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Thursday, February 23
 

9:00am

Tips and Tricks to incorporate Google Classroom into your teaching routine
Whether you are starting to use Google Classroom or are a seasoned veteran. This workshop will provide time-saving tips and tricks to use Google Classroom to set the pace of your lesson, improve communication to parents and students, and provide feedback to student assessment.

Speakers
MZ

Michael Zhang

Lead Trainer, Tech Nerd Services
Author of the book, Teaching with Google Classroom, Michael Zhang offers insight into incorporating Google Classroom and the rest of Google's G Suite for Education seamlessly into the modern classroom. Michael is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools, a software instructor with the... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
1303 Red Deer College

9:00am

Process-Based Learning: Authentic Learning Through Design
A workshop set designed to show teachers how to design process-based learning in their classrooms. This learning approach provides students the experience of directing and analyzing their own learning as they move toward functional understanding of a topic or area. It emphasizes the strategies and design for learning, and rewards growth in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a lifelong learner

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Currie

Thomas Currie

Educational Design Specialist, Westmount Charter School
A passionate Alberta Educator, Educational Design Specialist, Purveyor of Makerspace, and recent Spark School of Innovation by Design graduate. I have had a blended classroom since the day I started teaching...
avatar for Matthew Virdaeus

Matthew Virdaeus

I'm an educational designer and CTS teacher who is exploring and developing new approaches to education that focus on authentic experiences and student freedom. Although my primary specialty is in computer science education, my work has been to develop new approaches to address the... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 3:30pm
1504 Red Deer College

10:45am

How to save time grading written assignments in Google Docs
Explore two Google Docs apps that can save time grading and giving feedback to Google Docs written assignments. Both Goobric and OrangeSlice provide features such as grading with a rubric, peer-to-peer grading, and formative and summative versions. You can even record an audio message with Goobric! Bring a Chromebook or laptop to follow along!

Speakers
MZ

Michael Zhang

Lead Trainer, Tech Nerd Services
Author of the book, Teaching with Google Classroom, Michael Zhang offers insight into incorporating Google Classroom and the rest of Google's G Suite for Education seamlessly into the modern classroom. Michael is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools, a software instructor with the... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
1303 Red Deer College

12:30pm

Teach CTF in Environmental Stewardship with Ready-to-Go Curriculum
Leave this session with access to a PBL course to teach the Environmental Stewardship stream of CTF. CAWST's CTF course enables students to understand water issues in both developing countries and Alberta. See examples of projects students have implemented to address water issues. CAWST and local experts provide resources for students to take action and learn about careers in water.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Southgate

Stephanie Southgate

Youth Wavemakers Program Manager, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)
Stephanie has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the UK and a BA in International Development with experience in India (investigating the role of female education as a tool of empowerment). Her career started as a classroom teacher and moved into the realm of environmental... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1439 Red Deer College

12:30pm

Developing Classroom Experiments: how to create meaningful class activities that allow students to touch and feel what you are trying to teach them
Determine the impact of using classroom experiments (students collect data, make observations, or make decisions as part of a guided inquiry) on areas such as student engagement, information recall, and grade performance. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a number of classroom experiments, share their own, and learn how to develop classroom experiments.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm
1435 Red Deer College