What is the Technology Taste Tester?

We are very excited to offer our second Curriculum and Technology Taste Tester. The purpose of the day is to provide teachers with the opportunity to “taste test” different types of technology before purchasing technology or committing to extensive professional development in an area. Teachers may choose from 6 workshops on the following topics: Universal Design for Learning & Technology, Digital Photography in the Classroom, Web 2.0 Projects in the Classroom, SMART Boards, Podcasts, Wordpress District Hosted Blogs.
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Is it a full day session?

You may choose to attend 1, 2 or 3 sessions and use the rest of the day for other professional development.

How do I sign up?

1. Choose the session(s) you are interested in attending from the list of workshops below.
2. Look at the below chart to ensure you do not have a scheduling conflict. (Teachers are responsible for ensuring this.)
3. Look at the chart below and click on the sessions that are of interest to you. Each title below is a link that will take you to session's sign-up page. You will need to sign up for each workshop you wish to attend. Once on the sign up page for a session, simply click the EDIT button on the top right, enter your information and click SAVE (top right).

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Schedule

Time
Room 103
Room 202
Room 203
Room 207
Room 204 (Computer Lab)
9- 10:15am

C-Digital Photography
E-Podcasts
F- UDL (part 1)
G- Web 2.0 Projects
15 min break





10:30- 11:45am
A- SMART Boards Intro
C-Digital Photography
E-Podcasts
F- UDL (part 2)
G- Web 2.0 Projects
11:45-12:30pm
Lunch
Lunch



12:30-2pm
D- Wordpress Blogs Workshop





The Small Print:
It is a first come first serve basis. Each session will max out at 12 teachers (except the two workshops) as we are encouraging collaboration and discussion. Please make sure to note the time of your sessions so that you do not double book yourself. As well, please make sure to record your session times and locations. Lunch is not provided but there are multiple food venues close by (Eveders, Tim Hortons, Akemi sushi, etc.). Finally, please keep in mind that sessions (unless otherwise indicated) on the same topic repeat and are offered to provide as many teachers as possible an opportunity to attend. If you sign up for multiple sessions of the same topic (e.x. two of the Podcast sessions offered), we will need to remove you from the duplicate sessions you have booked. In this situation, we will leave you booked in the first of the duplicate sessions you booked.

Location:

814 Goldstream Avenue / Westshore Center for Learning and Training

Parking:

You may park in the school parking lot. However, should this fill up, there is additional parking across from the Water Wheel Pub (off of Peatt Road / turn left if driving south west towards Goldstream)). Drive into the church parking lot and on the left side is a gated area which is Public Parking. It looks like an alleyway but is actual parking for the public. People CAN NOT park in the large gravel parking area you first drive into as it’s for the church and they will tow immediately.

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Workshop Descriptions

Session A: SMART Board Introduction

Description: Within this 70 min session you will introduced to the basic functions and capabilities of a SMART Board. You will be walked through different steps, provided with time to play and given time to ask questions.
Facilitator: Dawn Anderson and Devon Stokes-Bennett
Audience: All teachers K-12, cross curricular.


Session C: Digital Photography in the Classroom

Visual literacy is becoming increasingly important in today’s world and is relevant in any classroom. As many of our students carry cameras in their pockets, we have an opportunity to incorporate digital photography into our classrooms. Come learn how to effectively use digital photography to meet your learning goals.
Facilitator: Annilee Guy, SD 62 Teacher
Audience: All teachers, cross curricular.

Session D: Creating District Hosted Wordpress Blogs Workshop

Description: Within this 90 min session you will learn how to create and use a Wordpress blog to support your students’ learning. As the blog is hosted on district servers, you do not need to worry about BC Privacy Laws. You will be walked through different steps, provided with time to and play and given time to ask questions.
Facilitator: Devon Stokes-Bennett & Dawn Anderson, SD 62 Teachers & Technology Curriculum Coordinators
Audience: All teachers K-12, cross curricular.

Session E: Podcasts

Description: Podcasts allow students to use audio broadcasting to facilitate and demonstrate learning. Within this 70 min session you will introduced to the basic functions and capabilities of podcasting in a classroom. You will be walked through different steps, provided with time to play and given time to ask questions.
Facilitator: Todd Powell, SD 62 Teacher
Audience: All teachers K-12, cross curricular.

Session F: Universal Design for Learning & Technology Workshop

Description: What's the Buzz about UDL? Want to learn more about a proactive planning framework to support all learners in a diverse classroom? Curious about how technology 'fits'? Then this workshop is for you! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves to develop lessons and learn how you can apply the UDL framework and incorporate technology in your classroom. This workshop is 9am to 11:45am.
Facilitator: Donna Sagoti, SD 62 Teacher
Audience: All teachers K-12, cross curricular.

Session G: Web 2.0 Projects in the Classroom

Description: Interested in digital projects like Blogs, iMovies, Voiceovers, Prezis, Glogsters, Toondos, Powtoons… but don’t know where to start? In this session we will sample and evaluate a variety of accessible contemporary digital mediums for Middle and High School projects.
Facilitator: Brian Hotovy
Audience: Middle and High School Teachers