September 14, 4-5 pm MDT, Presentation Skills 101
September 16, 9-11 am MDT, How to Design Learning Games Using Online Platforms Such as Zoom, WordPress or an LMS
September 16, 11-11:55 am MDT, Recovering Voices: Connecting Communities to Collections
September 16, 12 – 12:30 pm, Virtual lunch n learn Cree – Master Apprentice Kiyam style
September 17, 8-9 am MDT Edmonton, The importance of online facilitation, Part 5
September 17, 9.00-11.00 am MDT, Play Boardgames Virtually for Behavioural Skills Development
September 18, 9-10 am MDT Edmonton, Wikipedia as an educational resource, past, present and future.
September 14, 4-5 pm MDT
Presentation Skills 101
Don’t miss an opportunity to improve your presentation skills. You will be given the tools to:
· Identify Ineffective & Effective Presentations
· Identify Your Ideal Audience
· Name Your Objectives
· Collect Your Content
· Structure Your Content
Plus tips and resources such as:
· How to Keep Your Audience Engaged and Energized
· 10 Tips for Adding Terrific Humor
· Craft Your Engaging Story
· Manage Your Nerves
Patricia Morgan is the Past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) Calgary. She was the creator and mentor of a program for emerging professional speakers which has been used across Canada. Due to that program, she has mentored over 200 aspiring and emerging professional speakers.
Patricia is a recipient of The Spirit of CAPS national award for her contribution to the Canadian speaking industry. For more than 25 years Patricia has developed and delivered keynote presentations and workshops focused on building personal resilience at work and home. For 15 years Patricia was a Toastmaster, for five years was an Impact Speaker and Speaker Trainer for United Way of Calgary and Area, and now serves as a TEDxYYC speaker coach.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/PDSo4ryJWEPwnJtS9
How to Design Learning Games Using Online Platforms Such as Zoom, WordPress or an LMS, Part 4
September 16, 9-11 am MDT
Description: Serious games are an effective online teaching tool to increase student motivation and improve skills acquisition.
This session explores:
• How to design learning games for online courses and on a budget.
• How to use your learning management system (LMS) to deliver game-based learning for college and university courses.
• How to develop highly rewarding and innovative games to engage learners.
• How to use digital media platforms to create imaginative, compelling and, exciting game experiences.
Join Dr. David Chandross, gamification and mixed reality expert at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada for an interactive one and half-hour microlearning session to assist instructors to design serious games for their online courses using common, simple digital platforms.
Dr. David Chandross
Series Games Expert & Senior Scholar @Ryerson University
David is currently a senior scholar at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University where he conducts design projects in serious games across the learning industry. He teaches in the masters of digital media program and supervises graduate students working in the field of serious game development. Current clients include the United Nations World Food Program, The Insurance Institute of Canada and the Institute for Performance and Learning. As one of the founders of the field of gamification, he has worked in the field of over 25 years and has lead research projects in fields as diverse as the use of games to manage addiction, faculty development, and the training of staff in long term care using virtual internships. He holds a doctorate in higher education, a master’s degree in medical education and a master’s degree in cognitive science.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/waxDG5NcRuGyieX39
September 16, 11-11:55 am MDT
Recovering Voices: Connecting Communities to Collections
Established in 2009, Recovering Voices (RV) is a interdisciplinary program at the Smithsonian whose mission is to collaborate with communities to sustain and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity. Working with Indigenous communities and institutional partners across the globe, RV carries out and supports community based research in the anthropology of knowledge and language revitalization. RV has pioneered collection-based methods to help sustain cultural practices. This work draws on the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives, the Human Studies Film Archives, and the Smithsonian’s extensive cultural heritage and natural history collections. Through dynamic public programs, such as the Mother Tongue Film Festival, RV also amplifies the work of diverse practitioners who explore the power of language to connect the past, present, and future. In this seminar, I will talk about the inception of Recovering Voices, the challenges of the program what RV has accomplished to date, and why working with Indigenous communities is critical for museums.
Joshua Bell (D.Phil 2006) is cultural anthropologist and the Curator of Globalization at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Combining ethnographic fieldwork with research in museums and archives, Bell examines the shifting local and global network of relationships between persons, artefacts and the environment. He is currently the Acting Director of the National Anthropological Archives, and curates the 8 million feet of film that compose the Human Studies Film Archives. In addition to being the Director of the Recovering Voices program, which connects communities to Smithsonian collections in the effort to support language and knowledge revitalization, he is the founder and co-director of the Mother Tongue Film Festival at the Smithsonian. Currently Bell is curating the show Cellphone: Unseen Connections (opening at NMNH in spring 2022) which explores the cultural, ecological and natural history stories bound up in our mobile devices. Bell has edited several books and written articles on materiality, expeditions, the politics of heritage and history, visual return, history of collecting, media and cell phone repair.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/Dae53ZxTMP17tePR6
Virtual lunch n learn Cree – Master Apprentice Kiyam style
September 16, 12 – 12:30 pm.
Instructor: Simon Bird B.Ed. M.Ed. M.N.G.D. Simon comes from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and was raised in the isolated community of Southend, Reindeer Lake. He currently holds a Bachelor of Education., a Master of Education Administration, and a Master of Northern Governance and Development. Simon is a very proud fluent Cree speaker. His first dialect is th but also adapts very well to the y & n dialects. As Simon always says, “we have more in common then we do differences.” In his spare time, he hosts a language initiative via social media aimed at educating over 16,000 members via Facebook or YouTube. His fun and memorable way of teaching has also requested his services as a facilitator and MC at local, regional and national conferences. Simon is a strong believer in both learning traditional skills and formal education.
