Newsletter – May 2015

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May 2015

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  1. EVENTS
  2. RESEARCH
    • Call for vignettes for State of the Nation: K-12 Blended and Online Learning in Canada

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How do we shift to competency-based assessment?

May 21 Time: 3:00 pm Eastern

Presenters:Kerry Cule and Dianne Conrod, LEARN

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“The Québec Education Program is characterized essentially by its competency-based approach and its focus on the learning process. Knowledges are organized in terms of competencies to make learning meaningful and open-ended for students.”

Quebec Education Program, 2001 Quebec’s education reform has required a major shift for many teachers, not only in how they teach, but also in the ways in which they assess and evaluate the development of their students’ learning.  LEARN’s principal for online learning, Dianne Conrod, and LEARN science teacher and consultant, Kerry Cule, will share their experience with competency-based learning, and its assessment and evaluation, with details from the Quebec Education Program and examples from LEARN’s online learning program.

Please share your experiences and questions throughout the session!

Bios:

Kerry Cule – Kerry has a background in engineering and made the transition to teaching in 2007. At LEARN, she currently has two roles: online science teacher and secondary science consultant.

Dianne Conrod – Dianne loved teaching middle school students for several years before moving into elementary school leadership. She transitioned into online learning in 2002 and has been with LEARN since its inception. Dianne is principal for LEARN’s online courses and SOS LEARN (online tutoring and homework help).

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Toward Flexible Learning Solutions in Canada: A Symposium for K-12 Blended and Online Learning Leaders

July 8 & 9, 2015

Halifax Regional School Board Offices 33 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X7

Information and Registration here

The July 8th & 9th CANeLearn Summer Summit features:

  • Dr. Randy LaBonte, CEO, Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn), and adjunct professor Vancouver Island University
  • Dr. Michael K Barbour, Director of Doctoral Studies, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, and Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership Sacred Heart University
  • Verena Roberts, Researcher, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium & Teacher, Palliser Beyond Borders School
  • Sue Taylor-Foley, Acting Executive Director Education Innovation, Programs and Services, Nova Scotia Department of Education
  • Leadership Panel from across Canada
  • Open dialogue and group discussion on emerging trends in K-12 blended and online learning
  • Planned networking opportunities throughout the event…

Registration is free but limited. Click here to register (required). Deadline to register is June 30!

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blendED 2015: Alberta’s Blended and Online Symposium

October 25-27, 2015 West Edmonton

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EdTech Open Workshops

May 15-29, 2015 Online

  • Mastering your Moodle – Taming the Beast

Other sessions upcoming

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3. RESEARCH

Call for vignettes for State of the Nation: K-12 Blended and Online Learning in Canada

  • The Canadian eLearning Network is compiling data on blended and online learning programs across Canada
  • If you have a story or unique program you would like to profile (like the Navigate program featured above), email us atinfo@canelearn.net