upper Grand DSB teacher-librarians have used Diigo to create a living database of free resources for teachers.

Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General

NEWMARKET

ESTABLISHING AND INTEGRATING DIGITAL LITERACY - AN ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY SKILLS CONTINUUM

Matthew Arnold, UGDSB (@Mrmarnold) Rob Robson, Melissa Roth This presentation will focus on DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. From Kindergarten to Secondary school, students are wired in. Students learn differently than they used to and increasingly this learning is taking place on-line. As digital natives in a web-based society, we cannot simply take the Internet away from these students. What we can do is learn from them, and help to guide them on their way to becoming responsible and contributing digital citizens. This seminar will touch on ways that other school boards have been successfully integrating strategies surrounding digital citizenship. With a focus on the RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES of students, our core goal is the practical application of concepts such as digital literacy and leaving a positive digital footprint. For a richer learning experience participants are encouraged to bring digital technology with them to explore the topics and utilize valuable resources. As educators, we can help students to not get sucked in€ to poor Internet practices and help them use the Internet and computers as a powerful tool for contributing to society. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

OAK RIDGES

COLLABORATIVE WIKI NOVEL WRITING - HOW TWO GRADE NINE CLASSES WROTE A BOOK

TOGETHER Floor: Lower Level Sean Donaghey, Peel District School Board (@sean_donaghey) Carolyn Hassard, (@skoolmarm) Using simple, very accessible technology (internet wiki, computer lab, LCD projector) two grade nine classes from different schools created an original novel, "The Power Key, A Reverie." Using the Hero Quest Pattern as the basis for the novel, the two classes created a futuristic story (England in the year 2045) with common characters, imagery and themes. Together (using television show techniques team writing) the students "broke the story," outlining the 34chapter novel on the wiki. The workshop will showcase the original novel and demonstrate wiki collaboration techniques. Students from very different classrooms can produce original, creative work. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General

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Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SALON A Floor: Upper Level

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND THE AUP

Jane Smith, OCDSB (@janesmith) The OCDSB has just approved a new Appropriate Use Policy for technology. Embedded in the policy are the nine themes of digital citizenship as defined by Mike Ribble of http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/. To support the new policy document a pilot project was set up to look at a continuum of digital citizenship skills from kindergarten to grade 12. This presentation will share the results of the pilot, the skills and resource that we use to address Digital Citizenship.

Audience: General

SALON B

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIDEOCONFERENCING: BRINGING GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS TO YOUR CLASS

Kate Gatto, TakingITGlobal (@takingitglobal, @kategatto9) TakingITGlobal and the Centre for Global Education presents: Global Encounters! This program brings together students from across the world through live video conferences that explore global issues and the potential youth have to shape a better common future. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the purpose and methodology that drive this program, as well as the outcomes experienced among students who have taken part in the program. Participants will be taken through the processes that classes experience when participating in a videoconference, including the introduction to pre-conference curriculum in TIGed's€™s virtual classrooms, the collaborative work that takes place between students from all over the world, and the format of the conferences. Examples of past videoconferences, curriculum and guest speakers will be explored, including events related to the topics of HIV/AIDS, climate change, and astronomy. In order to get a tangible sense of the format and content of Global Encounters video conferences, the presentation will include an excerpt recording of a past event. Students who participate in Global Encounters walk away with a deeper understanding for the global issue at hand, a community of peers from around the world, and an appreciation of their potential as agents of change in their local and global communities. Join us to learn more! Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Admin, General Floor: Upper Level

SALON C Floor: Upper Level

MOVING FROM NEWSLETTERS TO BLOGS

Erin Paynter, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (@erinpaynter) The practical, hands-on, BYOD (bring your own device) workshop will provide teachers, administrators and school council members with the opportunity to see how utilizing a blog can increase the engagement of students and parents in the learning life of your classroom and school. Newbies, beginners, and expert bloggers are all welcome to enrich the discussion, and to share your experiences and questions.

Audience: General

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Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SALON D Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

#105THEHIVE STUDENT INTERNET RADIO COMMUNITY

Heather Durnin, Avon Maitland District School Board (@hdurnin) Andrew Forgrave #radio4learning 105theHive is a free form live streaming student radio station. Like its big brother, ds106radio, it is being used as an online space where students can broadcast their classroom work live or as a podcast. 105thehive is a 24 hour/7 day-a-week platform where students can share their work with others globally. Learn how students across Canada have been using this space, and how your class can join in the 105thehive community, as a listener and/or a participant. Participants will learn how to tune in, add creations, create bumpers and podcasts and explore a multitude of ways to engaging students in the curriculum via student internet radio. Check us out at 105thehive.org

HARNESSING THE POWER OF IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK

Jeff Dumoulin, Grand Erie District School Board (@jeffdumoulin) Lynda Kilpatrick (@ITLynda) In an age where video games dominate the minds of our students, instant gratification and immediate feedback are necessities in the classroom. Join us to learn how you can engage your students through educational exercises using cell phones, laptops and tablets. Using these devices alongside online tools such as Poll Everywhere and Socrative, we will demonstrate how you can pull formative data from your students in real time so you and your students can easily determine which concepts are understood and which require more attention. We'll also share ideas on using Google Forms and Doodle as data collection or planning tools with your students.

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

CONVERSATION WITH SEELY BROWN

John Seely Brown A conversation with John Seeley Brown on education.

Audience: General

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Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

VAUGHAN EAST Floor: Lower Level

MANAGING AND SCALING TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

Jamie Casap, Google We have been discussing the integration of technology in education for as long as most of us can remember. Today we find many great examples of the use of technology in classrooms across the country. Now the questions are, how do we leverage these examples? How do we scale this from a single classroom through our entire school district. How will we utilize technology to help students develop the skills students will need to compete on a global scale for a future that is becoming less and less predictable.

Audience: General

VAUGHAN WEST

REACHING RELUCTANT READERS AND WRITERS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Christina Rzazewski-Rodney, OECTA (@chrisrrodney) This conversation/workshop will focus on using a variety of web 2.0 tools to engage reluctant learners and build confidence in their abilities. Using the experiences from my grade 9 and 10 applied level English classes I will show sample work and feedback from students to demonstrate how technology can be a vehicle to reach those who often get left behind and/or do not find a voice in their classes. This discussion would cover material on reluctant speakers, writers and readers of both genders. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

Thursday 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

BREAK

Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

AURORA

USING SOCIAL NETWORKING IN EDUCATION

Shadi Yazdan, York Region DSB (@ShadiYazdan) , The session will focus on how participants can harness the power of social networking through Edmodo to engage in collaboration, not just with students but also with parent communities and staff members. Classroom teachers, will learn how to create a 21st Century learning community where the learning does not stop in the classroom and continues even after class with full student engagement. School administrators can learn how they can support their staff develop a professional learning network (PLN) and PD sessions on Edmodo. Participants will also learn how Edmodo can be shared with the parent/guardian communities to promote and communicate school wide news / events and provide additional at-home support. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

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Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

BALLANTREE

WHAT’S THE REST OF THE WORLD USING?

Betty Temmer, Autograph Canada Imagine a math software that's versatile enough to use in any secondary math classroom...everything from dy/dx and sum of angles in a triangle to derivative functions and probability using a normal curve and intersection of planes in 3D. A software that's intuitive and user friendly. A software that has an amazingly visual interface. A software designed to be a teaching and exploring tool for both teacher and student. The rest of the world has found it. It's called Autograph. Come check it out. If you're a math teacher, I guarantee you'll love it! Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

BUTTONVILLE

INTEGRATING TECH TOOLS TO TAKE YOUR STUDENTS HIGHER

Marie Swift, Simcoe County DSB (@mswift) Come and get some ideas for using the iPod Touch, SMART Board and online tools (Bitstrips, Animoto, Voice Thread, etc.) to address Higher Order Thinking Skills with Junior Students. Activities from the Ontario Ministry Junior Guides to Effective Literacy Instruction will be presented and enhanced through the use of various forms of technology. Many of the ideas could be adapted for older or younger students. Audience: Junior, General Floor: Upper Level

GORMLEY Floor: Lower Level

USING DIGITAL FICTION TO DEVELOP CRITICAL AND CREATIVE READERS AND WRITERS

Peggy Novak, SMCDSB Danuta Woloszynowicz How can you get your reluctant readers and writers excited about narratives? How can you connect with them through media that they can understand and relate to? Join us to find out. In the first part of the presentation we will demonstrate the process of engaging students in rich literacy tasks of viewing, analysing and evaluating a digital novel. In the second part we will share some tips on how you can stretch your students'€™ imagination by allowing them to create their own episode. You will leave not only with new ideas on integrating technology in your literacy program, but also with a package of resources that will allow you to run a similar project in your class.

