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  • Innovate collaborate transform ecoo 2013 final

    1. 1. Innovate, Collaborate, Transform with Learning Connections
    2. 2. Wet your APPetite with APPS Polleverywhere  Simple online voting APPlication to see live results  Vote by text, Twitter or web Nearpod  Interactive multimedia presentations on mobile devices  Please download Nearpod APP from your APP Store (iOS and Android) Reflector APP  Wirelessly mirror your iDevice to your screen through any computer
    3. 3. Where to find me: Twitter: #canedu13  Follow me: @adrossis  Wiki Spaces:  http://adrossis.wikispaces.com/  Resources for this presentation:  http://adrossis.wikispaces.com/E COO+2013 
    4. 4. Polleverywhere.com
    5. 5. Polleverywhere.com
    6. 6. What is Learning Connections? Learning Connections (LC) is:  Funded by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education, Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat  An online community driven by the collaboration of school districts called District Champions District Champions  Align their involvement with their district level plans  Engage in sharing and collaborations with other district champions  Build capacity within their district with support from LC
    7. 7. Who is involved?
    8. 8. Blended Approach to Professional Learning “Student learning depends on every teacher learning all the time.” (Fullan, 2007, p. 35)
    9. 9. Nearpod Demonstration If you downloaded the Nearpod APP:  Open the app on your device  Click on “Student” then enter PIN: DMJHY Using a browser on a computer:  Go to the website: http://www.nearpod.com/  Click on “Join Session” at top right and enter PIN: DMJHY
    10. 10. Blended Approach to Professional Learning Personalized Learning  Learning Online  Educational Speakers Collaboration and Learning  Online Book Studies  Pilot Applications  Twitter APPdates 21st Century Leadership  ABEL Leadership Round Table  Leadership Summit: APP That! http://plp.abel.yorku.ca
    11. 11. Personalized Learning Learning Online – gain some APPtitude  Scheduled Learning included: Use Evernote Everywhere  Collaborate in Google   OnDemand Learning included:  Google Drive, WordPress, Moodle… Educational Speakers – APPsolute must see!  Variety of videos available  Learn about exemplary practices presented by experts in their field
    12. 12. Collaboration and Learning Online Book Studies  Math Expressions 3 online asynchronous meetings  Online activities and discussions  Pilot Applications  Review and pilot new applications  Coming soon Twitter APPdates  Note-taking  Cloud Storage  Capture Student Thinking
    13. 13. 21st Century Leadership ABEL Leadership Round Table  Topics for discussion included: Collaborate and Share with Apps  App That!  Are you Online?  Leadership Summit 2014: APP That!  Planning for 2 days at York U  Leaders in Education
    14. 14. Building Community and Sharing Best Practice “Connected learning communities are designed to support the professional development goals their members have chosen to improve instruction and subsequently bring about increased growth and achievement for the 21st century learner.” (NussbaumBeach & Ritter Hall, 2012, p. 38)
    15. 15. Building Community and Sharing Best Practice Face-to-face at York University  Two conferences Websites  Access to the tools, resources and professional learning  Share, collaborate and learn from each other Monthly Online Meetings  Synchronous to share, collaborate, and build community
    16. 16. Face-to-Face at York U Fall LC District Champion Conference  38 participants from 11 school districts and Ministry  Meet and greet to promote collaboration  2 opportunities for hands-on sessions  Planning time Spring LC District Champion Conference  Coming May, 2014  Time to share work done throughout the year  Planning time for 2014-2015 year
    17. 17. Websites LC hosts two websites for members to access: http://www.learningconnections.on.ca/  Access to the tools and resources  Link to professional learning site: http://plp.abel.yorku.ca/ http://lcchampions.abel.yorku.ca/  Share projects, ask questions  Learn from each other
    18. 18. Monthly On-line Meetings Representatives from Champion Districts meet online  Provide information regarding upcoming professional learning  Champions provide feedback to program office about their needs  Planning time for LC events Sharing of best practices  Each month 1-2 districts take 15 minutes to share  Opportunity to ask questions and collaborate
    19. 19. Cross-District Projects New this year!  Proposals for projects with multiple districts  Collaboration between LC Champions across Ontario  Projects to promote the improvement of literacy and/or numeracy instruction with the integration of technology  Educators and students benefit from the cross district collaboration
