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  • Building Community through Telecollaboration Project Second Face-to-face Meeting Palais des Congrès, Montreal, Quebec November 19, 2009
  • The Learn-Cefrio BCT Project Building Community through Telecollaboration
    • For the past two years, with the support of MELS, LEARN and CEFRIO, the BCT Leadership Team has been working with teachers and educational leaders in Quebec schools
    • 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”
  • Major Goals of the BCT Project
    • The major goals of the BCT Project are to:
    • build an online community of practice to support collaboration across Quebec
    • facilitate the just-in-time learning of ICT tools and eventually include students in collaborative projects
    • encourage professional conversations amongst teachers and educational leaders within the BCT Community of Practice
  • The BCT Community of Practice
    • 45 teachers from 16 schools across Quebec
    • 18 Principals and Vice-principals support the project
    • The BCT Leadership Teams consists of:
    • Cycle One Leaders: Donna Anderson and Dorothy Taker
    • Cycle Two Leader: Mary-Helen Goyetche
    • Cycle Three Leader: Karen Rye
    • Consultants: Drs. Alain Breuleux, Gyeong Mi Heo and Ted Wall
  • Follow up on the Needs Assessment of BCT Teachers and Administrators
    • The following suggestions were made:
    • Increase the Focus on Classroom Activities
    • Improve the Face-to-Face Meetings
    • Facilitate Collaborative Knowledge Building and the Sharing of Teacher Knowledge
    • Provide Information on the Collaborative Use of Smart Boards
  • Agenda - Morning
    • 8:30 Welcome - Time to Meet and Greet
    • 9:00 Introductions and Cycle Network Updates
    • 9:30 Review and Reflections on Use of Sakai in
    • Developing the BCT Community of Practice
    • 10:00 Presentation on Developing Collaborative
    • Projects
    • 10:30 Cycle Team Planning
    • 12:00 Lunch - Palais Restaurants
  • Agenda - Afternoon
    • 1:00 Continuation of Developing Collaborative
    • Projects in Cycle Teams
    • 1:30 Demonstration of Collaborative Use of Smart
    • Boards by Cycle Team Members
    • 2:15 Cycle Group Discussions of Smart Board
    • 2:45 Updating the Yellow Pages Directory with the
    • Use of Sakai
    • 3:05 Dealing with Live Classroom Technical Issues
    • 3:25 Wrap Up and Next Steps
  • Special Thanks
    • We would like to thank the following people for their ongoing help and support of the BCT Project:
    • Bev White – Learn Quebec
    • Mike Canuel – Learn Quebec
    • Vincent Tanguay – CEFRIO