Technology in Schools I S3 - Design Thinking, Makerspacess, and Edtech

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Facilitator: Janet Bell
Date:December 07, 2021
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-TI-056
Focus: Technology & Technology Integration Technology Integration

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers, and District Leaders/Consultants involved in the Technology in Schools I cohort.

About this Learning Opportunity

  • LTPF - Leadership, Research
  • Discussion links: TQS and LQS
  • Explore: Design thinking in schools today - Explore
  • Makerspace implications
  • Explore: Technologies in schools today - Readings: Fullan, A Rich Seam, Ch. 4 “The New Pedagogies - Digital Tools and Resources” and OECD report(s)
  • Design thinking challenge
  • Cohort Response re: how might a design thinking perspective can help us reimagine educational technologies in the classroom? 

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.