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Introduction BCT F2F meeting

  1. 1. Building Community through Telecollaboration Project Second Meeting – Year Four McGill University Faculty Club November 25, 2010
  2. 2. Morning Agenda 2nd BCT Face-to-Face Meeting 1. Welcome and Review of the Agenda 2. Internet Safety and Parental Permission Guidelines 3. Collaborative Project Planning Process 4. Nutrition Break 5. Project Planning in Cycle Team Groups 6. Lunch 12 Noon -1:00
  3. 3. Afternoon Agenda 2nd BCT Face-to-Face Meeting 7. Update on Cycle Team Activities 8. Hands-on ICT Tool Training Sessions 9. Parental Permission and Ethical Guidelines of Internet Use 10. Cycle Team Collaborative Project Planning in Sub-groups: Project Leaders, Timeline and Participant Responsibilities 11. Appreciative Inquiry 12. Wrap up and Social Time
  4. 4. Purpose of the BCT Project The purpose of the BCT Project is to encourage, facilitate and support collaboration among students, teachers and educational leaders to enhance learning across the community Each year, we have reviewed the above purpose of the project and we still see it as appropriate and relevant
  5. 5. Major Objectives of the BCT Project The major objectives of the BCT Project are to:  facilitate the integration of ICT into teaching practices to enhance student learning,  encourage collaboration among students and teachers to facilitate learning,  encourage teachers to reflect on their practices and share expertise with others, and  facilitate the development of a community of practice network across Quebec
  6. 6. As the illustration shows, student and teacher learning are at the heart of the BCT Project and there are three key aspects to it:  collaboration,  the wise use of ICT,  and an ongoing community of practice
  7. 7. BCT Lessons Learned on Student Learning  Students enjoy sharing their work with authentic audiences  They are taking increased ownership for their learning  They are learning how to collaborate more effectively  They are beginning to understand the importance of digital etiquette and are trying to use ICT appropriately
  8. 8. BCT Lessons Learned on Teacher Learning Experienced BCT teachers:  emphasize that it takes time to become competent in the new ICT literacy  encourage new teachers to reach out for support from colleagues  emphasize pedagogy comes first and then the ICT tools to support it  take baby steps and progress at your own rate
  9. 9. BCT Lessons Learned on Support The following are crucial sources of support:  the Cycle Team Leaders in each Cycle Network  the principal and administrators in providing the resources, time and technical support  the local Recit and ICT staff for both technical and pedagogical support  collegial support from other BCT teachers on pedagogical, technical and collaborative aspects
  10. 10. BCT Lessons Learned on Time  there is a danger of “overloading” teachers, their primary focus must be on the learning and development of their students  there needs to be a flexible time window for making contributions to the project  involvement in the project should blend work and learning - it should not be an add-on  teachers need time to meet, plan and share within the school day
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  12. 12. Appreciative Inquiry on the Second BCT Face-to-Face Meeting On separate post-its, under one of these categories, Benefits: please briefly describe the benefits you derived from participating in today’s session Even Better If: please briefly describe ways that the session could be improved Questions and Suggestions: briefly submit questions or suggestions that you would like us to consider