Faculty of Education


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8:30 – 9:00 am


Registration: Nametags will be provided for registered delegates. Browse the vendor display area where refreshments are provided.

9:00 – 10:15 am
Session 1


A collaborative demonstration of educational technology for use in the classroom.

10:30 – 11:45 am
Session 2


A collaborative demonstration of educational technology for use in the classroom.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm 


Lunch. Lunch is included with your registration.

12:45 – 2:00 pm
Session 3


A collaborative demonstration of educational technology for use in the classroom.
2:00 – 2:30 pm Take time to browse the vendor display area and ask questions! Stay for a chance to win prizes and collect your certificate of participation.


Teach for Now: Microsoft in the Classroom
Presenter: Microsoft Canada

With a Microsoft in the Classroom Seminar, you'll explore tools and technologies that help energize and engage students. You'll learn how to get more out of the software you use every day. And you'll discover how the latest devices and software work together to help unleash 21st century learning and learn how to connect with innovative teachers around the world through the Partners in Learning (PiL) Program.


21st Century Teaching Tools
Presenter: Brock University Ed Tech Leadership Students

Explore how the use of a variety of 21st century teaching tools can be used to support creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.


Minecraft in the Classroom
Presenter: Zoe Branigan-Pipe

This presentation will demonstrate how students are using 21st Century tools like Minecraft to self-organize tasks that are rich in thinking, collaboration and design as part of their Math and Language programs.


iPad Potential and Possibilities
Presenter: Don McNamee

This session is for educators who want to explore iPad potential to motivate and engage, enhance student voice and how to capture authentic assessment. Participants will build skills and understanding of how unique functions, sensors and Apps for iPad can be utilized to enrich one’s teaching and learning program.


Reaching All Learners: Explore iPad’s Accessibility Features
Presenter: Don McNamee

This session is for educators who want to explore iPad accessibility features and build learning experiences that improve access and enhance learning for all learners. Participants will build skills that support all learners including those with visual, auditory, motor, and learning identifications.


Integrated e-books and enhanced-digital books in the classroom
Presenter: Vida Slak (DSBN), Frank Coster (Follet)

Integrating e-books and audio enhanced digital books in the classroom to support guided reading, oral and close reading activities.
Session attendees will get free access to FolletShelf e-books.


Improve your writing with WordQ and SpeakQ for Desktops
Presenter: Strategic Transitions

Word Q is a special education writing tool used to improve spelling, English or French grammar and reading.


Improve your writing with iWordQ and cWordQ for iOS and Chrome
Presenter: Strategic Transitions

iWordQ enables advanced in-context word prediction and speech feedback for the iPad


Facilitating the writing process with ThoughtQ
Presenter: Strategic Transitions

ThoughtQ Triggers, Words and Thoughts to facilitate the writing process for struggling writers.


Assistive Technologies
Presenter: Betsy Clark (PDSB), Casimir McGeown (PDSB)

As educators how can we use technology to model its benefits, while uncovering how it can remove barriers and promote success for our special education students?
This session will provide an overview of "Teaching and Learning" using assistive technology and technology including Ministry licensed, board licensed and free software programs used in Pell and other school boards to assist students with special education needs. Universal design features of various types of software will be highlighted, as well as the use specific adaptive equipment to support students with physical needs.


Game-based learning in the junior classroom
Presenter: Adel Stanfield, Derek Walker

We've all heard about game-based learning, but how does it really work? What does it look like in a classroom? How can an educator incorporate games into the instructional day and still ensure that students are learning? What are the benefits and drawbacks? If you've asked these burning questions then this session is for you! We will show you what games we use in our grade 5 classroom, how they are connected to the curriculum and the successes (and failures) we had during our year-long journey. Come join us while we explore the joy of games.


Blended Learning and Collaborative Learning Communities
Presenter: Nancy Meeussen (HCDSB)

Learning how to help students become responsible digital citizens, innovative and creative thinkers through collaborative learning communities.


iPads in the Classroom
Presenter: Catherine Rath (HCDSB), Jennifer Boin (HCDSB)

Integrating the use of iPads in a Grade 3 classroom


iPads: Tips and tricks for your classroom
Presenter: Kyle Tuck (Brock University)

An overview of iOS features useful in the classroom and products that can help you manage and use the iPads more effectively.


Enabling BYOD
Presenter: Kyle Tuck (Brock University)

Explore apps and applications that help bring iOS and Android devices together in the same classroom.


Create an Interactive Learning Environment with Response Technology
Presenter: Turning Technologies



Why do we use technology in the classroom?
Presenter: Turning Technologies



Self-Paced Testing with Response Technology
Presenter: Turning Technologies



Leveraging Microsoft OneNote for organizing your classroom
Presenter: NCDSB

Learn how to use Microsoft OneNote to organize classroom notes, assignments and faciltate colalboration. OneNote is being used to school districts across Ontario.


Tailoring the Desire2Learn vLE to the needs of the classroom
Presenter: NCDSB

Desire2Learn is the only LMS (Learning Management System) licenced by the Minstry of Education and is used in all school boards throughout Ontario. Learn how this essential tool is being used to support student learning.

Teacher using interactive whiteboard

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Strategic Transitions logo

Turning Technologies logo

Smart Technologies logo

Advanced Inc logo


District School Board of Niagara logo

Niagara Catholic District School Board logo

Halton Catholic District School Board logo

Peel District School Board logo


PhD in Education Portfolio Defence - Owen Webb
January 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
PhD in Education Thesis Defence – Philip Teeuwsen
January 18, 2016 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Monique Mallet-Boucher PhD Dissertation Defence
December 9, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm