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Friday, September 15
 

7:30am

Tekkie Brekkie
Ever heard of a Ricoh Theta?   Want to get your hands on some Google Cardboard?  And more?  Join us early on Day 2 for some super fun, sometimes geeky, play time.  We may event convince someone to do some juggling.  :-)

Friday September 15, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Foyer

9:45am

Using Gmail and Calendar in a Classroom or Office Setting
This session will provide you with tips and techniques to help you become more efficient at using Gmail and Calendar in an office setting.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Mix

Andrea Mix

Instructor, Olds College
Andrea Mix is an Instructor in the School of Agribusiness, Land and Fashion, and also works part-time in the Educational Technology and Curriculum (ETC) department. Along with facilitating the Instructor Skill Workshop Series and the Mentorship Program, she also assists with competency... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
1212

11:00am

Hidden Tricks of The Google Tools
Did you know you could have a Google Doc in two places at one time? Or that there is a undo button for those emails that you send by mistake? Well all these tips and trick can be yours to help advance your workflows and get the most out of your experience with the Google Tools. In this session, Davis Carlson will pass along the hidden features that no one else talks about, and that you need to know.

Speakers
avatar for Davis Carlson

Davis Carlson

Student, Rundle College
Davis Carlson is a high school student as well as a technology entrepreneur and enthusiast. He currently runs a web design and development business known as Retina Web Design. He also is a avid user and integrator of educational technology. Davis has given many presentations at EdTechTeam... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
1213

11:00am

La salle de classe Google + “Googley' en Français!
Google en Français pour les applications “G Suite en Éducation”. Cet atelier présentera les diverses applications/programmes de Google afin de créer/produire des leçons, des modèles de documents, des activités de classe et bien d’autres ressources que vous pourrez utiliser dans votre salle de classe, dès le lendemain.

Speakers
avatar for Gilles Theriault

Gilles Theriault

Teacher, LTCHS
Gilles is presently teaching at École Lindsay Thurber Comp. H.S. in Red Deer. He has provided support to educators and has conducted professional development for over two decades. Google Certified Trainer. Gilles is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
1216

11:00am

Love Forms but Scared Sheets-less
Using Google Forms has opened up a whole new world for you -- exit tickets, knowledge checks, anonymous feedback, peer feedback, parent input. The list keeps growing. There’s one problem...the results end up in a spreadsheet...and now what?! We will be diving in to several sample forms and their data collected so we can answer question and draw conclusions. You’ll leave this workshop with the skills to properly set up a Form, fundamental skills for understanding the results, and how to display and communicate the results. Be careful or you might leave this workshop being a converted #sheetsGeek. Android and iOS devices are not suitable for this workshop. Please bring a Chromebook or laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Atwood

Jay Atwood

Director of International Education, EdTechTeam
Jay is a learner and a problem solver. He brings 20 years of experience working in international schools and leading IB Psychology teacher training workshops around the world to his current role as Director of International Education for EdTechTeam. He has extensive experience teaching... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
1217

11:00am

Make Every Second Count - Better Stories and Presentations
How much do you enjoy sitting through 30 student presentations? Do your students struggle at creating engaging content? Is there room for improvement in how you can engage students? The best feedback I have received as a teacher and as a presenter, is that I can be a better storyteller. When I started reflecting on that conversation, I realized that we are all more engaged, when someone is a good storyteller. There are countless tools that your students can use to express their voice and create their story. However, if the audience is not engaged, the student’s story will not be heard. Get introduced to the art and science of telling a better story, and leave with some ideas that you will be able to use in your next class.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kissel

Kylie Kissel

Teacher/Educator, Kylie Kissel
Kylie Kissel accidentally became a teacher in 2009. A decade after stepping into the classroom he has developed a passion for working with students and increasing the efficacy of teachers. Although Kylie loves being in the classroom, his passion lies in collaborating and sharing ideas... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
1210

1:00pm

Student Driven Digital Portfoilios
Student driven digital portfolios, overseen by the teacher, and communicated with the parents provide a meaningful, and authentic way for students to share what they are learning at school. Digital portfolios
truly strengthen the connections between home and school.
In this workshop, you will see evidence of how these online portfolios have enriched the classroom experience for students. This is followed by the opportunity for you to set up and create digital portfolios
for your classroom so that your students are ready to start sharing their learning with newly created journals on Monday.
Participants are invited to bring an electronic device of their choosing: iPhone, Chromebook, iPad, laptop where they will download the app, and begin to set up their classroom for digital portfolios.

Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.

Speakers
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Sandra Norman

teacher, Stettler Elementary
After teaching 20 years at the Kindergarten level, Sandra has made the move to teaching Grade 5 students and is currently exploring all that students at this grade level can achieve at Stettler Elementary School. Last year, Sandra experienced great success with the introduction of... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1217

1:00pm

Power Up Your Browser with Google Chrome
Have you yet to discover the advantages of using the Google Chrome browser? Come discover the benefits of utilizing Google Chrome web apps and extensions in your classroom. Who knew you could individualize you and your students' browsing experience? Christine will share her favourite and most useful apps, extensions and add-ons for both teachers and students of all grade levels. You will walk away with tips and tricks that you can take back to your class the next day.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Quong

Christine Quong

Educational Technology Consultant, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortia


Friday September 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1212

1:00pm

Hack Your Way into Coding and the MakerEd Movement
Amazing tools, materials, software and hardware await K-12 students in being part of the latest technological and creative educational revolution. From digital fabrication to recycled construction, teachers can bring a different kind of active learning into the classroom. This session will focus on the resources and lesson ideas needed to set up and/or maintain a Tinkerlab/Coding Club/Makerspace.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, PSD70
Nicole Lakusta is the Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator with Parkland School Division. Over the past 20 years, she has combined her knowledge and skills in technology integration with the implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment. In her previous capacities... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1216

1:00pm

GeoAdventureEDU - Introduction
When you design a Geo Adventure lesson, you are adding a different lens for your students to view your curriculum. Your students become aware of the hidden curricular skills that that they are learning and practice critical thinking and problem solving while learning.

Most students enjoy being challenged by geography. If you do not believe, open up geogussr.com in front of them and watch what happens. A Geo Adventure lesson utilizes these same concepts but incorporates your learning objectives.

Come learn the the tools and how to create your own digital Geo Adventures in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kissel

Kylie Kissel

Teacher/Educator, Kylie Kissel
Kylie Kissel accidentally became a teacher in 2009. A decade after stepping into the classroom he has developed a passion for working with students and increasing the efficacy of teachers. Although Kylie loves being in the classroom, his passion lies in collaborating and sharing ideas... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1213

2:15pm

Let's Get Virtual!
Explore the Virtual Reality world of learning that awaits your grades 1-12 students! Opportunities to engage them in virtual walk and talks, adventures and even creating their own virtual scenes. Participants will need to have two apps installed on a smartphone/ipod - Google Expeditions, Discovery VR.

**NOTE that for this session or my other Hack your Classroom session (if you choose it), I am only available to present on Friday**

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, PSD70
Nicole Lakusta is the Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator with Parkland School Division. Over the past 20 years, she has combined her knowledge and skills in technology integration with the implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment. In her previous capacities... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1216

2:15pm

Tour Builder - Bring the world in your classroom!
Come by and experience the new tours and explorations you can take your students on all without leaving your classroom. Google Tour Builder lets you create your own virtual tour from the comfort of you classroom. Learn how to navigate around these landscapes and guide your students on an adventure they will not forget.

Speakers
avatar for Gilles Theriault

Gilles Theriault

Teacher, LTCHS
Gilles is presently teaching at École Lindsay Thurber Comp. H.S. in Red Deer. He has provided support to educators and has conducted professional development for over two decades. Google Certified Trainer. Gilles is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1212

2:15pm

Google Chrome - Unleash Your Power Browser
Hate logging in and out between your personal and work Google accounts? How about closing the wrong tab or having to switch accounts?

You spend most of your day in Google Chrome - take advantage of it! Discover powerful functions that can save time and frustration: profiles, advance Omnibox searches, manage logins/passwords and more. Time permitting, we’ll explore how you can protect your account with 2 Step Authentication.

Make Chrome your power browser!

