IT4K12 - 2017

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Join Us!

Engage with peers, explore new ideas and learn from your colleagues. ERAC is excited to welcome our members to this year’s
IT4K12 (Innovative Technology for K-12) Conference! The only event of its kind, bringing together IT professionals and educators.
Join us November 9 – 10.




Sue Gardner

The former Executive Director of Wikimedia (which runs Wikipedia), Sue Gardner is one of a few women who has headed up a top ten website. A formidable speaker on new media, she looks to the future of collaboration on the web. How will the new knowledge economy—where content is free, and everyone's a contributor—affect our education, our journalism, and our democracy?

Introduction to Design Thinking

Leslie McBeth
During this hand-on, action packed two hour workshop, participants will be introduced to using design thinking to develop creative solutions to problems. The session includes techniques for user discovery, ideation, and critiquing. These methods can be used to solve a…

PIA – Assessing Risks and Benefits in the Education Context. What’s new? What matters?

Ministry – Update on Curriculum

Yammer F2F for IT Professionals

Patricia Sheaves
This is a practical face to face opportunity to get just-in-time answers to those pressing tech questions you’ve been asking in ERAC’s IT Yammer network. Take your tech questions offline and join this facilitated discussion to connect, learn, and share…

The 5 W’s of Virtual Learning Experience

Find out how your district team can support teachers and students to enter into the world of Virtual Learning.  ERAC will introduce its new web resource page, which includes a ‘how-to’ video (created in partnership with SD 23 and Open…

Enter the Makerspace!

Michelle Davis
Cari Wilson
Many educators are talking about makerspaces these days. If you've ever wondered about makerspaces and the learning that goes on in them or about how to create and support a makerspace in your school, then come to this session for some advice…

Bridging Worldviews: Creating Entry Points into Indigenous Education

Leona Prince
Participants will explore the new curriculum through an Indigenous lens. Utilizing the Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives framework, educators will create and plan their entry point into meaningful professional development, sharing and learning. We will explore our own identity and interests…

Selecting Resources for the Classroom – A Course Introduction

Mike Silverton
Do you ever wonder if a resource is suitable for your classroom? Are you looking for tools to support your teachers in confidently selecting resources?   This user-friendly course will support educators in developing expertise and skills for the selection of…