IT4K12 - 2017

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Program

Please Note: This schedule is subject to change
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7:30am - 10:30am
Britannia Foyer

Registration

7:30am - 8:25am
Britannia Ballroom

Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am
Britannia Ballroom

Keynote Address

How the Internet is Destroying Democracy and What we can do About it

The internet is grown up and we are beginning to understand its effect on politics, partisanship and the flood of propaganda that is altering our political and social landscape. Through the lens of the… read more

Sue Gardner - Former Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation

Sue Gardner’s work is motivated by the desire to ensure that everybody in the world has access to the information they want and need, so they are equipped to make the best-possible decisions. When she started her career her tool for that was journalism; now it is the internet.
9:40am - 12:00pm
Elmbridge

Introduction to Design Thinking

During this hands-on, action packed two hour workshop, participants will be introduced to using design thinking to develop creative solutions to problems. This session includes techniques for user discovery, ideation, and critiquing. These methods can… read more

Leslie McBeth - Director of Professional Development, Future Design School

2hrs
9:40am - 10:40am
Richmond A & B

Leadership on the Front Lines

Leaders don’t just sit back and watch other people work. They know exactly when to come alongside their team, growing them, and figuring out exactly how to get the best from them. But how… read more

Todd Kennedy - Director of Technology, Alberta SD #75

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston B

LibGuides – Connecting Learning to Digital Resources

Come and explore the work that Prince George Secondary School, SD57, has been doing to connect students and teachers with the BC Digital Classroom through our PGSS Virtual Learning Commons. Our collaboratively built Libguides… read more

Joseph Jeffery - Learning Commons Teacher, SD #57

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston C

Enterprise Risk Management

Come explore a comprehensive approach to risk management being used by SD22 Vernon. Issues such as security, virus, malware, data loss and business continuity are specific issues that all Districts face. Risk management links… read more

Tim Agnew - Director of Information Technology, SD #22

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston D

Story Maps and Geographic Inquiry with ArcGIS Online

Learn how to create an interactive story map and use GIS in the geographic inquiry process using freely available Web technology, ArcGIS Online. Story maps incorporate maps, text, multimedia and interactive functions to tell a… read more

Craig Brumwell - Social Studies Teacher, SD #39

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston E

Get the Inside Look: Modeling Project Planning Through an RFP Process

Gain insight into the process for planning a cross-department project, using the example of a WiFi upgrade or renewal. There are budgeting strategies, infrastructure planning, implementation considerations, deployment techniques and contingency plans to be… read more

Maureen Ciarniello - Executive Director, ERAC

Peter Powell - IT Manager, SD #39

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston F

Moving into 21st Century Infrastructure

Creating a IT strategic plan that addresses the educational and administrative needs of a School District, with a focus on student learning and teachers enhancing classroom experiences. read more

Colleen Hannah - District Principal Innovation & Technology, SD #75

10:40am - 10:55am
ERAC Connect Lounge

Coffee Break & Vendor Fair

11:00am - 12:00pm
Richmond A & B

Open Roberta: A Graphical Robot Programming Environment for Kids

Developed by a German university, OR is a browser based, open source, graphical programming environment aimed at middle and high school students. Development was supported by a $1M grant from the Google Foundation and… read more

Scott McLagan - District Coordinator IT and Robotics, SD #48

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston B

Building a Professional Learning Community – GSuite & Apple Platform

Embracing change, questioning, and challenging learning isn’t just for kids. We’ll explore and learn strategies, tools, and techniques to take your professional practice to the next level. read more

Adi Aharon - Educational Technology Integration Specialist, Crofton House School

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston C

Network Traffic Shaping for NGN: QoS on Palo Alto Firewalls

As the Next Generation Network (NGN) is increasingly used to assist learning, various websites and internet services begin to compete for bandwidth. Using Quality of Service (QoS) on the Palo Alto firewalls enable Districts… read more

Evan Garland - Infrastructure Administrator, SD #61

Nathan Cable - Network Administrator, SD #51

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston D

Bridging Worldviews: Creating Entry Points into Indigenous Education

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… read more

Leona Prince - Professional Learning Team, ERAC

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston E

Yammer F2F for IT Professionals

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… read more

Patricia Sheaves - Account Manager, ERAC

Matt Williams - Systems Analyst, SD #42

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston F

Building a Security Culture Across a District

Abbotsford School District along with IBM’s K-12 Security Leads will review key strategies to kick starting a sustainable security culture where everyone is accountable, not just the I.T. team. This workshop will discuss the 10… read more

Chris King - K-12 Technical Architect, IBM

Karman O’Brien - I.T. Manager, SD #34

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Britannia Ballroom

Lunch & Vendor Fair

1:00pm - 1:25pm
Britannia Ballroom

Plenary: This is ERAC

This is a half-hour ERAC update session. Find out what your district or school needs to know about current initiatives, resources, and directions. read more

