John Abbott Ed Tech Presentations | April 13, 14 & 15
Presenter: Shanly Dixon, Researcher & Digital Literacy Educator (Concordia University)
Discussant: Eileen Kerwin Jones, Humanities Department (John Abbott College)
This discussion will explore the role of educators in bringing in helping young people, at college level, to employ cultural, ethical digital literacy and critical thinking in their increasingly digital lives.
Presenter: Kevin Lenton (Vanier College)
Presenter: Adamo Petosa (Dawson College)
This workshop will present two learning environments: Visual Classrooms and SmartAmp. These interactive digital spaces enable users to quickly capture thinking and share, analyze and discuss content together using their own computing devices – i.e., laptops, tablets even phones, at home or in the classroom, synchronously or asynchronously.
Several designed activities will be described which indicate that these platforms promote student collaboration and lead to deeper learning.
Presenters: Members of Faculty Staff (John Abbott)
Facilitator: Brenda Rowe, Project Leader UDL (John Abbott College)
The principles of Universal Design for Learning include multiple ways of engaging students, teaching, and assessing students learning. During this workshop, teachers will be demonstrating how they use UDL in the engagement, teaching and assessment of students’ learning. The session will encourage and allow teachers to share, ask questions and discuss how to affect academic success.