Audience: Junior, Intermediate, General

KING CITY Floor: Lower Level

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Nivedita Shori, Corliss Public School, Peel District School Board (@mrsshori) Students are full of stories - some retold in their words and some brand new coming from their own lives or imagination. With the digital world upon us, it is not only fun to turn these stories into a reality but also very easy to showcase and broadcast them. Using some simple audio and video software available in all Ontario schools, learn how to make audio and visual digital stories that primary and junior students can create themselves to share with the world.

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Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

MARKHAM A Floor: Lower Level

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF BLENDED LEARNING

Rose Burton Spohn, e-Learning Ontario, Ministry of Education Urs Bill, (@ursbill) Many people are talking about blended learning, but what exactly is it? This workshop is intended for those who want to know more about this way of teaching before trying it. In this workshop, we'll help define what blended learning is; how it might look at the elementary and secondary levels; and what tools, content, and support are available free of charge to teachers in the publicly-funded school system.

Audience: General

MARKHAM B Floor: Lower Level

GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT GAME-BASED LEARNING: PRELIMINARY OUTCOMES FROM DIGITAL PLAY IN THE CLASSROOM

Rachel Muehrer, York University Nick Taylor, Stephanie Fisher, Jennifer Jenson, David Cruz While there seems to be a great deal of enthusiasm for the use of games in formal educational contexts, there is a notable and problematic lack of studies that make use of replicable study designs to empirically link games to learning. Where such studies exist, the multimodal literacies that games cultivate are often misrepresented and obscured through conventional, textuallydriven modes of evaluation. Serious Play is a study designed to address this issue, through the implementation of small-scale, replicable studies based on three distinct learning environments. Each of these environments, crucially, has built-in tools that record learner activity, so that we can move beyond one-dimensional and, typically, textual assessment tools (e.g. pre- and post-testing) in determining where learning in these games is taking place and what it involves. To date, we have worked with 2 primary and middle schools and over 180 participants, studying their interactions with three games: 1) CompareWare, a Flash and iOS-based game designed to build up analytical skills and vocabulary in young learners; 2) Epidemic, a Flash-based social media-style environment for young adults to interact with knowledge about contagious diseases; and 3) Guardian Academy, a Flash-based multi-user role-playing game in which students can interact with one another to carry out tasks collaboratively or competitively, and which can be used to develop skills related to social and interpersonal communication, as well as Internet safety. We have received positive feedback from teachers, students and administrators and hope to continue to use their input to design new content for the game that would align with a given curriculum. This paper will outline our preliminary findings which include high levels of student engagement, incidental learning, and, especially in the younger groups playing CompareWare, improved demonstration of analytical skills in terms of identifying and understanding similarities and differences.

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Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

NEWMARKET

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBER: LEARNING WITHOUT MARKS

Scott Kemp, WRDSB (@kempscott) "How much is this worth?" "What's my mark?" These questions have plagued school for too long. Our obsession with marks have too long distracted students, parents, teachers and administrators from our ultimate goal, learning. Many people told me, in a high school setting, marks are just too important. However, by reframing the classroom, acknowledging a student's need for meaningful feedback and using a variety of tech tools to manage, maintain and track formative assessment, learning can become the priority again. I've heard from students and parents that this pedagogical shift changes everything.Â? Join me for a conversation around how we can reframe the marks economy and motivate students to learn for learning's sake. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

OAK RIDGES Floor: Lower Level

COMPUTER ALGEBRA SYSTEMS IN MATH CLASSROOMS

Paul Alves, Peel DSB (@paul_math) The Ontario math curriculum (9-12) specifically mentions the use of computer algebra systems (CAS) for specific expectations. This session will explore what computer algebra systems can do and how they may be used to explore abstract algebraic concepts.

Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General

SALON A Floor: Upper Level

IPODS AND IPADS IN K-3: WATCH OUT CEO, OUR KINDERGARTEN KIDS HAVE THE SAME

DEVICES. Michelle Cordy, Thames Valley District School Board (@cordym) Erin Porter, Susan Bryuns For the first time in education, kids in kindergarten are using the same technology as the executives in charge of education and beyond. Many grown-ups have the iPhone and we have iPod touches and iPads. Our kids are pinching, swiping and tapping their way to success. The power of the Apple iOS (operating system) allows students to capture, create, share and engage in learning, like never before. Did you know the iOS has built in text to speech capabilities? Come and learn about how these devices are playing a role in student achievement. In this session, ECOO conference delegates will hear our story about deploying idevices in the primary classroom to support inquiry based learning. We will explore the out-of-the-box capabilities of the devices as well as share our list of favourite applications. An early years teacher, primary teacher and principal will each share her point of view on the possibilities of this technology in the classroom. We will each explore how the integration of the devices has replaced, enhanced or changed our practice and perspective on teaching and learning.

Audience: JKorK, Primary, General

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Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

SALON B

EMBEDDING OUTCOMES-BASED DIGITAL RESOURCES INTO THE CLASSROOM

Susan Bredemann, Espresso Education (@EspressoElem) Espresso Elementary for Pre-K to 5 is a cross-curricular multimedia learning site with a wide range of interactive classroom resources that inspire children to learn. It takes a "real world" approach to learning, empowering students with familiar examples to reinforce a learning objective. In this session we will demonstrate how you can not only teach the Ontario outcomes using our digital resources, but easily differentiate to the individual needs of your students. From our Lesson Ideas, pre-made Lessons written to address a specific learning outcome, to our Module Guides, providing explicit suggestions for using our resources in the classroom, Espresso's resources make it easy for you to embed outcomes-based digital resources into lessons, save you time in lesson preparation and increase student achievement. Audience: JKorK, Primary Floor: Upper Level

SALON C Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

SALON D Floor: Upper Level

COURSE WEB SITES: INTRO TO WEEBLY

Chuck Stemmler, Waterloo Region District School Board Use the free "Weebly for Education" web site to develop sites to showcase/upload your courses on the web: www.weebly.com Web sites are becoming the new normal within education. Personally, I use class web sites to better inform: parents, students, teachers/Special Education dept. (including Guidance counselors), potential & present Co-op employers, and various levels of administration (from Consultants to Principals). Not only has web sites provided an excellent opportunity to promote your course within the school, but the green€ advantage to saving photocopying just makes sense (environmental stewardship lead by example).

NEW AND FANTASTIC FEATURES OF SMART NOTEBOOK 11

John Palbom, Advanced Presentations (@AdvEducation) It is not a surprise that over six million teachers have downloaded SMART Notebook software! Now SMART has released version 11 and you will love what you see. With this new offering, you can embed a live browser page into Notebook, import dynamic talking avatars and save them to the gallery, use a dictionary and translator, create authentic crayon drawings, customize your creative pens, reset the page to the last saved state, record audio and more. Come and see the exciting new features of SMART Notebook 11 and find out how you can make your classroom a more dynamic and rich learning environment. Bring your laptop with Notebook version 11 loaded for a greater learning experience.

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, General

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Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP HOW DO WE ENCOURAGE IT?

Robert Wiebe, Waterloo Region District School Board (@eduk8u) Digital Citizenship is a big part of education right now. How do we model, and encourage digital awareness and safety in the younger grades so that better choices are made during later grades.

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

STRATOSPHERE

ECOO Keynote

Michael Fullan The session will focus on how to integrate technology, pedagogy and change knowledge to accomplish levels of learning never yet experienced on a large scale.

Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus at OISE/UT and Senior Adviser to Dalton McGuinty , Premier of Ontario. He is a consultant to policy makers around the world. His books have been published in many languages, and several books have won national awards. His recent books include: Stratosphere, The Professional Capital of Teachers (with Hargreaves), Putting the FACES on data (with Sharratt), and Motion Leadership. He holds honorary doctorates from Edinburgh, Nippissing, Leichestre , and Duquesne Universities. Audience: General

UNIONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

THE TIME PROJECT

Joe Sheik 'TIME PROJECT' is a fast paced, intercultural global communications project for senior elementary and secondary schools, initiated for and originally developed in cooperation with the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet). The ASPnet flagship project This is our Time was first launched on the occasion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UN and UNESCO on 16 November 1995 and celebrates its 17 year of connecting youth world wide on TIME DAY MAY 18th 2012 00 GMT The Time Project has evolved from a low key, small scale yet highly interactive project between 40 schools, to a global online network of over 300 dedicated and motivated schools, youth groups and UNESCO clubs. Time seeks effective and innovative ways to enable young people from many different cultures and countries to meet each other in the virtual village, interact and communicate face to face on current issues such as sustainable development, rights of the child, peace, the intercultural dialogue, tolerance and related topics of global concern. The activities Time 2012 offers are the interactive game Unite the Nations, Classroom Twinning- a Blogging Activity, A Model United Nations - Video Conference activity debating Child Labour, House of Commons Debates - Video conference activity debating LGBT rights, multipoint Videoconferences sharing information on Child Violence and Animal Experimentation and an ICT project modelled on the international development work in El Salvador by Stratford Festival and CUSO International entitled Sharing a Dream- The Es Artes/Suchitoto Initiative. Time Project promotes international 28


Audience: General

VAUGHAN EAST

cooperation based on sustainability and equality by facilitating the participation of schools with few resources. Participation is free of charge. Participants who have a passion for Social Justice, Human Rights and World Issues are invited to explore this annual project and to learn how they can participate in the future. Participants will learn to travel the world without ever leaving their classrooms. Isn’t it TIME that you sign up for this presentation about TIME? :) Contact Time Headquarters at www.timeproject@yahoo.ca

FLIPPING OUT ONLINE

Carlo Fusco, WRDSB (@mrfusco) Jane Mitchinson (@Jmitchinson) The concept of the flipped classroom has been picking up steam as a method of teaching in both the United States and Canada. In this session we will look at the variety of definitions that have been used to describe "flipping the classroom". During this session we will blend pedagogy with some useful how-to information as we discuss the pros and cons of the flipped classroom and work to dispel some of the myths. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

VAUGHAN WEST Floor: Lower Level

LONG LIVE KIDS!

Linda Millar, Concerned Children's Advertisers Deb McCarter, WRDSB This program, entitled, "Long Live Kids" explores the issues that challenge our children and youth today. Based on the latest science and research, a social marketing approach is taken to highlight the issue and draw attention to it through a series of public service messages aired pro-bono by our Broadcast partners. The educator and parent programs extend the learning into the homes, schools and communities and the intended outcome is to empower children, schools and families to be catalysts for positive change in an effort to improve the health and media literacy of children and youth everywhere. Founded in research but based in reality this unique program is the culmination of over 20 years of working with various organizations towards the common goal of helping our kids to be media and life wise. www.cca-kids.ca

Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Adult, Admin, General

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Thursday 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

BREAK

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

GRAND RICHMOND

Floor: Upper Level

ECOO Keynote

DISCUSSING THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER IN THE NOW CENTURY Nora Young, CBC Radio John Seely Brown; Jaime Casap, Google; Michael Fullan, Donna Fry Join Nora Young as she chairs a panel discussion with John Seeley Brown, Jamie Casap, Donna Fry and Michael Fullan about the Role of the Teacher in the NOW Century. She will probe the minds of our panelists to try and give us a sense of where this all might be headed and where we as educators will fit. What do the current trends of personalization, standardized testing, blended and online learning mean for the education system. How do we remain relevant going forward? Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, CBC Radio’s national radio show and podcast about technology and culture. She was the founding host of Definitely not the Opera, where she often discussed topics related to new media and technology. Her work has also appeared online, on television, and in print. As a journalist, author, and speaker, Nora explores how new technology shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world around us. Her book, The Virtual Self, on the explosion of data about our behaviours, thoughts, opinions and actions, was published by McClelland and Stewart this spring. Nora blogs at norayoung.ca, and does the indie podcast The Sniffer with her friend and colleague, Cathi Bond. On Twitter, she can be found @nora3000. When away from the online world, Nora loves teaching yoga, being in nature, and cycling.

Audience: General 30


Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

GRAND YORK (VENDOR HALL)

Floor: Upper Level

Playing… in the Now Century

THE ECOO SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR! We start off with participant draws for the technological tools you’ve been looking for! We announce the winners of the QR Influential Educators game … have you scanned them all? Throughout the social there will be draws for the gaming systems. Gaming systems? Yup … it’s a big party with GarageBand, Dancing, Angry Birds… you name it, we’re playing it! Appetizers and a bar (check your badge for your free drink ticket) throughout the event!

You have to be there to win!

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Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

GRAND RICHMOND

Floor: Upper Level

ECOO Keynote

LEARNING, MEANING, AND VALUES IN THE AGE OF THE DATA MAP Nora Young, Host and Creator of Spark: Tech, Trends and Fresh Ideas (@nora3000) The generation growing up now finds itself at a watershed moment, when data and information are changing from scarce and top-down resources, to ubiquitous and bottom-up. Much of that data is coming from us, about us: a rising tide of status updates, cell phone camera shots, and location check-ins, fueled by access to cheap data storage, portable digital tools, and an appetite for sharing. How will we harness the power of this data without sacrificing our privacy? What challenges will educators face in guiding young people in this new world?

Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, CBC Radio’s national radio show and podcast about technology and culture. She was the founding host of Definitely not the Opera, where she often discussed topics related to new media and technology. Her work has also appeared online, on television, and in print. As a journalist, author, and speaker, Nora explores how new technology shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world around us. Her book, The Virtual Self, on the explosion of data about our behaviours, thoughts, opinions and actions, was published by McClelland and Stewart this spring. Nora blogs at norayoung.ca, and does the indie podcast The Sniffer with her friend and colleague, Cathi Bond. On Twitter, she can be found @nora3000. When away from the online world, Nora loves teaching yoga, being in nature, and cycling. Audience: General

ALL DAY FRIDAY THE ECOO2012 GAME!

SURROUNDED BY INFLUENTIAL EDUCATORS Friday during the day download a QR reader so that you can play the Influential Educator game. Throughout the conference area there will be eight QR codes. Each code will be a quote that you will need to connect with an influential educator. The final QR code will take you to a Google doc where you can enter your answers. First two attendees to answer the questions correctly win! Need a QR Reader? Go to www.i-nigma.mobi on your device. i-nigma will automatically identify your device; download and install i-nigma.

Friday 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

BREAK

PASTRIES, COFFEE AND TEA AVAILABLE

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Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

AURORA Floor: Lower Level

INNOVATIVE OR NOVEL?

Shannon Smith, OCDSB (@shannoninottawa) Brent Smith (@ottawabrent) This discussion will ask participants to tease out some of our assumptions around technology and pedagogy. Is it about the technology? Is it not about the technology? What is innovative and what is novelty? Can we agree upon some criteria for evaluating the potential of new technologies and approaches in the classroom? Get ready for a lively discussion on a hot button topic!

Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General

SALON C

IT'S JUST A TOOL, BUT HEY LOOK AT THE MATH!

Paul Costa, Upper Grand DSB (@pcenguelphed) John Dallan, Billie Gitter In this session we will integrate and re-purpose technological tools for students to engage in problem solving and to be creative mathematical thinkers. Autograph, Notebook, ActivInspire, TinkerPlots, Fathom, GSP, Response devices, document cameras, interactive whiteboards, netbooks, tablets - this milieu of tools allow the teacher and learner greater flexibility and fluency to be original thinkers. The tools selected and the strategies implemented set the tone and direction of learning. How can students effectively use tools to be more creative with the mathematics rather than with the technology? Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

BUTTONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

INFERENCE AND COMPREHENSION CAN BE EASY WHEN YOU USE A SMART BOARD

Karen Brooks Nelson, Advanced Presentations We may not be able to see, hear, feel, smell, or taste the actual event, but we can make inferences from a combination of these senses. Using SMART board Notebook software, learn to build lessons and use strategies that help students to expand their ideas and draw conclusions from the evidence they are shown. Help students improve their comprehension and understanding with the entertaining, engaging and educational, demonstrated SMART board activities that use sight, sound, touch and combined multi media. See how you can quickly create and differentiate for any grade level or type of learner. Participants may wish to bring a laptop with Notebook 10.8 or 11 installed for a hands on experience.

Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior

GORMLEY Floor: Lower Level

TECHNOLOGY AS A DOORWAY TO INFORMATION

Isabelle Hobbs, Durham District School Board (@HobbsIsabelle) What challenges do we face when doing research with our students? Copy and paste? Plagiarism? Google and Wikipedia as their first choice for research material? This session will take participants through the research process and highlight the variety of research tools available, the need to build more creative assignments, website evaluation and copyright.

Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior 33


Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

KING CITY

THE PAPERLESS CLASS: USING GOOGLE DRIVE AND GOOGLE APPS AS A LMS

Marc Dubeau, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Ed Use the inherent power of Google Drive and Google Apps as a LMS for your classes. Learn how to use Google Drive for your students binder and learn tips to help students organize their notes/assignments digitally and create the paperless class. Cross device compatibility will also be discussed. If you have a fair understanding of Google Apps, this is the next logical step! For intermediate to advanced users. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, General Floor: Lower Level

MARKHAM A Floor: Lower Level

LEARN TO BLOG WITH STUDENTS

Royan Lee, York Region District School Board (@royanlee) Really want to start a blog but just don't know how? Already have a blog but can't seem to figure it out? In this hands on workshop, learn how to blog from intermediate students. Sit down with one of our amazing students and receive a one-on-one tutorial, chat about blogging, or just ask those questions you've always wanted answered straight from the kids' mouths.

Audience:General

MARKHAM B

UNDERSTANDING THE LD STUDENT

Nadia McLennan, Thames Valley District School Board Greg Howard Our goal is to teach teachers about the LD student -- what school is like for them and to understand the learning experience they go through on a day-to-day basis. As well, we'd like to provide teachers with successful strategies and resources to help the teacher teach the LD student in the regular/inclusive classroom and to help the student be successful. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

NEWMARKET

VIRTUAL TEACHERS, REAL COLLEGIALITY - BUILDING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

WITH ONLINE TEACHERS Floor: Lower Level Andrea Brozyna, Toronto District School Board (@andreabrozyna) Karen Beutler Connecting virtual world learners with their classmates and their instructors is a real concern. Online teachers can feel not less isolated than their teachers. Struggling alone they can feel overwhelmed by text-heavy content, unwieldy and counter-intuitive digital platforms and just the lack of simple human companionship. Members of the TDSB e-Learning team will share their strategies for building professional learning communities across the cognitive, temporal and geographical divide of virtual teaching. Our e-teachers have constructed success criteria that they developed and shared with each other as they work to improve their online courses and their own teaching practice. Audience: Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General

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Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

OAK RIDGES

GLOBAL COLLABORATION - UNITED BEYOND OUR DIVERSITY THROUGH THE GLOBAL TEENAGER PROJECT

Brandon Zoras, TDSB (@brandonzoras) Anita Townsend This presentation will highlight the use of digital learning circles and global collaboration on major world issues. Using a Wiki as a space to collaborate, students from around the world work in learning circles to, pose questions, investigate and publish answers at a global scale. The Global Teenager Project allows for highly engaging lessons that will link to the curriculum as well as the students own community. This session will provide examples of thematic learning circles grade 612 and particularly highlight the journey a class of Senior students have taken. Participants will learn how to connect and start the program in their own class or school. The wiki will be shared, the research process and clips from web conferences made between a Toronto based school and a global partner from Kenya. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

SALON A

TAKE MATH OUT OF A BOX; BUILD INSTRUCTIONAL CAPACITY THRU TECHNOLOGY

Rudy Neufeld, Neufeld Learning Systems Inc. This session will help teachers to unpack familiar math concepts into those elements that lead to an understanding of the concept ( "why" not just "how"). We will use technology in frameworks of specific lessons in the 4 to 8 math curriculum, based on the three key components of an effective math lesson: Getting Started, Working On It, and Reflecting and Connecting. Participants will receive access to a website of examples Audience: Junior, Intermediate, General Floor: Upper Level

SALON B

KEEN 5X & PRELUDE: NEW DYNAMIC DUO

Howard Esbin, Heliotrope Dr. Edmond J. Dixon, Keen Learning Group This hands-on workshop will introduce two dynamic new learning resources that can help teachers reengage their students and revitalize classrooms through easy, fun, arts-infused experiences. KEEN 5X is a set of Cognitive-Kinesthetic strategies that may be used at any time to embody any subject area from Kindergarten to Grade 8. KEEN 5X is particularly valuable with large differentiated classes. As well, hyperactive boys are able to participate more constructively by channeling their natural kinesthetic learning style. Prelude is a blended group learning game played by older students from Grade 6 through first-year college. It helps foster 21 C. Skills and Social-Emotional Literacy such as empathy, creativity, collaboration, and appreciation for diversity. The game process consists of four scaffolded activity modules using a constructivist approach. Players move from individual exploration and expression, to teamwork, to whole classwork. The result is a class that is much more aware of its rich assets and diverse ways of thinking and communication. Prelude has been called a trust accelerator and an inoculation against bullying. The Software Information Industry Association recently chose both Prelude and KEEN 5X as two of this year's₏™s most innovative new education technology products. They were the only Canadian products chosen. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Upper Level

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Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

BALLANTRAE Floor: Lower Level

EPSON’S ANSWER TO THE INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM – BRIGHTLINK INTERACTIVE PROJECTORS Jennie Douangmiaxy, Epson Canada (@EpsonCanada) Epson understands education and has a solution no matter what your teaching scenario. Built with 3LCD image quality and reliability in mind, EPSON projectors enhance communication and inspire collaboration, while offering a low total cost of ownership. The Best-selling Projector lineup in the World. From long-throw projectors designed for large venues to ultra-short-throw and all-in-one solutions built for progressive classrooms, Epson has the model made for you. Two years ago, Epson launched the first interactive projector in the marketplace. Since its introduction, the Epson BrightLink has captured and maintained the # 1 selling interactive projector in North America, on top of worldwide market leadership in 3LCD driven projectors. Plus, the Epson Brighter Futures Education Program gives educators special benefits to help reduce costs and maximize your school’s budget. As schools move away from the high cost of interactive boards, Epson has solidified its position as the go-to technology for the budget conscious education market. Come hear all about our expanded line of 6 interactive projectors, a solution for every classroom.

Audience: General

SALON D Floor: Upper Level

Judy Burns brings over 10 years of experience in the projection industry. She currently manages Epson’s Brighter Future Program in Canada which provides educators the tools to succeed in the classroom.

GPS FOR 21ST CENTURY: HOW TO RECHARGE IT.

Najwa Chalabi Farha, Toronto Catholic District School Board TCDSB (@najthatwaseasy2) This session is about setting the direction on the GPS of 21st century teaching and learning. It is a chapter of an open book, in an effort to reach out and globalize the learning beyond the desks and walls of the classroom using Inquiry Based Projects.

Audience: General

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

BLENDED LEARNING IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

Dustin Carson, Grand Erie District School Board (@learnfromcarson) The Ontario Curriculum is quite extensive and involved. How do students get the attention they need when there is so much to be covered from year to year? If you apply the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model and utilize a Blended Approach (use of technology to deliver and assess content), then you will find more time to address specific needs. My SmartBoard, Netbook, and iPad have helped me deliver self, peer, and group guided discovery that is engaging and informative for students. In turn, I am able to conference with students and spend time meeting individual needs. Come learn how to deliver engaging lessons with a variety of technology tools and software programs. Lessons that do not require you to stand in front of the room, but have students use technology to discover and assess their understanding.

Audience: Junior, Intermediate, General

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Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

PANEL DISCUSSION ON BYOD

Mark Carbone, WRDSB (@markwcarbone) Ed Doadt, Principal (@eddoadt) James Bond, Waterloo Region District School Board (@MrBondPrincipal), Liz Anderson Ed (secondary principal) and I will hold a panel discussion centred around BYOD. Panel members will include voices from the following roles: school administrator, teacher, student, parent, and IT staff. Discussion points will centre around pros, cons, student benefits, IT considerations and digital citizenship.

Audience: General

UNIONVILLE

USING E-PORTFOLIOS FOR STUDENT REFLECTION

Denise Jordan, Trillium Lakelands District School Board (@icteaching) As students get more and more exposure to project-based learning with digital tools, are they aware of the learning that is happening? Having students assess and reflect upon their work is recognized as an effective tool for student metacognition. By doing so with an electronic portfolio, they add the dimension of sharing and presenting their work digitally, allowing for feedback from others. Many online collaborative tools may be used as digital portfolios (blogs, wikis, VoiceThread, etc.) but in this session we will look at a specific portfolio tool that we are using in our district. Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, General Floor: Upper Level

VAUGHAN EAST Floor: Lower Level

THE TWEET'S THE THING

Danika Barker, Thames Valley District School Board (@danikabarker) Lessons learned from role-playing Hamlet with students using Twitter: How can you use Twitter to role play classic literature in the classroom? Why should you? What do you need to know in order to make it an engaging experience for students? What curriculum expectations can you meet by doing this? Learn from one teacher's classroom experiment.

Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General

VAUGHAN WEST Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

EXAMINING INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION (SESSION CONTINUES 11-12)

Rob Policicchio and John Maschak, Apple Education Development Executives Apple Canada In this session aimed at system leaders, participants will be working with several effective educational technology adoption models, and understand what is key in developing and fostering innovation in their schools or districts. Whether your school or district is being challenged with personalizing content for students, considering a B.Y.O.D. implementation, or are interested in expanding "pockets of excellence", this session will provide some strategies for success. Although not mandatory, It is recommended that participants bring an iPhone, iPod touch or an iPad to this session in order to consume the session materials and handouts. 37


Friday 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

BREAK

Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

AURORA

APPS IN THE CLASSROOM

Leslie Boerkamp, Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board Deb Legace Using iPads as part of a balanced, engaging junior/intermediate literacy block. Technology engages students, they talk about their mobile devices, iPods, iPhones, MP3 Players and their video game technology. By engaging students in metacognitive discussions around its use we will further the integration of this technology as a part of everyday learning, and real life. Participants will leave with a list of apps that have been tested and proven to work in reading, writing, oral language, and media literacy for both the junior and intermediate learner. This workshop will allow participants to have hands on experience with the Apps presented and used. All will leave with a Teachers Toolkit handout for immediate use back in the class. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, General Floor: Lower Level

BUTTONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

WEB BASED RESOURCES FROM FOLLETT SHELF

Bruce White, Thames Valley District School Board Bill Schreiter, former Learning Coordinator-TVDSB E-Books: audio and text based books are supplementing and in some cases eliminating hard copies of text books and novels used in the classroom. See how Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute is making the move to web based books in its library and is increasing electronic resources for the classroom teachers. Learn how the web based books allow students to tap into their different learning styles and their different entry point to learning.

Audience: Intermediate, Senior, General

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Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

GORMLEY Floor: Lower Level

IMPROVING ACADEMIC SUCCESS WITH BRAINPOP Chris Lee, TDSB - Joyce Public School (@brainpop) Michelle Spencer, Joyce Public School

Discover how BrainPOP is integrated into Ontario's curriculum at Joyce Public School. Explore the standards search tool, the integration of interactive white boards, and BrainPOP's new feature, "GameUp". For more information about the use of BrainPOP at this multilingual school, read the case study found at: http://www.brainpop.com/about/research-case_studies-joyce/index.weml Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Admin, General

KING CITY

UDL: MAKING EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE

Dianne LaFortune, alcdsb (@lafortdi) Paul O'Connor Over the last four years, teachers at ALCDSB have been working to integrate technology into their classrooms. Applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning to facilitate learning for all students has created some unique challenges, and some rich and wonderful learning opportunities for students and staff. Instruction and selection of technologies continues to be data driven and curriculum focused. Some of our best Professional development has been the result of working with our Learning Technologies Department (IT). Resources used and developed will be shared with participants. Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

MARKHAM A Floor: Lower Level

BYOD - STUDENT PERSPECTIVES

Andrew Dobbie, Peel District School Board (@A_Dobbie11) & his students I can tell you what I've done in my classroom to help students explore the world through the lens of the curriculum but I would rather have the message come to you first hand. My students are the experts. Come and hear their perspectives related to the usefulness of technology in social networking, collaborative research (both in person and online), and developing online activities to help evaluate their own understanding of curriculum.

Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Admin, General

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Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

MARKHAM B Floor: Lower Level

TECH-ENABLED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: USING TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT THE DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Camille Rutherford, Brock University (@DrCRutherford) Tech-enabled leadership can be defined as leadership that takes advantage of the affordance of technology to enable leadership actions that are open, collaborative or dynamic. This session will examine the ways in which specific technology resources (Blogs, Google Docs, Twitter, etc.) can be used to support tech-enabled leadership and transform the scale and scope of traditional school leadership to facilitate the distribution of key leadership actions that contribute to school success.

Audience: Admin, General

NEWMARKET Floor: Lower Level

GIS - THINK OUTSIDE THE GEOGRAPHY BOX!

Peter McAsh, St. Marys DCVI (@pmcash) James Lockyer-Cotter, GIS Analyst, Education and Research, ESRI Canada Classrooms in the 21st century are increasingly adopting a global perspective. GIS can be used to help students visualize and understand the world around them. This session will introduce attendees to the FREE online mapping tool, ArcGIS Online - www.arcgis.com.

A number of lessons and examples featuring the use of GIS in a variety of subject areas will be explored. Participants who BYOD will have the opportunity to experiment with a number of free online/mobile applications and resources provided by ESRI Canada. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult

OAK RIDGES Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

SALON A

THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE "POTATO CLUB" REVEALS THEIR SECRETS! DIGITAL NATIVES LEADING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN THE CURRICULUM.

Oren Grebler, York Region District School Board, Wendat Village Public School (@orengrebler) Mark Andrews, Glen Shields P.S. Thornhill ON, YRDSB The Potato Club -- A motivated, engaged team of technology leaders ready and available to create dynamic and engaging programming for the classroom......And they're all under 12 years old. Our presentation will provide a background on how to build and support a motivated group of engaged, decision-making technology student leaders.

INQUIRY, INNOVATION AND ICT

Rick Budding, Waterloo Region District School Board (@rickbudd) Brian Smith Inquiry makes topics relevant for students and is the foundation of what learners "In the Now Century" need as they make sense of the world around them. Encouraging, developing and facilitating student inquiry is what teachers do. Classroom teachers and teacher-librarians can collaborate in this as they bring innovative teaching and learning strategies and ICT tools to the inquiry process. This session will share strategies for making inquiry central to learning tasks and look at ICT tools, templates and techniques that classroom teachers and teacher-librarians can implement collaboratively as they guide student inquiry in a variety of elementary grade levels and subjects. Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, General Floor: Upper Level

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Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

SALON B Floor: Upper Level

TEACHING AND LEARNING IN ONTARIO CLASSROOMS: NOW AND TOMORROW

Janet Murphy, 21st Century Learning Unit, Ontario Ministry of Education (@LouMurphy) Catherine Sim, 21st Century Learning Unit, Ontario Ministry of Education This session profiles the research evidence from forty-six District School Boards and the provincial schools participating in the Ministry–CODE sponsored 21st Century Pilots for System Learning initiative. At this session gain insight into the successes and challenges of local implementation of the innovative technology-enabled teaching and learning practices inspired by the Pilots initiative. Impact evidence from this research-oriented approach informs teacher-practice, identifies opportunities for student engagement and learning, and highlights the leadership necessary for sustainability and capacity building that prepares us now, and for tomorrow.

Audience: General

SALON C

BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY MATH CLASSROOM -- TODAY!

Aviva Dunsiger, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (@avivaloca) Look at various ways that technology can be used in math to help extend student learning and increase communication. See specific examples of how a variety of tools - from iPod Touches & iPads to computers to video cameras - can support ALL students regardless of mathematical ability. Work in groups to share ideas of different ways people can use technology in their math classes. Collaborate to create an online book of resources that teachers in all grades can use to help build the 21st century math classroom -- today! Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior Floor: Upper Level

SALON D Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

HOW THE IPAD HAS REVOLUTIONIZED MY CLASSROOM

Paul Hatala, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board This past year, I have been using iPads in a one-to-one classroom at the high school level. Having these devices in the hands of students had radically changed the way that I teach and the way my students learn. From the apps that I use, to the innovative ways that students have chosen to demonstrate their learning, everything about how my classes are run has been impacted. During this session I will describe the journey that started with a cross-device comparison (iPads, iTouch, Netbook) to settling on the iPad, to actively using them in my class. We will also look at some strategies for logistics (distribution, managing apps, etc.) and what to do when you don't have a one-to-one opportunity (because it's still quite handy even if you only have a few). A full list of the Apps used and samples of student work will be provided. If you want to see one model of what learning in the 21st Century could look like, come to this engaging and informative session.

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Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

POCKET CHANGE: USING PERSONAL DEVICES TO DOCUMENT, SHARE AND CELEBRATE LEARNING

Brian Harrison, York Region District School Board (@bharrisonp) Shannon Smith Buried in their backpacks and pockets, students carry powerful, personal learning and communication tools. In this session, Brian and Shannon will share examples of some of the ways districts, schools and teachers are making effective use of these tools, with cloud-based collaboration applications, as part of the assessment process. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in a conversation about the risks and rewards inherent in leading this type of change at the school level and explore the ways that these tools can support authentic assessment.

