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Wednesday, December 2
 

9:00am MST

Technology Time Machine
We have always been surrounded by technology and watched as it changed the world. This keynote session will take an informative and entertaining look at what technology meant to teachers throughout the decades while discovering great technology tools we can use now. We will also take a look at where we are heading with a sneak peek at some products and features of the future.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Enterprise

10:00am MST

Google's "My Maps"
Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am MST

10:30am MST

11:00am MST

Digital Tools to Support Blended Learning
This past year has transformed the way we live, teach and learn for all involved in education. It has also created opportunities to interact and engage with others in highly personalised ways.
How might we prepare our educators, students and community to thrive in this rapidly changing, personalised online world?
Transformation in the blended school system starts with the learning model, where leaders, educators and students are co-creators throughout the learning process.

Come and discover digital tools to support a learner centred blended school system and increase engagement for all.

Find out more about:
• Collaborative platforms to support global competencies and workplace readiness;
• Blended learning tools and resources;
• Innovative tools to promote creativity;
• And more!

Speakers
avatar for Katina Papulkas

Katina Papulkas

Education Strategist, Dell
Katina Papulkas is an Education Strategist at Dell Technologies and is committed to serving K-12 students across Canada. She is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment, and educational technology. In her two-decade... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou

11:00am MST

English Language Arts with Artificial Intelligence (Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Character Analysis in English Language Arts)
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science can be used to explore literature and communication in ELA classes. Finding patterns and meaning in text is an essential component of understanding the meaning behind what we read, hear and observe. By using natural language processing, we can analyse sentiment and story arcs, look at how characters interact, investigate changes in language over time, automate readability checking, and foster inquiry and critical thinking skills based on data from texts. We'll also talk about the growing trend in machine-generated text, including how you and your students can do this, as well as some potential issues and ethical considerations.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay is a teacher in Elk Island Public Schools, where he has taught high school physics and technology courses, grades 5 and 6, and been an innovation consultant.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Voyager

11:00am MST

Unboxing SPIKE Prime
This session will take a look at the fourth generation of LEGO robotics - SPIKE Prime! Let's take a tour of the new hardware and software.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Phoenix
  Education

11:00am MST

Educational Technology Leadership: Developing an EdTech Leader Network
Disseminating information, receiving feedback from schools, and connecting aspiring technology leaders are all possible with the creation of an Educational Technology Leader Network. This presentation will discuss current research findings and how they relate to the successful implementation of an EdTech Lead Network of over 185 educators in Edmonton Public.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Plant

Karen Plant

Educational Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Karen Plant is an Educational Technology Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. As a member of the EPSB Technology Integration Planning and Support Team, Karen helps teachers to navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities educators face in today's complex classrooms. Before... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Raven

11:00am MST

Leading a Horse to Water
Examine change theory to determine who you should be spending your time with as an instructional technology coach and how best to move adult learners into better technology integration practices.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Enterprise
  Leadership

11:00am MST

Dashboard in a Box
Building a Dashboard, whether it is an external-facing dashboard for assurance purposes or an internal facing one for analyzing performance, can be an imposing task. However, Google Data Studio offers a robust set of features and functions which could be driven by something as simple as a Google Sheet.
Join us in looking at how EICS implemented their Assurance Dashboard, and how you can use their "Dashboard in a Box" to quickly create your own dashboard, simply by creating a Google Sheet containing the information you wish to graph and relate.

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Galileo

11:30am MST

12:00pm MST

Get Collaborating with Google Jamboard!
Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST

1:00pm MST

1:00pm MST

Flip that SMARTBoard...with SMART Learning Suite Online!
Place learning rightly (and literally) into the hands of students! SMART’s easy-to-use online activity creation tools engage students, amplify class conversations, and provide formative assessment data.

Create interactive activities quickly. “Hand out” materials to student devices for individual or collaborative completion. Collaboratively consider ideas on-the-fly as they’re captured to your board from student devices. Challenge students to show what they know and reflect together to construct new understandings.

Manage SLSO activities directly from Google Drive. Insert interactive content into GSuite files. Link files to your Google Classroom... and your students become supported with customized content 24/7.

Save time today as you create engaging activities that will up the ante on your lessons wherever your classroom happens to be tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Bell

Janet Bell

Consultant, Janet Bell Consulting
Janet Bell loves to support teachers who support students demonstrating learning in technology-rich settings. An English teacher originally, Janet’s career evolved over the years from classroom to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the 2Learn.ca... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Voyager

1:00pm MST

Power UP! Tech as a Transformative Tool!
Are you truly transforming your teaching through the use of technology? Come and learn how to give students VOICE & CHOICE in a collaborative, creative way with a variety of lessons, strategies and ideas that will shift how you work with students.

