Technology in Schools I

Registration closes:
Dec 02, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Janet Bell
Dr. Scott Key
Dr. Mike Carbonaro
Date:December 02, 2020
Time:4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MDT
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-TI-196

About this learning opportunity

The Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium are pleased to announce a partnership in Professional Learning Opportunities for teachers interested in receiving graduate level course credit in the area of Educational Technology. Teachers who complete twenty-four hours of educational technology professional learning through the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium can now leverage their ongoing professional learning--learning that they would normally be undertaking--toward the fulfilment of requirements of a University of Alberta graduate course, “Technology in Schools I”.

What does this collaboration between ERLC and University of Alberta look like for participants?   

First, register in the ERLC educational technology sessions that most interest you, to a total of 24 hours of PD. Once completed, provide ERLC with evidence of session completion (via a checklist) and a 2-page “Portfolio Summary” document that explains the impact of your 24 hours of learning back in your classroom/school. ERLC Validates the completion of this work, and forwards your name to the University.

Next, participants 1) apply to University of Alberta (if not already a student) and register in EDU 597; 2) complete a one-hour Academic Research and Writing Bootcamp session led by ERLC and UofA instructors (a great refresher, and an eye-opener to the incredible resources at the UofA library!); and 3) write and submit a 1500-word research paper that has an educational technology focus. Papers are evaluated by the University course instructor on a pass/fail basis, and assuming you pass, you’ll receive credit in this 3-credit graduate course.

For more information, you are invited to attend a Technology in Schools I information session, to be held via Zoom.  

To express interest in attending an information session, to sign up as a project participant, or to have any questions answered, please email Janet Bell at

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

About the facilitator(s)

An English teacher originally, Janet's career evolved over the years from classroom teacher to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the and ARPDC provincial teams, to school and district leadership as a Department Head at Lillian Osborne High School and a TIPS (Technology Integration and Planning Supports) Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. A Google Certified Trainer and SMART Certified Trainer, these days Janet brings both vision and practical strategies to help support your integration of G Suite and SMART Learning Suite, reputable third-party applications, makerspaces, digital citizenship and more, within today's emergent and shifting learning spaces. In her spare time, she enjoys the four generations of her family.

Dr. Scott Key - University of Alberta

Dr. Mike Carbonaro - University of Alberta