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.

* Please bring your own device (ie: laptop or tablet) which has a working USB port

FEATURED SESSIONS

CHECK OUT SOME HIGHLIGHTED SESSIONS

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

Sue Gardner

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 recent American election, Sue Gardner will explore the impact social media and the internet have on our world and our students. Thought- provoking and inspiring, you will walk away with a new perspective of where we are right now and how you might participate in creating a framework for the future.

Introduction to Design Thinking

Leslie McBeth
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 be used to solve administrative problems…

An Education on Privacy Risk

Matt Reed
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 in both the physical and technical…

Instructional Samples for K-12 Teachers

Sean Cunniam
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 Making into Classrooms, an online course…

Yammer F2F for IT Professionals

Matt Williams
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…

5 W’s of Virtual Learning Experience

Merle Ross
ERAC
Mark Hauk
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 a brief ‘how-to’ video. SD23 staff…

Enter the Makerspace! Pt.1/2

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…