2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE:
Make Learning Fun: Integrating Digital Technologies in Your Classroom
Registration is available for non-credit participation.
All courses are subject to minimum enrolment. We advise that participants do not finalize any travel arrangements until notified that this course is confirmed.
In the context of BC’s redesigned curriculum, teachers are expected to engage 21st Century learners. This means that teachers are looking for ways to effectively incorporate digital technologies to develop meaningful learning experiences using current and often free digital technologies.
This 2-day hands-on workshop addresses the teachers’ need to develop knowledge, understanding, and proficiency to successfully integrate educational technologies into their teaching and learning context. These workshops will focus on the why and how of using tools for multimedia creation, digital story telling, collaboration, student engagement and formative assessment. The examples and tools are designed primarily for K-9 teachers, but alternatives will be provided for other grades.
The participants need to bring their own laptops or iPads.
Teachers will leave this hands-on workshop equipped with:
- ideas that foster creativity and exploration
- teaching strategies that can be implemented in their classroom
- skills to use new tools effectively and with ease.
- morning: designing and developing multimodal resources
- afternoon: maker space: incorporating ADST in k-9 context
- morning: collaborative authoring
- afternoon: student engagement
Natasha Boskic manages the Educational Technology Support team. Her main areas of engagement are technology-enhanced learning, instructional design, and professional development. Her specific areas of focus are online collaboration and communication strategies, student engagement, different delivery models and culturally-responsive instruction. She has managed various projects in the area of eLearning, locally in Canada and internationally, including ePortfolio implementation, accessibility issues, Aboriginal education, mobile technologies, and others.
Bill Pickard helps develop and support online courses, programs, and related materials. Bill supports educational technologies, troubleshooting technical problems and finding solutions. He also develops and delivers staff and faculty learning initiatives in both online and blended learning environments.
Sharon Hu helps instructors design, develop and deliver online courses, and manages projects from proposal to readiness for course delivery. She also delivers staff and faculty learning initiatives in online and blended learning environments and supports the planning of educational programs.
Ian Linkletter supports learning technologies in the Faculty of Education, including research, analysis, and implementation of new initiatives. He works closely with faculty to evaluate and select technology to help achieve learning objectives. Ian helps design, develop, and support online courses.
Yvonne has worked at UBC since September 2013 supporting TCs and Faculty with technology integration. She hosts weekly “Sandbox Session” seminars in Scarfe 155 (Ed. Library). Follow her Digital Sandbox blog at http://scarfedigitalsandbox.teach.educ.ubc.ca/.
Wendy works as an Administrator and Technical Support person on the Scarfe Digital Sandbox TLEF project. She holds drop-in sessions in Scarfe, contributes resources to the digital sandbox, and engages Teacher Candidates with classroom technologies.
Felicia started her Co-op term in January 2017 and provides Tier-1 or basic educational technology support to faculty members and staff as well as administrative support for the ETS office.
UBC Vancouver | Face-to-Face
We are currently booking venues. We will confirm location details soon.
July 6 - 7
9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday & Friday
Registration & Fees
- Non-Credit Participation Fee: $150 + GST
Non-credit registration opens February 21.
Full payment is required with your online registration in order to reserve your space. We accept payment by credit card or debit card. Please note that should UBC cancel the course, a full refund will be issued.
Refund Policy for Non-Credit Applications: If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice by to be eligible for a refund (less a $65 administration fee). No refund will be made for cancellations received later than this date, unless a course is cancelled by UBC Faculty of Education.
FAQs: Review the FAQs for Non-Credit Course Registration.