Speakers
avatar for Lissa Davies

Lissa Davies

Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Lissa Davies (MEd) is passionate about building capacity for staff in using technology for teaching and learning in all curriculum areas. She believes that technology is a tool that can transform the way we educate, building student competencies in problem solving, critical thinking... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Phoenix

1:00pm MST

Providing Effective Coaching in a Fast-Paced Digital World
Instructional coaching is no easy task so it’s no wonder that many coaches feel stretched for time to have quality communication, provide adequate time for reflection, and give ongoing, meaningful feedback. Join us to learn about a few digital tools to help you with these critical components. Be sure to bring your device fully charged so you can try them out as we go. You’ll leave with lots of ideas as to how you can better support your teachers...even in a fast-paced digital world!

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Raven
  Leadership

1:00pm MST

Student Documents - RDPSD/Elk Island Public
Go over the latest/final(ish) version of our Student Document process. Going from Scanning Process and now to the Digital to Digital Process.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Lorenson

Dave Lorenson

System Analyst, Red Deer Public School Division
Have been working with Red Deer Public School districts for the last 25 years in IT. Have helped in projects such as the Digital Student Records, Submit Course workflow, CTS Prereq Report and a few other areas...


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Discover

1:00pm MST

Ask Us Anything
Challenge Andrew Nickless and Todd Kennedy in a Q & A with your questions, no relevant topic is off limits! come and see just how much we both know and don't know.

Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Enterprise

1:00pm MST

SPF, DKIM and DMARC. Oh my! Also MTA-STS.
Email security and things you should be doing. Which bit first and why bother?

Speakers
avatar for Jaymon Lefebvre

Jaymon Lefebvre

Director of IT Services, Wild Rose School Division
cats. cats and dns. possibly DoH too


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Galileo

1:30pm MST

2:00pm MST

APPS and Extensions
Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST

2:30pm MST

The Power of STEAM Themed Literature
Do you love children's literature, like picture books and poetry? Do you want to do more STEAM activities with your K-5 students? Join this session for several lessons that incorporate literature and exciting STEAM activities for students.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

2:30pm MST

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Enterprise

2:30pm MST

In the eSports Arena - Successes in High School and Middle School
The eSports ecosystem allows for a vast array of experiences and opportunities for high school and middle school students. This session will concentrate on the resources, networking and experiences that are available to students and educators.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Raven

2:30pm MST

IT for Dominica 2020 - A Grand Experiment in Virtual Edtech PD
When a small group of Alberta teachers volunteered to support teachers in Dominica integrating technology this summer, they never expected that they would also be involved in the best PD of their lives, all from their own locations. Join this panel of IT for Dominica leaders, presenters and participants to learn how a pivot to online professional development redefined what international edtech professional learning can look like today.

Speakers
PO

Panel of project members from Alberta and Dominica TBD

Verena Roberts is an online Humanities teacher with Rocky View Schools and is working as an Educational Specialist with the Callysto team.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou

2:30pm MST

Supernet Update
Alberta Education will provide an update on the status of transition to SuperNet 2.0 services as well as providing a refresher of the new service offerings. Additionally, time will be provided for attendees to ask any other SuperNet related questions they may have.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hauschildt

Dave Hauschildt

Field Services Manager, Alberta Education
Dave Hauschildt, Education Manager, School Technology, Alberta Education


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Discover

3:00pm MST

Create Custom Headers for Classroom, Sites, Keep, Forms, etc.
Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
 
Thursday, December 3
 

9:00am MST

Future Proof Your IT Department
The year is 2030. What kind of technologies will you have to support for your schools? What will broadband/access look like? What training will the IT staff need? How can you be prepared for the future? Let's get out our crystal balls and talk about the technologies that are coming our way and how we can make them work for learning.

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Enterprise

9:00am MST

11:00am MST

Holy Sheets!
Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am MST

11:00am MST

Hype Up Your Lessons with Hyperdocs!
HyperDocs: Instead of just throwing links out on a Doc or Google Classroom, consider being purposeful in engaging your students, whether it is in-person or online. A Hyperdoc allows you to use a variety of GSuite tools to engage students in learning, using multi-media tools, and allowing students voice and choice.

