Today’s students are the first generation of true digital natives. Prepare your students at all levels of education for an increasingly digitized world. Take away specific solutions to:
Maximize the effectiveness of your organization’s digital ecosystem.
Many Canadian institutions lack a clear strategy on digital integration and implementation. Reduce your costs and develop your seamless plan to implement an organization-wide technology roll-out. Walk away with an action plan to:
Develop strategies to adopt digital technologies in your classrooms.
Implementing innovative education technology tools must be balanced against limited financial resources in schools. Get the most out of your technology for the least cost with free tools. Take away strategies to:
Use free tools to reduce your EdTech costs.
Commercial video games have secured a central position in contemporary culture. Rethink and reshape your educational practices to align with the demands of a rapidly changing and wired world. Take away leading insights on:
Use game mechanics elements to alter the traditional structures of your schools and classrooms.
Technology can provide students with the ability to connect, collaborate, create, and share knowledge. Inspire your students to create learning networks and leverage digital content to enhance learning outside of the classroom. Adopt strategies to:
Overcome barriers preventing your students from implementing online learning strategies.
Online coursework is increasingly being used to complement traditional face-to-face instruction for students. Take advantage of blended learning models to more effectively meet your students’ needs and expectations in 21st century learning. Acquire a better understanding of:
Gain insights into your students’ expectations to transform traditional learning methods.
Address the need of all learners by introducing gamification into your classroom. Reduce student stress surrounding difficult subjects like math by providing an anxiety-free environment in which they can learn. You will learn how to:
Game based edTech can enhance teaching and learning in your classroom today.
Teachers across the Peel District School Board used a variety of educational technologies to help reflect on teaching and learning. Emulate their approach in your school to allow students to facilitate their own way of learning. Create a plan to:
Develop your students’ creative and critical thinking abilities using inquiry-based learning.
Gain insights from your industry peers and benchmark your organization against others in this interactive session. Delegates will be divided into informal discussion groups centred on a variety of topics related to education technology. Topics to be discussed include:
“Flock together” to brainstorm innovative approaches to your most pressing challenges
Pedagogical and creative uses of technologies can prepare 21st century students for lifelong learning. Utilize creative programming and robotics to develop your student’s critical thinking skills. Source practical tips to:
Develop strategies to inspire your students with creative computing activities
More and more devices and technologies mean greater challenges when it comes to maintaining information security. Prepare your institution against costly breaches of sensitive data. Create a roadmap to:
Enhance your data security knowledge to protect your network, students and brand exposure
Find out more about how leading education technology providers are helping to improve learning in new ways. Discover the best solutions to transform your classroom. Explore how to:
Stay up-to-date on EdTech solutions to benefit your students, educators and stakeholders.
Afternoon will wrap up with a discussion on what to start, what to stop and what to continue doing in your organization.
Unwind and mingle with the delegates and speakers at our “exclusive” end-of-the-day reception. Bring your business cards!
From the dawn of the written word to correspondence courses, from radio instruction to the Internet, the effective use of technology in education has been elusive. The keynote will discuss the history and use of technology in education and provide an overview of Harvard Business School’s approach to online learning. Blending storytelling about technology advances with information about HBX’s early successes, you will gain an overview of how digitally-enabled education has evolved at HBS and what’s been learned through that evolution.
Understanding whether technological tools have educational merit is critical in their deployment in the classroom. Utilize educators to lead your district’s tech department to maximize the success of technological implementation. Create a roadmap to:
Discover how to manage technology implementation in your organization in times of financial restraint.
Working with your colleagues in a digital space is an essential skill in today’s society. Enhance your learning outcomes by utilizing the Waterloo Region District School Board’s approach in delivering a 1:1 Chromebook initiative across 16 high schools. Achieve this initiative by:
Leverage 1:1 Chromebooks to improve cooperation and learning in your organization.
Promoting digital citizenry online requires discussion around the use of social media in education. Leverage social media in the classroom to enhance learning outcomes. Develop a blueprint to:
Enrich your grasp of different perspectives on social media in curriculums to prepare students for being a digital citizen
Many schools have successfully implemented BYOD policies in their classrooms. Identify opportunities and challenges with the implementation of BYOD programs in your organization. Gain knowledge around:
Establish a clear BYOD policy to determine where to start and where to draw the line with your student’s devices.
Technology uptake in classrooms has increased dramatically around
the world and is rapidly changing learning methodologies in North America. Identify how educational technology will evolve to incorporate human agency in teaching to adapt your student’s learning outcomes. Source insights into:
Prepare your faculty, administrators and students for new
developments in EdTech
Microsoft's mission is to empower all people and all organizations to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Learning requires attention to the unique learning abilities of all students—including students with learning or physical disabilities. Join us to learn how to:
Empower your school to be the perfect example of personalized learning through accessible technology.
The power of guided iterative inquiry such as The Bootstrapping Checklist is that it provides the seamless integration between pedagogy and information and communications technology (ICT) needed to accelerate student technology adoption and facilitate sustained entrepreneurial and socially innovative student projects.
The Bootstrapping Checklist is fostering entrepreneurship among Toronto students, through an immersive, collaborative project-based learning initiative.
Implementation of digital technology is largely dependent on the support and training provided to faculty. Develop a framework to enable your organization to facilitate enthusiastic users of new technology. Improve your approach to:
Provide support and continuous development of education technology teaching strategies to keep your faculty engaged.
Technology must be combined with sound pedagogy and detailed
content knowledge in order to impact student learning. In this session,participants will learn how to use design thinking as a framework forengaging students. Participate in a hands-on design “sprint” and learn methods and tools that can be replicated in your classroom. Prepare to:
In order to support better use of technology in the classroom, we need to change the way we approach PD. While some faculty members are tech-savvy and eager to embrace its use in the classroom, others are less comfortable with the use of educational technology.
This session will provide a framework for blended approaches to professional learning that will have impact on classrooms. Gain insight to:
Walk away with a plan for professional development that will improve your faculty’s utilization of technology.