Tuesday

8:00a − 2:00p

Full Day Workshop

8:30a − 3:30p
Minecraft Education Edition Connect Workshop

Gamified learning in the classroom is being seen more and more as a way to personalize learning,
unlock creativity and increase collaboration amongst students. Minecraft Education Edition is a
great way to foster these leading trends in education and provide greater learning outcomes for
students. Please join Microsoft Canada for a day of learning, collaboration and thought sharing
surrounding Minecraft Education Edition.
Over the course of this day you will learn the basic mechanics of playing the game, the insight
that you don’t need to know too much about the game to take advantage of it in your classroom,
how different students can benefit from its use and ideation surrounding how it can be leveraged
in the classroom, lesson plans and more.
Agenda:
8-8:30am | Welcome
8:30-10:00am | Game controls – basic setup – navigation
10:00-10:15am | Break
10:15-12:00pm | Exploration of lesson plans and usage in the classroom
12:00-12:30pm | Lunch
12:30-2:00pm | Breakout sessions & individual classroom usage planning
2:00-2:30pm | Technical blockers and unlockers
2:30-3:00pm | Review and discussion of day + next steps.
*Attendees are asked to bring their own Windows 10 or Mac OS device. A handful of devices will
be provided for those who do not have access to those devices.

Presenter: Mario Asta, Program Manager and Team Lead, Learning
Consultant Program , Microsoft Canada

Presenter: Alexandra Le Marquand , Senior Learning Development
Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: Ballroom A

Morning Workshop

9:00a − 12:00p
Accelerate at CONNECT

Accelerate at CONNECT is a unique and powerful opportunity for
educators, school and district administrators, government representatives, and technology
industry leaders to connect with emerging EdTech startup companies. This sought-after
workshop will be taking a new shape this year, in the form of a Dragon’s Den Style Pitch
Competition! Emerging EdTech startup companies will pitch for a $1,000 top prize, $700
second price and $300 People’s Choice Award (which attendees will vote on!). Ten emerging
companies, vetted by the CONNECT Planning Team and participating in Startup Alley, will each
pitch their product/service to workshop attendees and a panel of judges. After the Pitch
Competition & Awarding concludes, attendees will have the opportunity to network with
participating companies. 

If you…
are a fan of Dragon’s Den
or Shark Tank; 
monitor EdTech
trends;
are interested in
learning about innovative ways to raise the standards of 21st Century Teaching and
Learning;
would like to get a look
at unique emerging EdTech products and services and;
enjoy networking with
like-minded education innovators

…you’re going to want to add this workshop to your
agenda!

Location: Ballroom C

Workshops

12:30p − 3:30p
Advanced Micro:Bit

If you have a Micro:bit and can make the lights flash and are asking yourself “Now what?”
 This is the session for you. We will assume that you are familiar with the Micro:bit and
simple block based coding.  In this hands on workshop we will explore some of the more
advanced features available of the Micro:bit.

Presenter: Michael DiRamio, Computer Studies Teacher , District School Board of Niagara

Presenter: Chad Whittington, K-12 IT4 Learning Consultant , District School Board of Niagara

Location: Room 208

12:30p − 3:30p
Design Thinking For The Creation of Clickable App
Prototypes

In this session, you will actively engage in, and learn about, the Design Thinking inquiry
process in order to engage in UX (Universal Experience) design while solving a real-world
problem. We will create an app prototype that is clickable and able to be tested on mobile
devices – no coding required. A laptop is required to fully participate in this session.

Presenter: Joanna Bull, Digital Literacy Resource Teacher , York Region District School Board

Location: Room 206

12:30p − 3:30p
Full Impact! Getting the Most out of GooglePRESENTATION FILES

Join me, a Level 2 Google Educator, for this hands-on workshop, where we will take a deep dive
into how to leverage Google’s most high impact tech-tools in your classroom for the modern
learner today. Starting with pedagogically “WHY” we want our students to use these tools for
learning, we will spend time learning “HOW” to use technology to create opportunities for your
students to be creative and improve their collaboration and communication skills. After this
session, there is no limit to “WHAT” you, and your students will be able to achieve.

Presenter: Deanna Williams, Teacher/Program Chair of Business
& Technology , Niagara Catholic District School Board

Location: Room 203

12:30p − 3:30p
GIS with Dan

Learn how to use powerful GIS mapping and data tools in the classroom! ESRI’s ArcGIS online
software is used by institutions and professionals worldwide & all Ontario students have
access through the Ministry. In this popular workshop, you’ll use ArcGIS to gather data &
create interactive online maps. Experience creating fun data-gathering activities using cell
phones! We’ll cover sharing, assessment & evaluation. Whether it’s Geography, Science, or
the Arts, your students will shine like pros as they publish professional-looking interactive
maps and presentations.

Presenter: Daniel Martinic, Teacher ,
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board

Location: Room 201

12:30p − 3:30p
Intégrer la technologie à un curriculum viable au
sein de la nature

L’apprentissage à l’extérieur favorise le bien-être, la résilience et un sens d’appartenance et
en plus, améliore le rendement non seulement de nos élèves en difficulté, mais de tous nos
élèves. La technologie peut nous permettre d’approfondir grandement les apprentissages que les
élèves font à l’extérieur. Intégrer la technologie à un curriculum viable au sein de la nature
permettra de créer un éventail d’occasions d’apprentissage aussi variées que la biodiversité. Il
permettra aux élèves d’enrichir et de consolider leur apprentissage de multiples façons. Nous
explorerons les bienfaits et les défis de cette pédagogie, ainsi que des pratiques réussies et
des astuces pour la mettre en œuvre.
Arriver
avec votre appareil numérique et des vêtements appropriés pour travailler dehors.

Presenter: Stefan Dixon, Directeur adjoint/Vice Principal , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Magali Laville, Directrice ,
Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 207

12:30p − 3:30p
Investigating Makerspace: Tools and Strategies to
Support and Engage all Learners

Come explore how educators can embed maker philosophies and spaces into their classes to better
engage students, while meeting learners’ needs and further developing 21st Century Competencies.
We will share learning from our TLLP journey as we explore maker tools and activities that can
be integrated into any curriculum area. Specifically, this hands on workshop will give
participants the opportunity to play at various maker stations and then begin designing a maker
activity of their own. Lastly we’ll examine assessment tools and the pedagogy behind this
movement that just makes sense!

Presenter: Stephanie Morris, Special Education Program Lead , Waterloo Region District School Board

Presenter: Jen Taylor, Teacher-Librarian ,
Waterloo Region District School Board

Location: Ballroom D

12:30p − 3:30p
Level Up Personalized Learning With Canvas

Canvas should be a great experience for every user, where learners and teachers are engaged in
meaningful learning interactions. An easy way to create an awesome learning environment is to
differentiate, customize, and allow students to choose content. In this session, participants
will learn how to use the Canvas tools to customize learning experiences based on student
performance by strategically providing content and activities they need to be successful.
Participants will have the opportunity to use Canvas tools to design personalized learning
pathways with Mastery Paths. Bring your laptop – we’re going to dive in!

Location: Ballroom C

12:30p − 3:30p
Math and Robots: Starting with the OzobotPRESENTATION FILES

An interactive and hands-on look at Math curriculum connections with Ozobots. We will share
lessons that have been created and implemented in the primary, junior and intermediate math
classes. Lessons incorporate specific learning goals, are matched with success criteria and
provide tried and true examples of rich and worthwhile math tasks. Participants will also have
the opportunity to play and design their own lessons with robots. Ozobots will be made available
to participants for the duration of the workshop.

Presenter: Louise Vaillancourt, K-12 Instructional Technology
Coach , Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

Presenter: Erin O’Grady, Vice Principal of Business and Learning
Technologies , OCDSB

Location: Room 205

12:30p − 3:30p
Opening the Window – Improving Transparency Through
Social Media

“The story of your school/classroom is being told; are you a part of the narrative?” Effective
communication and transparency in education allows for the development of stronger
school/stakeholder relationships, increases community engagement, and increases educational
opportunities for students. This session would be divided into informational and hands-on
components which would share information on social media use in Canada, how to use accounts for
school & classroom use, best practices, and provide opportunities for participants to
explore platforms and set up accounts.

Presenter: Kirsten Thompson, Classroom Teacher , Turtle River School Division

Location: Room 202

12:30p − 3:30p
Shared Technology Services User Community Meeting –
Live!

All Connect Attendees are welcome to join the ECNO Shared Technology Services User Community
Meeting – Live session at Connect!
The Educational Computing Network of Ontario’s (ECNO) Shared Technology Services is a community
formed by opt-in membership from the 76 school boards of Ontario. ECNO’s Shared Technology
Services offers a number of services to the member-boards – chiefly, App-V and MSIX Software
Package Deployment and Platform agnostic RemoteApp Windows Software in Azure. The biggest draw
for membership in the STS is the community calls that provide a chance for members of the
community to discuss and brainstorm best practices and technology approaches, as well as share
experiences and ask questions of other Educational Enterprise technicians, analysts and
administrators. Please come and sit in on this Live Session of the Bi-weekly User Community
Meeting and collaborate with your peers!

Presenter: Jason Barker, STS Analyst ,
Simcoe County District School Board

Presenter: Nathan Smith, STS Analyst ,
London District Catholic School Board

Presenter: Daniel Morrison, STS Analyst ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: Ron Plaizier, STS Project Manager , ECNO

Location: Room 222

12:30p − 3:30p
Canvas Meeting Room

Location: Room 225

1:00p − 3:30p
School Messenger User Group Meeting

User Group meeting for those that are using School Messenger. West will be available for the
second half of the meeting.

Location: Room 221

Wednesday

7:00a − 8:00a
Registration

Registration and Coffee

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER

8:00a − 8:50a
What?! My Device Can Help Me With That?!

Did you know that there are many tools built into your edtech tools that can help you with
organization, communication, time management and more? Do you wish you knew those ‘tricks’ that
the ‘techies’ seem to use all the time that just seem to make life easier? Want to learn some
tools that help student’s creativity and problem-solving? Come join Emily from EdTechTeam Canada
as she shares the different web-based tools that can help students, teachers and administrators.
Want a sneak peak of the tools we will cover – check it out here: edtech.team/WHATconnect2019

Presenter: Emily Fitzpatrick, Director of Professional
Development, Canada , EdTechTeam

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

8:00a − 8:50a
20 min Speedy Session: Enable Student Voice with
FlipGrid

Engage as the classroom is flipped by Flipgrid. Pose open ended questions for students, and have
students record videos showing their thinking and explaining their answers. Uploaded videos can
be shared with the entire class, meaning multiple presentations can be delivered in half the
time! Try not to flip out with all the possibilities!

Presenter: Ammar Aquil, Learning Consultant ,
Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

8:00a − 8:50a
BYOA = Build Your Own App

In this session, teachers and administrators are introduced to a professional, online,
app-building tool they can use to make their own mobile apps. They will learn that building apps
does not have to be a tedious and daunting project. Our Design Thinking-based approach gives
students a platform that allows them to easily build content-rich, visually impressive, and
professional mobile apps. The program, called MAD-Learn, enables students to quickly see the
finished product, and use technology creation as a means of serving the community, solving
problems, building entrepreneurship, and sharing ones ideas with the world.
The workshop will be divided into five parts:
1. Introduction (The importance of teaching mobile app development, the “Coding to Learn”
approach, Informational apps vs. Gaming apps, uses/examples)
2. Getting started (“Learning by Design” approach elements such as ideation and mind-mapping are
shown to be foundations for solid app development)
3. App creation (Using a user-friendly, professional online management system to create an app
without any prior knowledge of coding)
4. Lab work (Working in groups or as individuals to create the framework for a mobile app, while
gaining an understanding of a logo and color’s relationships to marketing and branding,
copyright considerations, and user interface)
5. Sharing of finished products with the whole group

Location: Ballroom A

8:00a − 8:50a
Canada-Netherlands 6 Social project: experiences and
lessons learnt

The 6 Social program draws the best out of students by boosting their engagement level as they
collaborate together on learning challenges while maximizing teachers’ instructional time and
learning focus.

What is 6 Social?
6 Social offers a design thinking framework and set of tools that allow teachers to understand
their classroom challenges more deeply, develop creative solutions, and communicate their ideas
using digital story telling techniques.
Teachers bring the process and tools back to the classroom where students explore a social issue
that directly affects them, create and validate a solution, then make compelling videos and
animations that inspire change. The process can be easily applied across curriculum, extending
the impact on learning.

In this session, 6 Social teachers from Holland and Canada will share the transformative
learning experiences of their spec ed. students as they gained resilience and a greater capacity
for self-advocacy.

Through a blended model of in person and online mentorship, 6 Social program teachers and their
students dramatically increased their critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills.

Join teachers from the Orion School in the Netherlands and artist educators from Learning
Through the Arts in this hands-on, BYOD workshop. Once you introduce this 6 Social process to
your classrooms, your students’ engagement in their learning will never be the same.

Presenter: Henk Korevaar, Innovator ,
ORION Foundation for Special Education

Presenter: Jan Van Arkel, Teacher ,
Orion College Drostenburg

Location: Room 201

8:00a − 8:50a
Coding in the Elementary Classroom

Nova Scotia Department of Education has embarked on a coding strategy that would see all students
(K-12) be part of a modern education system. All students will receive an introduction to the
basics of coding, technology and design with the initial phase being implemented at the K-6
grade levels. This session will focus on the coding initiatives that have been rolled out in
elementary schools. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the various coding
platforms that have been rolled out in Nova Scotia and also learn how coding has been integrated
into the elementary curriculum.

Presenter: Mario Eleftheros, Technology Integration Specialist
, Halifax Regional Centre for Education

Location: Port Colborne Lounge

8:00a − 8:50a
Creating a Culture for Real-Time FeedbackPRESENTATION FILES

John Hattie identifies feedback as having a significant effect on student learning. How that
feedback is given, received and acted upon are all crucial elements to making this strategy as
impactful as possible. If feedback on a final project, after a lab is finished, or on a test is
too late, how do we embed opportunities for meaningful feedback that are in-the-moment, allowing
for improvement throughout the learning process? How can we engage students as not only
receivers but givers of feedback? This session will give you a chance to experience practical
strategies and routines to engage students in real-time feedback to promote thinking in your
classes. These strategies will prioritize the use of student work, showcase digital tools that
can help to make student thinking visible and foster collaborative learning, and expose you to
discussion protocols that ensure all students’ voices are privileged in the process. We will
share about our learning (failures and successes) from trying different approaches in secondary
mathematics, science and English Language Learner classrooms.

Presenter: Aleda Klassen, Teacher ,
WRDSB

Presenter: Ashley McCarl Palmer, Teacher ,
Waterloo Region District School Board

Location: Room 203

8:00a − 8:50a
Engaging Generation Z in the 21C Classroom

The world is changing rapidly, mostly due to technology. Students are very comfortable with
technology and social media, but will they be prepared for the volatility and uncertainty of the
future? Educators are trying to implement opportunities for deeper learning, in an effort to
foster 21st-century competencies and skills to help prepare students. During this session,
participants will explore various forms of social media through the lens of digital citizenship
and be made aware of TCDSB and Ministry of Education 21st Century Learning initiatives.

Presenter: Mario Stamegna, 21C Learning K-12 Resource Teacher
, Toronto Catholic District School Board

Location: Room 204

8:00a − 8:50a
Increase Social Presence In Your Canvas
Classroom

“Social presence is defined as the ability of participants in a community to
project themselves, socially and emotionally, as real people
through a medium of communication,” (Garrison and Anderson, 2003). How do we
ensure that we are providing “teaching presence” and “social
presence” in a way that increases engagement and ensures that learners feel
connected and motivated?
– Ice Breakers
– Building Classroom Community
– Explore Tools and Media that will increase connection

Presenter: Marieke Holtkamp, Vice Principal ,
Navigate (NIDES)

Location: Room 207

8:00a − 8:50a
Integrating Coding and Robotics in the K-6
Classroom

Cultivate creativity and develop problem-solving and computational thinking skills while engaging
your students through coding and robotics with Scratch, Sphero, Beebot, Dash and Dot. In this
session you will learn how to create an environment for innovation and foster a lifelong love of
learning through the integration of coding and robotics throughout the K – 6 Ontario curriculum.
Leave with ideas and resources that will allow you to continue your coding journey back in your
classroom as early as Monday morning!

Presenter: Daphne McMenemy, Teacher ,
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Presenter: Mark Labuda, Elementary Teacher ,
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Location: Ballroom B

8:00a − 8:50a
Les incontournables de la planification

Les activités que vous vivrez dans cet atelier vous permettront :
• de comprendre les incontournables de la planification en lien avec des projets STIAM
(Sciences,Technologie, Ingénierie, Arts, Maths);
• de voir la place des compétences globales telles que la communication, la collaboration, la
résolution de problème et la pensée critique dans un projet STIAM;
• d’explorer divers outils technologiques, ressources numériques et robotiques.

Presenter: Julie Castonguay, Conseillère en technopédagogie , Conseil scolaire Monavenir

Presenter: Patrick Liu, Administrateur d’appui , Csc MonAvenir

Location: Room 208

8:00a − 8:50a
Digitizing parent forms at Toronto District School
Board with Permission Click

TDSB has set out to digitize thousands of forms that are sent out in paper today. Join us for a
live demo, and Shulin will share his experiences having deployed the first batch of forms with
Permission Click including the Start of Year Consent Package.

Presenter: Shulin Dave, Senior Manager of Information Management
, Toronto District School Board

Presenter: Chris Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO , Permission Click

Location: Room 202

8:00a − 8:50a
Nino Applications in STEM K-12

Presenter: Akanksha Anand, Director ,
Sirena Technologies Private Limited

Presenter: Nino , Humanoid Robot ,
Sirena Technologies

Location: Room 206

8:00a − 8:50a
Onside Media

Business News Digital Media

Location: Start Up Alley

8:00a − 8:50a
Podcasting to Get The Message Out

At our school, the announcements are broadcast over the PA system. However, if students have a
spare, show up late, or were in a noisy environment, they did not hear them. To solve this
problem our announcements are also a podcast and are available online.During this session we
will look at the how to record, process, upload, and publish an audio podcast. The skills
developed during this workshop are transferable. Not only will you be able to put your school
announcements online, but you can also create a classroom podcast for parents, or a teacher
podcast for students.

Presenter: Carlo Fusco, Teacher-Librarian ,
Waterloo Region DSB

Location: Room 205

8:00a − 8:50a
Canvas Meeting Room

Location: Room 225

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – Aamir Lakhani

9:00a − 9:50a
Cyber Defense – Hunter vs. Prey

Educational institutions often experience more cyber-attacks than a typical enterprise
organization. Have you ever wondered why you can do everything right and still never achieve an
effective cyber defense? Have you ever wondered how security researchers learn and understand
the techniques that attackers use that makes it easy to bypass traditional security devices?
Offense makes a great defensive strategy. Let’s examine the world of active defense; and how
honeypots, adversarial simulation, and deceptive strategies are used by cyber researchers to
counteract the skill set of a motivated attacker.

Presenter: Aamir Lakhani, Senior Security Strategist , Fortinet

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

9:00a − 9:50a
20 min Speedy Session: Bring Presentations to
life

Come join us to discover how to create dynamic and interactive presentations. The easy to use
presentation tool significantly reduces the time it takes to build the aesthetics when preparing
a presentation. Just add your content, “Remix” and voila! It only takes a few minutes to make
with no design skills required. Come learn how to create reports, share newsletters, post
bulletin boards and showcase presentations that look great on any device.

Presenter: Alexandra Le Marquand , Senior Learning Development
Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

9:00a − 9:50a
Digital Skills for Careers/Higher Education. Are
your students prepared?

What skills are needed in today’s workforce? Do students have the skills to earn a living wage?
Do we know if they are competent in today’s most demanded applications? We look at the data
showing the skills required and how students can more effectively learn and validate digital
skills including Microsoft Office, Digital Literacy, Adobe Design application and today’s most
in-demand coding languages.

Location: Start Up Alley

9:00a − 9:50a
Engaging Students with the Portfolio Tool in
Ontario’s VLE

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a dynamic learning platform powered by D2L’s
Brightspace. The VLE is provided by the Ministry of Education at no cost to Ontario
publicly-funded school boards. Ontario’s VLE includes a Portfolio Tool used by students and
teachers across Ontario to document learning, engage learners, and create lifelong Portfolios
that move with the student across their learning journey. This session will share insights from
teachers using the Portfolio Tool, will offer an opportunity for hands-on exploration, and will
provide you resources needed to get started immediately.

Presenter: Heather Ryan, VLE Consultantq ,
D2L

Location: Port Colborne Lounge

9:00a − 9:50a
First Nations Exchange: Fostering Cultural Learning
Partnerships in the 21st Century

Join us to hear the journey of our TLLP, First Nations Exchange: Fostering Cultural Learning
Partnerships in the 21st Century. In this session we will share how we connected with local
First Nations communities to create digital resources for educators to use in their schools. One
example we will share is how we used Apple Clips to create “Ojibwe Word of the Week” videos to
share local Ojibwe language in our school communities.

Presenter: Jen Gilpin, Grade 2 Teacher ,
Lambton Kent District School Board

Presenter: Allison Kelly, Elementary Educator , Lambton Kent District School Board

Presenter: Chantima Oliveira, Elementary Educator , Lambton Kent District School Board

Location: Ballroom A

9:00a − 9:50a
Gamification

Who says learning can’t be fun! Are you a teacher who likes to play? Resilience, teamwork,
critical thinking, and friendly competition. Learn how using game elements can help you play
with purpose and create lessons that are engaging and educational. This session will provide
answers to the questions: What is gamification? Why use it? When? and How can I gamify my class?
With a target audience of Elementary and Secondary teachers, participants will leave with lots
of practical resources and ideas (high and low tech) that can easily be used or adapted for any
class.

Presenter: Karen Douglas, Consultant: eLearning, Blended
Learning, and Business , District School Board of Niagara

Location: Room 206

9:00a − 9:50a
Growing and Supporting an eLearning Program

We in the HWDSB have had some substantial growth over the last few years. Come to this session
and be a part of the thinking and learning around how to grow your program or practice in
eLearning/Online Learning and how we support the educators and other staff involved with getting
our program to run as well as it does.

Presenter: Kevin Graham, Principal ,
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Presenter: Jeff Allison, TELT Contact ,
HWDSB

Presenter: Michelle Pollington, DeLC ,
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Location: Room 222

9:00a − 9:50a
How To Run A Youth Ed(Tech) Summit Designed By
Students

Interested in learning how to have students design and run a Youth Ed(Tech) based on student
voice and choice? Join York Region District School Board in unpacking how the design challenge
came to be and how we utilized an elementary leadership team in order to solve the problem and
mobilize 400 students at a conference for students by students.

Presenter: Joanna Bull, Digital Literacy Resource Teacher , York Region District School Board

Location: Room 221

9:00a − 9:50a
Inspiring Mini Makers Redux: New ideas to bring
design thinking into your core classroom

In this session, we will look at different ways to bring ‘makers’ out of makerspaces and into
your core classroom. With a heavy focus on PBL ideas, examples include tech options like scratch
& micro:bits, spheros, and Lego Mindstorms, as well as low-tech options using materials like
paper, cardboard, MakeDo’s, pipe cleaners etc. Resources include ideas for assessment,
organization and structures, as well as helpful supports for students and teacher to feel
successful.

Presenter: Robin Holt, Teacher of Awesomeness , Peel District School Board

Location: Ballroom B

9:00a − 9:50a
Introduction to OneNote Class Notebook and Learning
Tools

OneNote Class Notebooks in a powerful tool that is everything you need in your classroom. It
includes a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a
collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. OneNote integrates seamlessly with
other Microsoft Office products (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and can be installed across every
operating system, allowing you to literally only need One Notebook.

The Learning Tools for OneNote help everyone improve their reading and writing skills, including
gifted learners, students with learning differences or a combination of any of the broad range
of unique student abilities. OneNote Class Notebook is a versatile tool that can at its very
least, replace paper, and at its best, well… come find out.

Presenter: Nick DiFlavio, Secondary Program Lead , Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Location: Room 224

9:00a − 9:50a
Mentoring that Matters: social media in our K-8
classrooms

Our students enter our schools expecting blackboards and whiteboards to be touch screens: their
home lives rich with technology. Jennifer will inspire you to think deeply about the
intersection of citizenship, leadership, and technology. When research points to the role of
mentorship in preventing problematic media use, Jennifer will inspire you to think differently
about the potential of social media class accounts to connect and learn in K-8 classrooms. She
will give you ideas and examples for how to create partnerships with parents to ensure we are
mentoring a generation of students who are making a positive impact in the world.

Presenter: Jennifer Casa-Todd, Teacher-Librarian , Cardinal Carter CHS

Location: Room 223

9:00a − 9:50a
Modern Device + Windows Autopilot = Peanut Butter +
Jelly

Discover cloud-powered, automated provisioning and deployment for Modern Devices. Come learn all
about what new hardware is available and how to take advantage of it with Windows Autopilot.
Autopilot is transforming the process for deploying new Windows 10 PCs and is an important part
of Microsoft’s vision for modern IT.

Presenter: David Kozera, National Technology Strategist –
Education , Microsoft

Presenter: Steven Stronach, National Lead – Education Device
Strategy , Microsoft

Location: Room 201

9:00a − 9:50a
Some problems really do solve themselves – Apply ESM
and Shift Left.

Work in IT departments can often be described as mundane calls, full of endless password
resets and outlook signature how-to’s. But it doesn’t have to be! Join us for a conversation
about making the work of the IT Department more fun and collaborative…while still getting
stuff done.

There are two topics that will be addressed, perhaps not new for everybody, but they will be made
practical so you could start with it tomorrow!

  1. Enterprise service management (ESM); or how we
    like to call it “shared service management”. Most of the times we see this being focussed on
    bringing IT silos within an organization together. But it’s actually more fun to bring
    different service departments together.
  2. Shift
    left
    : What’s more fun? Using your
    expertise or answering the same question over and over again? We’ll explore ways on
    transferring relevant knowledge to your customers while making your service desk team
    more-and-more knowledgeable! Win-Win!

Presenter: Robert van der Gulik, Managing Director , TOPdesk Canada

Location: Room 208

9:00a − 9:50a
Sphero pédagogique

La présentation vise à appuyer les enseignants et élèves dans l’utilisation de la technologie en
lien avec le curriculum. Notre présentation l’outil sphero pour de satisfaire aux exigences du
curriculum de mathématique et de physique afin de stimuler l’apprentissage et l’engagement des
élèves. cette pratique permet aux élèves de développer les compétences du 21 e siècle ,
notamment la programmation informatique.

Presenter: Hugues Kenhefa, Enseignant ,
Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Location: Ballroom D

9:00a − 9:50a
Storytelling Through GamesPRESENTATION FILES

Explore story writing through game creation to foster a love of authentic writing. Unpack games
as a literary genre to teach students the embedded stories that are woven into all games.
Teachers will learn to layer the writing process into the context of video game creation using
tools such as Bloxels, Scratch & Minecraft.

Presenter: Jonathon Butler, Literacy Resource Teacher , TCDSB

Presenter: Joana Potkidis, Literacy Resource Teacher , Torono Catholic School Board

Location: Room 204

9:00a − 9:50a
Technology Time Savers for TeachersPRESENTATION FILES

If you were to poll teachers and ask them what they need the most, I imagine many would say ‘More
Time’. We cannot add more hours to a week, but we can become more efficient in the way that we
do things. This hands on workshop will show you tips and tricks to help you become much more
efficient with technology in the classroom. At the end of the workshop, you will leave more
organized and excited to share what you have learned with anyone who will listen!

Presenter: Robert Dunlop, IT4 Elementary Consultant , District School Board of Niagara

Location: Ballroom C

9:00a − 9:50a
The Power of Voice: Innovative Programming for
Students, Teachers, Administrators

What happens when you throw out the rulebook, giving voice and choice to a school, making
opportunities limitless? Within the SIPSA framework, see how our intermediate program embraces a
technology enabled environment focusing on collaboration and innovation. When students,
educators, and administrators work together, a unique program fostering engagement, creativity
and motivation can be created. Find out how the lens through which curriculum is uncovered can
have a powerful impact on student achievement.

Presenter: Samantha Chin, Teacher ,
District School Board Ontario North East

Presenter: Amy Standeven, Teacher ,
District School Board Ontario North East

Presenter: Andrea Blomberg, Teacher ,
District School Board Ontario North East

Presenter: Kirsten Elvestad, Principal ,
DSB Ontario North East

Location: Room 205

9:00a − 9:50a
Tools To Make Learning More Accessible

In this session we will explore ways to improve student focus, increase reading comprehension,
and demonstrate environments where students are able to express their understanding. Using
inputs other than keyboarding and text, we will empower all students to achieve more by
integrating assistive technology. This includes cloud based Learning Tools, Translator, Seeing
AI and Lens. In this session will enable educators to better meet the needs of diverse learners.
Come learn how Microsoft’s accessibility features can support differentiated learning in your
classroom.

Presenter: Ammar Aquil, Learning Consultant ,
Microsoft Canada

Location: Room 202

9:00a − 9:50a
Using Technology for Cross-Curricular Learning:
Using STEM Education to Promote Holistic Student Growth & Development

This workshop will explore the use of cross-curricular learning through STEM education in the
STEM Minds Online Academy hosted
on Canvas LMS. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to apply online learning to
an integrated curriculum through STEM, and how to
effectively use it across curriculum topics and grades, to promote the social-emotional learning
of the whole child.

Presenter: Anu Bidani, CEO , Stem
Minds

Presenter: Samantha Smith, Creative Director , Stem Minds

Location: Room 207

9:00a − 9:50a
We All Scream For STEAM

Educators have noticed a growing trend in the demand for adequate preparation for the modern,
21st century workforce. This session explores the way a French language high school aims to
harmonize subject matter with real-world strategies, through an interdisciplinary approach to
teaching and learning that encompasses a variety of course material, referred to here as STEAM
(science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.) Learn how best to combine your
school’s efforts and help your students develop the skills they need to succeed in a world where
everything is possible.

Presenter: Francis Cronier-Thériault, Directeur , École secondaire Toronto Ouest – Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Philippe Bélanger-Leroux, Coordonnateur STIAM , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 203

9:00a − 9:50a
Canvas Meeting Room

Location: Room 225

10:10a − 10:30a
Conference Opening Remarks

Conference Opening Remarks

Location: 1.Theatre

KEYNOTE

10:30a − 11:30a
Keynote – Jeremy Gutsche

Presenter: Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trendhunter.com

Location: 1.Theatre

Lunch or Vendor Demonstration – There are 3 of these time slots – select one
lunch and 2 demonstrations.

11:30a − 12:00p
20 min Speedy Session: Learn To Code

Check out the basics of coding and leave feeling comfortable to bring this great opportunity back
to your classroom. We will walk you through a tutorial and ensure participants understand how to
navigate and complete tasks.

Presenter: Mario Asta, Program Manager and Team Lead, Learning
Consultant Program , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

11:30a − 12:00p
Active classroom participation

LearnFit height-adjustable, mobile standing desks inspire students to be less sedentary and more
active as they easily switch between sitting or standing. This active, personalized learning
experience supports focus, positive academic performance and sets the foundation for a lifetime
of well-being.
Come learn the various strategies for deploying sit to stand desks for a more active, attentive
student

Location: xBooth303 – Ergotron

11:30a − 12:00p
B & B Education (Brault & Bouthillier)

Location: xBooth805 – B&B Education

11:30a − 12:00p
Benefits of Online Learning and Professional
Growth

Our presentation will highlight the benefits of online learning for continued professional growth
and development for teachers.

Location: xBooth716 – Queen’s University Continuing
Teacher Education

11:30a − 12:00p
Build Your Own App with MAD-learn

Come learn how to build apps in history, english, science or ANY class you teach. Engage with
students in a simple but relevant way to build apps as projects for your class!

Location: xInteractive Zone

11:30a − 12:00p
Building Games with Bloxels

In this session, you can learn how to bring STEAM-powered storytelling into any classroom with
Bloxels. Discover how students at any grade level can take their stories, ideas, and learning
and bring them to life in a video game. Using the Bloxels app and Gameboard, students can build
a video game in minutes, and when they’re ready, they can share their games with the class,
parents, and the world.