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Beck

Trevor Beck

Google Evangelist, MacEwan University
A Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Certified Educator/Trainer/Innovator, Mac Guy, and a teacher at heart, Trevor Beck has been sharing his knowledge and excitement for things tech for over 25 years. As the Google Evangelist at MacEwan University in Canada, he enjoys the challenges... Read More →



Friday September 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1210

3:30pm

Demo Slam and Prize Giveaway
Presenters from the day will demo their favourite tool in 3 minutes in an attempt to reign supreme over their colleagues!

Then you, YES YOU, will be entered into a draw for some awesome prizes!

Friday September 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Foyer
 
Saturday, September 16
 

9:45am

Cross curricular coding (C^3)
Come and learn some basics around coding in Scratch, and learn how to allow students to demonstrate knowledge of content through coding. Students can create a link to almost any outcome through coding, come and find out!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Math Lead
Dave Martin has a Master of Mathematics, a Bachelor's degree in Education, and most importantly a Love for Learning. Throughout his career, he has challenged many traditional educational practices such as homework, tests, and even grading. Currently as a Division Math/Science Lead... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
1216

9:45am

Using Google Drive in a Classroom or Office Setting
This session will provide you with tips and techniques to help you become more efficient at using Google Drive and its main native formats (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) in an office setting.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Mix

Andrea Mix

Instructor, Olds College
Andrea Mix is an Instructor in the School of Agribusiness, Land and Fashion, and also works part-time in the Educational Technology and Curriculum (ETC) department. Along with facilitating the Instructor Skill Workshop Series and the Mentorship Program, she also assists with competency... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
1213

11:00am

Digital Tools to Support Literacy for Secondary Students
Language Arts teachers of teens know that balancing literacy development with identity development is a tricky task. This session will share digital tools that speak to teens desire to share and discover their passions, all while developing their metacognitive skills and making their thinking visible. The tools in this session would be applicable to any humanities teacher, and STEM teachers who are interested in making literacy a cross-curricular endeavor are more than welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Bailey Almberg

Bailey Almberg

Junior High Humanities Teacher, Delia School
Bailey Almberg teaches Junior High English Language Arts in a small, rural community. She is passionate about empowering students to find their voice and teaching Heart First. Bailey sits on the English Language Arts Council as the Central Regional Representative.


Saturday September 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
1212

11:00am

The Art of G-Storytelling
The human race has always engaged in storytelling. From depictions on the walls of cave, to the entertaining tales sung by troubadours in medieval times to the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry of our time, communicating in stories is a powerful way to convey a message, share ideas and practice creativity. Let's explore fun and innovating ways that students can share their stories using Gsuite and Geo tools.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Chow

Sandra Chow

Instructional Liaison, TVO & TDSB
Sandra Chow is a teacher on special assignment at TVO as Instructional Liaison developing digital resources for Math & professional learning for the province of Ontario in Canada. Sandra has taught in multiple grades, worked as a teacher librarian in Taiwan, and believes firmly in... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
1217

1:00pm

Time to digitize math/science!
The blackboard have been replace and now it is time to move math and science to the digital platform. Come and experience first hand how to digitize math and science. We will experience different ways to accomplish this.

Speakers
avatar for Gilles Theriault

Gilles Theriault

Teacher, LTCHS
Gilles is presently teaching at École Lindsay Thurber Comp. H.S. in Red Deer. He has provided support to educators and has conducted professional development for over two decades. Google Certified Trainer. Gilles is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1212

1:00pm

Create Your Own Advanced Google Forms Validations
Using Google Forms is a great time saver, but when you have to spend time reformatting data because everyone has their own way of adding phone numbers or postal code, it’s still wasting time.

In addition to reviewing the standard validation types, we’ll explore Regular Expressions which allows you to create your own validations. Time permitting, we’ll also look at a few standard functions in spreadsheets to help clean up data you can’t control (e.g. names not capitalized).