Maureen Ciarniello - Executive Director, ERAC

1:25pm - 1:40pm
Britannia Ballroom
1:50pm - 2:50pm
Britannia Ballroom

Fostering Ed-Tech Innovation in the Classroom

As School Districts move forward with the integration of technology in the classroom, it is clear that there is still much to learn about how best to use tech to improve a student’s education.… read more

Tim Agnew - Director of Information Technology, SD #22

Steve Sproston - Manager Information Systems, SD #68

Ted Owens - Network Analyst, SD #54

1:50pm - 4:10pm
Elmbridge

Introduction to Design Thinking

During this hands-on, action packed two hour workshop, participants will be introduced to using design thinking to develop creative solutions to problems. This session includes techniques for user discovery, ideation, and critiquing. These methods… read more

Leslie McBeth - Director of Professional Development, Future Design School

2hrs
1:50pm - 2:50pm
Richmond A & B

Explore Office 365: Cool Uses in the Classroom, Implementation Best Practices and More

This session will be divided into two parts. During the first part we will focus on what Office 365 can do for your classroom and organization. Pulling examples from a variety of Office 365… read more

Matthew Hull - ICT Coordinator, SD #47

Greg Milligan - O365 Education Lead, Microsoft

1:50pm - 2:50pm
Steveston B

Telling Your District’s Story Through Visual Data

Learn how the Surrey School District has used Microsoft PowerBI to capture data in order to tell a rich visual story of their student demographics and achievement. We will share our process and highlight… read more

Brenda Neveu - Senior Research Analyst Superintendent's Department, SD #36

Jordan Tinney - Superintendent, SD #36

1:50pm - 2:50pm
Steveston C

Robotics in Elementary School

Even with a fairly limited budget, you can implement a school wide robotics program. Come to this session to find out how we set up, supported and ran K to 7 robotics stations and… read more

Cari Wilson - District Innovation Support Teacher, SD #45

1:50pm - 2:50pm
Steveston D

Layer 3 Switches and LAN Topology Best Practices

The demands on school district’s Local Area Networks are increasing as connectivity becomes critical to teaching and learning. Are your school LANs capable of meeting the challenge? read more

Evan Garland - Infrastructure Administrator, SD #61

Nathan Cable - Network Administrator, SD #51

1:50pm - 2:50pm
Steveston E

Why You Got Hacked

Leveraging real-world examples used in the creation of malware, exploits and DDoS attacks, Alon provides unique insight into the security landscape through the eyes of an attacker. read more

Alon Goldberg - Senior Systems Engineer, Palo Alto Networks

Chris King - K-12 Technical Architect, IBM

1:50pm - 2:50pm
Steveston F

First Steps Into the Cloud

Building off the experiences that SD42 had in moving to the public cloud we will share our early easy wins, some of the issues we ran into, and how we solved them. Microsoft will… read more

Matt Williams - Systems Analyst, SD #42

Karen McGregor - National Cloud Sherpa, Microsoft

2:50pm - 3:05pm
ERAC Connect Lounge

Coffee Break & Vendor Fair

3:10pm - 4:10pm
Richmond A & B

Instructional Samples for K-12 Teachers

The Ministry of Education will showcase instructional samples that follow a pedagogical framework that includes: connections to the curriculum, First Peoples Principles of Learning, and classroom assessment. Also included is an overview of Taking… read more

Sean Cunniam - Educational Project Manager, Open School BC

3:10pm - 4:10pm
Steveston B

Career Education/ADST: The Multidisciplinary Connector

This hands on session will provide an overview of Career Education/ADST in Burnaby, then guide participants through the design process while experimenting with simple machines to create a functioning Rube Goldberg Machine.  The session will also… read more

Garth Errico - Director of Instruction, SD #41

Alex McKillop - ADST Advisor, SD #41

Paul Arthur - Program Consultant Career Education, SD #41

3:10pm - 4:10pm
Steveston C

“Google Eyed” Exploring Virtual Reality Through Google Expeditions

This session will provide participants with an opportunity to experience Google Expeditions as a “Guide” and “Explorer”. We will focus on tools and sites to support teachers interested in implementing augmented and virtual reality… read more

Isabella MacQuarrie - Learning Support Coordinator, SD #27

3:10pm - 4:10pm
Steveston D

Emerging Trends in Information Technology

The only constant with Information Technology is that everything changes continuously. Currently, there are numerous important shifts that will impact K-12 education in significant ways. In turn, these shifts will have a large impact… read more

Tim Agnew - Director of Information Technology, SD #22

Ted Pennell - Director of Information Technology, SD #61

Steve Sproston - Manager Information Systems, SD #68

Ted Owens - Network Analyst, SD #54

3:10pm - 4:10pm
Steveston E

RefreshED: Keeping School Technology and Pedagogy at the Leading Edge

Come learn about our district’s comprehensive process of “Refreshing” infrastructure to deepen student learning. We’ll explain how our process continues to evolve and how we have “RefreshED” it by putting teaching and learning at… read more

Graham Johnson - Learning Technology Consultant, SD #23

Jordan Kleckner - District Principal Learning Technology, SD #23

3:10pm - 4:10pm
Steveston F

Leveraging Failure to Engage Students in a Digital Context

Facilitating productive failure cultivates resilient learners who are prepared for the dynamic challenges in STEM. By removing the stigmas of what it means to “be wrong,” our students are empowered to be imaginative problem… read more

Brian Huyvaert - Mathematics Instructor, University of Portland

4:15pm - 5:15pm
Britannia Ballroom, ERAC Connect Lounge

Social Networking Fair

7:30am - 8:30am
Britannia Foyer

Registration

7:30am - 8:25am
Britannia Ballroom

Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am
Britannia Ballroom

Plenary: Ready, Set, (Micro:bit) Go!