Location: xBooth713/714 – Spectrum Educational

11:30a − 12:00p
Clarix Technologies Inc

Join Clarix Technologies Inc, and discover what makes Adobe’s products the “go-to” for any
eLearning need in today’s market. Clarix will showcase highlights of Adobe’s eLearning Ecosystem
of award winning products that empower learners, educators, and administrators alike. Whether
its virtual training, mobile learning, or a full scale LMS, Adobe has you covered with their
eLearning Platforms Adobe Connect and Captivate Prime.

Location: xBooth907 – Clarix

11:30a − 12:00p
Come learn how TestOut prepares students for
certifications and to be industry ready with skills they need.

For over 26 years, TestOut has developed courseware that prepares students for major industry
certifications in the IT and Microsoft Office subjects. Their unique approach and innovative lab
simulations allow students to develop the hands-on skills they need to get a job. In these
simulations, students are forced to put their knowledge to the test in real-world scenarios,
resulting in students who are better prepared to pass exams and excel on the job. TestOut has
helped over one million students acquire the skills they need to progress in their education and
succeed in their careers.

Location: xBooth609 – TestOut Corp.

11:30a − 12:00p
Digital Media in the classroom

Provide an introduction how digital media can enhance the classroom experience.

Location: xBooth510 – Henry’s

11:30a − 12:00p
EdTechTeam – You Gotta Use This!

Join us for this fun, high energy demonstration where EdTechTeam members will share their
favourite tips, tricks and tools that every educator should be using, right now!

Location: xBooth501 – Ed Tech Team

11:30a − 12:00p
Explore Edwin!

Come experience Edwin. Designed by Nelson, Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher,
and informed by direct collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, Edwin
is the tool for the modern classroom. Edwin is a learning ecosystem built around proven
pedagogical knowledge that integrates with a school’s existing technology to unify the digital
learning experience within a trusted and secure environment. Edwin contains a curated collection
of not only Canada’s most trusted learning resources, but leading learning resources from all
over the world. Its technology is designed to help educators teach and to keep students engaged,
and better engagement leads to better student outcomes.

Location: xBooth800 – Nelson

11:30a − 12:00p
eLearning in the Wild West – A Case for
Asynchronous, Mastery-Based Education

In May 2006 Bill 33 passed in British Columbia, funding any high school student’s enrolment in
any elearning school, from any school division. This single policy sparked all kinds of messy,
disruptive changes (continuous enrolments, asynchronous course delivery) which in turn created
all kinds of challenges to solve (accountability and integrity concerns, student tracking,
teacher compensation and roles, etc). Such an educational climate forced rapid innovation in
online schooling, resulting in roughly 12% of K-12 students currently enrolled in Distributed
Learning, making it one of the most saturated elearning regions in North America. In this
session I will share my perspective of being an elearning teacher in BC for 10 years, and how
that has made me a believer in asynchronous, mastery-based education. We will take a look at how
our team has been building digital curriculum in StudyForge to empower elearning teachers with
powerful, relationship-building insights into student behavior.

Location: Start Up Alley

11:30a − 12:00p
Elementary Math Online – A New Solution

Come and learn about Virtual Elementary School’s new math program for Grades 1-8. VES is a sister
school of Virtual High School, and we have used our experience at VHS to build online elementary
courses and content that brings numeracy and literacy to life with engaging characters and story
lines. Visit our booth to see how our solution builds fundamental skills and improves student
confidence in mathematics.

Location: xBooth502 – Virtual High School

11:30a − 12:00p
ESRI Canada

Location: xBooth611 – Esri Canada

11:30a − 12:00p
Filaments & 3D Printing Update

Ideal for organizations researching their options or require a needs assessment. How to become a
reseller, where we are the sole/exclusive distributor.

Location: xBooth606 – Filaments

11:30a − 12:00p
iLobby

Visitor Management in Schools

Location: xBooth514 – iLobby

11:30a − 12:00p
Inquiry Teaching Practices and the Effect of Mindset
with Gizmos and All Learners

Discover how math and science educators can impact the adoption of authentic forms of inquiry in
instruction, how to support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete understanding using
Gizmos simulations. In this presentation, you will discover how math and science educator
mindsets can impact the adoption of more open and authentic forms of inquiry in classroom
instruction and how educator feedback can support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete
understanding of math and science concepts. Grade 7-12 teachers have Gizmos access through
OSAPAC.

Location: xBooth719 – ExploreLearning

11:30a − 12:00p
Integrating STEM Programming for Teachers in the
Classroom

The purpose of the demo is to show how blended learning can be used in the classroom with SMOA –
An online platform with courses integrated with curriculum, gamification, VR and AI.

Location: xBooth 401 – StemMinds

11:30a − 12:00p
IPEVO playground

We will introduce our document cameras and their features first. We will ask our customers the
subjects that they teach and then demonstrate how to use them in their subjects.
We will introduce how to take live pictures and videos wirelessly to record or conduct live
lessons; how to use text-to-speech, scanning, time-lapse video functions; how to take
stop-motion and slow motion videos; moreover, how to annotate live on iPad, tablets or
smartphones. Since we have several feature packed free software for people to download, we will
go through them briefly so teachers can further enhance their teaching experiences as well as
students’ learning experiences at home, in the hospital or in class.
In between our talks, we will invite our guests to play around with our document cameras as well
as our software. And then they will receive a door prize from us.

Location: xBooth400 – IPEVO CORP.

11:30a − 12:00p
LanSchool Classroom management software

Computer based learning can be a powerful tool in the classroom environment but also provides
multiple opportunities for students to be distracted such as web browsing, emails and instant
messaging. LanSchool is very simple to install and communicates peer-to-peer between a console
application installed on the teachers computer and a software agent running on the students
computers. Being incredibly reliable, tamper proof and easy to use it is the perfect solution to
keep students on task, guide and support their learning and ensure a studious environment is
maintained.

Location: xBooth612 – LanSchool

11:30a − 12:00p
LOFT Interactive Displays

Come see how our 4k displays can bring a new level of interactivity to your classroom.

Location: xBooth411 – Loft Technologies

11:30a − 12:00p
Making a Connection – Introducing Humanoid Robots
for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The demo will be focused on showcasing the iPAL Robot and its use as a multi-functional early
childhood education assistant. He specializes in engaged learning on both an auditory, visual
and kinetic level, and is equipped with a dedicated curriculum for children on the Autism
Spectrum.

Location: xBooth604 – Staples Business Advantage

11:30a − 12:00p
Making Math Digital with EquatIO

Creating digital math used to be a difficult process. It can be complicated to type and
frustrating for students and teachers alike. We will focus on simplifying this process using
EquatIO, enhancing ways students can respond to math and science problems digitally and
collaboratively within Google’s GSuite.
Math and science topics require computational thinking, but at heart the goal is to communicate
their thought process and ‘show their work’. Creating and communicating math and science
digitally is an accessibility issue that we need to address now to prepare students for an
increasingly digital world.
This session will show teachers how to use EquatIO to create digital representations of their
current work and inspire them to move forward into creating inspiring and innovative digital
lessons backed with UDL principles allowing them to create and consume math in their preferred
method

Location: xBooth402 – Texthelp

11:30a − 12:00p
11:30a − 12:00p
Matatalabs and Dash 101

Matatalabs: K-2 programming and STEM experts will demonstrate and discuss best uses for
Matatalabs in their classrooms.

Dash 101: Join Mike Washburn for a crash course in Dash hardware and some ideas to get you
started.

Location: xBooth204 – Logics Academy

11:30a − 12:00p
micro:bit k8 Robotics Workshops

k8 is a modular robotics kit powered by micro:bit! Attendees can build and program their robot
using block-based coding or JavaScript. k8 can drive, line follow, avoid obstacles and be
remotely controlled. k8 is your best friend for discovering coding and robotics!

Location: xBooth302 – InkSmith

11:30a − 12:00p
11:30a − 12:00p
New Crabtree STEAM Titles

Location: xBooth603 – Crabtree

11:30a − 12:00p
Sangha: Parent Communication Platform

Don’t miss Scholantis talk about their Parent Communication Platform, Sangha! This brand-new app
reinvents the way a school or district connects, informs and interacts with parents. It allows
teachers and admin staff to send forms, events or parent-teacher meetings and take payments or
donations in minutes. All information is personalized to each student and features two-way
parent messaging. Created to help simply tasks for everyone in your district, Sangha is the new
app to watch out for.

Location: xBooth704 – Scholantis

11:30a − 12:00p
Smart, simple and streamlined digital classroom
management with Hapara

Learn how Hapara supports teaching during every step of instruction. Create organized,
personalized digital lessons with resources from across the web. Keep your class focused, safe
and engaged with tools to view and interact with what they’re doing online right now. Quickly
see and access student work in Google Drive, Sites, and Blogger so you can provide feedback and
help as needed. Hapara for G Suite simplifies digital learning.

Location: xBooth909 – Hapara

11:30a − 12:00p
SMART Technologies announces G Suite Integration in
SMART Learning Suite!

Come see SMART Technologies and Advanced Education at Booth #100 for your live demonstration.
Learn how our SMART Learning Suite which now includes G Suite Integration, meets teachers and
students where they can create collaborative spaces, deliver real time gamified or summative
assessments, and receive instant feedback and reporting! Also experience our line of Interactive
Flat Panels with iQ® and SMART Ink®, and join in the classroom applications that make SMART the
world leader in education technology.

Location: xBooth100 – Advanced Inc

11:30a − 12:00p
Student Safety for the Digital Environment

With the growing 1:1 initiative in education, schools are faced with additional requirements for
the digital environment. Securly is the first education technology company which manages and
improves the digital student experience from start to finish. Through a unified management and
safety platform, Securly provides mobile device management, classroom management, network
management, online safety, and parent engagement. This session will provide an overview of the
management and student safety resources available within the Securly platform.

Location: xBooth717 – SecureLinks

11:30a − 12:00p
The Retired Teachers of Ontario

Visit our booth for a chance to win an iPad

Location: xBooth912 – The Retired Teachers of Ontario

11:30a − 12:00p
Three easy steps to a personalized learning
classroom

Canada’s premier math and ELA learning platform, IXL, delivers personalized learning experiences
for more than 7 million students worldwide. IXL is built on 3 key components: comprehensive K-12
curriculum, a continuous diagnostic, and actionable real-time analytics. These components work
together seamlessly to make differentiated, data-driven instruction simple for any teacher.
In this interactive session, find out how teachers near you are using IXL to assess their
students and guide them to curriculum-aligned skills that help them build mastery at their own
pace.

Location: xBooth614 – IXL Learning

11:30a − 12:00p
Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is an integrated originality checking and feedback service that helps teachers
improve student writing and outcomes. Unlimited draft submissions maximize the opportunity for
formative learning, industry-leading plagiarism detection ensures that students know how to
properly cite and reference the ideas of others, and standards-aligned feedback tools streamline
the process of helping students improve as writers and critical thinkers.

Location: xBooth808 – Turnitin

11:30a − 12:00p
VEX IQ challenge

Learn how the VEX IQ challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting,
open-ended robotics that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
skills through hands-on, student-centered learning and competition. VEX IQ robots are a great
way for students to experience the thrill of coding as well as increase student engagement,
through competition, by making lessons feel “real”.

Location: xBooth908 – iDesign

11:30a − 12:00p
Web Content Filtering for Education

An overview for IT Professionals and Educators on what to look for in a Web Filtering Solution.
Topics will include:

* Core Network Filtering. Including SSL Decryption
* Any Device/Anywhere. Filtering Off-Network/1:1 Program Devices
* Safe Guarding. Control tools that provide Alerting, Notifications and Reporting on potential
at-risk students
* Teacher Permissions. Including temporary Override, Social Media Controls and Safe Search
Enforcement.
* And Much More

Location: xBooth405 – Netsweeper

11:30a − 12:00p
What’s New from OverDrive Education

Meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools. Easy onboarding, a simple, one-tap
step to borrow and start reading, and automatic syncing across devices allows students to engage
with books instead of tech troubleshooting. Sora also offers personalization and IEP support
with audiobooks, dyslexic font, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Don’t miss this chance to get to
know Sora!

Location: xBooth503 – OverDrive Education

11:30a − 12:00p
Lunch

Location: Exhibit Hall

12:00p − 12:30p
20 min Speedy Session: OneNote Escape rooms

Learn to create an exciting and interactive Escape Room in a OneNote. Students will complete a
series of challenges using OneNote’s interactive features. Use it as an engaging lesson, a
virtual KWL chart, or pre-test assessment tool; just come prepared to explore OneNote in a way
you have never seen before.

Presenter: Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

12:00p − 12:30p
Active classroom participation

LearnFit height-adjustable, mobile standing desks inspire students to be less sedentary and more
active as they easily switch between sitting or standing. This active, personalized learning
experience supports focus, positive academic performance and sets the foundation for a lifetime
of well-being.
Come learn the various strategies for deploying sit to stand desks for a more active, attentive
student

Location: xBooth303 – Ergotron

12:00p − 12:30p
B & B Education (Brault & Bouthillier)

Location: xBooth805 – B&B Education

12:00p − 12:30p
Benefits of Online Learning and Professional
Growth

Our presentation will highlight the benefits of online learning for continued professional growth
and development for teachers.

Location: xBooth716 – Queen’s University Continuing
Teacher Education

12:00p − 12:30p
Build Your Own App with MAD-learn

Come learn how to build apps in history, english, science or ANY class you teach. Engage with
students in a simple but relevant way to build apps as projects for your class!

Location: xInteractive Zone

12:00p − 12:30p
Building Games with Bloxels

In this session, you can learn how to bring STEAM-powered storytelling into any classroom with
Bloxels. Discover how students at any grade level can take their stories, ideas, and learning
and bring them to life in a video game. Using the Bloxels app and Gameboard, students can build
a video game in minutes, and when they’re ready, they can share their games with the class,
parents, and the world.

Location: xBooth713/714 – Spectrum Educational

12:00p − 12:30p
Clarix Technologies Inc

Join Clarix Technologies Inc, and discover what makes Adobe’s products the “go-to” for any
eLearning need in today’s market. Clarix will showcase highlights of Adobe’s eLearning Ecosystem
of award winning products that empower learners, educators, and administrators alike. Whether
its virtual training, mobile learning, or a full scale LMS, Adobe has you covered with their
eLearning Platforms Adobe Connect and Captivate Prime.

Location: xBooth907 – Clarix

12:00p − 12:30p
Come learn how TestOut prepares students for
certifications and to be industry ready with skills they need.

For over 26 years, TestOut has developed courseware that prepares students for major industry
certifications in the IT and Microsoft Office subjects. Their unique approach and innovative lab
simulations allow students to develop the hands-on skills they need to get a job. In these
simulations, students are forced to put their knowledge to the test in real-world scenarios,
resulting in students who are better prepared to pass exams and excel on the job. TestOut has
helped over one million students acquire the skills they need to progress in their education and
succeed in their careers.

Location: xBooth609 – TestOut Corp.

12:00p − 12:30p
Digital Media in the classroom

Provide an introduction how digital media can enhance the classroom experience.

Location: xBooth510 – Henry’s

12:00p − 12:30p
EdTechTeam – You Gotta Use This!

Join us for this fun, high energy demonstration where EdTechTeam members will share their
favourite tips, tricks and tools that every educator should be using, right now!

Location: xBooth501 – Ed Tech Team

12:00p − 12:30p
Explore Edwin!

Come experience Edwin. Designed by Nelson, Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher,
and informed by direct collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, Edwin
is the tool for the modern classroom. Edwin is a learning ecosystem built around proven
pedagogical knowledge that integrates with a school’s existing technology to unify the digital
learning experience within a trusted and secure environment. Edwin contains a curated collection
of not only Canada’s most trusted learning resources, but leading learning resources from all
over the world. Its technology is designed to help educators teach and to keep students engaged,
and better engagement leads to better student outcomes.

Location: xBooth800 – Nelson

12:00p − 12:30p
Elementary Math Online – A New Solution

Come and learn about Virtual Elementary School’s new math program for Grades 1-8. VES is a sister
school of Virtual High School, and we have used our experience at VHS to build online elementary
courses and content that brings numeracy and literacy to life with engaging characters and story
lines. Visit our booth to see how our solution builds fundamental skills and improves student
confidence in mathematics.

