Concurrent Session Two

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

90-minute Interactive Workshop (Regina Room)

The Educational Technology Critique (ETC) Studio: Creating a Makerspace Community for Pre/In-Service Teacher Training

Marguerite Koole, Jordan Epp, Robert Heppner, Hossain Mohamed and Jay Wilson, University of Saskatchewan

Abstract: In this workshop, we will open with a discussion of the makerspace movement through a hands-on exercise using VR and the participants’ smartphones/tablets. Then, sorted into groups, participants will move from table to table to test and discuss various makerspace-amenable activities. Participants will be encouraged to share their makerspace experiences.


60-minute Interactive Workshop (Wascana Room)

Educators in a Digital World: Social Media, Connected Learning, and Teacher Identity

Katia Hildebrandt, University of Regina

Abstract: In this workshop, educators will explore the benefits of engaging professionally in social media and be introduced to variety of techniques for building a positive digital presence. Participants will also consider the implications of digital participation for social justice and learn how to leverage their online presence for greater equity.


60-minute Interactive Workshop (CTL Instructional Space)

Stepping Up, Stepping In: Understanding Student Needs in Distance Education – An Example from A Saskatchewan Regional

Brandi Bell, Northlands College and Tobias Sperlich, University of Regina

Abstract: This workshop will examine the unique circumstances of distance education students in northern Saskatchewan. We will share experiences, both from the perspective of a student advisor and that of a distance education instructor, and discuss successful support strategies for students in remote communities.