As a conference participant you will be taking home a micro:bit. FairChance Learning will lead this hands-on STEM session where your team will be guided in exploration and a challenge in getting started with… read more

Fair Chance Learning

ERAC

9:40am - 10:40am
Britannia Ballroom

The Road to 5G

This presentation will cover the following topics: – Why do we need 5G? – What is 5G? – What type of Applications and Services will 5G enable? – What is the role of 5G… read more

Moutie Wali - Director Technology Strategy, TELUS

9:40am - 10:40am
Elmbridge

Enter the Makerspace! Pt.1/2

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… read more

Cari Wilson - District Innovation Support Teacher, SD #45

Michelle Davis - Teacher Librarian Rockridge Secondary, SD #45

2hrs
9:40am - 10:40am
Richmond A & B
9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston B

Supporting Curriculum Development with “Curriculum Starting Points” Worksheets

This session will lead participants through the creation of “Curriculum Starting Points” support materials. “Starting Points” are a quick review of quality, evaluated resources that support your curriculum planning. This session will provide an… read more

Mike Silverton - Professional Learning Team Coordinator, ERAC

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston C

Lego Robotics as a District Program: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

Last year our District rolled out a Lego Robotics Exploratory Program for all grade 7 students as part of the new ADST Curriculum. This session is a review of that experience; what we liked,… read more

Matthew Hull - ICT Coordinator, SD #47

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston D

An Education on Privacy Risk

This session will discuss everything you need to know about the assessment of privacy risks in the educational environment. This interactive discussion will provide delegates with the opportunity to learn about important privacy considerations… read more

Matt Reed - Sr. Director Strategic Privacy and Training, Ministry of Education

9:40am - 10:40am
Steveston E

District Wide Implementation of Computational Thinking

This session will outline the strategic plan to implement computational thinking with in our district. We will show specific examples of workshops and technologies introduced, discuss how we have mapped out and recorded the… read more

Jennifer Roberts - District Principal of Transformative Learning, SD #05

Ryan McKenzie - Helping Teacher of Transformative Learning, SD #05

10:40am - 10:55am
ERAC Connect Lounge

Coffee Break & Vendor Fair

11:00am - 12:00pm
Elmbridge

Enter the Makerspace! Pt.2/2

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,… read more

Cari Wilson - District Innovation Support Teacher, SD #45

Michelle Davis - Teacher Librarian Rockridge Secondary, SD #45

2hrs
11:00am - 12:00pm
Richmond A & B

Why Security Matters

With the increase in BYOD, Cloud computing, and pervasiveness of education application downloads, development of common information privacy and security practices are more important than ever. Education leaders will be required to establish clear… read more

James Shypitka - Executive Director Strategic Infrastructure Initiatives, Ministry of Education

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston B

Selecting Resources for the Classroom – A Course Introduction

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… read more

Mike Silverton - Professional Learning Team Coordinator, ERAC

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston C

Building a Security Culture Across a District

Abbotsford School District along with IBM’s K-12 Security Leads will review key strategies to kick starting a sustainable security culture where everyone is accountable, not just the I.T. team. This workshop will discuss the 10… read more

Chris King - K-12 Technical Architect, IBM

Karman O’Brien - I.T. Manager, SD #34

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston D

5 W’s of Virtual Learning Experience

Introduce your district and teachers to a new video and resource webpage providing information and support for bringing virtual learning experiences to the classroom. ERAC has partnered with SD23 and OpenSchool BC to create… read more

Mark Hauk - Virtual Field Trip Coordinator, SD #23

Merle Ross - Media Technologist, SD #23

ERAC

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston E

ERAC Licensing Update

*Please Note: this session is member only. Vendors are not permitted. Recent changes in the Microsoft licensing programs for K-12 education will mean big changes to the ERAC provincial licensing agreement for its members… read more

Patricia Sheaves - Account Manager, ERAC

11:00am - 12:00pm
Steveston F

MyEducation BC Analytics and Student Data Strategy

A brief overview of the Ministry of Education’s new strategy for the collection and use of student data. This will include plans for replacing existing data collection processes, transcript services, and MyEdBC Analytics, a… read more

Andrew Macauley - Director Data Management and Exchange Services, BC Ministry of Education

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Britannia Ballroom

Lunch, Wrap Up & Prize Draw