Technology in Schools I 2021-2022 Information Session

This session has been completed.
Facilitators: Janet Bell Scott Key Mike Carbonaro
Date:September 20, 2021
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MDT
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-TI-041
Focus: Technology Integration

Target Audience

Teachers, Consultants, District Leaders - interested in participating in the Technology in Schools I Cohort, and School and District based Edtech Leaders

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 providing professional learning 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 the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and the University of Alberta look like for participants?   

First, register in the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium educational technology sessions that most interest you, to a total of twenty-four hours of Professional Development. Once completed, provide the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium with evidence of session completion (via a checklist) and a 2-page “Portfolio Summary” document that explains the impact of your twenty-four hours of learning back in your classroom/school. The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium validates the completion of this work, and forwards your name to the University of Alberta. 

Next, participants: 

  1. Apply to the 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 the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and University of Alberta instructors (a great refresher, and an eye-opener to the incredible resources at the University of Alberta library!) as well as a library orientation session.
  3. Write and submit a 1500-word research paper that has an educational technology focus. Papers are evaluated by the University of Alberta 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 session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership
  • #7: Developing Leadership Capacity

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

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

About the Facilitator

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

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