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ERLC Educational Technology Innovation Summit

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Facilitator(s): Alice Keeler
Kasey Bell
Date:November 03, 2017
Time:8:30 am to 4:00 pm MDT
$225.00 (CAD)
(We have you covered! Stay fueled throughout the day with light breakfast, lunch and refreshments.)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Course code: 18-TI-066

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Tech Directors, Library Media Specialists, Tech Support Staff, CTOs, 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 with Google Chrome installed.

About this learning opportunity

New format for the Summit this year. Gear up for a full day of learning with the inspirational Alice Keeler and Kasey Bell. Deep dive breakout sessions with both Alice and Kasey will follow the keynote in the morning. Learn in person from these two experts who are constantly sharing ready to use Ed Tech resources and tips through Twitter and their must follow blogs, and The day will close with Alice’s, Shifting to Student Centered Classroom: The 7 Stages of Grief keynote.


Registration and Light Breakfast - 7:30 - 8:30am

Keynote - 8:30 - 9:30am

In the future, Cars Drive Themselves (Focus is using tech differently) - Alice Keeler

The future is now, cars already drive themselves so what does that mean about the possibilities for our students? Technology influences how we live our everyday lives, so it should be a part of the everyday classroom.  Students now have technology and Google Apps at their fingertips, let’s embrace these tools and use them in innovative ways to create amazing learning environments for our kids!

Morning Breakout Sessions:  - 10:00 -12:00pm

1. Teaching Math with Google Apps - Alice Keeler

Teaching math in the 21st century has changed. Technology, specifically Google Apps, along with the changes in how students learn math. This workshop which goes over techniques for using Google Apps, Google Classroom and Google Docs for teaching math. This workshop focuses on techniques that can be applied in grades 4-12.

Note: Teaching Math with Google Apps Google Classroom CODE: jg7mng. You should try to join this class before the session begins. If you have issues with your education account, try joining with a personal Google account.

2. Digital Differentiation with G Suite - Kasey Bell

In the 21st Century Classroom, it can be difficult to design learning experiences that both incorporate student choice and differentiation for learning levels and styles. This session will show you how to make that happen with GSuite, creating a paperless classroom where the students take ownership of their learning. You will walk away with strategies for differentiation and Google tools.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions: - 1:00 - 2:45pm 

1. Teaching with Google Sheets - Alice Keeler

Google Sheets does make learning better! And more fun. THAT IS RIGHT FUN!! Your mind will be blown with how cool Google Sheets are to teach with. Manage your roster, create collaborative activities and get things self graded.

  • Last, First
  • Split names apart
  • Self grading
  • Make an answer box
  • Template Tab
  • Discussion Tab

2. It's not about Google, It's about the LEARNING - Kasey Bell

When we have an app for everything, it’s hard not to let the apps drive the learning in the classroom. Apps are great, especially Google tools, but not a silver bullet for the classroom. It’s what the STUDENTS DO with the apps and devices that matter. This session will focus on instructional strategies that can be used with Google tools to engage students and increase student learning, AND meet the new ISTE Standards for students. Let’s put the focus back on student learning!

Closing Keynote - 3:00 - 4:00pm

Shifting to Student Centered Classroom: The 7 Stages of Grief - Alice Keeler

In a student centered classroom, we remember that “the person doing the work is the person doing the learning.” Technology can help shift from a traditional teacher centered model to a student centered classroom; however, do not expect this to be unicorns and rainbows. Students asking for worksheets, “can’t you just tell me” and other forms of resistance should be expected. Students go through the 7 stages of grief when moved to a student centered model, let’s help them through this to let them really shine!

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Alice Keeler holds a Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology and is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified educator. She is  Co-Author of the books 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom and 50 Things To Go Further With Google Classroom, A Student-Centered Approach both of which continue to be top sellers on Amazon in the Computers and Technology Education section.

She taught high school math for 14 years and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology at California State University, Fresno. Alice Keeler has developed and taught online K12 courses, as well as the course for Innovative Educator Advanced Studies Certification ( She has participated on collaborative teams for Google working on projects such as YouTube teachers and Google Play for Education. She has served on the New Media Consortium Horizon report advisory panel for 2013, 2014, and 2015 ( and has been a lesson developer for Bing in the classroom.

As a believer in the importance of connectivity she founded #coffeeEDU ( and #profchat, two powerful communities for educators to collaborate and share innovative new ideas.  She is passionate about reaching all students and using technology to change the way we approach learning and grading. Alice tweets @alicekeeler and blogs at

Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, national speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging professional learning experiences for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning workshops, including presentations at ISTE, FETC, TCEA, Google Summits, and iPadpalooza. Kasey is the author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom, and co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. Kasey received a Digital Innovation in Learning Award given by EdSurge and Digital Promise, in the “Sharing is Caring,” category, and she was recognized as one of 20 TrustED educational thought leaders, as well as the #3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

Kasey’s website and blog,, provides teachers and educators with digital learning resources, tech tips and tricks, classroom technology integration ideas, as well as in-depth e-courses and e-books. Here you will find great resources for Google apps, including guides and cheat sheets, mobile learning and apps, iPad tips, and social media tips for educators. Shake Up Learning, was recognized as a Must Read EdTech Blog, and an Edublog Awards Finalist. As a blogger, Kasey uses her blog to create and share original technology integration ideas, resources, ebooks, online courses, cheat sheets, and more!

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