Education Technology Strategies Summit | Detailed Agenda

Last Update: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

DAY ONE Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

7:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Opening Comments from the Chair

8:15 AM

Keynote Address

Teaching Naked – Moving Technology out of Your Classrooms to Deliver Campus Value and Change Minds

Face-to-face (naked) interactions between faculty and students remain the greatest value of physical education institutions. Utilize technology outside of classrooms to increase your student preparation and engagement. Redesign your campus experience to make it worth the extra cost necessary to deliver. Gain resolution into:

  • Why we need to embrace new technologies and methods
  • How better alignment of product, mission and values can address administrative and strategic concerns
  • Technologies that can immediately enhance learning and spark dialogues
  • Strategies for motivating teachers and faculty

Deploy technology outside of your classrooms where it can generate the most value.

José Antonio Bowen

José Antonio Bowen,

Author of "Teaching Naked" published by Wiley;

Dean, Meadows School of the Arts,

Southern Methodist University

9:15 AM

Case Study: 21st century Learning

How to Position technology as a Powerful enabler for 21st century education

Technology represents a foundational piece for Peel District School Board to achieve its vision of 21st century teaching and learning. Take the lead to incorporate technology-enhanced pedagogies to enable authentic learning for your students – anywhere, anytime. Decipher a long-term plan to:

  • Ensure universal access through BYOD and wireless
  • Evaluate models for 21st century teaching and learning
  • Maximize collaboration and student-teacher interaction with flipped classes
  • Strengthen connections, social responsibility, and digital literacy

Revolutionize your board to prepare students for success in the 21st century knowledge economy.

Mark Keating

Mark Keating,


Peel District School Board

Jan Courtin

Jan Courtin,

Superintendent of Education,

Peel District School Board

Hazel Mason,

Superintendent of Education,

Peel District School Board

10:00 AM

Mid-Morning Networking Break

Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

10:30 AM

Case Studies: Faculty Development

Secure Faculty Buy-in and improve technical competency via Holistic Professional Development

Faculty engagement is the first step to teaching excellence. Equip your staff with essential knowledge and expand learning resources at students' disposal. Leverage technology to facilitate pedagogical and logistical flexibility and make a dramatic impact on student achievements. Acquire proven practices to:

  • Build institutional infrastructure to support innovation and flexible learning
  • Resolve organizational inertia and promote change in a decentralized structure
  • Tailor training programs for different stakeholders – technicians vs. users
  • Develop tools for effective knowledge transfer and incent staff participation

Surmount challenges to engage your faculty and maximize impact of technology.

Simon Bates

Simon Bates,

Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology,

University of British columbia

Denise Stockley

Denise Stockley,

Interim Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning,

Queen's University

11:30 AM

Interactive Session: BYOD

Implementation Framework for Building a BYOD Platform to capture New Learning Opportunities

Confronted with limited resources, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs can give educators valuable tools for teaching. Hear from TDSB on first-hand experience in executing BYOD. Engage your peers and develop a roadmap:

  • Overcome common implementation and usability challenges
  • Embrace BYOD in curriculum development – tools, apps, and approaches
  • Evaluate acceptable use policy for classroom management
  • Ensure accessibility and equality for large-scale deployments

Gather practical BYOD implementation and teaching strategies to apply at your school.

Peter Singh

Peter Singh,

Chief Technology Officer,

Toronto District School Board

Gen Ling Chang

Gen Ling Chang,

Associate Director,

Toronto District School Board

12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

Join conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing luncheon.

1:45 PM

Case Studies: Blended Learning

Incorporate Blended and Virtual Models to Personalize Learning and raise Student Performance

Blended learning combines classroom and distance education to offer the best of both worlds. Incorporate blended learning to improve student performance, increase accessibility, and manage costs at your organization. Devise a complementary strategy to:

  • Provide cost-effective options for mass student access
  • Optimize content for online and offline delivery to foster assimilation
  • Accelerate progress with adaptive, outcome-based instructional models
  • Close the achievement gap through engaged learning communities

Integrate blended models to customize learning and increase your student achievements.

