Bryan Facey - (Technology Learning Specialist) - email@example.com - (506) 444-5908
Brenda MacDonald - (Technology Mentor) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel Desjardins - (Technology Mentor) - email@example.com (506) 453-8682
Jeff Whipple - (Technology Mentor) - firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Anglophone West School District in partnership with the Discover Education Network (DEN) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the DEN Fall Virtual Conference on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2012.
The DEN Fall Virtual Conference is a free professional development event for educators to learn about the most effective ways to integrate digital media into their instructional practices. It is a unique amongst conferences because it is blended environment. The sessions will be broadcast online, but you can attend either from your own home or at one of the many Face 2 Face (F2F) events around North America. The Anglophone West School District is pleased to be hosting a F2F site for the Fall Virtual Conference.
Cost: Free, lunch provided on site
Who can attend: Educators of all subjects and grade levels!
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 10am-5pm AST
F2F Location: Fredericton Education Center, 1135 Prospect St. Fredericton, NB
F2F Registration: http://bit.ly/QlzlKb
10:00am Richard Byrne 10 Common Challenges We All Face
1:00pm Dan Rothstein The Simplest and Most Powerful Learning Technology: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions
The skill of question formulation is a foundational skill that makes all learning possible across all disciplines, levels and ages. Educators have long understood the importance of questions and receive some training in how to craft questions to stimulate student thinking. But, how do we teach this sophisticated skill to our students?
4:00pm Dennis Grice Finding Your Spark
William Butler Yeats said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." A good teacher can be the saprk that lights a fire in their students. Learn about technology and web tools and discover how to find that spark and fan it into a fire that can spread to your students as well as your fellow teachers.
Further details: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/DEN/virtcon2012/index.cfm
If there are questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bryan Facey - email@example.com
School District 14 and School District 18
in partnership with Apple Computers, Brunnet, Covey Basics, Spectrum
Education and 3D Datacomm are pleased to announce LearnEast 2.0.12!
LearnEAST 2.0.12 is a summer professional development opportunity for K-12 educators from across New Brunswick and beyond who are involved or interested in technology-rich student learning environments.
Last year over 150 educators from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island attended this event. Further information regarding this free professional development opportunity for educators is available at: http://learneast.wordpress.com. "Space is limited so check it out and Register NOW!"
If you have questions, please direct them to members of the organizing committee, Jeff Whipple - SD18 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jay Colpitts - SD14 (email@example.com) or Bryan Facey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Come and join us in the conversations about a new story of learning!
In partnership with the Discovery Education Network and LearnEAST 2012, School District 18 is pleased to be hosting the Discovery Education Social Learning Summit. You are cordially invited to attend this world class professional development opportunity. Details are listed below. Please note that advance registration is required (deadline: April 11th, 2012)
Saturday, April 21st (9am – 4pm)
Registration is free and open to educators from around New Brunswick. Registration is limited to 30 individuals.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Discovery Educator Network! Register at http://bit.ly/H0kNWX
The worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit is a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation. We're inviting you to join us to as we connect and learn with colleagues from around the world.
The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning. For more information check out the event at http://www.SocialLearningSummit.com.
To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please make sure you are a member of Classroom 2.0. This will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.
Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Community Manager Dean Shareski will join with us live and in person as we gather for a day of conversation and learning with colleagues from around the province and around the world.
Location: School District 18 Office
1135 Prospect St. Fredericton, NB
Tech20Tuesday is a virtual PD series led by New Brunswick educators for New Brunswick educators. Using the SMART Bridgit web-conferencing platform, teachers are invited to meet every Tuesday afternoon from 3:40 until 4:00 - that's right, it's just 20 minutes! We hope you'll join us each week as we take a quick peek at a new web tool or resource and share one or two ideas about how educators are using it in their classrooms.
A full line-up for the 2011-12 season of Tech20Tuesday is available at http://tech20tuesday.wikispaces.com. In addition, the Tech20Tuesday PD series is archived and available here.
Common Sense Media for Educators
Turn wired students into great digital citizens - get all the tools you need with our FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play. Click here for further information.
The Image Bank contains thousands of copyright free images that may be downloaded and used for school projects. Click here to access the NBED Image Bank.
Enter the type of image you are looking for (e.g. whales) in the Search text box and then click Enter. You can also search by photographer's name or based on when the images were uploaded to the Image Bank.
Students have access to the image data bank from the Student Portal and can search and retrieve their own images which are copyright free. Students need to use their NBSS login and password to access
Update - EBSCO Online Research Tools for Students & Teachers
Please note the following resources are available through EBSCO for online research. See attached PDF file.
Contact your teacher for login and password information.
The following electronic research resources are available for the 2011-2012 school year:
- EBSCO - The EBSCO research database collection includes access to: Advanced Placement Source, Book Collection (Non-Fiction), Canadian Literary Centre, Canadian Reference Centre, The High Research and Reference Centre, Science Reference Centre, Kids- Elementary and Middle Research Centre, The Primary Searchasaurus, The Novel List, the Academic Research and Reference Centre and TopicSEARCH.
- World Book Online - French and Spanish
Provides access to four World Book online services: Kids, Student, French and Spanish
- World Book Online - Kids, Student and Advanced
Provides access to the following versions of World Book online: Kids, Student, Advanced and Spanish
- National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Watch hundreds of films online: documentaries, animations and alternative dramas on the web, on the NFB personalized home page, or on your iPhone. No Password or Username required.
Please contact your homeroom teacher or school library worker for login and password information. The resources mentioned above can be used at school and at home.
School District 18 Skilled Trades and Technology Education Programs recently partnered with the New Brunswick Automobile Dealers Association to discuss "Career Opportunities in the New Brunswick Automotive Industry". To support "Career Opportunities in the New Brunswick Automotive Industry" for high schools students, parents and teachers, the New Brunswick Automobile Dealers Association has developed a series of brochures and a video. The brochures and video are available online at the New Brunswick Automobile Dealers Association web site and in high school guidance offices.
FIT is a Canada wide program for high school students. It is designed to prepare students for a world that runs on computers. It provides high school graduates with technology and business/entrepreneurial skills and with essential workplace skills and experience. The program is currenlty offerred in two schools in District 18 - Fredericton High School and Leo Hayes High School.
The FIT program focuses on developing:
- Network support capability
- Technical proficiency
- Employability/essential skills
- Business/entrepreneurship aptitude
- Multimedia development
The Focus on Information Technology (FIT) program was developed in 2001 by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC).
See the brochure below for further information or contact high school guidance.