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Instructional Design [clear filter]
Monday, October 24


Moodle & Weebly: Designing Dynamic Online Learning Environments
Sharing innovative course design using Moodle and Weebly.

Session Notes 

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Andrea Belke

HS LearnNet Teacher, Argyll Centre EPSB
This year marks my 20th year as a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. I have been teaching at the Argyll Centre since 2005 and have been a full-time on-line teacher for the past 6 years. Although I now teach primarily high school social studies, I have taught grades 9-12 on-line... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2016 10:00 - 11:00


Rock the Design of Your Course!
Does your course look irresistible? Is it engaging, visual ... learner friendly? Well, hold on to your hats because we are going to take a whirlwind tour of how to create stunning graphics, easy gamification, and visually engaging content .. no matter your skill level, what platform you are using, or what you teach. It's all about captivating your learners and building a "learning flow" that they (and you) will love. Bring your laptop and be prepared to rock the design of your courses.

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Neela Bell

Consultant, Alberta Ed
Neela Bell is an award-winning educator and speaker, pioneering the successful “Bridges” blended elearning program for at risk youth. She brings a wealth of insight and strategies for creating innovative online learning. Connect with Neela at neelabell.com and on Twitter at... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
Jubilee Ballroom


School Wide Universal Design - Designing Courses to Increase Student Access to Learning
This presentation will address designing online courses as a school to increase student access to learning. It will cover how to design courses as a school, how to introduce those designs through an introductory course and the benefits and drawbacks to a school wide design. The presentation will discuss how course design provides students with more opportunities to learn, and teachers with more opportunities to be aware of what their kids have already experienced and use that to facilitate learning.

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Keith Harrison

Palliser Beyond Borders
I have been teaching online for six years with Palliser Beyond Borders, having previously taught in Northern BC, Northern Alberta and Yellowknife. I currently live in Lethbridge and teach English and CTS courses.

Monday October 24, 2016 15:30 - 16:30
Tuesday, October 25


Using Web Images – A Conversation About Copyright
Are you worried about safely and responsibly using Internet media in your online course or classroom? This session will discuss issues around copyright, explain Internet licences, and offer suggestions for proper web image use and attribution.

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Josef Martha

Teacher - 12 Month, Adlc Edmonton
*Insert witty comment about being a science and technology nerd*

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


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.

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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 most recently taught Grade 6. He is currently on a one-year leave working for Cybera on the Callysto project.

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