Jo Axe

Jo Axe,

Director, School of Education and Technology,

Royal roads University

James Dent

James Dent,

Executive Director,

Navigator Schools;

Founding Principal,

Gilroy Prep School

2:45 PM

Expert Research

Efficacy Framework - A Practical Approach to Improving Outcomes for Learners

Educators devote a great deal of time in developing new courses, programmes, and services. Utilize a tried and tested efficacy framework to predict if your efforts will achieve the desired learner outcomes. Identify strategies to make greater impact through quality learning and better delivery. Learn from successful K-12 and Higher Education institutions:

  • Discover elements of the efficacy framework
  • Support digital innovation using the efficacy review process
  • Participate in a hands-on application of the framework as it pertains to your role
  • Recognize how educators around the world are advancing efficacy

Apply the efficacy framework to support learners in reaching intended outcomes.


Dr. Tania Sterling,

Research & Efficacy Director,

Pearson Canada

3:30 PM

Mid-Afternoon Networking Break

Network with conference delegates and speakers.

4:00 PM

Experts Panel

Capitalize on Emerging Innovations and Trends to Help Your Education Technology Initiatives Thrive

Dissect how pioneer educators are employing technology to augment delivery and add value today. From adaptive technologies to hybrid models, source how to apply Ed Tech innovations for your school. Get the insiders' perspective on:

  • Tools and tactics deployed by leading educators
  • Current adoption trends – what types of technologies are working well? Why?
  • How to navigate struggles with technology-facilitated learning
  • New horizons for technologies in classrooms and beyond
  • Application in remote communities and special needs

End the day with a thought-provoking debate and arm your school with a new arsenal of tools.

Pablo Molina

Pablo Molina,

Chief Information Officer,

Southern Connecticut State University

Brian Kuhn

Brian Kuhn,

Director of Technology & CIO,

Vancouver School Board

Ted Scott

Ted Scott,

Chief Innovation Officer,

Mohawk College

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5:15 PM

Conference Adjourns to Day Two

5:30 PM

Evening Social Activities

Network with industry leaders and stakeholders while enjoying some of the best Toronto has to offer. Start by joining fellow delegates and speakers for complimentary appetizers.


DAY TWO Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

7:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM

Opening Comments from the Chair

8:30 AM

Case Study: Design Thinking

Critical Thinking by Design – How Teachers are Measuring Progress in Their Students' Thoughts and Reasoning

The French Catholic School Board of Ottawa has been leading initiatives to methodically engage students in deeper understanding with inquiry and project-based work. Advance pedagogical goals with technology and inspire critical reasoning through student-centric learning at your school. Source strategies to:

  • Best utilize the physical space of a school/classroom
  • Improve techniques to combine innovative pedagogy and emerging technologies
  • Nurture capacity for exploration, critical thinking, and problem solving

Help your students cultivate critical thinking and skills with effective use of technology.

Eugénie Congi

Eugénie Congi,


Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)

Jean-Marc Dupont

Jean-Marc Dupont,

Teacher Consultant in 21st Century Learning,

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)

9:15 AM

Case Study: Open Education

Making Sense of MOOCs – Opportunities for Higher Education to Deliver Cutting Edge Learning

MOOCs are gaining momentum against traditional higher education business and delivery models. From deinstitutionalized learning to commercialization, realize what MOOCs and open education will mean for your organization. Examine how you can assess student learning in MOOCs and offer cutting edge programs. Cope with the changing paradigm:

  • Design adaptive MOOCs to enhance competency-based learning
  • Decipher pedagogical practices on curriculum delivery and development
  • Explore crowdsourcing to assess MOOC performance

Recognize how your school can take advantage of MOOCs and their game-changing potential.