The lessons taught in the bush are just as valuable within the classroom and are directly applicable in every walk of life. Simon believes it is critical to continue learning and keep asking questions from elders while they still hold open the door to our past. This philosophy continues to serve him well in his professional working career in education or in politics. He has served as the Vice Chief of FSIN, and as a teacher, a principal, liaison, coach, Superintendent of Education for the Stoney Education Authority. Currently, Simon is the Education Director for the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. With a population of approximately 11,000 band members, the community has made language and culture top priority.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/oyrxGiSfw7iy4FM49
The importance of online facilitation, Part 5
September 17, 8-9 am MDT Edmonton/16:00 – 17:00 Central European Time – Brussels
Description: In the session, we will look at the importance of online facilitation. What does it entail? How is it different from online teaching? What skills are need to be an effective online facilitator? How should we facilitate online discussion forums(whether synchronous or asynchronous)
Instructor: Associate Professor Karen Ferreira-Meyers has vast experience in the teaching and learning of languages. Since 2010, she is the Coordinator Linguistics and Modern Languages at the Institute of Distance Education (University of Eswatini). Her research interests include distance and e-learning, the teaching and learning of languages, translation, interpreting, autofiction and autobiography, crime and detective fiction. She has published widely and participates on a regular basis in international conferences.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/JiJyxrfFTeRKy66Z9
Thursday, September 17, 9.00-11.00 am MDT
Description: Boardgames can have great instructional value. They can promote collaboration, peer to peer learning, and knowledge sharing and all in a very safe and playful environment. This workshop we will explore how boardgames can be used in virtual training for behavioural skills development.
Ajay Gupta, a boardgame designer and facilitator will explore this topic through a variety of boardgames that he and his team has developed. Ajay and his team have played boardgames with over 8000 virtual participants in the past 5 months since the COVID-19 breakout.
In this workshop, we will explore:
• Which game mechanics are most suitable for virtual play
• How to setup and play a virtual boardgame
• Best practices of using boardgames for learning
• Suggested tools and technologies to develop your own games
Ajay Gupta: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajaydasgupta/
Founder and CEO of Skills Café and The Kahani Project
Ajay is a game designer, instructional designer, facilitator, storyteller, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder of Skills Café and the not for profit, The Kahani Project. Ajay has developed over 5 boardgames and over 15 digital gamified learning solutions. His games are used by several top companies in India for employee training.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/84HFcVbWouD5oLCJ6
Wikipedia as an educational resource, past, present and future.
September 18, 9-10 am MDT Edmonton.
Description: The session explores:
• Wikijunior, changing the scenario of books for children.
• How Kiwis project bringing education to remote places.
• How Wikimedia Commons, a powerhouse of hidden treasure for education.
• How WikiClubs a new school for children.
• Wiki-Bridges Mooc: Transforming learning.
Rajeeb Dutta. Software professional & Open Knowledge Enthusiast.
Rajeeb, a passionate Wikimedian from India since 2016, having more than 18,000 edits and over 300 articles on his name. He is the founder of “Wiki Pathshala” (Wiki Learning Club), co-founder, Wikimedians for Sustainable Development User Group. He is mostly into organizing & conducting online & offline Wiki events, viz., International meet-up, local meet-up, workshops for new Wikipedians, training Wikipedians, etc. He is also organizing team member of various National and International Wikimedia projects like, Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in India, Wiki Women for Women Wellbeing Workshop – Kolkata, SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India, Wiki Loves Love 2019, Wiki Loves Africa 2019,Interwiki Women Collaboration),Wiki Projects like (WikiGap 2019, Kolkata, India, 1lib1ref Kolkata May 2019, Wiki Loves Cricket World Cup 2019, WikiGap 2019, Kolkata, India, Queering Wikipedia Conference, Syberthon 2020.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/zWingVtsw8J3xyk87
Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online, Part 3
September 24, 9-11 am MDT Edmonton
Description: The terms “personalized learning” and “personal learning” are frequently used in online learning but are very different concepts.
Join Stephen Downes, a specialist in online learning technology and new media, for an interactive session to assist faculty and instructors on how to help students succeed by taking ownership of their learning online utilizing the concept of personal learning.
In this microlearning, you learn:
• The difference between ‘personalized learning’ and ‘personal learning’.
• Why personal learning is the preferred concept for student success.
• Key starting points for personal learning, objectives, learning processes and forms of evaluation that best suit personal learning.
• Strategies to implement personal learning in the form of support for remote teaching, online learning, and lifelong learning.
• Suggested tools and technologies.
Stephen Downes https://www.downes.ca/
Researcher, National Research Council Canada, Research Associate @Contact North I Contact Nord
Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media, one of the originators of the first Massive Open Online Course, has published frequently about online and networked learning, has authored learning management and content syndication software, and is the author of the widely read e-learning newsletter OLDaily. Through a thirty-year career Downes has contributed pioneering work in the fields of online learning games, learning objects and metadata, podcasting, open educational resources. He is a popular keynote speaker and has spoken in three dozen countries on six continents.
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