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Tuesday, April 21 • 10:15am - 12:45pm
Panel Discussion: Connecting. Engaging. Growing. Fostering community online.

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Connecting. Engaging. Growing. Fostering community online.

Flexible approaches are critical to engaging learning online – for both classroom and online/DL teachers.  Engage with our noted panelists and delegates in a dialogue regarding successful strategies to foster community online and engaged learning approaches.

Discussion Format:

  • Panelists will provide brief remarks of 3-5 minutes on a pre-selected topic.
  • Moderators will wander the ballroom to invite your questions and comments (please be brief – if you can't say it in under a minute, folks will likely tune you out).
  • The back channel (Twitter hashtag #edtechbc) will be curated and brought into the live discussion (BYOD!).
  • Panelists may also ask questions of the audience.
  • Audience members can add to the discussion with their own successes, issues, and insights.

The session is not intended to be a panel of experts presenting their ideas; rather, it is a planned and structured rapid-fire dialogue.  Much of what will be discussed will flow from delegate input solicited in advance of the conference.  However, discussions stemming from the pre-conference, Monday keynote and workshop sessions, from your conference foyer conversations, chatter during social events and dinner discussions are also a key part of the panel discussion.

The panel dialogue is an opportunity to share openly the risks, challenges, and problems associated with developing flexible learning practices in a manner that augments good teaching, fosters greater learning, and leverages today’s tools for tomorrow’s leaders.

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Cathy Cavanaugh

Director of Teaching and Learning, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh is Director of Teaching and Learning in Worldwide Education at Microsoft Corporation, working with education leaders and organizations around the world to accelerate learning and teaching by transforming education with cloud and mobile technology.   Cathy’s... Read More →

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Rod Allen

Superintendent of Learning, Ministry of Education
Rod Allen is Superintendent of Learning, a position he was appointed to in January 2008, with a central role in British Columbia’s transformation to personalized learning. Prior to this he was Superintendent of Schools in British Columbia’s School District 54 (Bulkley Valley... Read More →
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Mark Daley

Educator, Social Theorist, Consultant, Heritage Christian Online School
In a word, my "living inquiry" and professional mandate is to humanize sites of learning and living, in which case I've been privileged to develop programs and curricula with innovators in DL, gaming, and social theory that aspire to restore broken inter-human spaces and systems... Read More →
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Steve Dotto

President, Dotto Tech
Steve Dotto is Canada's most respected geek. For over 15 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology.Steve has a passion for... Read More →
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Karen Flello

Past President/Principal, SIDES
Karen Flello is the principal of the South Island Distance Education School and the Past President of the BCDLAA. She has worked in DL in BC for the past eleven years as a teacher, course developer and administrator. Karen is passionate about providing learning opportunities for students... Read More →
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Corrie Macdonald

Educator, Kamloops Online Learning, KOOL
Corrie Macdonald I am an online teacher with @Kool in Kamloops.  I have been a classroom teacher for over twenty years and the past four years I have been an on-line teachers.  I have been part of a team of Planning 10 teachers who have created a student centered course, related... Read More →
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Terri Reid

Curriculum Consultant, Black Gold School Division
As the Curriculum Consultant atBlack Gold School Division, Terri provides support in the areas curriculum, instruction, and professional learning as well as online and blended learning. A specific area of concentration is supporting teachers in aligning assessment to curriculum outcomes... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 10:15am - 12:45pm PDT
Villa Ballroom

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