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Admin

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

THE LOVE CONNECTION: FLIRTING WITH I.T.

Jeff Pelich, WRDSB (@jpkitchener) Kim Gill, (@Gill_Ville), Euen O'Connor, (@mroconnorsclass) Integrating technology into your practice can be an overwhelming experience. How do you choose which tool is best for the established learning goal? This introductory session takes a playful look at this common challenge and will expose participants to a variety of web 2.0 tools. Tech Foolary (Jeff Pelich) is back and he's playing with I.T. Contestants Anita Toole (Kim Gill) and Ivan Appforthat (Euen O'Conner) are seeking a connection for their latest learning goal! Will Anita find a love connection with Willy Wiki (Wikis), Doc. Google (Google Docs), or Ed Modo (Edmodo)? Can Ivan tame the passion of Ivana Tellastory (Digital Storytelling), Bridget Together (Collaboration on the iPad), and Demo Moore (Screen Casting)? Come be part of our studio audience and watch our contestants find 21st century love. Maybe you too will find your I.T. love connection!

Audience: General

UNIONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

RURAL + URBAN = COLLABORATION

Richard Farmer, AMDSB Jamie Reaburn Weir In today's society, being a strong collaborator is a key quality for employment. As technology continues to advance, employees will be expected to collaborate with people who do not know each other face to face and be successful. Please join a presentation where we discuss a collaborative project between grade 12 university level students in St. Mary's and their counterparts in Cambridge, ON. We will be sharing the highs, lows, and overall, the learning to come out of this experiment.

Audience: General

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Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

VAUGHAN EAST Floor: Lower Level

HOW TO BE A SUPER HERO IN FEEDBACK AND ASSESSMENT

Jeremy Brooks, Humber College, School of Applied Technology

Sorry -- for personal reasons this session has had to be cancelled. We hope to see Jeremy back at ECOO next year.

Students thrive on feedback, but recording it and publishing it is a burden. Did you know that 100 ANCELLED students generate up to 4200 events in your grade book per course each semester? Is bookkeeping not your forte? Struggling to keep up with the pace? What good is feedback that is 4 weeks old? Free yourself from time consuming record keeping and offer prompt and accurate feedback to your students. Bring your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Audience: Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, General

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VAUGHAN WEST Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

EXAMINING INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION (SESSION CONTINUES FROM 9:45)

Rob Policicchio and John Maschak, Apple Education Development Executives Apple Canada In this session aimed at system leaders, participants will be working with several effective educational technology adoption models, and understand what is key in developing and fostering innovation in their schools or districts. Whether your school or district is being challenged with personalizing content for students, considering a B.Y.O.D. implementation, or are interested in expanding "pockets of excellence", this session will provide some strategies for success. Although not mandatory, It is recommended that participants bring an iPhone, iPod touch or an iPad to this session in order to consume the session materials and handouts.

Friday 12:00 AM – 1:15 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

LUNCH AND PRIZE DRAW

Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

AURORA Floor: Lower Level

TOUCH AND LEARN

Jackie Harkins, Northeastern Catholic District School Board (@jharkins38) Eleanor Reeder This session will provide participants with an in depth look at the use of iPods in Intermediate French Immersion and English Language Classrooms. A focus will be placed on how podcasting can be an effective tool for enhancing oral communication skills. Participants will also be provided with a comprehensive list of apps which educators can use to encourage accountable talk and critical thinking among their students. The session will be very hands on and participants will have the opportunity to manipulate presented apps.

Audience: Intermediate, General

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Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

BALLANTREE Floor: Lower Level

MATH & MACS: A TDSB MOBILE COMPUTING PROJECT

Julie Millan, Toronto District School Board (@jsm2272) Katina Papulkas (@KatPap) This session will highlight our two year journey integrating laptops across the Toronto DSB to support teaching and learning with mathematics in the junior grades. We will share different strategies for providing professional learning for teachers, central leaders, and students and share success stories and lessons learned throughout the project.

Audience: General

BUTTONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

USING THE SMART NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE TO CREATE YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Bill Schreiter, former Learning Coordinator-TVDSB Bruce White, Thames Valley District School Board Creating Videos with SMART Notebook SMART Notebook is licensed for student and staff use in every school district with a SMART Board. Add a microphone (dollar store) and you and/or your students can create (screen cast) videos for any subject. These videos can be shared with just your students or the world via YouTube or other sharing sites.

Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, General

GORMLEY Floor: Lower Level

CLICKER 6 LITERACY WITHOUT LIMITS!

Neil Andrew, Crick Software Discover how Clicker, the proven reading and writing tool for elementary students of all abilities, is now even better with the newly released Clicker 6. Clicker 6's redesign has resulted in greater student independence and less teacher time to create and edit a fantastic range of literacy resources to support all your students' reading and writing needs.

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, General

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Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

KING CITY Floor: Lower Level

VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: PICKING THE RIGHT CLOUD TO JUMP ON

Jason Eygenraam, York Region DSB (@jeygenraam) Having difficulty as a Board, school or teacher, considering the move to cloud-based collaboration, but unsure of which way to turn? Not even certain if you're ready to move in that direction in the first place, or why anyone would want to? York Region District School Board held bake-off, comparing the classroom use of Google Apps for Education and Microsoft's Office 365 in 20+ classrooms from Grades Four through 12. Our focus was how a virtual learning environment (VLE) could be set up and run in our learning spaces, and seeing how teachers would choose to use it. We will be talking about the classroom use as well as what our IT department reported with respect to their outcomes, and how we are rolling out the platform to teachers. We hope that by sharing our findings, it will help inform your way forward.

Audience: General

MARKHAM A

GOING SYSTEM WIDE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Dan Bodkin, Huron Perth Catholic District School Board (@dan_bodkin) Rachel Skillen (@rachel_skillen), Sean McDade (@Sean_McDade) Huron Perth Catholic DSB created a system-wide approach to mentoring students in the world of social media. Every teacher from K-12 received in-service on mentoring students in the digital world in what we called the "Cast Your Net" campaign. Four different modules were developed for each division from Primary, to Junior, to Intermediate, and to Senior. Come and see how your class, school, or system can use our materials to mentor your students in their use of social media. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

MARKHAM B

INTRODUCTION TO EDMODO

Lisa Unger, Upper Grand District School Board (@l_unger) Edmodo has so much to offer, and can be used so many different ways. It is a free, social class/team website/learning management system (walled garden) as well as a professional learning community. Come see how Edmodo can be used in your setting. There will be a brief introduction/presentation of some of Edmodo's features, followed by a chance for participants to set up an account, join a group and play with the website. BYOD Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior Floor: Lower Level

NEWMARKET Floor: Lower Level

TOO MUCH TECH OR MAKE IT MORE!

Robert Wiebe, Waterloo Region District School Board (@eduk8u)

Sorry -- for personal reasons this session has had to be cancelled. We hope to see Robert back at ECOO next year.

Are we connected to too many gadgets? How are we allowing children time for learning and ANCELLED establishing a relationship with the real world? Are we cheating our children by not introducing them to technology as soon as possible in this modern world? Or should we back off and keep the technology to a minimum until kids have learned how to think critically and creatively without the guidance of the latest app? Audience: Primary, Junior

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Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

OAK RIDGES Floor: Lower Level

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING

Louise Robitaille, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (@Robitaille2011) Peter Douglas Participants will learn about inquiry-based teaching and learning along with how to use technology with students. Also, using apps that work with instructional strategies and supports student learning will be discussed. We will share students inquiry-based work: keynote presentations, podcasting, iMovie, Comiclife...

