Getting Excited About The 2017 CANeLearn Symposium – Todd Pottle

Name: Todd Pottle
Position: Ontario eLearning Consortium Coordinator, Ontario Secondary School Administrator, Queens U Online Instructor
CANeLearn Involvement: Second Year Board of Directors Member
Will you be attending the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium?
What 2017 CANeLearn Symposium session(s) are you excited about ?
Very excited about learning more about eLearning infrastructure, programming and delivery on the West Coast, as well as current digital learning initiatives… Also, excited about Michael Furdyk’s Engagement Experiences: Student Reflections on the Learning Landscape and Richard Bitgood’s Blending our way to Comptency-based Education sessions.

Keynote: Education for Social Innovation: Sparking Deep Learning with Social Change
Thursday, April 6 • 08:45 – 10:00
Michael Furdyk will share with us his 15 years of work at TakingITGlobal in working with schools in over 100 countries to develop relevant, authentic, deep global learning. He’ll explore digital tools and resources that educators can use to bring complex issues into the classroom, highlight success stories and engage in a conversation with us about how students can be engaged in their learning through real-world problem-solving.
Michael Furdyk – Co-founder; Director of Technology, TakingITGlobal
Michael has appeared on Oprah, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People’s “Twenty Teens that will Change the World”.Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events, sharing his technology expertise and passion for youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries. One of “10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy” as co-founder, TIGed program that helps educators foster deep learning competencies through real-world problem solving
Blending our way to Comptency-based Education
Thursday, April 6 • 10:30 – 11:30
What kind of resources do teachers need to make in growth the core and curricular competencies evident in their classroom? What is the role of technology in this shift? In this session we will discuss how digital curriculum in general, and StudyForge’s math and science curriculaware in particular, can support teachers in moving towards the new BCED’s plan focus on competencies, without sacrificing rigorous knowledge and understanding of the content.
Richard Bitgood – Marketing and Development, StudyForge
Hi! My name is Richard and I love to teach! My classroom and online teaching experience have led me to be part of building the StudyForge math and science curriculum. My passion is for the teacher-learner relationship, specifically how we can create systems and tools that create richer opportunities for this relationship. I live in Kelowna with my wife Chelsea who partners with me in life as we raise our 5 kids, as well as in business as we work support our teachers and learners through StudyForge

I have been involved in the eLearning in Ontario at the Secondary and Post-Secondary levels for a number of years. Many of the themes addressed in the symposium parallel current approaches and initiatives in Ontario, while others are somewhat new. There is a great deal to be gained through exposure to how the work we do is approached and championed in other Provinces… Looking very forward to making many new connections.

So, what 2017 CANeLearn Symposium session(s) are you excited about ?

To register for the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium, click here.