Location: xBooth502 – Virtual High School

12:00p − 12:30p
ESRI Canada

Location: xBooth611 – Esri Canada

12:00p − 12:30p
Filaments & 3D Printing Update

Ideal for organizations researching their options or require a needs assessment. How to become a
reseller, where we are the sole/exclusive distributor.

Location: xBooth606 – Filaments

12:00p − 12:30p
French Teachers – You’re Not Alone!

Join us as we demonstrate how we are solving the problems that French teachers in Canada have had
for decades – No relevant resources, no access to colleagues and mentors, and the ability to
plan effectively. Clique Education is building tools for French teachers that allow them to
follow the plans of other mentor teachers, communicate with each other, and choose what’s best
for their students in the way of quality resources.

Location: Start Up Alley

12:00p − 12:30p
iLobby

Visitor Management in Schools

Location: xBooth514 – iLobby

12:00p − 12:30p
Inquiry Teaching Practices and the Effect of Mindset
with Gizmos and All Learners

Discover how math and science educators can impact the adoption of authentic forms of inquiry in
instruction, how to support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete understanding using
Gizmos simulations. In this presentation, you will discover how math and science educator
mindsets can impact the adoption of more open and authentic forms of inquiry in classroom
instruction and how educator feedback can support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete
understanding of math and science concepts. Grade 7-12 teachers have Gizmos access through
OSAPAC.

Location: xBooth719 – ExploreLearning

12:00p − 12:30p
Integrating STEM Programming for Teachers in the
Classroom

The purpose of the demo is to show how blended learning can be used in the classroom with SMOA –
An online platform with courses integrated with curriculum, gamification, VR and AI.

Location: xBooth 401 – StemMinds

12:00p − 12:30p
IPEVO playground

We will introduce our document cameras and their features first. We will ask our customers the
subjects that they teach and then demonstrate how to use them in their subjects.
We will introduce how to take live pictures and videos wirelessly to record or conduct live
lessons; how to use text-to-speech, scanning, time-lapse video functions; how to take
stop-motion and slow motion videos; moreover, how to annotate live on iPad, tablets or
smartphones. Since we have several feature packed free software for people to download, we will
go through them briefly so teachers can further enhance their teaching experiences as well as
students’ learning experiences at home, in the hospital or in class.
In between our talks, we will invite our guests to play around with our document cameras as well
as our software. And then they will receive a door prize from us.

Location: xBooth400 – IPEVO CORP.

12:00p − 12:30p
LanSchool Classroom management software

Computer based learning can be a powerful tool in the classroom environment but also provides
multiple opportunities for students to be distracted such as web browsing, emails and instant
messaging. LanSchool is very simple to install and communicates peer-to-peer between a console
application installed on the teachers computer and a software agent running on the students
computers. Being incredibly reliable, tamper proof and easy to use it is the perfect solution to
keep students on task, guide and support their learning and ensure a studious environment is
maintained.

Location: xBooth612 – LanSchool

12:00p − 12:30p
LOFT Interactive Displays

Come see how our 4k displays can bring a new level of interactivity to your classroom.

Location: xBooth411 – Loft Technologies

12:00p − 12:30p
12:00p − 12:30p
Making a Connection – Introducing Humanoid Robots
for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The demo will be focused on showcasing the iPAL Robot and its use as a multi-functional early
childhood education assistant. He specializes in engaged learning on both an auditory, visual
and kinetic level, and is equipped with a dedicated curriculum for children on the Autism
Spectrum.

Location: xBooth604 – Staples Business Advantage

12:00p − 12:30p
Making Math Digital with EquatIO

Creating digital math used to be a difficult process. It can be complicated to type and
frustrating for students and teachers alike. We will focus on simplifying this process using
EquatIO, enhancing ways students can respond to math and science problems digitally and
collaboratively within Google’s GSuite.
Math and science topics require computational thinking, but at heart the goal is to communicate
their thought process and ‘show their work’. Creating and communicating math and science
digitally is an accessibility issue that we need to address now to prepare students for an
increasingly digital world.
This session will show teachers how to use EquatIO to create digital representations of their
current work and inspire them to move forward into creating inspiring and innovative digital
lessons backed with UDL principles allowing them to create and consume math in their preferred
method

Location: xBooth402 – Texthelp

12:00p − 12:30p
Matatalabs and Dash 101

Matatalabs: K-2 programming and STEM experts will demonstrate and discuss best uses for
Matatalabs in their classrooms.

Dash 101: Join Mike Washburn for a crash course in Dash hardware and some ideas to get you
started.

Location: xBooth204 – Logics Academy

12:00p − 12:30p
micro:bit k8 Robotics Workshops

k8 is a modular robotics kit powered by micro:bit! Attendees can build and program their robot
using block-based coding or JavaScript. k8 can drive, line follow, avoid obstacles and be
remotely controlled. k8 is your best friend for discovering coding and robotics!

Location: xBooth302 – InkSmith

12:00p − 12:30p
12:00p − 12:30p
New Crabtree STEAM Titles

Location: xBooth603 – Crabtree

12:00p − 12:30p
Sangha: Parent Communication Platform

Don’t miss Scholantis talk about their Parent Communication Platform, Sangha! This brand-new app
reinvents the way a school or district connects, informs and interacts with parents. It allows
teachers and admin staff to send forms, events or parent-teacher meetings and take payments or
donations in minutes. All information is personalized to each student and features two-way
parent messaging. Created to help simply tasks for everyone in your district, Sangha is the new
app to watch out for.

Location: xBooth704 – Scholantis

12:00p − 12:30p
Smart, simple and streamlined digital classroom
management with Hapara

Learn how Hapara supports teaching during every step of instruction. Create organized,
personalized digital lessons with resources from across the web. Keep your class focused, safe
and engaged with tools to view and interact with what they’re doing online right now. Quickly
see and access student work in Google Drive, Sites, and Blogger so you can provide feedback and
help as needed. Hapara for G Suite simplifies digital learning.

Location: xBooth909 – Hapara

12:00p − 12:30p
SMART Technologies announces G Suite Integration in
SMART Learning Suite!

Come see SMART Technologies and Advanced Education at Booth #100 for your live demonstration.
Learn how our SMART Learning Suite which now includes G Suite Integration, meets teachers and
students where they can create collaborative spaces, deliver real time gamified or summative
assessments, and receive instant feedback and reporting! Also experience our line of Interactive
Flat Panels with iQ® and SMART Ink®, and join in the classroom applications that make SMART the
world leader in education technology.

Location: xBooth100 – Advanced Inc

12:00p − 12:30p
Student Safety for the Digital Environment

With the growing 1:1 initiative in education, schools are faced with additional requirements for
the digital environment. Securly is the first education technology company which manages and
improves the digital student experience from start to finish. Through a unified management and
safety platform, Securly provides mobile device management, classroom management, network
management, online safety, and parent engagement. This session will provide an overview of the
management and student safety resources available within the Securly platform.

Location: xBooth717 – SecureLinks

12:00p − 12:30p
The Retired Teachers of Ontario

Visit our booth for a chance to win an iPad

Location: xBooth912 – The Retired Teachers of Ontario

12:00p − 12:30p
Three easy steps to a personalized learning
classroom

Canada’s premier math and ELA learning platform, IXL, delivers personalized learning experiences
for more than 7 million students worldwide. IXL is built on 3 key components: comprehensive K-12
curriculum, a continuous diagnostic, and actionable real-time analytics. These components work
together seamlessly to make differentiated, data-driven instruction simple for any teacher.
In this interactive session, find out how teachers near you are using IXL to assess their
students and guide them to curriculum-aligned skills that help them build mastery at their own
pace.

Location: xBooth614 – IXL Learning

12:00p − 12:30p
Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is an integrated originality checking and feedback service that helps teachers
improve student writing and outcomes. Unlimited draft submissions maximize the opportunity for
formative learning, industry-leading plagiarism detection ensures that students know how to
properly cite and reference the ideas of others, and standards-aligned feedback tools streamline
the process of helping students improve as writers and critical thinkers.

Location: xBooth808 – Turnitin

12:00p − 12:30p
Web Content Filtering for Education

An overview for IT Professionals and Educators on what to look for in a Web Filtering Solution.
Topics will include:

* Core Network Filtering. Including SSL Decryption
* Any Device/Anywhere. Filtering Off-Network/1:1 Program Devices
* Safe Guarding. Control tools that provide Alerting, Notifications and Reporting on potential
at-risk students
* Teacher Permissions. Including temporary Override, Social Media Controls and Safe Search
Enforcement.
* And Much More

Location: xBooth405 – Netsweeper

12:00p − 12:30p
What’s New from OverDrive Education

Meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools. Easy onboarding, a simple, one-tap
step to borrow and start reading, and automatic syncing across devices allows students to engage
with books instead of tech troubleshooting. Sora also offers personalization and IEP support
with audiobooks, dyslexic font, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Don’t miss this chance to get to
know Sora!

Location: xBooth503 – OverDrive Education

12:00p − 12:30p
VEX IQ challenge

Learn how the VEX IQ challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting,
open-ended robotics that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
skills through hands-on, student-centered learning and competition. VEX IQ robots are a great
way for students to experience the thrill of coding as well as increase student engagement,
through competition, by making lessons feel “real”.

Location: xBooth908 – iDesign

12:00p − 12:30p
Lunch

Location: Exhibit Hall

12:30p − 1:00p
20 min Speedy Session: OneNote Escape rooms

Learn to create an exciting and interactive Escape Room in a OneNote. Students will complete a
series of challenges using OneNote’s interactive features. Use it as an engaging lesson, a
virtual KWL chart, or pre-test assessment tool; just come prepared to explore OneNote in a way
you have never seen before.

Presenter: Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

12:30p − 1:00p
Active classroom participation

LearnFit height-adjustable, mobile standing desks inspire students to be less sedentary and more
active as they easily switch between sitting or standing. This active, personalized learning
experience supports focus, positive academic performance and sets the foundation for a lifetime
of well-being.
Come learn the various strategies for deploying sit to stand desks for a more active, attentive
student

Location: xBooth303 – Ergotron

12:30p − 1:00p
B & B Education (Brault & Bouthillier)

Location: xBooth805 – B&B Education

12:30p − 1:00p
Benefits of Online Learning and Professional
Growth

Our presentation will highlight the benefits of online learning for continued professional growth
and development for teachers.

Location: xBooth716 – Queen’s University Continuing
Teacher Education

12:30p − 1:00p
Build Your Own App with MAD-learn

Come learn how to build apps in history, english, science or ANY class you teach. Engage with
students in a simple but relevant way to build apps as projects for your class!

Location: xInteractive Zone

12:30p − 1:00p
Building Games with Bloxels

In this session, you can learn how to bring STEAM-powered storytelling into any classroom with
Bloxels. Discover how students at any grade level can take their stories, ideas, and learning
and bring them to life in a video game. Using the Bloxels app and Gameboard, students can build
a video game in minutes, and when they’re ready, they can share their games with the class,
parents, and the world.

Location: xBooth713/714 – Spectrum Educational

12:30p − 1:00p
Clarix Technologies Inc

Join Clarix Technologies Inc, and discover what makes Adobe’s products the “go-to” for any
eLearning need in today’s market. Clarix will showcase highlights of Adobe’s eLearning Ecosystem
of award winning products that empower learners, educators, and administrators alike. Whether
its virtual training, mobile learning, or a full scale LMS, Adobe has you covered with their
eLearning Platforms Adobe Connect and Captivate Prime.

Location: xBooth907 – Clarix

12:30p − 1:00p
Come learn how TestOut prepares students for
certifications and to be industry ready with skills they need.

For over 26 years, TestOut has developed courseware that prepares students for major industry
certifications in the IT and Microsoft Office subjects. Their unique approach and innovative lab
simulations allow students to develop the hands-on skills they need to get a job. In these
simulations, students are forced to put their knowledge to the test in real-world scenarios,
resulting in students who are better prepared to pass exams and excel on the job. TestOut has
helped over one million students acquire the skills they need to progress in their education and
succeed in their careers.

Location: xBooth609 – TestOut Corp.

12:30p − 1:00p
Digital Media in the classroom

Provide an introduction how digital media can enhance the classroom experience.

Location: xBooth510 – Henry’s

12:30p − 1:00p
Explore Edwin!

Come experience Edwin. Designed by Nelson, Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher,
and informed by direct collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, Edwin
is the tool for the modern classroom. Edwin is a learning ecosystem built around proven
pedagogical knowledge that integrates with a school’s existing technology to unify the digital
learning experience within a trusted and secure environment. Edwin contains a curated collection
of not only Canada’s most trusted learning resources, but leading learning resources from all
over the world. Its technology is designed to help educators teach and to keep students engaged,
and better engagement leads to better student outcomes.

Location: xBooth800 – Nelson

12:30p − 1:00p
Elementary Math Online – A New Solution

Come and learn about Virtual Elementary School’s new math program for Grades 1-8. VES is a sister
school of Virtual High School, and we have used our experience at VHS to build online elementary
courses and content that brings numeracy and literacy to life with engaging characters and story
lines. Visit our booth to see how our solution builds fundamental skills and improves student
confidence in mathematics.

Location: xBooth502 – Virtual High School

12:30p − 1:00p
EdTechTeam – You Gotta Use This!

Join us for this fun, high energy demonstration where EdTechTeam members will share their
favourite tips, tricks and tools that every educator should be using, right now!

Location: xBooth501 – Ed Tech Team

12:30p − 1:00p
ESRI Canada

Location: xBooth611 – Esri Canada

12:30p − 1:00p
Filaments & 3D Printing Update

Ideal for organizations researching their options or require a needs assessment. How to become a
reseller, where we are the sole/exclusive distributor.

Location: xBooth606 – Filaments

12:30p − 1:00p
iLobby

Visitor Management in Schools

Location: xBooth514 – iLobby

12:30p − 1:00p
Inquiry Teaching Practices and the Effect of Mindset
with Gizmos and All Learners

Discover how math and science educators can impact the adoption of authentic forms of inquiry in
instruction, how to support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete understanding using
Gizmos simulations. In this presentation, you will discover how math and science educator
mindsets can impact the adoption of more open and authentic forms of inquiry in classroom
instruction and how educator feedback can support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete
understanding of math and science concepts. Grade 7-12 teachers have Gizmos access through
OSAPAC.

Location: xBooth719 – ExploreLearning

12:30p − 1:00p
Integrating STEM Programming for Teachers in the
Classroom

The purpose of the demo is to show how blended learning can be used in the classroom with SMOA –
An online platform with courses integrated with curriculum, gamification, VR and AI.

Location: xBooth 401 – StemMinds

12:30p − 1:00p
IPEVO playground

We will introduce our document cameras and their features first. We will ask our customers the
subjects that they teach and then demonstrate how to use them in their subjects.
We will introduce how to take live pictures and videos wirelessly to record or conduct live
lessons; how to use text-to-speech, scanning, time-lapse video functions; how to take
stop-motion and slow motion videos; moreover, how to annotate live on iPad, tablets or
smartphones. Since we have several feature packed free software for people to download, we will
go through them briefly so teachers can further enhance their teaching experiences as well as
students’ learning experiences at home, in the hospital or in class.
In between our talks, we will invite our guests to play around with our document cameras as well
as our software. And then they will receive a door prize from us.

Location: xBooth400 – IPEVO CORP.

12:30p − 1:00p
LanSchool Classroom management software

Computer based learning can be a powerful tool in the classroom environment but also provides
multiple opportunities for students to be distracted such as web browsing, emails and instant
messaging. LanSchool is very simple to install and communicates peer-to-peer between a console
application installed on the teachers computer and a software agent running on the students
computers. Being incredibly reliable, tamper proof and easy to use it is the perfect solution to
keep students on task, guide and support their learning and ensure a studious environment is
maintained.

Location: xBooth612 – LanSchool

12:30p − 1:00p
LOFT Interactive Displays

Come see how our 4k displays can bring a new level of interactivity to your classroom.

Location: xBooth411 – Loft Technologies

12:30p − 1:00p
Making a Connection – Introducing Humanoid Robots
for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The demo will be focused on showcasing the iPAL Robot and its use as a multi-functional early
childhood education assistant. He specializes in engaged learning on both an auditory, visual
and kinetic level, and is equipped with a dedicated curriculum for children on the Autism
Spectrum.