    20. 20. District iPad Minis Collaborative project for LC Champions  Capture district LC story through media and sharing  Photos and short video of district LC events  Capture short interviews or reflections  ABEL videographers to produce video for each district Learn to manage iDevices at a distance  How to add apps  How to share and collaborate  How to engage teachers using iPads
    21. 21. Sample LC Projects “The integration of technology and pedagogy to maximize learning must meet four criteria. It must be irresistibly engaging; elegantly efficient (challenging but easy to use); technologically ubiquitous; and steeped in real-life problem solving.” (Fullan, 2013, p. 33) http://lcchampions.abel.yorku.ca/
    22. 22. Reflector App  https://www.reflectorapp.com/ Cool features:  You don’t need an Apple TV to project your iDevice  You can project multiple devices  Inexpensive  Cautions:  Use the trial version to check if it works on your network 
    23. 23. Rainbow DSB Integrate inquiry-based learning with literacy in the grade 7-8 science classroom  Based on Professional Learning Cycle using literacy strategies from: “Adolescent Literacy Guide”  Co-planning among teachers from different schools 
    24. 24. Near North DSB Professional learning for teachers for literacy and numeracy instruction using D2L  Coaching model to build capacity  Plan and share their learning in an LC course in D2L 
    25. 25. Simcoe County DSB Educators learn in their area Hubs through collaborative inquiry  Teachers propose inquiry projects to include several schools to obtain release time and support  Professional learning and sharing based on their project 
    26. 26. Limestone DSB Continue building on student understanding of accountable talk  Teaching and learning mathematics through problem solving and math processes  Professional learning throughout the year  Create LC community in LDSB 
    27. 27. Ottawa Catholic DSB Support tools to capture conversations, observations and product  Core LC teachers to host job-embedded classroom observational sites for other teachers  Professional learning to build capacity 
    28. 28. Research in LC Partnered with Institute for Research in Learning Technologies, York University  research and evaluates the work of the program  2011-2012: Learning Connections: Project Year End Report  2012-2013: Learning Connection: Developing Skills for the 21st Century  2013-2014: To be determined 
    29. 29. Research for Improvement 2011-2012: LC Project Year End Report  Changed format of monthly meetings to highlight 1-2 districts  Provided comprehensive online space for sharing and collaboration: http://lcchampions.abel.yorku.ca/  Continued to provide two face to face conferences: “Continue to provide the two face-to-face sessions. They really help to build capacity and collaboration across boards in Ontario. We really appreciate and look forward to those opportunities to meet and share with others.” (Wideman, 2012, p. 13)
    30. 30. st Century Research for 21 Learning 2012-2013: LC - Developing Skills for the 21st Century  Provide a framework to align LC project proposals with 21st century learning skills  Case study of 2 districts  Preliminary review of past proposals: “Most projects explicitly incorporated inquiry, expository, communicative, and collaborative skill dimensions in their pedagogical design and classroom implementations, and all made use of ICT in ways that required students to apply (and further develop) important ICT literacy skills.” (Wideman, 2013, p. 34)
    31. 31. For more information Learning Connectionshttp://learningconnections.on.ca/ LC Collaboration http://lcchampions.abel.yorku.ca/ ABEL Program site http://abelearn.ca/
    32. 32. Resources      Wideman, H. (2012). Learning connections: Project year-end report 2011-2012. Toronto, ON: Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, York University. Wideman, H. (2013). Learning connections: Developing skills for the 21st century. Toronto, ON: Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, York University. Nussbaum-Beach, S., & Ritter Hall, L. (2012). The Connected Educator: Learning and leading in a digital age. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press. Fullan, M. (2013). Stratosphere: Integrating technology, pedagogy, and change knowledge. Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc. Fullan, M. (2007). Change the terms for teacher learning. JSD The Learning Forward Journal, 28(3), 35-36. Retrieved from http://www.michaelfullan.ca/media/13396074650.pdf
    33. 33. Thank you! Anita

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