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, General

SALON A

EMPOWERING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES TO USE TECHNOLOGY IN THE REGULAR

CLASSROOM Floor: Upper Level Lesley Anne Jordan, Tanya Morton, Yvonne Cummings, Jason Swan Upper Grand District School Board Come learn about the Upper Grand District School Board's approach to supporting Junior Elementary students who have learning disabilities. Our goal is to improve academic performance and to grow independence, confidence and selfadvocacy with the use of technology. We will share data that demonstrates the success of our Itinerant Technology Resource Teacher Program, as well as, rubrics and other materials used to track student achievement. Learn practical strategies for integrating assistive technology into the regular classroom, including the use of laptops, iPads, OSAPAC software and LiveScribe Pens. See how we have made this approach to technology use work in junior classrooms across the Board. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, General

SALON B Floor: Upper Level

SCHOOL LIBRARY BLOG

Melissa Jensen, SCDSB (@mjtlbarrie) Using Google sites, docs and calendar apps I have developed a school library blog to promote the learning in my school library I would like to show how a teacher can use these Google apps to communicate student learning and create a professional online presence for free with creativity

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, General

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Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

SALON C Floor: Upper Level

Audience: Senior

SALON D

"FLIP" TEACHING MOTIVATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Daniel Reid, Ashbury College (Independent) Jere Brophy's "Motivating Students to Learn" examines a "learning community" of students and several teaching "best practices" to engage student learning in the classroom. This presentation draws on Brophy's motivational theory and is an examination of "flip" teaching as a motivational tool in Computer Science classes using a blended learning environment (Moodle) to support classwork and learning.

PLAY WITH TNT & OTHER LESSONS FROM MINECRAFT

Liam O'Donnell, Toronto District School Board, EDGE Lab Ryerson University (@liamodonnell) Denise Colby, TDSB (@Niecsa), Diana Maliszewski, TDSB (@MzMollyTL) What do you get when 30 students from three different schools share a single Minecraft world? Lots of explosions, plenty of failing, some pvping and a whole bunch of authentic learning. Join the GamingEdus, three TDSB teachers, as they talk about the successes and challenges behind their Multi-School Minecraft Server Project, a single virtual world open to selected lowperforming TDSB students from three schools. Learn why Minecraft (and other video games) are ideal at teaching when schools seem to fail at it, get the basics on running your own Minecraft server and see how educators can use Minecraft (and other video games) in a student-led, inquiry-based approach that fosters authentic learning and critical thinking. Liam O'Donnell, Diana Maliszewski and Denise Colby are three gamers who happen to be teachers. Together, they are the GamingEdus and can be found at: http://gamingeducators.pbworks.com. For the past five years, they have used video games to support student success in literacy, numeracy, social skills development and where ever else the students take the learning. In 2012, they teamed up with the EDGE Lab at Ryerson University, to create North America's first Multi-School Minecraft server, where 30 students from 3 schools play, then write and create media around their experiences at: http://minecraftclubhub.pbworks.com. Participants will gain a better understanding of the potential of video games in education and leave with a set of best practices for bringing games into their classroom or school. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Upper Level

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP - RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Jim Cash, Peel District School Board (@cashjim) This session will focus on the 'protect' set of elements in Mike Ribble's digital citizenship framework; however, a brief overview of his overall framework will be presented. Participants will be exposed to specific online resources and video materials that have been carefully evaluated for their effectiveness with students and value as teaching tool to begin an ongoing discussion with students around digital citizenship. (ISTE: NETS*T 4a; NETS*S 5abcd)

Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Admin

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Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

Audience: Admin

UNIONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

NEXTWORK

Brian Harrison, York Region District School Board (@bharrisonp) Stephen Louca (@slouca11) How can we make effective use of communications technology and social media to build and extend sustainable, blended learning networks for administrators, teachers and system leaders? This conversation will focus on the work that Stephen and Brian have carried out within their network and district; highlight the School Effectiveness Framework indicators that support inclusion, inquiry and innovation and explore the ways that school and system leaders can support one another to move forward in this area.

GOOGLE CHROMEBOOKS IN THE CLASSROOM

Mark Carbone, Waterloo Region DSB (@markwcarbone) Ron Millar, Waterloo Region DSB –retired (@ron_mill) WRDSB has purchased a number of Google Chromebooks to investigate classroom potential with this type of device as part of the ongoing work to determine the best type of technologies to support student learning. This session will provide an opportunity to share our experiences and learnings regarding getting started, device management, strengths, weaknesses, best fit and support.

Audience: General

VAUGHAN EAST Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

LEARNING WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY: ILEARN WITH IPOD

Michael Kerr, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (@kerrlaboration) Natalie Vader, Sagonasaska Demonstration School (@natalievader) Predictions suggest that by the end of 2012 there will be more mobile devices on the planet than there are people. Seven billion connected individuals able to communicate, innovate and learn anytime, anywhere. Mobile devices empower and engage and let's face it- They are Cool! Over the past 3 years Provincial Demonstration Schools have been exploring the use of mobile technologies as learning tools for students with severe learning disabilities. We have learned how engaging and empowering these mobile computers are. Students and staff have learned how to use the iPod as a learning and teaching tool. Build in assistive technology can assist with a range of learning tasks. This workshop will present an overview of the project with testimonials from our students. Participants will explore a variety of applications and see how to engage and empower students with these cool devices.

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Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

VAUGHAN WEST Floor: Lower Level

LET'S PLAY! NOW LET'S DOCUMENT!

Tania Sterling, York Region DSB on secondment to Pearson Canada-School Division (@taniasterling) Jocelyn Schmidt, Lorna Jackson PS, YRDSB Ontario's new full-day kindergarten program poses exciting opportunities for schools. Teachers and dedicated early childhood educators structure play to create learning moments that pique students’ curiosity. However, documenting authentic learning stories "in the moment" can be challenging. Fortunately, web-based documentation software exists to address this challenge. CLiC, which stands for “Capturing Learning in the Classroom,” leverages technology to record and track teacher observations of student learning. Learn how one full-day Kindergarten teacher, as part of the recent national field test, uses CLiC to (1) upload photos, videos, or audio recordings, (2) build learning stories around learning artefacts, and (3) connect them to program expectations. She’ll also show how easy it is to view and generate powerful summaries that support her planning and communication of student learning with parents.

Audience: JKorK, Primary, Admin, General

Friday 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

BREAK

Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

AURORA Floor: Lower Level

HOLY SMOKES! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PROVINCIAL LMS?

Rob Scott, e-Learning Ontario, Ministry of Education Shawn Allenby (@shawnleaffan) Version 10 of Desire2Learn is now available and ready for a test drive. Sit back, relax, and watch as we provide an overview of some of the newest tools and functionality in the provincial LMS. Or get hands on and customize your org or course right on the spot, as we circulate the room!

Audience: General

BALLANTREE Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

IT IN OEE

Peter Rasberry, Waterloo Region District School Board (@outdoor_ed) Levi Moore "No more pencils, no more books..." Outdoor and Environmental Education is the ideal setting in which to integrate IT tools and expectations. At our OEE Centres - both in the classroom and in the field - we now implement a wide array of technology from digital microscopes, data recorders and sensors, to interactive whiteboards, LiveScribe pens, iPods and iPads. In one specialized setting RFID tags are used to monitor the activity of black-capped chickadees at the winter feeders. Join us for a look at how these cool tools can enhance the outdoor experience.

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Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

BUTTONVILLE Floor: Upper Level

Audience: General

GORMLEY

NOTEBOOK 11 AND SMART RESPONSE : WHAT'S NEW AND IMPROVED

Bruce White, Thames Valley District School Board What are you doing in your classroom now to engage your students? SMART Notebook 11 and SMART Response enables you to transform your classroom into a high-performing interactive learning environment. Learn how to increase motivation and the interaction that technology offers SMART Notebook and SMART Response System add to your classroom. These two applications help capture and hold the attention of learners. It encourages the involvement of learners in the subject by their engagement and interaction It enables the use of multimedia resources and the internet with a whole class or in small groups Allows the creation of different learning environments Allow for student differences in : Learning Styles , Multiple Intelligences, Learning needs Capture real-time assessment data to gauge student comprehension: Informal and Formal assessment before you teach the topics as you teach the material of what they have learned and where the gaps are Identify individual learning needs and differentiate instruction as needed.