Location: xBooth604 – Staples Business Advantage

12:30p − 1:00p
Making Math Digital with EquatIO

Creating digital math used to be a difficult process. It can be complicated to type and
frustrating for students and teachers alike. We will focus on simplifying this process using
EquatIO, enhancing ways students can respond to math and science problems digitally and
collaboratively within Google’s GSuite.
Math and science topics require computational thinking, but at heart the goal is to communicate
their thought process and ‘show their work’. Creating and communicating math and science
digitally is an accessibility issue that we need to address now to prepare students for an
increasingly digital world.
This session will show teachers how to use EquatIO to create digital representations of their
current work and inspire them to move forward into creating inspiring and innovative digital
lessons backed with UDL principles allowing them to create and consume math in their preferred
method

Location: xBooth402 – Texthelp

12:30p − 1:00p
12:30p − 1:00p
Matatalabs and Dash 101

Matatalabs: K-2 programming and STEM experts will demonstrate and discuss best uses for
Matatalabs in their classrooms.

Dash 101: Join Mike Washburn for a crash course in Dash hardware and some ideas to get you
started.

Location: xBooth204 – Logics Academy

12:30p − 1:00p
micro:bit k8 Robotics Workshops

k8 is a modular robotics kit powered by micro:bit! Attendees can build and program their robot
using block-based coding or JavaScript. k8 can drive, line follow, avoid obstacles and be
remotely controlled. k8 is your best friend for discovering coding and robotics!

Location: xBooth302 – InkSmith

12:30p − 1:00p
12:30p − 1:00p
New Crabtree STEAM Titles

Location: xBooth603 – Crabtree

12:30p − 1:00p
Sangha: Parent Communication Platform

Don’t miss Scholantis talk about their Parent Communication Platform, Sangha! This brand-new app
reinvents the way a school or district connects, informs and interacts with parents. It allows
teachers and admin staff to send forms, events or parent-teacher meetings and take payments or
donations in minutes. All information is personalized to each student and features two-way
parent messaging. Created to help simply tasks for everyone in your district, Sangha is the new
app to watch out for.

Location: xBooth704 – Scholantis

12:30p − 1:00p
Smart, simple and streamlined digital classroom
management with Hapara

Learn how Hapara supports teaching during every step of instruction. Create organized,
personalized digital lessons with resources from across the web. Keep your class focused, safe
and engaged with tools to view and interact with what they’re doing online right now. Quickly
see and access student work in Google Drive, Sites, and Blogger so you can provide feedback and
help as needed. Hapara for G Suite simplifies digital learning.

Location: xBooth909 – Hapara

12:30p − 1:00p
SMART Technologies announces G Suite Integration in
SMART Learning Suite!

Come see SMART Technologies and Advanced Education at Booth #100 for your live demonstration.
Learn how our SMART Learning Suite which now includes G Suite Integration, meets teachers and
students where they can create collaborative spaces, deliver real time gamified or summative
assessments, and receive instant feedback and reporting! Also experience our line of Interactive
Flat Panels with iQ® and SMART Ink®, and join in the classroom applications that make SMART the
world leader in education technology.

Location: xBooth100 – Advanced Inc

12:30p − 1:00p
Student Safety for the Digital Environment

With the growing 1:1 initiative in education, schools are faced with additional requirements for
the digital environment. Securly is the first education technology company which manages and
improves the digital student experience from start to finish. Through a unified management and
safety platform, Securly provides mobile device management, classroom management, network
management, online safety, and parent engagement. This session will provide an overview of the
management and student safety resources available within the Securly platform.

Location: xBooth717 – SecureLinks

12:30p − 1:00p
The Retired Teachers of Ontario

Visit our booth for a chance to win an iPad

Location: xBooth912 – The Retired Teachers of Ontario

12:30p − 1:00p
Simplify and Improve School Communication

Schools are struggling to effectively communicate with their community. Multiple channels, lack
of measurement, limited engagement… these are challenges constantly faced by educators these
days. Let us guide you through some best practices for school communication and demonstrate how
Minga can simply and improve communication with your school community.

Location: Start Up Alley

12:30p − 1:00p
Three easy steps to a personalized learning
classroom

Canada’s premier math and ELA learning platform, IXL, delivers personalized learning experiences
for more than 7 million students worldwide. IXL is built on 3 key components: comprehensive K-12
curriculum, a continuous diagnostic, and actionable real-time analytics. These components work
together seamlessly to make differentiated, data-driven instruction simple for any teacher.
In this interactive session, find out how teachers near you are using IXL to assess their
students and guide them to curriculum-aligned skills that help them build mastery at their own
pace.

Location: xBooth614 – IXL Learning

12:30p − 1:00p
Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is an integrated originality checking and feedback service that helps teachers
improve student writing and outcomes. Unlimited draft submissions maximize the opportunity for
formative learning, industry-leading plagiarism detection ensures that students know how to
properly cite and reference the ideas of others, and standards-aligned feedback tools streamline
the process of helping students improve as writers and critical thinkers.

Location: xBooth808 – Turnitin

12:30p − 1:00p
VEX IQ challenge

Learn how the VEX IQ challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting,
open-ended robotics that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
skills through hands-on, student-centered learning and competition. VEX IQ robots are a great
way for students to experience the thrill of coding as well as increase student engagement,
through competition, by making lessons feel “real”.

Location: xBooth908 – iDesign

12:30p − 1:00p
Web Content Filtering for Education

An overview for IT Professionals and Educators on what to look for in a Web Filtering Solution.
Topics will include:

* Core Network Filtering. Including SSL Decryption
* Any Device/Anywhere. Filtering Off-Network/1:1 Program Devices
* Safe Guarding. Control tools that provide Alerting, Notifications and Reporting on potential
at-risk students
* Teacher Permissions. Including temporary Override, Social Media Controls and Safe Search
Enforcement.
* And Much More

Location: xBooth405 – Netsweeper

12:30p − 1:00p
What’s New from OverDrive Education

Meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools. Easy onboarding, a simple, one-tap
step to borrow and start reading, and automatic syncing across devices allows students to engage
with books instead of tech troubleshooting. Sora also offers personalization and IEP support
with audiobooks, dyslexic font, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Don’t miss this chance to get to
know Sora!

Location: xBooth503 – OverDrive Education

12:30p − 1:00p
Lunch

Location: Exhibit Hall

2 hour Fast Track session

1:00p − 2:50p
What’s New in FortiOS 6.2?

More than a firewall operating system, FortiOS enables broad connectivity and awareness among
security components, both within the network and from other disciplines, such as endpoint,
management, and analytics. The FortiOS has been the heart of FortiGate next-generation firewalls
for years now, serving thousands of customers in every industry across the globe. Beyond its
mission of enabling the Fortinet Security Fabric FOS 6.2 brings a multitude of new and powerful
features that will be explored during this technical training workshop.
NOTE: Participants are required to bring a laptop, either Windows or Mac, with administrator
rights on the device.

Location: Room 208

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER

1:00p − 1:50p
SPOTLIGHT – Deanna Williams

All partners in education are invited to join me in a story of how passion can accelerate
teaching excellence and explore a variety of ways to use educational technology to lead learning
in your own school or classroom.

Presenter: Deanna Williams, Teacher/Program Chair of Business
& Technology , Niagara Catholic District School Board

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

1:00p − 1:50p
20 min Speedy Session: Tools to transform the
classroom

Download your free pocket scanner on any device and learn how it can be utilized in the
classroom. Copy images and allow the immersive reader support your students language arts
development. Use the picture dictionary or copy the image text to have an editable documents.

Presenter: Mario Asta, Program Manager and Team Lead, Learning
Consultant Program , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

1:00p − 1:50p
Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Students of all ages love to be presented learning opportunities in different ways. Come learn
about Augmented and Virtual Reality and their place in your classroom. Using apps that connect
to Merge Cubes, Co-Spaces, augmented books, Google Expeditions and many others you will be able
to bring augmented and virtual reality to your class when you return on Monday. We will go over
apps and platforms for creation and consumption, strategies for young and all learners, and
connections to curriculum as well as the 21st century competencies.

Presenter: Mistene Clapp, Innovation and Technology Support for
Learning Teacher , Limestone District School Board

Location: Ballroom C

1:00p − 1:50p
Catching up with Windows 10 Modern Management

As an IT professional, you have a lot on your plate. Learn how to work smarter, not harder by
leveraging Windows 10 Modern Management. The latest Feature Update adds many new capabilities to
help streamline enterprise deployment and management by leveraging Windows Autopilot + Microsoft
EMS.

Presenter: David Kozera, National Technology Strategist –
Education , Microsoft

Location: Room 201

1:00p − 1:50p
Compass/Follett and how a School Board in B.C. uses
both systems to support their New Report Card and Data strategy

Join us for this session where we will share the collaboration of Compass and
Follett/Aspen through the journey of the Port Alberni School 
District.

MyEd BC is a
province wide Student Information System designed using Follett Aspen as the foundation.
SD70 (Alberni) has been using MyEd BC for student reporting purposes, but wanted to explore
an alternative approach for Communicating Student Learning.

The traditional
“report card” emphasized individual subjects or courses, whereas SD70 (Alberni) was trying
to bring their focus for communicating student learning to the specific learning standards,
competencies, student strengths and areas for growth.

SD70 (Alberni) is
exploring multiple strategies to communicate student learning, including Learning
Conferences, Showcases, and Learning Progress Reports.

Compass has been
working with SD70 (Alberni) staff to design the Learning Progress Reports, develop
Assessment interfaces and Data Visualization, and implement strategies for the distribution
of relevant learning indicators to key stakeholders (community level reports for First
Nations communities and school level reports for individual schools).

Location: Room 222

1:00p − 1:50p
Education and the Rise of the Machines

Our world is changing beyond all recognition from just a few short years ago. Stories on
Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems and a different future fill our news feeds. But what
does this mean for the education system, here in Canada and beyond, and what skills will our
young people need as employees and citizens? Hear from Intel and CDW on our view and some
practical steps we have taken and call take to begin to redress the balance.

Presenter: Denis Gaudreault, Country Manager , Intel Canada

Location: Room 205

1:00p − 1:50p
D2L’s Brightspace in Kindergarten & Primary

Empower your Kindergarten, French & Primary students to self document with D2L’s Bright Space
tool, “Portfolio.” Students can easily add their designs, creations, inquiries &
explorations to their own digital portfolios.
This workshop is intended to offer time and a practical approach for educators to explore &
create their own Bright Space classroom shell(s). Within each classroom shell, students will
have access to a wealth of Ministry & Board approved resources, right from within the
student launching page.
Let’s work together to share & learn about D2L’s Brightspace Portfolio tool.

Presenter: Melissa Schroeder-Hribal, Teacher , Grand Erie District School Board

Presenter: Shannon Wood, Designated Early Childhood Educator
, Grand Erie District School Board, St. George German School

Presenter: Sarah Rudge, Elementary Teacher ,
Grand Erie District School Board

Location: Ballroom B

1:00p − 1:50p
Digital Audio Recording – NOT Just for the Music
Class!

There are a wide variety of digital recording studio tools now available online. But how might
you leverage these tools if you are NOT a Music teacher? What about using them for recording a
read-aloud, a school announcement or podcast series, or to support language learning in an ESL
setting? “Soundtrap” is an easy-to-use collaborative, online audio recording studio that
amplifies student voice, creativity, and innovation. This platform has embraced the limitless
possibilities of classroom use, to reach all learners in academic and creative ways to maximize
project based learning.

Presenter: Jocelyn Kervin, Digital Literacy Resource Teacher
, York Region District School Board

Location: Room 202

1:00p − 1:50p
Engaging by Design

See how changing the physical learning environment can provide new opportunities for students who
struggle in traditionally structured resource and library spaces. Discover how students gain
greater confidence and an increased ability to problem-solve and collaborate, once introduced to
STEAM, makerspace and thoughtful but easy room design changes. Explore how seamless integration
of technology can encourage all students to reach their full potential. This session will offer
concrete ideas and uncover resources that will help you take your space to the next level.

Presenter: Stephanie Morris, Special Education Program Lead , Waterloo Region District School Board

Presenter: Jen Taylor, Teacher-Librarian ,
Waterloo Region District School Board

Location: Room 204

1:00p − 1:50p
Gigit Marketplace

Highlighting the features of the gigit social media app

Location: Start Up Alley

1:00p − 1:50p
“Have I Been Hacked?” – What You Should Know About
Digital Citizenship

We have all heard stories of identity theft and the loss of personal information from a hacked
website. During this session we will look at the importance of good Digital Citizenship. In the
process we will examine the types of information we share and how it can be protected using
tools like Google Security Checkup. We will look at how social engineers target individuals, how
hackers attack databases, and how we often neglect basic security in our day-to-day life. By the
end of the session we will have a understanding of how to help secure our digital self and help
our students do the same.

Presenter: Carlo Fusco, Teacher-Librarian ,
Waterloo Region DSB

Location: Ballroom A

1:00p − 1:50p
Increase Social Presence In Your Canvas
Classroom

“Social presence is defined as the ability of participants in a community to
project themselves, socially and emotionally, as real people
through a medium of communication,” (Garrison and Anderson, 2003). How do we
ensure that we are providing “teaching presence” and “social
presence” in a way that increases engagement and ensures that learners feel
connected and motivated?
– Ice Breakers
– Building Classroom Community
– Explore Tools and Media that will increase connection

Presenter: Marieke Holtkamp, Vice Principal ,
Navigate (NIDES)

Location: Room 207

1:00p − 1:50p
Integrating Robotics To Extend Learning in the
Primary and Special Education Classroom

Participants will take part in a hands on workshop that demonstrates how various robotics can be
integrated into primary/special education programs while connecting coding into the Ontario
curriculum to support the development of 21st century skills. Robotics explored in this session
will include Ozobots, Dash, Bluebot robots, as well as Makey Makey to accomplish various
challenges that have been developed to help educators understand how to use these tools to
enhance and extend their teaching in various subject areas.

Presenter: Laura Collins, Teacher ,
Toronto District School Board

Location: Room 203

1:00p − 1:50p
Lights! Camera! Action! : Engaging the language
learner through immersive video technology

Participants will learn how to use Moo-O and Newsmaker to enhance reading skills and proficiency.

Moo-O app lets the students become the characters in their story books, allowing them to
practice their reading fluency skills. Before the students start “acting”, they can first listen
to the story and then learn the key words; at the end of their “acting,” they will produce a
video that they can share with their teachers and parents. To complete the learning cycle, the
students can tell and record their own version of the story based on the pictures. (Moo-O is
ideal for K-3 students.)

NewsMaker software lets students create their news videos easily and collaboratively. There are
also features that allow students to mimic the actual news program, for example, there are
animation videos like the spinning globe that students can use at the start of their news
programs or to transit from one news segment to another. Teachers can also create templates to
provide scaffolds for those students who need more help with writing or designing the videos.
(NewsMaker is ideal for students grade 4 and above.)

Presenter: Benson Loo, Creator of Moo-O, Newsmaker and Ink2Go,
Co-founder of Teevers

Location: Ballroom D

1:00p − 1:50p
Mentalité de croissance = succès + bonheur!

Voulez-vous instaurer une culture de classe où les élèves acceptent leurs erreurs comme un moyen
d’apprendre, se laissent moins abattre par un échec et sont en général plus tenaces dans leurs
apprentissages? Voulez-vous encourager vos élèves à chercher constamment à s’améliorer et à se
lancer des défis? Venez voir comment on peut introduire la mentalité de croissance dans nos
classes et chez notre personnel enseignant! Venez-voir comment des compagnies comme Google ont
permis un haut niveau de réalisation chez leur personnel en instaurant une mentalité de
croissance.

Presenter: Nicole Stogaitis, Enseignante accompagnatrice , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Sophie Poulin, Teacher ,
Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Iuliana Popper, Teacher ,
CS Viamonde

Location: Room 206

1:00p − 1:50p
MSIX Software and Distribution

Technology never stops changing, and how we interact with it changes just as fast. From Deploying
updates to wholesale program changes, the software deployment workspace is undergoing a lot of
change. First Microsoft advanced App-Virtualization (APP-V) to provide more administrative
control and less hassles in enterprise software deployment by empowering IT Administrators. Now
with the progression to APP-X and MSIX software, the paradigm is changing to be more store based
and self-serve installs on personal or corporate devices. The ECNO Shared Technical Services
Team will walk you through the MSIX process and look at the available distribution methods in
this session.

