An exciting event is scheduled for May 6th and 7th, 2013 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. “Connect 2013 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference” is the first national conference of its’ kind here in Canada. It will provide Canadian Educators, Administrators, Technology Specialists, and Industry Leaders a chance to gather together in order to discuss 21st century education, and strategies for its’ implementation in the Canadian educational landscape. Participants will discuss how educators and businesses or industry leaders can work together to support students by cultivating 21st century skills. Partnering sponsors of this conference include, The District School Board of Niagara, Brock University’s Faculty of Education and Mindshare Learning.
This conference builds on previous local Connect events. “CONNECT 2013 will support educators in their quest to enrich student learning through emerging technologies. It will allow teachers and school boards to network with their colleagues as well as share best practices and research proven strategies that will foster mobile personal learning environments for all students,” says Dino Miele, Chief Information Officer at DSBN.
Connect 2013 features presentations, hands-on workshops, interactive seminars and engaging poster sessions as well as a 27,000 square foot Exhibitor Showcase displaying all of the latest in technology and classroom software solutions.
- Game design workshop
- A day in the 1:1 life
- Implementing 21st century learning
- Networked possibilities
- Global Learning in the elementary grades
- Using Skye to support student inquiry
- Edmodo in the Classroom
- Project Based Learning
- How Filmmaking enhances literacy
- Effective classroom technology on a budget
- Connected learners , connected educators
- Empowering BYOD via Effective Web and Cloud Strategies
- Create Multimedia E-books using Glogster Edu
- Communicating with Digital Parents
- Blog as Portfolio
- Adding the 4C’s to the 3R’s
- Turning Technologies
- York University – Faculty of Education
- Homework Help
- Cube for Teacher
- Dell Canada
- TOA Canada
- Brock Faculty of Education
- Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Advanced Education
- Canadian Coalition for ICT
- Frontline Technologies
- Mindshare Learning
- DSB Niagara
- Niagara College
The Connect 2013 conference is an exciting opportunity for educators to engage in workshops and dialogue relevant in an emerging educational landscape and supports Canadian educators in developing and refining instruction using digital technologies. I myself look forward to attending the Conference.
If you are interested in learning more about Connect 2013 please visit the convention website.