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Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning

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Thursday, April 6 • 13:30 - 14:30
Redesigning and Rethinking the Factory School

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I would like to share with you our journey from “a factory school” model where students sat in rows of desks listening to teacher directed lessons, to a “blended model” where students have flexibility in their learning and environment. Over the past 2 years we have reinvented our school in all areas. We have created a flexible learning space that encourages students to self-regulate. We redesigned our school timetable so that is flexible, adding a “just in time” learning block and afternoon inquiry projects with an emphasis on virtual reality technologies. We will share not only our milestones but our failures as well!

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Lorrie Burnham

Teacher, U-Connect
My name is Lorrie Burnham and I am passionate about using tech to change lives in education. I like to push the envelope when it comes to tech, using it to take down the walls of my classroom and create opportunities that would not have been possible in the past. One of my favourite quotes is from Elon Musk who said "Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough." I believe that if you take away the risk of... Read More →
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Angela Davidson

Teacher, UConnect
I think Benjamin Franklin's quote: | Tell me and I forget. | Teach me and I remember. | Involve me and I learn | is my most recent and all encompassing passion. The atmosphere that is created when students learn from doing, and are challenged to look at who they are and what their interests are, is inspiring.



Thursday April 6, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Salon E

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