Presenter: Jason Barker, STS Analyst ,
Simcoe County District School Board

Location: Room 223

1:00p − 1:50p
Nino Applications in STEM K-12

Presenter: Akanksha Anand, Director ,
Sirena Technologies Private Limited

Presenter: Nino , Humanoid Robot ,
Sirena Technologies

Location: Room 224

1:00p − 1:50p
Using EdTech to Build Outside the BlocksPRESENTATION FILES

Building Outside the Blocks is an approach to teaching that uses personalizing projects to help
students build skill, autonomy, community and connection in minimal class time. This session
will demonstrate why this high yielding strategy allows for the exploration of different edtech
tools that amplify student voice by inviting learners into the equation. Come explore how
students can choose from a variety of edtech to foster creativity and help them engage deeply in
their learning.

Presenter: Noa Daniel, Teacher, Consultant, Coach and Chief
Building Officer at Building Outside the Blocks , York Region
District School Board

Location: Room 221

1:00p − 1:50p
Canvas Meeting Room

Location: Room 225

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER

2:00p − 2:50p
IGNITE @ CONNECT

Each speaker will have five minutes to present on their topic using 20, automatically advanced
slides, making this a fun, fast-paced, and enlightening learning Spotlight!

Presenter: Jennifer Casa-Todd, Teacher-Librarian , Cardinal Carter CHS

Presenter: Michael Drezek, District Technology Integrator/Teacher
Leader , Lake Shore CSD

Presenter: Robert Dunlop, IT4 Elementary Consultant , District School Board of Niagara

Presenter: Jennifer Giffen, Digital Literacy Resource Teacher
, York Region DSB

Presenter: Sarah Lalonde, Teacher ,
Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien

Presenter: Jonathan So, Teacher ,
Peel District School Board

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

2:00p − 2:50p
20 min Speedy Session: Paint in 3D

Play around in Paint 3D and learn about all the exciting new creations. Build your own 3D image
or use mixed reality to engage your students creativity.

Presenter: Ammar Aquil, Learning Consultant ,
Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

2:00p − 2:50p
Capacity Building Through Coaching

In this workshop, we will share coaching strategies that help strengthen coach-teacher
relationships and lead to improved skill development. There will be a dual focus: looking at
coaching strategies for all coaches as well as specifically addressing how coaching from the
technological view looks. You will be provided with tips and with exemplars for your own use in
your coaching journey.

Presenter: Heidi-Ann Poltl, K-12 Digital Learning Coach , Niagara Catholic District School Board

Presenter: Tiffany Gallagher, Professor ,
Brock University

Location: Room 223

2:00p − 2:50p
CIO Panel

Different cities, common problems. In this panel, we will be discussing municipal policy
challenges of delivering connectivity in cities and regions.

Location: Port Colborne Lounge

2:00p − 2:50p
Enter a world where kids want to read – Enter
Dreamscape!

Come and explore the world of Dreamscape taking North American schools by storm. Learn all the
features of this video game aligned to literacy curriculum and FREE to play. In this session we
will show you: – how to set up your classrooms, – how kids play the game, – how reading passages
adapt to individual player skill, and, – how teachers can use the informative dashboards to help
inform instruction. We promise this session will be fun and you will leave with a new free tool
your students will LOVE! Dreamscape: 1st Place Winner of the 2019 Future of Education Technology
PitchFest as the top innovative edtech tool

Location: Start Up Alley

2:00p − 2:50p
Experience the World Through VR

Use Google Expeditions to explore the world and beyond using Virtual Reality(VR) and Augmented
Reality(AR). Navigate through different body systems, visit different countries & times and
create your own virtual setting. Experience the International Space Station, immerse yourself in
world issues such as the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and travel back in time to WWII. Discover
the embedded questions & resources for teachers and learn to use these virtual experiences
to bring the curriculum to life.

Presenter: Joana Potkidis, Literacy Resource Teacher , Torono Catholic School Board

Presenter: Jonathon Butler, Literacy Resource Teacher , TCDSB

Location: Ballroom C

2:00p − 2:50p
Gamification & E-Learning: How Games Promote
Student Engagement & Learning in Online Contexts

This workshop will explore the use of games for learning and assessment purposes in the STEM
Minds Online Academy hosted on Canvas LMS. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of what
gamification is, how it can be effectively utilized in online learning, and how it supports
student learning and engagement.

Presenter: Anu Bidani, CEO , Stem
Minds

Presenter: Samantha Smith, Creative Director , Stem Minds

Location: Room 207

2:00p − 2:50p
Inquiry Final Evaluations: When Googling Enhances
Output
PRESENTATION FILES

Plan with the end in mind for this semester. Get ideas and strategies to design your exam as
inquiry to enhance student voice. By creating an opportunity for students to “show what they
know,” increase engagement, reduce exam anxiety and encourage collaboration in exam preparation.
Change the mindset that “googling answers is cheating” to Google enhances strategies for
accelerating best responses.

Presenter: Steph Pearson, Learning Technologies Consultant , Ottawa Catholic School Board

Presenter: Audra Abromaitis, K-12 Learning Technologies
Consultant , Ottawa Catholic School Board

Location: Room 222

2:00p − 2:50p
Integrating design thinking into your makerspace

What is design thinking and how can the learning commons contribute? See how to introduce and
model design thinking and speech with your students during makerspace. Be prepared to be
creative and work collaboratively within a team.

Presenter: Patricia Baker, Learning Commons Technician , Ottawa Catholic School Board

Location: Room 205

2:00p − 2:50p
Is your data aligned from Teachers to
Administrators
PRESENTATION FILES

Data, use, security, accuracy, availability, presentation with all of our school board audiences,
teachers, parents, staff, researchers, administrators… How do we design for the the tools,
their use, their access and what people can get out of them? This session will provide the
opening for discussion amongst board leaders about aligning data acquisition and retention to
reporting and dashboards for accessing data. We will discuss tools like Google/365, Qualtrics,
enCompass, LaserFiche.

Presenter: Robert Long, Coordinator Learning Technology , OCSB

Location: Room 206

2:00p − 2:50p
Learning and Exploring Inclusivity with
Minecraft

Minecraft: Education Edition allows educators to create fun, engaging and collaborative lessons
using game-based learning. Find out how students can document their learning to make deeper and
more meaningful connections; possibilities are endless! We’ll share how Minecraft: EE has
accessibility features available to provide all students with an opportunity to demonstrate
their learning. Join the Minecraft Educator community and access free lesson plans and
curriculum connections.

Presenter: Ammar Aquil, Learning Consultant ,
Microsoft Canada

Presenter: Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: Room 202

2:00p − 2:50p
Le Micro:bit : pour des expériences abordables,
programmables et amusantes!
PRESENTATION FILES

Le micro: bit est un ordinateur de poche, programmable. Il sert à fabriquer toutes sortes de
créations fascinantes: des robots aux instruments de musique – les possibilités sont infinies.
Dans cet atelier pratique, expérimentez avec le micro:bit avec le curriculum de science en tête,
explorez les leçons existantes et construisez un dispositif interactif.Les participants devront
ammener un laptop, chromebook ou ipad avec connection à l’internet.

Presenter: Louise Vaillancourt, K-12 Instructional Technology
Coach , Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

Presenter: Suzanne D’Eon, K-12 Instructional Technology Coach
, OCDSB

Location: Room 221

2:00p − 2:50p
Let’s Build An App!

Have you ever wanted to build an app in class but didn’t know where to begin? In this session, we
will build an app together using the drag and drop block coding application Thunkable for IOS
and Android. You will leave ready to introduce your students of any age to the interface and app
creation. Thunkable is similar to Scratch in that it’s block coding.

Presenter: Joanna Bull, Digital Literacy Resource Teacher , York Region District School Board

Location: Room 204

2:00p − 2:50p
Modern Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing business application in Microsoft history. Join us to
understand how it enables better collaboration through chat, meetings, voice, video and
integrated applications. This session will also delve into the relationship between Teams,
Groups and SharePoint and will also cover best practices for managing a Teams environment for
Education.

Presenter: Greg Milligan, National Office 365 Lead – Education
, Microsoft

Location: Room 201

2:00p − 2:50p
Tech + Art = Pixel Art

Pixel art is a form of digital art. Pixel art is similar to mosaics or cross-stitch in that it
focuses on small pieces placed individually to create a larger piece of art. Participants in
this interactive and hands-on workshop will explore the creative side of Google Sheets and how
it can be connected to various curriculum areas such as Media, Art, Math and Language.
Participants will need to have access to google sheets and a device (preferably a laptop or
chromebook).

Presenter: Sapna Khosa, Grade 6 Teacher ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: Pauline Maasarjian, Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher , Peel District School Board

Location: Ballroom B

2:00p − 2:50p
Tech Tools for IEP’d and At Risk Learners

I’ve taken all the best of my Spec Ed digital tool belt and put them into this one-stop, fast
paced presentation! I’ll demo all the best tools, apps and sites to engage IEP’d or at risk
learners. These tech tools will help you accommodate a variety of learning needs, keep students
focused and help inspire and organize ideas. Whether you are teaching students who struggle
daily with executive functioning or simply could use some digital tools to assist in their
learning and time management, you will walk away with easy to use and accessible tools to start
using in your classroom next week!

Presenter: Stephanie Morris, Special Education Program Lead , Waterloo Region District School Board

Location: Ballroom A

2:00p − 2:50p
Using Blended Learning to Meet the Needs of All
Learners

Our classes these days have so many varied needs. Blended learning can be a great way to reach
all of your learners. Come to this workshop and play with some great tools for introducing
blended learning to your elementary classroom. We will explore hyper-docs, Google tools, Book
Creator and so much more. We will share choice boards, sample resources and lots of ideas.

Presenter: Meghan Squarebriggs, Teacher ,
Limestone District School Board

Presenter: Jessi Lalonde, Teacher ,
Limestone District School Board

Location: Room 224

2:00p − 2:50p
Canvas Meeting Room

Location: Room 225

3:00p − 5:00p

Thursday

7:00a − 8:00a

2 hour Fast Track session

8:00a − 9:50a
Detecting Zero-Day Threats with FortiSandbox

With the attack surface expanding and becoming more dynamic due to the rise of IoT and cloud
services, it’s clear that no single technology will be able to stop every threat. To protect
your enterprise against sophisticated threats, it is important to establish a comprehensive and
cohesive security infrastructure that is broad enough to cover all attack vectors, powerful
enough to run the latest security technologies, and automated to keep pace with fast-moving
attacks.
Attend this hands-on technical training workshop to learn how to detect and analyze advanced
threats with FortiSandbox.
NOTE: Participants are required to bring a laptop, either Windows or Mac, with administrator
rights on the device.

Location: Room 208

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – Alefiya Master

8:00a − 8:50a
#Beapreneur, anypreneur

47 percent of US jobs are at high risk of automation in the next few decades. The job market is
changing at unprecedented levels. When we hardly have an idea of what kind of jobs our
kindergarteners will have when they grow up, we need to teach them how to survive in an
ever-changing economy. Alefiya is an educator turned entrepreneur – an edupreneur – because
she’s passionate about broadening teacher horizons on how education can look in today’s world.
In this spotlight session, she will encourage you and your students to #beapreneur, anypreneur.
Pick what gives you energy, what excites you, what makes your heart beat just a little faster,
and then figure out how to innovate, disrupt, do better, bolder things with that. The reality
is, when we don’t know what jobs are going to exist 10 years from now, we have to teach kids to
create their own!

Presenter: Alefiya Master,

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

8:00a − 8:50a
20 min Speedy Session: Bring Presentations to
Life

Learn all about the new powers in PowerPoint! Create screen recordings, import 3D creations to
enhance your presentation, add personal videos recordings to individual slides and learn about
new designs, transitions and recent updates.

Presenter: Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

8:00a − 8:50a
A Whirlwind Tour through Current Research
Surrounding Coding, Computational Thinking and Robotics in K-12 Classrooms

It’s exciting to see coding, Computational Thinking and robotics being integrated into K-12
classrooms in Canada and around the world. While educators are learning new concepts and
technologies, it is often challenging to find the time to examine the academic research and
established best-practices surrounding these valuable new tools and concepts.
Join us for a fun and thrilling (yes, research presentations can be thrilling… we hope)
whirlwind tour through current research surrounding content and pedagogical approaches related
to coding, Computational Thinking and robotics.
Our hope is to provide the opportunity for teachers and school board leaders to think critically
about current research and consider how relevant findings might apply to the students in their
schools.

Presenter: Lisa Floyd, Teacher/Instructor ,
TVDSB, Western University

Presenter: Steven Floyd, Teacher ,
LDCSB

Location: Room 203

8:00a − 8:50a
Executive Functioning In the Makerspace

Makerspace is a great way to develop 21st century learning skills, incorporate student voice in
your classroom and engage students in all areas of the curriculum. However, teaching through
makerspace also requires a high level of executive functioning in your students. Join us as we
share how we have used “Activated Learning” to improve student self-awareness, executive
functioning, and strategic thinking so students are able to have more success in makerspace. We
will also share our process for incorporating literacy in makerspace and the technology we use
to bring coding into makerspace.

Presenter: Roger Reynolds, Teacher ,
Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Presenter: Dawn Mattiussi, Teacher ,
Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Presenter: Laurie Faith, PhD Student / Founder of Activated
Learning , OISE / UT

Location: Room 221

8:00a − 8:50a
L’intégration de la technologie dans les centres
d’apprentissage en littératie et numératie

Cet atelier a eu un un grand succès lors de la Foire d’innovation pédagogique du conseil scolaire
Viamonde en 2018. Dans cet atelier vous découvrirez des outils simples à mettre en place dans
vos salles de classe pour allier les compétences globales et l’apprentissage sous forme de
centres. Les participants auront la chance de découvrir des outils techno-pédagogiques qui
répondent aux attentes du curriculum et développent la motivation intrinsèque des apprenants.

Presenter: Fatima Khlifi, Enseignante/teacher , Viamonde

Location: Room 201

8:00a − 8:50a
Media literacy in the Age of Instagram and
Youtube

The average teenager consumes 500+ Instagram images a day and several hours of YouTube. What are
they watching? How are they decoding and understanding what they see? How is this affecting
their well being and self esteem? By applying the framework of media literacy, we will teach you
how to decode social media messages in your classroom, make connections to the QEP, and help
your students navigate their ever changing media landscape while maintaining a level of well
being and self-esteem.

Presenter: Francois Dupraz, ICT Consultant ,
English Montreal School Board

Presenter: Maureen Baron, Education Consultant , English Montreal School Board

Location: Ballroom A

8:00a − 8:50a
Points of Culture: Using Inquiry to Connect the Life
Experiences and Cultures of Northern and Southern Ontario Students

Having students explore and compare their life experiences through cross-cultural collaboration
is an avenue to building culturally-relevant, curriculum-aligned content. Presenters will
discuss their Teacher Learning and Leadership Project and the collaboration process in
establishing an inquiry-based, Social Studies program. Northern and Southern Ontario grade 3
students connected and provided authentic voices to the teaching and learning. Through
technology, students were provided a digital voice which provided a powerful vehicle to explore
Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural experiences.

Presenter: Loretta Traynor, Grade 3/4 Teacher , DCDSB

Presenter: Patrizia Bortoluzzi, Teacher Librarian , DCDSB

Location: Room 204

8:00a − 8:50a
Strengthening Project-based Learning through Project
Management Best Practices

This presentation addresses the instructional challenges that are often associated with
projectbased
learning (PBL). Led by a certified project management professional, this session draws on
participants’ insights and experiences, exploring the role that professional project management
theory and practices can play in supporting PBL across the K-12 educational spectrum. Through a
variety of hand-on exercises, including a mini debate, small group discussion, and collaborative
case-based problem-solving, participants will deepen their exploration of PBL best practices and
learn new strategies.

Presenter: David Hutchison, Professor ,
Brock University

Location: Port Colborne Lounge

8:00a − 8:50a
Using Google Classroom in the Math Classroom

This session will look at ideas around how to use tools like Geogebra, Google Drawings and other
Software tools to help facilitate math instruction and assessment within Google Classroom.

