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Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning

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Thursday, April 6 • 15:45 - 16:30
Disrupting Class @ Secondary: PACE and ILCs

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Four years ago, our district created Independent Learning Centers (ILC’s) at each of our high schools as students were given the choice to receive an ILC block(s) as part of their regular timetable. During these blocks students are given access to a computer lab where, with the assistance of a classroom teacher, they work independently on courses offered through a variety of DL platforms and institutions. Dwayne (DL Student Support teacher) and I (ILC teacher) will share our challenges and successes, and explain how the relationship between the bricks and mortar school and the online school continues to evolve as we work together to provide students with more choice in courses, pace and learning styles in order to better meet their needs. ILC students will also share their experiences. 

Where regular schools struggle to provide flexibility and adapt to the intensive training, competition and performance requirements that are demanded of high-performance athletes, we excel. You need a flexible learning schedule that works around your routine – we get that. Navigate (NIDES), as one of BC’s premier online learning institutions, has a long history of supporting high-performance athletes, dancers and youth doing specialized training. We know that the standard courses seldom reflect these student’s unique passions and interests. Enter PACE! PACE gives students the freedom and flexibility to make their education work for them, with four distinct options for high-performance students.

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Speakers
avatar for Heather Corman

Heather Corman

ILC Teacher, Navigate (NIDES)
This is my fourth year working in the Independent Learning Centre at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary. I assist students in taking online courses, from NIDES and other distance schools in B.C., within a regular timetable in a brick-and-mortar school. Prior to this, I taught English for 25 years. I am very interested in a blended/hybrid approach to teaching English, and I have been experimenting with this, within the ILC, over the last few years... Read More →
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Bill Green

CEO, Triple Play Athletics
Retired school principal who has now worked with over 1000 male and female student athletes of all sports...helping them design their academic and athletic goals around their busy lives. Bill has helped to develop the innovative PACE PROGRAM for student athletes...a series of engaging online courses focused on meeting the needs of today's student athletes!
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Britt Hanson

Teacher, Navigate NIDES
avatar for Dwayne Mills

Dwayne Mills

Teacher, NIDES Navigate
It all started 15 years ago when I was hired on at NIDES as a young teacher fresh out of completing my University degree. It was a time of transition from the old paper correspondence courses to a more online digital environment and it was an exciting opportunity for a young teacher. Over the following years I shuffled between online education and more traditional brick and mortar environments where I was given the opportunity about 5 years ago... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 15:45 - 16:30
Salon E

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