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PTDEA 2014 - Canadian e-Learning Network

  1. Canadian eLearning Network
  2. Canadian eLearning Network • CANeLearn is a pan-Canadian network of K12 online and blended learning schools and organizations • Focus is on sharing resources, PD, research • Intent is to leverage collective to promote online and blended learning opportunities •
  3. Mission: CANeLearn's mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning and provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.
  4. CANeLearn is committed to networking through: Building Relationships Communication Enhancing communications with members Sharing Sharing resources and best practices Innovation Encouraging innovation
  5. CANeLearn is committed to research by: Staying current aRnde psaretiacipractihng in studies Staying Current Promoting Promoting reseaPrchr oopmporotutniitoiens Opportunities Disseminating Disseminating reseaSrchh arersiunltsg Results
  6. CANeLearn is committed to collaboration by: Partnerships Supporting ParPtnearrshtipnsers Sharing ProfessionPal rLeoar-nDing Opportunities Professional Learning Finding efficiencies through technologies and shared services Technology Finding Efficiencies
  7. CANeLearn is committed to championing by: Post-secondary Institutions Working with post-secondary institutions to connect pre-service and in-service teachers to online and blended learning Policy and Standards Informing policy and professional standards regionally, provincially and nationally Educating and Promoting Educating stakeholders and promoting online and blended learning to all
  8. Building partnerships • Data analytics (Junyo) – “smart” data metrics and intuitive system – Serves the right content to the right student at the right time • Sharing resources ( – Nelson Education) – free and fee-based digital content providers in one place, helps educators find and integrate curriculum-relevant resources to complement their individual teaching style – Vetted content, searchable, integrates with LMS • Sharing among members (iEdit – community) – Collaborative workspace, groups and documents – Live web-conferencing built in (Zenlive)
  9. Founding Directors • Michael Canuel, CEO of LEARN (President) - QC • Vince Hill, CEO/Executive Director Credenda Virtual High School Inc. (Vice-president) - SK • Terri Reid, Learning Service Coordinator Blackgold School Division No.18: Black Gold Online Program (Secretary) - AB • Howard Burston, Director, IT Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (Treasurer) - MB • Michael Barbour, Director of Doctoral Studies Sacred Heart University (Director) - ON • Greg Bitgood, Superintendent Heritage Christian Schools (Director) - BC • Kevin Wttewaall, Director of Technology for Learning Rocky View School Division (Director) - AB
  10. FEB/MAY JULY Oct 2012 Spring 2013 July 2013 Jul 2014 Sep 2014 July 2012 Summer Summit Participants from across Canada met in Toronto 2013 BC & AB Meetings Finalized documents 2014 Ontario Symposium Ontario networking event York U iNACOL Meeting Participants met in New Orleans . OCT 2012 Summer Summit Participants met in Montreal. JULY 2013 AGM First AGM held online. SEP 2014 CANeLearn Timeline
  11. Initial Activities •Create strategies to support pooling and sharing of resources •Fostering PD specific to blended and online learning •Working to support pre-service tech certificate course/program •Consolidating and fostering research in blended/online (State of the Nation report, others) •Finding new ways to measure learning success Initial Launch •Fall Summit October 29, 2013 as part of an iNACOL presentation •BC April conference partnership •July 2014 summit in Ontario •First AGM Sep 2014 •Inaugural organizational memberships available •Planning to create affiliations with iNACOL, CEA, CeLEA, CNIE, and other organizations
  12. State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada • “The State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada has become a key benchmark for the expanding use of technology-supported blended and online learning in Canada.” • Michael Barbour (online) – Connecting data – Representing innovation in Canada – Vignettes – Online research repositories • iNACOL ( & Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute ( Research Clearinghouse ( • Development of our own CANeLearn repository
  13. Innovation in Canada • Four outstanding programs and educators were nominated by CANeLearn for innovation awards presented by iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning • The iNACOL Innovator Awards recognize learning practices, new research and individual achievements in the field of blended and online learning. • CANeLearn nominees were: – Josh Gray from the Thames Valley District School Board, London ON; – The Navigate Program of the North Island Distance Education School, Courtenay BC; – Michael Barbour (Canadian researcher); and – Maurice Barry of the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation, St. John NL.
  14. Partnering with P/TDEA • Where can we find synergies? • Complementary initiatives? • Communication and sharing? • Recognition for innovation in Canada? • Networking opportunities?
  15. Contact Information • Randy LaBonte – Chief Executive Officer – • Verena Roberts – Chief Innovation Officer –