Location: Room 202

8:00a − 8:50a
Student Created YouTube Math Videos

We want our children to be producers and not consumers.  I thought why not make them
YouTubers. The highest level of student retention is through them teaching and being engaged.
 In this 50 minute INTERACTIVE presentation, I will demonstrate (and will enourage you to
replicate) how my children have created math videos and posted  them on my board YouTube
channel. Any device will do (iphone, ipad, chromebook, etc..). We will look at making a YouTube
channel with playlists, Clips, Screencastify, online whiteboards, Mathies, and talk about other
video cloud based apps (powtoon, animaker, etc.).

Presenter: Greg Sorli, Teacher ,
WRDSB

Location: Ballroom B

8:00a − 8:50a
ViaNous – Un espace d’apprentissage
révolutionnaire!

Cette année, les élèves de plusieurs écoles du Conseil scolaire Viamonde ont eu l’occasion de
participer à un projet innovateur. En combinant un site SharePoint avec les ressources en lignes
ainsi que des applications iPad, nous avons créé un espace numérique où les élèves des cycles
primaire et moyen ont su collaborer, communiquer, résoudre des problèmes, débattre et créer.
Laissez-nous vous montrer comment créer un espace, peu importe la plateforme employée par votre
conseil, où les enseignants et les élèves pourront redéfinir leurs apprentissages et développer
leurs compétences globales.

Presenter: Milène Brassard, Enseignante Accompagnatrice , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 207

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – Mike Washburn

9:00a − 9:50a
SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – Mike Washburn

Presenter: Mike Washburn, Host ,
OnEducation Podcast

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

9:00a − 9:50a
20 min Speedy Session: Bring Media to life

Produce multimedia movies or albums from photos and videos using Windows 10 Photos. Include 3D
effects, filters, music, and more in a user-friendly program.

Presenter: Alexandra Le Marquand , Senior Learning Development
Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

9:00a − 9:50a
Apple Tech Talk Update for Education

Join us for an exclusive briefing about what’s new for schools in iOS, macOS, and tvOS. We
believe technology has the power to transform the classroom and now it’s even easier to get
devices in the hands of your students.
• Learn about the latest Apple products and explore new features in iOS and macOS that are ideal
for education.
• See how Apple School Manager, a single destination for IT admins, simplifies and streamlines
deployment.
• Learn how Federated Authentication makes it easier than ever to use Managed Apple ID across
your organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see these features in action and connect with Apple to help you
get the most from Apple devices in your school.

Location: Room 201

9:00a − 9:50a
A Virtual Book Club? It’s Possible with Ontario’s
VLE

Looking for new ways to fuel student conversation and learning? The Discussion Board tool in
Ontario’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a great way to enrich learning opportunities and
engage students. This session will show you the benefits of the Discussion Board tool, how to
get started, and how Judy Eaton and Betty Hicks from Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School
Board innovatively used the Discussion Board tool to create a book club and promote a love of
reading with their students.

Presenter: Valerie Howe, VLE Consultant ,
D2L

Presenter: Judy Eaton, Student Achievement Consultant , Hamilton – Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB)

Presenter: Betty Hicks, Special Assignment Teacher Secondary
Learning Partner , HWCDSB

Location: Room 207

9:00a − 9:50a
Codage et robotique à l’élémentaire

Il est devenu de plus en plus important à offrir à nos élèves des occasions à développer des
compétences du 21e siècle qui ne sont pas toujours enseignées en salle de classe. Cette
présentation décrira ce que nous avons vécu en créant un Club informatique (codage et robotique)
à notre école.

Presenter: Mahlah Lockey, Teacher ,
Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Denise Gauthier, Teacher ,
Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 222

9:00a − 9:50a
Compass/Follett and how a School Board in B.C. uses
both systems to support their New Report Card and Data strategy

Join us for this session where we will share the collaboration of Compass and Follett/Aspen
through the journey of the Port Alberni School District.

MyEd BC is a province wide Student Information System designed using Follett Aspen as the
foundation. SD70 (Alberni) has been using MyEd BC for student reporting purposes, but wanted to
explore an alternative approach for Communicating Student Learning.

The traditional “report card” emphasized individual subjects or courses, whereas SD70 (Alberni)
was trying to bring their focus for communicating student learning to the specific learning
standards, competencies, student strengths and areas for growth.

SD70 (Alberni) is exploring multiple strategies to communicate student learning, including
Learning Conferences, Showcases, and Learning Progress Reports.

Compass has been working with SD70 (Alberni) staff to design the Learning Progress Reports,
develop Assessment interfaces and Data Visualization, and implement strategies for the
distribution of relevant learning indicators to key stakeholders (community level reports for
First Nations communities and school level reports for individual schools).

SD70 (Alberni) will share their
journey working with Follett, MyEd BC, and Compass as their data and analytics
solution.


Location: Room 223

9:00a − 9:50a
Cybersecurity for Educators

As a member of the educational community, you have multiple pressures on your valuable time.
While it is often not a primary responsibility, you have a role in cyber security. But, how do
you know what your role is or what you need to do to protect yourself, your students and the
institution? The first step is to know what is at risk within the cyber environment. Through an
interactive and thought-provoking activity, the Cybersecure Catalyst team from Ryerson will lead
you through a 50-minute workshop to explore cyber-related risks to which you may be exposed
through three different lenses – as an individual, as an educator and as part of the larger
educational institution. Having identified these risks, the discussion will then turn to ways in
which you can contribute to reducing these risks for you, your students and your institution.

Presenter: Randy Purse, Consultant ,
Cybersecure Catalyst

Location: Room 225

9:00a − 9:50a
Dig deeper into curriculum and engage in learning
opportunities like never before

Imagine a classroom where instruction is transformed into experience. Where inquiry is embraced
and discovery is endless; this is possible through the use of Virtual Reality. Educators are
able to go beyond the expedition and dive deeper into the curriculum while engaging a diverse
group of learners simultaneously. Students now have the opportunity to uncover endless learning
experiences and move closer to content than ever before. Participants will leave the session
with an understanding on how to guide students through guided learning experiences using Virtual
Reality created by ClassVR.

Presenter: Amanda Brydges, Teacher ,
Lambton Kent DSB

Location: Room 224

9:00a − 9:50a
Engaging Digital Tools

Let’s talk about the digital tools we use to engage our students! We will discuss the successes
and challenges we’ve had when trying to use digital tools with our classes.

Presenter: Jeff Allison, TELT Contact ,
HWDSB

Location: Ballroom B

9:00a − 9:50a
Forms, Sheets, Sites, Awesome Tables…Oh My.

A dynamic way to quickly collect sort and share data in a fast paced dynamic learning
environment. Imagine students entering information into a google form and have it instantly
available in on an easy to search website shared between different classes to create unique and
dynamic collaborative projects. We will walk through the steps of creating and setting up the
documents necessary to make this happen.

Presenter: Fraser Hebert, Teacher ,
NCDSB

Location: Room 206

9:00a − 9:50a
Full STEAM ahead! The Digital Classroom
experience

Join us as we present our results from the STEAM digital classroom experience. Funded by the
Ministry of Ontario TLLP program, this project features 1:1 devices and 4 teachers–Science,
Tech, Arts, & Math–delivering curriculum, engaging & assessing students using a variety
of digital platforms and tools. We present our experience and offer valuable insight to help
shape use of a digital environment. Technology includes Chromebooks, Google Classroom, D2L /
Brightspace, student websites / blogs, & more. Come learn STEAM-subject specific digital
strategies!

Presenter: Daniel Martinic, Teacher ,
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board

Presenter: Niall Brennan, Teacher ,
dufferin-peel catholic district school board

Presenter: Carmelina Prete, Teacher ,
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board – St. Augustine

Presenter: Stantonn Sequeira, Teacher ,
DPCDSB

Location: Ballroom C

9:00a − 9:50a
Gamification and Game Based Learning

For this workshop, participants will have the opportunities to engage in discussion around the
use of board games in the classroom. We will talk about how they can be used to increase math,
language, and critical thinking skills as well as how they can build resilient and empowered
modern learners. There will also be discussion about the ways in which you might make board
games a part of your regular classroom routine. Come ready to play, engage and have some fun,
learning how to teach with Board Games.

Presenter: Craig Thompson-Wood, Teacher ,
Peel District School Board

Location: Ballroom A

9:00a − 9:50a
Let’s Team Up! Getting started with Microsoft
Teams

Join us and learn about how Microsoft Teams will allow you to collaborate, create and connect
with your school on a single platform. Teams encourages modern learners to come together in
interactive ways to achieve more by integrating multiple apps and programs in one sleek space.
In this workshop, we will discuss the scope of possibilities within the program and get a
glimpse at a world where a virtual paperless classroom is a possibility. Come and discover how
Teams can transform the way you and your students learn in today’s future ready learning
environment.

Presenter: Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: Room 202

9:00a − 9:50a
Leveraging Digital using Station Rotation in the
21st Century Classroom

Have you ever wanted to incorporate technology in your classroom in a more authentic manner? Do
you feel limited because you don’t have 1-1 devices in your classroom? Do you want to encourage
your students to complete work in and out of class more independently? Do you want your students
to become individuals who critically engage with their class work? We did too! In our hands-on
session, you will have an opportunity to learn about how we leveraged digital and used station
rotation with our high school classes to create an engaging and authentic learning experience
for all our learners.

Presenter: Nicole Brooks, Teacher ,
Ottawa Catholic School Board

Presenter: Jennifer Divell, Teacher ,
St. Francis Xavier CHS

Location: Room 205

9:00a − 9:50a
Spin Cycle: Navigating The “Alternative Facts”
Jungle
PRESENTATION FILES

Session will focus on the infusion of “fake news” and “alternative facts” into conventional and
social media, and the challenges facing students when it comes to identifying and separating
fact from fiction. Discussion topics will include critical thinking, factual objectivity and
bias analysis across written, broadcast, and internet-based sources of information. Educators
will gain tools, resource links and strategies for engaging students in the quest for truth and
accuracy, with practical examples from current political and social-issues reporting.

Presenter: Cory Ell, Secondary Teacher ,
Ottawa Catholic School Board

Location: Room 221

9:00a − 9:50a
Student Safety for the Digital Environment

With the growing 1:1 initiatives in education, schools are faced with additional requirements for
the digital environment. Securly is the first education technology company which manages and
improves the digital student experience from start to finish. Through a unified management and
safety platform, Securly provides mobile device management, classroom management, network
management, online safety and parent engagement. This session will provide an overview of the
management and student safety resources available within the Securly platform.

Location: Room 204

9:00a − 9:50a
This Podcast Life – how three educational coaches
and a mic became a powerful professional development tool

How do you share your professional knowledge? Blog? Twitter? Mentor? Podcasts on all types of
topic are captivating audiences everywhere. As three huge podcast fans, when it came time to
find a way to share our love of teaching, the choice was obvious. As coaches, we find this to be
a wonderful way to share the innovative practices we see. Follow us on our journey of learning
as we go through the steps of starting a podcast from scratch. If you’ve got a microphone, a
laptop and a passion, this medium is a great, inexpensive way for your board, your school or
your class to share their message!

Presenter: Vicky Fauteux, Enseignante accompagnatrice , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Port Colborne Lounge

9:00a − 9:50a
TOPDesk Asset Management

For those who missed the presentation by Ray Bury from Simcoe County District School Board during
a recent STS User Community Meeting, Jason Barker of SCDSB and the ECNO STS team will host a
viewing of the presentation as well as a Q&A session about the presentation. Learn what and
how SCDSB is taking advantage of the Asset Management capabilities of TOPDesk.

Presenter: Jason Barker, STS Analyst ,
Simcoe County District School Board

Location: Room 203

9:00a − 9:50a
When experience matters, omnichannel support

Teacher and parents behavior has changed, owing to the proliferation of the support channels.
Although it has made it easier for the parents and students to get in touch with teachers, this
change has made it more difficult for schools to provide consistent support experience.

Location: Start Up Alley

10:10a − 10:30a
Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Location: 1.Theatre

KEYNOTE – Catherine E. Zeisner, E.d.D

10:30a − 11:30a
KEYNOTE – The Class of 2030

Microsoft commissioned a research study conducted in collaboration with McKinsey & Company’s
Education Practice entitled “The Class of 2030”. This sounds very far out, but these students
are today’s grade 1 students. They’re sitting in classrooms today and will graduate into a world
that is changing faster than ever. That generation will face challenges we can’t even imagine
today. They will learn and engage with each other, with technology, and with information in
entirely new ways. They will study university courses that might not even exist today and enter
a workforce transformed by automation. Allow me to showcase key themes and data points from the
research so you can help prepare your learning environments now for the future!

Research included in the study forecast that 20% of current workers are in occupations that will
likely shrink. Ten percent of the workforce are in occupations that are likely to grow as a
percentage of the workforce, and 70% of the workforce are in jobs where there is greater
uncertainty about the future.
So, we have set out to understand what kind of skills the class of 2030 will need, how we can
best prepare them through their educational journey, and the promising role that technology can
play to enable their success.

2000 students involved in the study said they want; social-emotional skills, personalization,
and collaborative opportunities. Let’s make this happen for them.

Presenter: Catherine Zeisner, Class of 2030 Leader, Assistant
Professor , Gonzaga University

Location: 1.Theatre

Lunch or Vendor Demonstration – There are 3 of these time slots – select one
lunch and 2 demonstrations.

11:30a − 12:00p
20 min Speedy Session: Tools To Make Learning More
Accessible

In this session we will explore ways to improve student focus, increase reading comprehension,
and demonstrate environments where students are able to express their understanding. Using
inputs other than keyboarding and text, we will empower all students to achieve more by
integrating assistive technology. This includes cloud based Learning Tools, Translator, Seeing
AI and Lens. In this session will enable educators to better meet the needs of diverse learners.
Come learn how Microsoft’s accessibility features can support differentiated learning in your
classroom.

Presenter: Alexandra Le Marquand , Senior Learning Development
Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

11:30a − 12:00p
Active classroom participation

LearnFit height-adjustable, mobile standing desks inspire students to be less sedentary and more
active as they easily switch between sitting or standing. This active, personalized learning
experience supports focus, positive academic performance and sets the foundation for a lifetime
of well-being.
Come learn the various strategies for deploying sit to stand desks for a more active, attentive
student

Location: xBooth303 – Ergotron

11:30a − 12:00p
Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for Education

Various augmented reality platforms, developed by DGApps, will be showcased and discussed along
with their potential applications in the classroom environment.

Location: Start Up Alley

11:30a − 12:00p
B & B Education (Brault & Bouthillier)

Location: xBooth805 – B&B Education

11:30a − 12:00p
Benefits of Online Learning and Professional
Growth

Our presentation will highlight the benefits of online learning for continued professional growth
and development for teachers.

Location: xBooth716 – Queen’s University Continuing
Teacher Education

11:30a − 12:00p
Build Your Own App with MAD-learn

Come learn how to build apps in history, english, science or ANY class you teach. Engage with
students in a simple but relevant way to build apps as projects for your class!

Location: xInteractive Zone

11:30a − 12:00p
Building Games with Bloxels

In this session, you can learn how to bring STEAM-powered storytelling into any classroom with
Bloxels. Discover how students at any grade level can take their stories, ideas, and learning
and bring them to life in a video game. Using the Bloxels app and Gameboard, students can build
a video game in minutes, and when they’re ready, they can share their games with the class,
parents, and the world.

Location: xBooth713/714 – Spectrum Educational

11:30a − 12:00p
Come learn how TestOut prepares students for
certifications and to be industry ready with skills they need.

For over 26 years, TestOut has developed courseware that prepares students for major industry
certifications in the IT and Microsoft Office subjects. Their unique approach and innovative lab
simulations allow students to develop the hands-on skills they need to get a job. In these
simulations, students are forced to put their knowledge to the test in real-world scenarios,
resulting in students who are better prepared to pass exams and excel on the job. TestOut has
helped over one million students acquire the skills they need to progress in their education and
succeed in their careers.

Location: xBooth609 – TestOut Corp.

11:30a − 12:00p
Clarix Technologies Inc

Join Clarix Technologies Inc, and discover what makes Adobe’s products the “go-to” for any
eLearning need in today’s market. Clarix will showcase highlights of Adobe’s eLearning Ecosystem
of award winning products that empower learners, educators, and administrators alike. Whether
its virtual training, mobile learning, or a full scale LMS, Adobe has you covered with their
eLearning Platforms Adobe Connect and Captivate Prime.