Speakers
avatar for Lissa Davies

Lissa Davies

Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Lissa Davies (MEd) is passionate about building capacity for staff in using technology for teaching and learning in all curriculum areas. She believes that technology is a tool that can transform the way we educate, building student competencies in problem solving, critical thinking... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Phoenix

11:00am MST

Tips, Tricks & Hidden Stuff in Office 365
Did you know that Office 365 is free for teachers and students. Chromebook's can even use Office 365! Office 365 has so many features in it an hour is simply not enough, but, we will cover as much as we can including tips and tricks in Office 365 overall, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Forms. If time allows maybe some Sway as well. I always surprise people in this session with something they had no idea about or just make them happy with all the features Office 365 is packed with. Everything discussed and demonstrated is free!

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Enterprise

11:00am MST

Collaborative (Classroom, Blended or Online) Learning: Fostering Effective Discussions
Fostering an effective discussion can be a challenging activity for a teacher in a face-to-face situation and can be even more challenging in an online setting. In this session we will look at some planning and facilitation strategies to help you to successfully implement collaborative online discussions into your own classes or staff workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Voyager

11:00am MST

High-Yield Instructional Strategies with Google
Get the most bang for your buck by utilizing the high quality instructional strategies made famous by Hattie and the wonderful free tools from G Suite for Education. Move beyond the guessing game of whether or not a strategy is working by employing teaching practices that are scientifically proven to work coupled with Google tools.

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Raven

11:00am MST

Detecting and Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents - Alberta Education
Cybersecurity incidents are becoming increasingly common as external attackers have taken advantage of shifts to learning and working from home and increasingly target endpoint devices. As the volume of alerts, logs and threat information continues to grow, it can be difficult to identify when an incident has occurred. Many incidents go undetected for a lengthy period of time - the global median dwell time is 56 days.
Join this panel session for a discussion on topics such as:
• What are the key challenges facing school authorities in detecting and responding to security incidents?
• How can school authorities efficiently and effectively detect, prioritize and respond to security incidents?
• What shifts in IT security policy/procedures or detective controls may be needed to support effectively detecting and responding to incidents?

Moderators
avatar for Tara Reimche

Tara Reimche

Technical Capacity Analysist, Alberta Education
Tara Reimche is a Technical Capacity Analyst with Education Technology Leadership Services Branch at Alberta Education.

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Discover

1:00pm MST

Expanding Students' Worldview with Data Science in Social Studies
As we teach concepts such as globalization, geography, systems of government, and economics, we can use real-world data to look at trends, comparisons, and current and historical situations. Data sources include Gapminder, WolframAlpha, Wikipedia, and open data portals. We'll introduce curriculum-aligned (and Creative Commons) resources available through the federally-funded Callysto project, and help you get started creating and editing your own if you are interested.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay is a teacher in Elk Island Public Schools, where he has taught high school physics and technology courses, grades 5 and 6, and been an innovation consultant.


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Voyager

1:00pm MST

Using Google to Support STEM
Join us to take a look (and experience) features of Google that you can easily use to support STEM learning in the classroom. We’ll have several STEM activities for you to try out as you make use of STEM-ified Google features. You won’t look at Google the same way again

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

1:00pm MST

Girls Who Game
Have you heard the latest around Girls Who Game (GWG)? It’s one way to offer some online extra curricular opportunities for your students this school year!
This virtual program offers girls, and other underserved groups, the opportunity to use video games as a medium for learning. Will it result in a greater interest in STEAM? Will it improve global competencies? Will it build the capacity of teachers to use game based learning strategies in their classrooms?
If you are interested in finding out answers to these questions and learning more about the GWG initiative- come join us for an engaging and inspiring session. You will leave this session empowered to address equity in both a meaningful and fun way - Game on!

Speakers
avatar for Katina Papulkas

Katina Papulkas

Education Strategist, Dell
Katina Papulkas is an Education Strategist at Dell Technologies and is committed to serving K-12 students across Canada. She is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment, and educational technology. In her two-decade... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Shenzhou

1:00pm MST

Emergency Professional Development: Experiences from the Field
To immediately support the 6000+ division educators suddenly teaching online, Edmonton Public EdTech consultants (the TIPS Team) provided a variety of professional learning options with varying degrees of success. This session will share the approach, the intentions and feedback from the over 120 small PL sessions daily, and the large conference style summit with over 40 sessions. Themes explored will include communication, leadership, building an "edtech network" and logistics of this effort.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Plant

Karen Plant

Educational Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Karen Plant is an Educational Technology Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. As a member of the EPSB Technology Integration Planning and Support Team, Karen helps teachers to navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities educators face in today's complex classrooms. Before... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Raven

