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Archive: Edvance Back to School Bootcamp 2020

August 17th, 2020

Learning Management Systems Sessions


Communicating Learning through Edsby

The value of having a comprehensive learning management system (LMS) during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the ability to pivot from face-to-face learning into fully remote learning very quickly. As we look ahead to the possibility of having to now pivot between three learning modes (face-to-face, hybrid, and remote) the consistency of using an LMS now becomes crucial. Key features of a good LMS (like Edsby) involve three functional aspects of communicating: tethering our teaching, tracking student participation and learning, and telling or communicating effectively regarding the learning process. This session will explore best practices in Edsby but also other LMSs in these three aspects for both elementary and secondary schools. 

Presented by: Marjorie Sutherland, Vice Principal at Woodland Christian High School in Breslau, ON 

Audience: Grade 6-12 educators

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Communicating Learning through Google Classroom and other Google Apps for Education - Part 1: Introduction 

Google Classroom is a powerful platform for sharing assignments, providing feedback, and enabling collaboration between students. If your school has just adopted this tool (or if you wish you were using it better), this session will get you started this fall on the right foot. You’ll also get an overview of how to use other Google apps for class collaboration, including Google Meet and Google Forms. 

Presented by: Jason Jarvis, Director of Technology and Grade 7/8 teacher at Trinity Christian School in Burlington, ON, and Sharon Mulder, Vice-Principal and Grade 8 teacher at John Knox Christian School in Brampton, ON 

Audience: Grade 4-12 educators  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Communicating Learning through Google Classroom and other Google Apps for Education - Part 2: Beyond the Basics 

This session is for educators who have experience using Google Apps for Education such as Google Classroom, Meets, and Forms, but want to take it to the next level. Come prepared to share creative ideas and tips with your fellow teachers. 

Presented by: Jason Jarvis, Director of Technology and Grade 7/8 teacher at Trinity Christian School in Burlington, ON, and Sharon Mulder, Vice-Principal and Grade 8 teacher at John Knox Christian School in Brampton, ON 

Audience: Grade 4-12 educators   

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Communicating Learning through SeeSaw - Part 1: Introduction 

Seesaw is a platform to capture and document student learning. Through online student portfolios, Seesaw helps teachers evaluate student progress—an especially useful tool if students are learning remotely. In this session, you’ll learn how to effectively use Seesaw for your class, and hear the tips we wish we knew when we were just starting out with Seesaw. 

Presented by: Abigail Deelstra, Grade 1 teacher at John Knox Christian School in Oakville, ON; Rachel Sithamparapillai, JK/SK teacher at Halton Hills Christian School in Georgetown, ON; and Charlene VanDerWal, Grade 1 & 2 teacher at Halton Hills Christian School in Georgetown, ON 

Audience: JK-4 educators  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Communicating Learning through SeeSaw - Part 2: Beyond the Basics 

This session is intended for educators with previous experience using Seesaw. Come prepared to share tips and creative ideas with your fellow teachers! 

Presented by: Abigail Deelstra, Grade 1 teacher at John Knox Christian School in Oakville, ON; Rachel Sithamparapillai, JK/SK teacher at Halton Hills Christian School in Georgetown, ON; and Charlene VanDerWal, Grade 1 & 2 teacher at Halton Hills Christian School in Georgetown, ON 

Audience: JK-4 educators  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES