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ERLC Educational Technology Innovation Summit

Education Technology Innovation Summit

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Facilitator(s): Leslie Fisher
Chad Starko
Christine McKee
Dave Martin
Darren Maltais
Julie Arsenault
Nicole Lakusta
Trisha Roffey

Date:March 09, 2020
Time:8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost:
$250.00 (CAD)
$187.50 (CAD) (Group Rate)
$100.00 (CAD) (Student Rate)
(We have you covered! Stay fueled throughout the day with breakfast, lunch and refreshments.)
Location: Edmonton (River Cree Resort and Casino)
300 E Lapotac Blvd, Edmonton, AB T7X 3Y3
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Course code: 20-TI-272

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, EdTech Directors, Library Media Specialists, and anyone interested in finding out more about leveraging the use of technology to support student learning.

To make the most of this session, bring a robust, fully charged device such as a Chromebook or laptop.

About this learning opportunity

Gear up for a full day of learning at the ERLC's Educational Technology Innovation Summit. 

Participants can expect:
- A day of powerful professional learning!
- Internationally recognized keynote speaker Leslie Fisher with 15 breakout sessions facilitated by local Alberta educators!
- Personalized hands-on breakout sessions 
- Multiple platforms: Google – Microsoft – Apple – Chromebooks
- Lunch & Learn Sessions
- Collaborative and professional discussions with colleagues from across the province
- To connect with local Alberta presenters. They’ll share their passion and expertise on a wide range of Educational Technology topics. Best of all, you’ll add each of these speakers to your Personal Learning Network and connect with them throughout and after the EdTech Summit.
- Sponsors showcasing services and resources

Go to the program/schedule tab above to see more details! 

 

March 8, 2020 - Pre Conference Workshop (Presented in partnership with Kids Code Jeunesse and Parkland School Division)

Code Create Teach: Teacher Training
This free, full-day workshop provides educators with the tools to explore and learn computational thinking, basic coding and artificial intelligence, while providing ideas for how to bring these into the classroom. Designed for beginners, this workshop demystifies 21st century technology by putting concepts into practice with hands on activities and simple modules that can fit into any lesson plan. Participants will leave with the confidence that they can become creators, not just consumers of technology, and that they can empower their students to do the same.

*Each teacher who attends, will receive one free micro:bit to take back to their classroom! In addition, there will be a draw at the end of the day to send three lucky teachers home with a classroom set of micro:bits.

Cost: FREE
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Parkland School Division’s Centre for Education, 4603 48 St, Stony Plain, Alberta 
For more details and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/full-day-teacher-training-edmonton-registration-86410230325

                                   

 

 

About the facilitator(s)

Leslie Fisher

Leslie's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.

After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation.

In 1997, Leslie was roadkill on Apple's road to recovery and part of their massive lay off. Leslie planned to spend most of her huge severance package golfing and waiting a few months to look for a job. The day after her layoff, her phone began to ring with Apple customers requesting consulting, training and presentation services. Before she could say fore, Fisher Technologies Inc. was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions.

Fisher Technologies Inc. is now a worldwide company (meaning one employee named Leslie gets to travel the world teaching) specializing in presenting emerging and practical technology solutions to educators all over the world. 

Connect with Leslie @lesliefisher & https://lesliefisher.com/!

 

Learn more about our local Alberta presenters by clicking the resources tab above.

Location

The Educational Technology Innovation Summit on March 9th, 2020 will be held in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta at the River Cree Resort & Casino . The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is one of seven regional consortia in Alberta established to support regional professional development needs for all those who influence student learning. They work with schools, school authorities and our seven partner organizations to create professional development opportunities in an ongoing, coordinated and cost-effective manner.

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium vision is as an advocate for quality professional development and as a service provider, ERLC works with its partners to develop, implement and assess professional development programs and comprehensive plans that support adult learning for students' sake.

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and is well known for its scenic river valley and a thriving music and art community. Located 294 km (183 mi) north of Calgary, Edmonton is home to North America's largest shopping and entertainment complex, West Edmonton Mall. More than just a shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall also has a giant water park, a man-made lake, a skating rink, two mini-golf courses, 21 movie theatres, a Vegas-style casino and an amusement park with 25 rides and attractions. Average yearly visitation is approximately 30.8 million, making West Edmonton Mall the province's number-one tourist attraction. More information at http://www.wem.ca/.

Edmonton is also home to top-notch natural attractions that highlight and display the natural beauty of the world around us, whether it be close to home or more exotic locales. Edmonton's historical sites bring to life Edmonton's rich and colourful history in a way that is fun and interesting for people of all ages. More information at http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/attractions.aspx and http://www.edmonton.com/for-visitors.aspx.

 

Things to see and do in Edmonton:

 

Hotel Accommodations

River Cree Resort & Casino

300 E Lapotac Blvd, Edmonton, AB T7X 3Y3

  

Travel

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Program/Schedule                                                     #ERLCEdTech 

 

March 8, 2020 - Pre Conference Workshop
(Presented in partnership with Kids Code Jeunesse and Parkland School Division)

Code Create Teach: Teacher Training

This free, full-day workshop provides educators with the tools to explore and learn computational thinking, basic coding and artificial intelligence, while providing ideas for how to bring these into the classroom. Designed for beginners, this workshop demystifies 21st century technology by putting concepts into practice with hands on activities and simple modules that can fit into any lesson plan. Participants will leave with the confidence that they can become creators, not just consumers of technology, and that they can empower their students to do the same.

*Each teacher who attends, will receive one free micro:bit to take back to their classroom! In addition, there will be a draw at the end of the day to send three lucky teachers home with a classroom set of micro:bits.

Cost: FREE
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Parkland School Division’s Centre for Education, 4603 48 St, Stony Plain, Alberta
For more details and to register, visithttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/full-day-teacher-training-edmonton-registration-86410230325

                       

 


 

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