1:00pm MST

IT Leadership Lessons from Sith Lord Darth Vader
Can we learn something from Darth Vader? Absolutely! He had numerous words of wisdom that we can call on to improve our own IT Leadership. Whether you are an leader, or team member, join us for a great conversation. Make sure you practice up your best Darth Vader impressions!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy

Director of Technology, Golden Hills School Division
Todd is the Director of Technology for Golden Hills School Division, where he has been since 2011. Golden Hills is a rural school jurisdiction covering Strathmore, Drumheller, Three Hills, and everything in between, with a total student population of 7,300 in 43 schools, including... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Galileo

2:00pm MST

Wakelet: A new Google Partner and better than ever!
Speakers
avatar for Janet Bell

Janet Bell

Consultant, Janet Bell Consulting
Janet Bell loves to support teachers who support students demonstrating learning in technology-rich settings. An English teacher originally, Janet’s career evolved over the years from classroom to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the 2Learn.ca... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST

2:30pm MST

6Cs and 1000s of Mes: Differentiation and Deep Learning in Hapara
In what ways are we able to shape learning opportunities using the Google Suite to differentiate so all students are able to demonstrate their full potential?

Participants will delve into how Hapara can be leveraged to promote Deep Learning's 6Cs.

We will explore strategies for using Hapara as an additional "teacher" for collaboration, demonstrate tweaks to Slides or Docs to improve creativity and communication, ways to encourage creativity and character, and promote critical thinking about internet searches.

Speakers
SP

Steph Pearson

Learning Technologies Consultant, Ottawa Catholic School Board
Learning Technologies Consultant at Ottawa Catholic School Board, traveller, grilled cheese lover, History and Social Science Teacher, experienced in MYP for International Baccalaureate.


Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Voyager

2:30pm MST

Flip your Grid with Video Powered Reflection
Reflection is at the heart of learning. Learn how to engage your students with reflection activities that use Flipgrid.

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

2:30pm MST

The Google You Might Not Know About
Part interesting / stories as well as resource discovery. In the session you will discover some of Google’s more obscure apps, sites and solutions. You will also hear some stories about Google’s early days, hear some fun Google stories as well as discover some unique things about the company

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Enterprise

3:00pm MST

 
Friday, December 4
 

9:00am MST

AGM
Friday December 4, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am MST

10:30am MST

11:00am MST

Google Keep
Presenter:  Jodi Kachkar

Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am MST

11:00am MST

Amazing Google Tips and Tricks
Get the most out of Google with these tips and tricks. Learn how to turn your Google Sheets into an app, control your Google Slide presentation with your phone, and much more.

Speakers

Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Phoenix
  Education

11:00am MST

The Latest on Brain Research in Education
Discover how to ramp up learning in your classroom or campus with strategies backed by the latest brain research. You'll be able to start implementing these in your practice tomorrow!

Speakers

Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Enterprise

12:00pm MST

1:00pm MST

G Suite Apps/Addons/Extensions
Presenter:  Robyn Kumish

Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm MST

1:00pm MST

Up your Google Sites Game
Find out the new Google Sites bells and whistles. Prerequisite for the session is a basic knowledge of creating a Google Site.

Speakers

Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

1:00pm MST

Basics of e-Learning
HyFlex Teaching, thе Bеnеfіtѕ and downsides of the HуFlеx Model,
the vіrtuаl lеаrnіng pаrеnt, Tірѕ tо hеlр their сhіld ѕuссееd, the winning strategy for the student virtual learning environment, vіrtuаl lеаrnіng ideas and асtіvіtіеѕ and the teacher selfcare and wellness during unсеrtаіn tіmеѕ.

Speakers
EH

Evelyn Hernandez

Vice-Chair, Nassau Association of School Technologists
Evelyn Hernandez, born and raised in a small town of the beautiful Dominican Republic. A passionate bilingual teacher with 25 years of teaching experience. Taught diverse student population, several subject matters and provided workshops for teachers, students and families. Evelyn... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Raven

1:30pm MST

2:00pm MST

2:30pm MST

Differentiated Reading for Everyone
Regardless of what grade and content area you teach, reading is an important skill you need to foster. Join me in learning about some great FREE tools that you and your students can use to improve their reading skills.

Speakers

Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

2:30pm MST

Promoting Student Engagement Through Active Learning
Research has demonstrated that engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills, and promotes meaningful learning experiences. Teachers who adopt a student-centered approach to instruction increase opportunities for student engagement, which then helps everyone more successfully achieve the subject's learning objectives. Participants will look at various instructional strategies, resources and samples that can be used in the classroom, in a blended environment or online.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Enterprise

3:00pm MST

 
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