blendED2016 has ended
Are you registered for this Symposium?  What about the pre-conference?  Full registration details are at http://www.blendedalberta.ca/register.html  

Do you have your hotel room booked? blendED2016 rates available until September 30 at http://www.radisson.com/blend 

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Teaching literacy skills online [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25

09:45 MDT

It’s not A, B, C it’s D, C, E, Discover, Create, and Empower in Division One, Learning Strategies in a Variety of Learning Spaces.
As educators we are to guide students as they use technology to:
a. access, share and create knowledge
b. discover, develop and apply competencies

How do we address this with young learners in a distance learning environment?

In our session we will share:

Challenges and successes as we guide students to learn in new ways.

Supporting students to become creators of knowledge.

Applications to share and amplify the learning.

Implementing authentic forms of assessment - shifting agency to the learner

Participants will have opportunity to discuss ideas and share best practices.
Our program uses a variety of digital tools: Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate, Google Applications, Kidblog and ipad apps.

Session Notes

avatar for Marge Kobewka

Marge Kobewka

Teacher, Argyll Centre
Marge Kobewka is an online educator at Argyll Centre in Edmonton. For the last ten years she has been active in the continuing evolution of the online/blended learning program for elementary students.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 09:45 - 10:45 MDT

11:00 MDT

Maybe We Don't Need Exams: Alternative Assessment Ideas for Science and Math
In Math and Science in particular we tend to use unit exams and final exams as summative assessments, but that may not always be the most accurate or precise way of measuring student achievement. During this session we'll discuss some alternatives including project-based learning, writing assignments, and multimedia presentations.

Session Notes 


David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 5.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00 - 12:00 MDT