To Bring “IT” Together 2018 – with Love, Zoe

2018 will mark my 15th ECOO “BIT” Conference. Once again, I leave feeling inspired, recharged and committed to being a strong, caring and innovative teacher.  LOVE was a dominant theme – woven through the presentations and conversations. LOVE. I had an opportunity to view the film, To the Orcas,  with Love (LINK)   by a local filmmaker, Natalie Lucia.  In her film, Natalie emphasizes her goal – to inspire children and adults to fall in love with the world or some part of it, at least. She shares her journey (and passion) of working and living amongst the Orcas in British Colombia, Canada and how it changed her. Her motivation to inspire all people to reflect on our own role Continue reading To Bring “IT” Together 2018 – with Love, Zoe

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2017 CANeLearn Symposium Presentations

Over the next three days, I’ll be at the CANeLearn Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia! Sweet! I’m sooooo looking forward to the opportunity for  conversations and face-to-face connections with the many friends and colleagues of whom I’ve only connected with online – OR maybe I just haven’t seen you in WAY TOO LONG.  You know who you are! This will be the best part! I am completely honoured, humbled, inspired and energize to be a featured speaker – along side such forward thinking and creative educators and leaders. Thank you so much to the CanELearn Team, Volunteers and Leaders for organizing such a fantastic event! Remi Kalir, Assistant Professor of Information and Learning Technologies at the University of Colorado Continue reading 2017 CANeLearn Symposium Presentations

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Bring Back the Maker in Learning…

It is always an honour to present at a conference. To have such incredibly passionate and engaged educators, leaders, academics  and friends dedicate time to listen and reflect on my words might be one of the most humbling experiences of a lifetime.   I sincerely thank you for empowering me and reminding me of the support and kindness that exists in our field – it is that that helps me (and you) to move forward.  Christ Hatfield, our closing Keynote on Thursday reminded us that innovation is not just about one single person but it is a combination of so many people’s experiences, skills and talents. That is how I feel.  Please continue to connect, share and dialogue. I look Continue reading Bring Back the Maker in Learning…

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Brock Tech Showcase

As an instructor at Brock University this year, I am quite impressed with the Faculty of Education and their efforts to engage not only the students, but the wider educational community in 21st Century technologies and multi-literacies. All P/J/I students are required to take an Technology in the Classroom  course which focuses on computer skills, web 2.0 and social networking. This year, the University started offering an optional course to the I/S students who have since become leaders in their own cohorts and schools, all of whom have blogs, twitter accounts and advocated for innovative teaching methods. REGISTER NOW!! The Brock Tech Showcase is in its third year running. The sessions, sponsors and presenters are incredible and offer something Continue reading Brock Tech Showcase

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