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Welcome to Woodward’s Summit for Transformative Learning Conference!
August 1-2, 2019

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Thursday, August 1
 

9:00am

Workshop 1-Death to the Boring - How to Engage All Students with Pear Deck and Gim Kit!
In a world of lectures and presentations, the content delivery method has always been the same. A slide goes up, notes get written, a slide changes, and the world keeps spinning. 
With better access to technology, students are looking for better ways to become engaged and connect with the materials. Enter PearDeck and GimKit! PearDeck is an incredible tool for live content delivery. It simultaneously broadcasts your screen onto their devices, in real time, while allowing them to interact with it. It allows for immediate feedback, impromptu questioning and deeper connections with materials. Tired of using Kahoot because it is just the same thing over and over again? GimKit, designed and run by a group of high school students from Seattle, is the next evolution in student review. Strategize, compete, collaborate and learn in a race against the clock that doesn’t feel like a race at all! 



Speakers
avatar for Scott Hebert

Scott Hebert

Educator and Author, EICS Division - St. JPII School
Scott Hebert is an educator of 10 years who has made it his goal to eliminate the stereotype that school is boring. In an effort to do this he has been recognized both provincially (Alberta Excellent in Teaching Award in 2013), nationally (2017 Laurentian University Human Kinetics... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
W121
 
Friday, August 2
 

9:00am

Workshop 1-Press Start to Begin- The Gamification of Education
Children, and adults for that matter, have never been more engaged by games than they are now. Can teachers harness the psychology behind game creation and turn his or her class into something all students will beg to be in? In an education system designed where students start with 100% and lose as they go, Gamification flips this concept onto its head focusing on the individual’s progression while increasing both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation exponentially. 
Scott has successfully turned his Grade 8 science course into a live action role playing game. Students compete against the teacher, each other, other teams and other classes in an effort to level up and progress in a narrative rich, cross-curricular world known as Scientia Terra! Sounds intimidating but it is not! You will walk out of this session inspired and driven to make changes to your teaching with all of the tools to begin your own gamification journey!
Will you press start?

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hebert

Scott Hebert

Educator and Author, EICS Division - St. JPII School
Scott Hebert is an educator of 10 years who has made it his goal to eliminate the stereotype that school is boring. In an effort to do this he has been recognized both provincially (Alberta Excellent in Teaching Award in 2013), nationally (2017 Laurentian University Human Kinetics... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
W200

9:00am

Workshop 1-Spider Web Discussions Explained and Implemented
Based-on Alexis Wiggins book, The Best Class You Never Taught: How Spider Web Discussions Can Turn Students into Learning Leaders, this session will demonstrate how the spider web discussion strategy gets 4-12th grade students to engage in a student-driven, higher level of discourse. We will begin with participants engaging in a Spider Web discussion themselves, then move through the creation of their own expectations for their students. From pre-discussion routines to discussion to post-discussion evaluation and reflection, this session will arm you will the tools to walk into your class and start this process with your students on the first day. Tools to help monitor student participation like Equity Maps will be used. Further applications will be examined as well as use in both middle and upper school settings.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Mittler

Lynn Mittler

JK-12 English Department Chair, MICDS
With over twenty years of experience in the classroom, Lynn has had the opportunity to create and implement numerous pedagogical initiatives. She has presented on a variety of topics from “Coaching in the Classroom” to “Taking Empathy to Action” to “Engaging 21st Century... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
W135