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Beck

Trevor Beck

Google Evangelist, MacEwan University
A Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Certified Educator/Trainer/Innovator, Mac Guy, and a teacher at heart, Trevor Beck has been sharing his knowledge and excitement for things tech for over 25 years. As the Google Evangelist at MacEwan University in Canada, he enjoys the challenges... Read More →



Saturday September 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1210

1:00pm

Boardgame Cafe
Board games are a fun and engaging way to build 21st century competences with our students. Through play-based learning, students can develop content learning, communication, collaboration, character development and problem solving skills. In this session we will create and play board games using gsuite tools. Using google drawing and slides is an easy way to create board games that normally cost tons of money to buy. From snakes and ladders, settlers of Catan to monopoly. Join us for some fun time of collaborative play and creation!

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Chow

Sandra Chow

Instructional Liaison, TVO & TDSB
Sandra Chow is a teacher on special assignment at TVO as Instructional Liaison developing digital resources for Math & professional learning for the province of Ontario in Canada. Sandra has taught in multiple grades, worked as a teacher librarian in Taiwan, and believes firmly in... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1217

2:15pm

Flip Classroom with control!
Flip Classroom has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. BYOD - laptop or tablet and get inspired to safely and effectively use PlayPosit to engage, inspire, and ignite student learning on Monday morning! I will share resources to help you understand how PlayPosit works, how Chrome extensions can take the fear out of showing videos in the classroom, and how PlayPosit has new tools in place for schools. Also, see EdPuzzle.

Speakers
avatar for Gilles Theriault

Gilles Theriault

Teacher, LTCHS
Gilles is presently teaching at École Lindsay Thurber Comp. H.S. in Red Deer. He has provided support to educators and has conducted professional development for over two decades. Google Certified Trainer. Gilles is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1212

2:15pm

There's an App For That
Teachers are overwhelmed with technology and expectations have risen regarding educational technology in the classroom. This session will cut through the hype and look at educationally purposeful choices that allow teachers to collaborate, create, communicate and think critically with their students.


Saturday September 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1216

2:15pm

Spreadsheets Without Numbers (Behavior School for Bad Data)
Creating merged emails or documents with Google Sheets is pretty easy, but if you have bad data to start, you can spend a lot of time cleaning it up. Understanding some basic spreadsheet functions can quickly turn you into a power user. With a couple of clicks, you can properly capitalize and split up a list of names, remove spaces from the front or back of your data, or just put it into a different order..

Discover how to quickly and easily format and organize data the way YOU want.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Beck

Trevor Beck

Google Evangelist, MacEwan University
A Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Certified Educator/Trainer/Innovator, Mac Guy, and a teacher at heart, Trevor Beck has been sharing his knowledge and excitement for things tech for over 25 years. As the Google Evangelist at MacEwan University in Canada, he enjoys the challenges... Read More →



Saturday September 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1210

2:15pm

Design Thinking Crash Course: Destination Unknown
Design Thinking is about believing we can make a difference, and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create a positive impact. Design Thinking gives you faith in your creative abilities and a process for transforming difficult challenges into opportunities for design. Design thinking is human-centred, collaborative, optimistic, experimental and consistently takes those who embark on the journey to unknown places where they create meaningful unforeseen products. Although it has become avant garde in education Design Thinking has been successful in the world of design and business for ages. Participants in the Crash Course will learn what Design Thinking looks like, feels like, and sounds like in an educational context as we go through the 5 stages of the Design Process: Discovery, Interpretation, Ideation, Experimentation, and Evolution.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Hamm

Brian Hamm

Director of Technology Integration, American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico
Brian Hamm believes that every student can be engaged in an educational experience that allows them to live curiously and go beyond as they discover their own “Moonshots”. Over the past ten years he has circumnavigated the globe numerous times in the pursuit of this endeavor... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1213

2:15pm

Fasten Your Seatbelts - Google A-Z
Join me in this energetic, fast-paced session as I take you through my A-Z list of favorite Google tools.  Inspired by Monica Martinez's A-Z list, I've come up with my own, and believe it or not, our lists are completely different.  That goes to show you how many amazing tools Google has to offer! 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Armstrong

Michelle Armstrong

Regional Director,, EdTech
A self professed Google Geek, Michelle is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing the face of education. Enamoured by the power of Google, she became a Google Education Trainer in March 2013 and a Google Certified Teacher in July 2014. These certifications... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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