MINDS "ON" - MIND MAPPING UNCOVERED

Helen DeWaard, Lakehead University (@hjdw) This presentation will uncover learning theory connected to concept mapping and how to make student learning visible. Processes to integrate mind mapping into teaching practices will be exposed and effective mind mapping practices will be revealed. Mind mapping tools will be explored for strengths, issues, applications and availability. Ministry licensed, open source, Web 2.0 and cloud-based concept mapping tools will be shown. These include Kidspiration, Inspiration, Smart Ideas, Mindnode, VUE, CMap, Bubbl.Us, Popplet, Prezi, iMindMap, Webspiration, and Lucidchart. Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, General Floor: Lower Level

KING CITY

SHOWCASING STUDENT WORK THROUGH GOOGLE SITES

Sarah Barclay, Upper Canada College (@MsBarclay) Connie van Rijn Students are motivated when they have the chance to share and display their work. This session will outline what we did during our successful first year of implementing online student art portfolios and what changes will be making to improve the process this year. We will review and demonstrate the scaffolding needed to build a self-sustaining cycle of creation-documentation-reflection that students work through at their own pace throughout the year. Classroom structure, creation of the website template, basics in photography, iPhoto for cropping, colour correction, writing of reflections on the website itself In addition to providing a vehicle for students to showcase their work, this is an outstanding assessment tool that tracks progress across the year (or years) and provides ongoing evidence to parents during interviews or student-led conferences. The focus of this session will not be solely on the visual arts, but using Google Sites to allow students to showcase their work in an online portfolio. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Lower Level

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Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

MARKHAM A

DISCUSSING DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, HOW DO WE EMBED IT IN WHAT WE DO?

David Rule, Durham District School Board (@drule79) The 2011-2012 school year was designated the 'Year of Digital Citizenship' in the Durham District School Board. In support of that, a program was developed for delivery of Digital Citizenship to students and staff around familiar themes and frameworks. This session will be a brief presentation, some short examples of activities around Digital Citizenship, and an open discussion around the topic of Digital Citizenship implementation in different School Boards. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

MARKHAM B Floor: Lower Level

TEACHING MATH, HISTORY, AND GEOGRAPHY THROUGH VIDEO GAMES

David Hutchison, Brock University Drawing on activity ideas in the presenter's book "Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom" this presentation focuses on concrete ideas for teaching math, history, and geography using the popular commercial video games that many students play in their out-of-school lives. With reference to video game genres, such as racing games and military simulations, this presentation highlights ways of connecting the Ontario curriculum to the new 21st century gaming literacies.

Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior

NEWMARKET Floor: Lower Level

Audience: Senior

OAK RIDGES Floor: Lower Level

SUPPORTING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT THROUGH BLENDED LEARNING AND THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM Adrian Maszko, Oxford University Press Oxford Next is a blended learning platform designed to support 21st century skills development by enabling students to self-differentiate their own learning. Join Adrian Maszko, Online and New Media Manager of Oxford University Press, as he explores how thoughtful content aggregation and synchronization can support active learning experiences in the classroom, in the lab, and at home. Free trials for all attendees will demonstrate how Oxford's 21st century skills framework develops critical inquiry, critical thinking, media literacy, meta-cognition, reading comprehension, and oral and written communication. By providing educators and students with multiple points of entry based on their comfort level with technology, Oxford Next supports guided instruction, blended classrooms, distance education and the flipped classroom of the 21st century.

TECHNOLOGY, PURPOSEFUL TALK, AND MEANINGFUL WRITING

Stepan Pruchnicky, T.C.D.S.B. (@stepanpruch) Technology is often blamed for poor language skills. Shortened phrases and internet slang are cited as symptoms of the digital era. Maybe they don't have to be. Technology has the power to document speech and communication in ways that have traditionally been very difficult to capture. Can the root of the problem be used to fix the problem? Let's take a look at some of the "same old tools" and see how they can be used to develop purposeful talk and meaningful writing. YouTube, todaysmeet, and tumblr can be used to improve student vocabulary. Transform slang into articulate, thought-out words and ideas using tools that students have already bought into and use outside of our classrooms.

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Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

SALON B

PLANNING FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING IN A DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Kimberly Webster, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board In a digital learning environment, time and space is elastic, and it's all to easy to spend your time wading through your Discussion Board or Dropbox instead of facilitating and assessing student learning. How can your Assessment Plan help you manage the time you spend in your digital learning environment? How can your assessment plan help focus students on their learning? Join us and find out! Audience: Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, General Floor: Upper Level

SALON C

ENGAGING AT-RISK BOYS THROUGH THE USE OF VIDEO GAMES.

Jeff Pelich, WRDSB (@jpkitchener) Jeff Pelich is a teacher in a grade 7/8 program for students identified with behaviour exceptionalities. Over the last year, Jeff has been using video games as a way to engage this classroom of at-risk boy learners in written communication. Through the use of online games, iPad apps, and XBox Kinect, his students have improved their skills in writing while having fun. This interactive session will teach how to select games that connect to curriculum expectations and examine student exemplars, while also encouraging participants to try out their gaming skills on many of the applications used in Jeff's class. Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, General Floor: Upper Level

SALON D

TUNING INTO TEENAGERS ... AND NOW OUR NEXT PHASE, ITUNING INTO TEENAGERS

Grant Montgomery, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (@GMontgomery10) How do you support and involve ALL staff in integrating IT into their programs to better engage students and achieve higher levels of achievement? This session will examine our journey at Bayside Secondary School over the past several years in addressing this question. Through a sustained focus on setting new directions for professional development, developing innovative curriculum, facilitating increased and more efficient collaboration, improving the IT infrastructure at the school as well as continual data monitoring, student engagement and achievement has steadily improved. All departments and staff at the school are involved in this whole-school learning initiative and this change has been significantly integrated into our school improvement plan. Student and staff examples will be used throughout the session. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, Admin, General Floor: Upper Level

STOUFFVILLE Floor: Lower Level

Audience: General

PARENT / TEACHER COMMUNICATION MADE EASY

Douglas Sadler, WECDSB (@sadone) A Class website is a great way to communicate with parents. Add a blog to that website and now you have an archived, organized, and fully customizable tool that will grow with your needs. Learn how to lock down a blog so it acts like a message board that can be as interactive as you like. The blog can be edited online or updated by email. The class newsletter could be a thing of the past. Use your blog message board as a short daily update so parents and students know what is going on! To round out your communication Twitter and the benefit of an online calendar will be discussed too!

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Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

THORNHILL Floor: Upper Level

BEING A LEAD CONNECTED LEARNER

Lisa Neale, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (@lisaneale) Jared Bennett (@mrjarbenne) How do we inspire, drive and lead staff to ensure that learning conditions create, promote and sustain a digital-age learning culture that is relevant, engaging and connected to the real-world? It starts with you being a connected leader. Come discuss about what the characteristics and skills of a connected leader are along with the tools that support being a role model and lead learner. As leaders pursuing learning models through collaborative inquiry is key in bringing forth next practice with learning teams. Let's discuss and learn about how to create with staff a roadmap for school-based strategies that leverage technology and tools with a focus on shared leadership creating a collaborative digital-age learning culture.

Audience: Admin, General

UNIONVILLE

GET BEYOND THE PLOT - HOW TO READ A FILM

Paul Strangways, Waterloo Region District School Board When you teach a film, do you still find yourself focusing on plot and content? Hello, my name is Paul Strangways and I have been teaching film for over 20 years at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate. I still find that many teachers focus only on the content when teaching film instead of recognizing the importance of film technique. You do not need a film background to go beyond the plot - just come on down to my session and I can get you started. Plus, you get to learn from some great film clips that include The Shawshank Redemption, Terminator Two and others Audience: Intermediate, Senior, Adult, Admin Floor: Upper Level

VAUGHAN EAST

YOU GOT YOUR F2F IN MY LMS

Derek Stenton, Lambton Kent District School Board (@stentode) Nicky Maxfield, e-Learning Contact, Lambton Kent District School Board Do your e-Learning students feel more like they are taking a correspondence course than a class with a live teacher? How can we engage and retain our e-Learning students, and make them feel more like they are part of a real class? The LiveScribe pen and LiveScribe Desktop software will allow you to explain key concepts and discuss curriculum expectations visually and orally just as you would in a faceto-face classroom. This interactive session will take you from the creation stages of developing a Pencast, to embedding your lesson directly into your LMS. LiveScribe converts and skeptical rookies are welcome. Audience: Intermediate, Senior, PostSecondary, Adult, Admin, General Floor: Lower Level

IPADEDUCATION Floor: Lower Level Stacie Carroll, Beverley School, TDSB Ian Stuart In an episode titled "Apps for Autism", Beverley School was featured on "60 Minutes" for the leading work being done with tablet technology to teach special needs learners. This workshop will demonstrate the efficacy of using tablet technology with students who have developmental disabilities. Participants will leave with information on how to set the technology up, make it work, and keep it going. We will also share information on programming, teaching strategies, assessment methods, and accountability. Audience: JKorK, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Admin, General

VAUGHAN WEST

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ECOO 2012 Conference Booklet  

Conference program for the ECOO 2012 Conference October 24-26th, 2012 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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