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A New Digital Literacy for Educators - Edmonton, AB

Two educators working with a microbit at a Let's Talk Science Digital Literacy summit

NAIT Centre For Applied Technology (CAT)
11763 106 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5G 2R1
Canada

Type
Professional Learning
Format
In-person
Grade
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Who should attend?
Educator

Details

Move your students from being digital consumers to digital innovators. 

Sat, 7 March 2020 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM MST

Location

NAIT Centre For Applied Technology (CAT), 11763 106 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1

Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada's CanCode program, all registrants who attend this session will receive a full refund of their registration fee.

*Travelling more than 150 km? Take advantage of our partial travel subsidy for educators! More details will be provided during the event.

About this Event

During this full-day learning experience you can expect to:

  • listen to an inspiring keynote to help fuel your passion for the use of technology in your practice
  • learn about coding and computational thinking and how to infuse it purposefully into your classroom 
  • gain a better understanding of how to support your students in their preparation for future careers 
  • relax and enjoy a complimentary lunch while you network with colleagues  
  • explore and discover a variety of hands-on digital literacy stations that are suitable for all levels of experience. These stations contain a variety of unplugged and plugged activities that you will be able to use with your students
  • take away a teacher guide that includes all the activities experienced throughout the summit to be able to use it with your students

Agenda

9:00  Registration and Networking (Refreshments provided)

9:30  Welcome and Computational Thinking 101

9:45  Keynote: Dr. Alec Couros

10:45  Nutrition Break (provided)

11:00  Interactive Session: Let's Talk Careers and Digital Literacy

11.30  Interactive Session: Supporting All Learners to be successful in STEM

11:45  Lunchtime Keynote: Amanda Green and Julie Arsenault, #2MartianTeachers

12:30 Networking break

12:45  Hands-on Stations: Digital Literacy Stations (K-6 and 7-12)

2:45  Wrap-Up and Prize Draw

 

Keynote: Dr. Alec Couros

Nurturing positive citizenship through digital literacy education

Since the advent of the personal computer, schools have attempted to instil technology-informed frameworks into students in order to encourage safe and ethical use of devices. In theory, the dialogue has shifted from “cyber-safety” to “digital citizenship,” but the underlying premise has remained mostly a paradigm of control (let’s keep children out of trouble) vs. an empowering one (let’s help children have a say in their emerging world). In this presentation, Dr. Couros will describe new possibilities for digital citizenship/literacy education that can help us move beyond simplistic tech-driven narratives and towards a richer understanding of citizenship where active participation and engagement create authentic opportunities for student learning.

Lunchtime keynote speakers Amanda Green and Julie Arsenault, #2MartianTeachers, aim to “spark” your curiosity about teaching STEM and inspire new ideas to try in your classroom Monday! 

Please note that refunds will be not be offered for no-shows or cancellations made less than 48 hours ahead of the event. If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact us at professionallearning@letstalkscience.ca.