Welcome to the August CANeLearn News.
As the bounties and beaches of summer start to dim, we are excited by yet another new school year. The past two and a half years challenged our status quo and pushed the education system to adapt and adopt new pedagogies supported by technology. Some were successful, others not. The key is to apply what we learned to continue to build more flexible and engaging learning experiences for students in all environments: online, in schools, in the community, and at home.
Michael Barbour, principal researcher for the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada, shares perspectives about what happened in the remote learning era that seems to be continuing in some jurisdictions in Canada and internationally. He reflects, sadly, that education seems destined to lapse back to its status quo. He argues that today there is no excuse to repeat the mistakes of the past and apply what we have learned from past challenges and pandemics. See his post here.
CANeLearn will publish a compilation of what schools did and what was learned over the pandemic along with new research and learning opportunities throughout the year. Make sure to get your colleagues to sign up for our monthly newsletter!
CANeLearn Leadership Summit – Friday, September 16 [online]
- Featuring: OeLC: A Data Perspective on (Ontario’s) PPM167, BC Online Learning Policy Implementation, K-12 Digital Security & Privacy, Designing Learning Spaces, Building Inclusive Classrooms, and a closing panel to push our thinking through the school year
- Included in registration will be a pre-release of CANeLearn’s summative Pandemic Pedagogy & Policy series
Program and Registration here
20th Annual Digital Learning Symposium – October 19-21 – Vancouver
Coming together to forge new paths for K-12 online learning
More information here
Scroll down to check out some new resources and ideas to kick off the year!
Ideas & Resources
6 Ways to Get to Know Your Students and Build a Classroom Community – Edutopia
Common sense selections for learning – Common Sense Media
Good online learning – Affordances and the online shift – Martin Weller
Top Tools for Learning 2022 – Mike Taylor
How to provide effective feedback to online learners – Stacy Young
2022 Top Tools for Learning – Stephen Downes
Teaching in a Digital Age 3rd edition – Tony Bates
What are the best practices for teaching K-12 classes online? – NCSU Research
Photo by @rlabonte
Common Sense Media: What Teens Want Adults to Know About Digital Life
Tony Bates: BC drafts a digital learning strategy for its post-secondary education sector
Educause: 2022 Horizon Report- Data and Analytics Edition
VANAS Conference: Digital Entertainment 2022 – Skills for the Future of Work
Stephen Downes: AI in education – what can we expect in the future?
20th Annual Digital Learning Symposium
October 19-21 – Downtown Vancouver BC
Registration is open!
More information here
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