Robert Clougherty

Robert Clougherty,

Founding Dean,

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) New York

Viktoria Popova

Viktoria Popova,

Assessment Specialist,

State University of New York (SUNY) – Empire State College

10:00 AM

Mid-Morning Networking Break

Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

10:30 AM

Case Study: Big Data

How to Build a Student-centric Learning Intelligence Fabric and Improve Data Analytics

Despite rapid shifts in technology, K–12 education still derives instructional approaches based on data accrued from standard student assessment formats and LMS engines. Strategically improve your organization using an eclectic blend of traditional and non-traditional data sets. Refine your systems to:

  • Capitalize on new learning analytics models from K–12 movers and shakers
  • Leverage BYOD to provide a rich source of big data
  • Improve K–12 data management for student-centric learning
  • Align Web 2.0 authentic learning with rich student formative

Utilize big data to build progressive learning environments at your institution.

Daryl Koroluk

Daryl Koroluk,

Chief Technology Officer,

Saskatoon Public Schools

11:15 AM

Spotlight Session: Intuit Education Program

The Intuit Education Program offers educators and students all over Canada complimentary accounting and tax software for academic purposes. Learn how you can access free resources to prepare your students with practical financial skills for today's job market.

Naaz Fatima Butt

Naaz Fatima Butt,

Education Program Manager,


12:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

Join conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing luncheon.

1:15 PM

Case Study: Transforming Education

Create a Radical Social and Technology Movement to Shift Pedagogy and Deepen Learning

Surrey is undertaking a 5 year district-wide curriculum and technology transformation to build innovative learning designs schools. Get from pockets of innovation to an immersive strategy infusing radical grassroots changes across a large district. Gather lessons learned from design to implementation:

  • Develop a district plan anchored in collaborative inquiry and evidence-based teaching
  • Focus on learning at the core of technology deployments
  • Create digital champions and empower teacher-led initiatives
  • Promote transformation via strategic use of social media

Foster an innovation-driven culture at your district to achieve large-scale change.

Elisa Carlson

Elisa Carlson,

Director of Instruction, Education Services,

Surrey School District

2:00 PM

Case Studies: Device Management

Cost-effective Device Management Strategies to Ensure Access and Enrich Learning

Schools are growing investments in laptops, tablets, and mobile devices to help students become more adaptable, productive, and collaborative. From purchasing models to classroom integration, create a plan for school-owned device management. Better your deployments:

  • Evaluate costs and business justification for different models
  • Build infrastructure and overall management – training, resources and support
  • Simulate a 1:1 access with 1:many deployment
  • Define policies to encourage technology use beyond classes

Improve your return on investment through a comprehensive device management strategy.

Scott Wouters

Scott Wouters,

Superintendent of Human Resources,

Lloydminster Public School Division

Jason Dunk

Jason Dunk,

Manager of Technology,

Lloydminster Public School Division

Brian Kuhn

Brian Kuhn,

Director of Technology & CIO,

Vancouver School Board

3:00 PM

Mid-Afternoon Networking Break

Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

3:30 PM

Case Study: Mobile Learning

Tablets in the Forest – How to Use Mobile Technologies to Expand Learning Environments into Real-world Settings

In a first year biology class at McGill University, students successfully piloted using mobile devices to conduct field research in a forest ecosystem. Understand how you can improve engagement through experiential learning. Leverage portable devices to:

  • Construct interactive, contextual learning environments
  • Connect students, instructors and experts around the world
  • Develop non-traditional communication and collaboration
  • Facilitate creative and comprehensive data collection

Create tactile student learning experiences with real-world context with learning.

Christopher Buddle

Christopher Buddle,

Associate Professor, Natural Resource Sciences,

McGill University

4:15 PM

Case Study: Academic Journey Enrichment

Foster Systemic Change and Enhance the Academic Journey through Technology

In 2005, University of Hawaii System implemented the STAR Academic Journey – an online advising and degree attainment support system. Recognizing significant growth in college transfer students, STAR strives to meet student needs while improving retention, funding and college completion.

  • Enable students to take proactive roles in planning educational progress
  • Allow transfer between institutions to meet degree goals and improve funding
  • Leverage analytics to support student decisions and academic success
  • Utilize feedback to drive continuous service improvement

Obtain insights to design a next-generation support system.

Gary Rodwell

Gary Rodwell,

Head, Academic Development & Technology,

University of Hawaii System;

Architect and Lead Programmer,

the STAR Academic Journey

5:00 PM

Conference Adjourns



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