Location: xBooth907 – Clarix

11:30a − 12:00p
Digital Media in the classroom

Provide an introduction how digital media can enhance the classroom experience.

Location: xBooth510 – Henry’s

11:30a − 12:00p
EdTechTeam – You Gotta Use This!

Join us for this fun, high energy demonstration where EdTechTeam members will share their
favourite tips, tricks and tools that every educator should be using, right now!

Location: xBooth501 – Ed Tech Team

11:30a − 12:00p
Explore Edwin!

Come experience Edwin. Designed by Nelson, Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher,
and informed by direct collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, Edwin
is the tool for the modern classroom. Edwin is a learning ecosystem built around proven
pedagogical knowledge that integrates with a school’s existing technology to unify the digital
learning experience within a trusted and secure environment. Edwin contains a curated collection
of not only Canada’s most trusted learning resources, but leading learning resources from all
over the world. Its technology is designed to help educators teach and to keep students engaged,
and better engagement leads to better student outcomes.

Location: xBooth800 – Nelson

11:30a − 12:00p
Elementary Math Online – A New Solution

Come and learn about Virtual Elementary School’s new math program for Grades 1-8. VES is a sister
school of Virtual High School, and we have used our experience at VHS to build online elementary
courses and content that brings numeracy and literacy to life with engaging characters and story
lines. Visit our booth to see how our solution builds fundamental skills and improves student
confidence in mathematics.

Location: xBooth502 – Virtual High School

11:30a − 12:00p
ESRI Canada

Location: xBooth611 – Esri Canada

11:30a − 12:00p
Filaments & 3D Printing Update

Ideal for organizations researching their options or require a needs assessment. How to become a
reseller, where we are the sole/exclusive distributor.

Location: xBooth606 – Filaments

11:30a − 12:00p
iLobby

Visitor Management in Schools

Location: xBooth514 – iLobby

11:30a − 12:00p
Integrating STEM Programming for Teachers in the
Classroom

The purpose of the demo is to show how blended learning can be used in the classroom with SMOA –
An online platform with courses integrated with curriculum, gamification, VR and AI.

Location: xBooth 401 – StemMinds

11:30a − 12:00p
Inquiry Teaching Practices and the Effect of Mindset
with Gizmos and All Learners

Discover how math and science educators can impact the adoption of authentic forms of inquiry in
instruction, how to support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete understanding using
Gizmos simulations. In this presentation, you will discover how math and science educator
mindsets can impact the adoption of more open and authentic forms of inquiry in classroom
instruction and how educator feedback can support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete
understanding of math and science concepts. Grade 7-12 teachers have Gizmos access through
OSAPAC.

Location: xBooth719 – ExploreLearning

11:30a − 12:00p
IPEVO playground

We will introduce our document cameras and their features first. We will ask our customers the
subjects that they teach and then demonstrate how to use them in their subjects.
We will introduce how to take live pictures and videos wirelessly to record or conduct live
lessons; how to use text-to-speech, scanning, time-lapse video functions; how to take
stop-motion and slow motion videos; moreover, how to annotate live on iPad, tablets or
smartphones. Since we have several feature packed free software for people to download, we will
go through them briefly so teachers can further enhance their teaching experiences as well as
students’ learning experiences at home, in the hospital or in class.
In between our talks, we will invite our guests to play around with our document cameras as well
as our software. And then they will receive a door prize from us.

Location: xBooth400 – IPEVO CORP.

11:30a − 12:00p
LanSchool Classroom management software

Computer based learning can be a powerful tool in the classroom environment but also provides
multiple opportunities for students to be distracted such as web browsing, emails and instant
messaging. LanSchool is very simple to install and communicates peer-to-peer between a console
application installed on the teachers computer and a software agent running on the students
computers. Being incredibly reliable, tamper proof and easy to use it is the perfect solution to
keep students on task, guide and support their learning and ensure a studious environment is
maintained.

Location: xBooth612 – LanSchool

11:30a − 12:00p
LOFT Interactive Displays

Come see how our 4k displays can bring a new level of interactivity to your classroom.

Location: xBooth411 – Loft Technologies

11:30a − 12:00p
11:30a − 12:00p
Matatalabs and Dash 101

Matatalabs: K-2 programming and STEM experts will demonstrate and discuss best uses for
Matatalabs in their classrooms.

Dash 101: Join Mike Washburn for a crash course in Dash hardware and some ideas to get you
started.

Location: xBooth204 – Logics Academy

11:30a − 12:00p
micro:bit k8 Robotics Workshops

k8 is a modular robotics kit powered by micro:bit! Attendees can build and program their robot
using block-based coding or JavaScript. k8 can drive, line follow, avoid obstacles and be
remotely controlled. k8 is your best friend for discovering coding and robotics!

Location: xBooth302 – InkSmith

11:30a − 12:00p
Making a Connection – Introducing Humanoid Robots
for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The demo will be focused on showcasing the iPAL Robot and its use as a multi-functional early
childhood education assistant. He specializes in engaged learning on both an auditory, visual
and kinetic level, and is equipped with a dedicated curriculum for children on the Autism
Spectrum.

Location: xBooth604 – Staples Business Advantage

11:30a − 12:00p
Making Math Digital with EquatIO

Creating digital math used to be a difficult process. It can be complicated to type and
frustrating for students and teachers alike. We will focus on simplifying this process using
EquatIO, enhancing ways students can respond to math and science problems digitally and
collaboratively within Google’s GSuite.
Math and science topics require computational thinking, but at heart the goal is to communicate
their thought process and ‘show their work’. Creating and communicating math and science
digitally is an accessibility issue that we need to address now to prepare students for an
increasingly digital world.
This session will show teachers how to use EquatIO to create digital representations of their
current work and inspire them to move forward into creating inspiring and innovative digital
lessons backed with UDL principles allowing them to create and consume math in their preferred
method

Location: xBooth402 – Texthelp

11:30a − 12:00p
Mozabook Interactive Whiteboard Presentation
Software

Location: xBooth901 – Notion Wave Inc.

11:30a − 12:00p
New Crabtree STEAM Titles

Location: xBooth603 – Crabtree

11:30a − 12:00p
Sangha: Parent Communication Platform

Don’t miss Scholantis talk about their Parent Communication Platform, Sangha! This brand-new app
reinvents the way a school or district connects, informs and interacts with parents. It allows
teachers and admin staff to send forms, events or parent-teacher meetings and take payments or
donations in minutes. All information is personalized to each student and features two-way
parent messaging. Created to help simply tasks for everyone in your district, Sangha is the new
app to watch out for.

Location: xBooth704 – Scholantis

11:30a − 12:00p
Smart, simple and streamlined digital classroom
management with Hapara

Learn how Hapara supports teaching during every step of instruction. Create organized,
personalized digital lessons with resources from across the web. Keep your class focused, safe
and engaged with tools to view and interact with what they’re doing online right now. Quickly
see and access student work in Google Drive, Sites, and Blogger so you can provide feedback and
help as needed. Hapara for G Suite simplifies digital learning.

Location: xBooth909 – Hapara

11:30a − 12:00p
SMART Technologies announces G Suite Integration in
SMART Learning Suite!

Come see SMART Technologies and Advanced Education at Booth #100 for your live demonstration.
Learn how our SMART Learning Suite which now includes G Suite Integration, meets teachers and
students where they can create collaborative spaces, deliver real time gamified or summative
assessments, and receive instant feedback and reporting! Also experience our line of Interactive
Flat Panels with iQ® and SMART Ink®, and join in the classroom applications that make SMART the
world leader in education technology.

Location: xBooth100 – Advanced Inc

11:30a − 12:00p
Student Safety for the Digital Environment

With the growing 1:1 initiative in education, schools are faced with additional requirements for
the digital environment. Securly is the first education technology company which manages and
improves the digital student experience from start to finish. Through a unified management and
safety platform, Securly provides mobile device management, classroom management, network
management, online safety, and parent engagement. This session will provide an overview of the
management and student safety resources available within the Securly platform.

Location: xBooth717 – SecureLinks

11:30a − 12:00p
The Retired Teachers of Ontario

Visit our booth for a chance to win an iPad

Location: xBooth912 – The Retired Teachers of Ontario

11:30a − 12:00p
Three easy steps to a personalized learning
classroom

Canada’s premier math and ELA learning platform, IXL, delivers personalized learning experiences
for more than 7 million students worldwide. IXL is built on 3 key components: comprehensive K-12
curriculum, a continuous diagnostic, and actionable real-time analytics. These components work
together seamlessly to make differentiated, data-driven instruction simple for any teacher.
In this interactive session, find out how teachers near you are using IXL to assess their
students and guide them to curriculum-aligned skills that help them build mastery at their own
pace.

Location: xBooth614 – IXL Learning

11:30a − 12:00p
Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is an integrated originality checking and feedback service that helps teachers
improve student writing and outcomes. Unlimited draft submissions maximize the opportunity for
formative learning, industry-leading plagiarism detection ensures that students know how to
properly cite and reference the ideas of others, and standards-aligned feedback tools streamline
the process of helping students improve as writers and critical thinkers.

Location: xBooth808 – Turnitin

11:30a − 12:00p
VEX IQ challenge

Learn how the VEX IQ challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting,
open-ended robotics that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
skills through hands-on, student-centered learning and competition. VEX IQ robots are a great
way for students to experience the thrill of coding as well as increase student engagement,
through competition, by making lessons feel “real”.

Location: xBooth908 – iDesign

11:30a − 12:00p
Web Content Filtering for Education

An overview for IT Professionals and Educators on what to look for in a Web Filtering Solution.
Topics will include:

* Core Network Filtering. Including SSL Decryption
* Any Device/Anywhere. Filtering Off-Network/1:1 Program Devices
* Safe Guarding. Control tools that provide Alerting, Notifications and Reporting on potential
at-risk students
* Teacher Permissions. Including temporary Override, Social Media Controls and Safe Search
Enforcement.
* And Much More

Location: xBooth405 – Netsweeper

11:30a − 12:00p
What’s New from OverDrive Education

Meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools. Easy onboarding, a simple, one-tap
step to borrow and start reading, and automatic syncing across devices allows students to engage
with books instead of tech troubleshooting. Sora also offers personalization and IEP support
with audiobooks, dyslexic font, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Don’t miss this chance to get to
know Sora!

Location: xBooth503 – OverDrive Education

11:30a − 12:00p
Lunch

Location: Exhibit Hall

12:00p − 12:30p
20 min Speedy Session: Learn To Code

Check out the basics of coding and leave feeling comfortable to bring this great opportunity back
to your classroom. We will walk you through a tutorial and ensure participants understand how to
navigate and complete tasks.

Presenter: Mario Asta, Program Manager and Team Lead, Learning
Consultant Program , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

12:00p − 12:30p
Active classroom participation

LearnFit height-adjustable, mobile standing desks inspire students to be less sedentary and more
active as they easily switch between sitting or standing. This active, personalized learning
experience supports focus, positive academic performance and sets the foundation for a lifetime
of well-being.
Come learn the various strategies for deploying sit to stand desks for a more active, attentive
student

Location: xBooth303 – Ergotron

12:00p − 12:30p
B & B Education (Brault & Bouthillier)

Location: xBooth805 – B&B Education

12:00p − 12:30p
Benefits of Online Learning and Professional
Growth

Our presentation will highlight the benefits of online learning for continued professional growth
and development for teachers.

Location: xBooth716 – Queen’s University Continuing
Teacher Education

12:00p − 12:30p
Build Your Own App with MAD-learn

Come learn how to build apps in history, english, science or ANY class you teach. Engage with
students in a simple but relevant way to build apps as projects for your class!

Location: xInteractive Zone

12:00p − 12:30p
Building Games with Bloxels

In this session, you can learn how to bring STEAM-powered storytelling into any classroom with
Bloxels. Discover how students at any grade level can take their stories, ideas, and learning
and bring them to life in a video game. Using the Bloxels app and Gameboard, students can build
a video game in minutes, and when they’re ready, they can share their games with the class,
parents, and the world.

Location: xBooth713/714 – Spectrum Educational

12:00p − 12:30p
Clarix Technologies Inc

Join Clarix Technologies Inc, and discover what makes Adobe’s products the “go-to” for any
eLearning need in today’s market. Clarix will showcase highlights of Adobe’s eLearning Ecosystem
of award winning products that empower learners, educators, and administrators alike. Whether
its virtual training, mobile learning, or a full scale LMS, Adobe has you covered with their
eLearning Platforms Adobe Connect and Captivate Prime.

Location: xBooth907 – Clarix

12:00p − 12:30p
Come learn how TestOut prepares students for
certifications and to be industry ready with skills they need.

For over 26 years, TestOut has developed courseware that prepares students for major industry
certifications in the IT and Microsoft Office subjects. Their unique approach and innovative lab
simulations allow students to develop the hands-on skills they need to get a job. In these
simulations, students are forced to put their knowledge to the test in real-world scenarios,
resulting in students who are better prepared to pass exams and excel on the job. TestOut has
helped over one million students acquire the skills they need to progress in their education and
succeed in their careers.

Location: xBooth609 – TestOut Corp.

12:00p − 12:30p
Digital Media in the classroom

Provide an introduction how digital media can enhance the classroom experience.

Location: xBooth510 – Henry’s

12:00p − 12:30p
EdTechTeam – You Gotta Use This!

Join us for this fun, high energy demonstration where EdTechTeam members will share their
favourite tips, tricks and tools that every educator should be using, right now!

Location: xBooth501 – Ed Tech Team

12:00p − 12:30p
Explore Edwin!

Come experience Edwin. Designed by Nelson, Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher,
and informed by direct collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, Edwin
is the tool for the modern classroom. Edwin is a learning ecosystem built around proven
pedagogical knowledge that integrates with a school’s existing technology to unify the digital
learning experience within a trusted and secure environment. Edwin contains a curated collection
of not only Canada’s most trusted learning resources, but leading learning resources from all
over the world. Its technology is designed to help educators teach and to keep students engaged,
and better engagement leads to better student outcomes.

Location: xBooth800 – Nelson

12:00p − 12:30p
Elementary Math Online – A New Solution

Come and learn about Virtual Elementary School’s new math program for Grades 1-8. VES is a sister
school of Virtual High School, and we have used our experience at VHS to build online elementary
courses and content that brings numeracy and literacy to life with engaging characters and story
lines. Visit our booth to see how our solution builds fundamental skills and improves student
confidence in mathematics.

Location: xBooth502 – Virtual High School

12:00p − 12:30p
ESRI Canada

Location: xBooth611 – Esri Canada

12:00p − 12:30p
Filaments & 3D Printing Update

Ideal for organizations researching their options or require a needs assessment. How to become a
reseller, where we are the sole/exclusive distributor.

Location: xBooth606 – Filaments

12:00p − 12:30p
iLobby

Visitor Management in Schools

Location: xBooth514 – iLobby

12:00p − 12:30p
Inquiry Teaching Practices and the Effect of Mindset
with Gizmos and All Learners

Discover how math and science educators can impact the adoption of authentic forms of inquiry in
instruction, how to support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete understanding using
Gizmos simulations. In this presentation, you will discover how math and science educator
mindsets can impact the adoption of more open and authentic forms of inquiry in classroom
instruction and how educator feedback can support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete
understanding of math and science concepts. Grade 7-12 teachers have Gizmos access through
OSAPAC.

Location: xBooth719 – ExploreLearning

12:00p − 12:30p
Integrating STEM Programming for Teachers in the
Classroom

The purpose of the demo is to show how blended learning can be used in the classroom with SMOA –
An online platform with courses integrated with curriculum, gamification, VR and AI.

Location: xBooth 401 – StemMinds

12:00p − 12:30p
IPEVO playground

We will introduce our document cameras and their features first. We will ask our customers the
subjects that they teach and then demonstrate how to use them in their subjects.
We will introduce how to take live pictures and videos wirelessly to record or conduct live
lessons; how to use text-to-speech, scanning, time-lapse video functions; how to take
stop-motion and slow motion videos; moreover, how to annotate live on iPad, tablets or
smartphones. Since we have several feature packed free software for people to download, we will
go through them briefly so teachers can further enhance their teaching experiences as well as
students’ learning experiences at home, in the hospital or in class.
In between our talks, we will invite our guests to play around with our document cameras as well
as our software. And then they will receive a door prize from us.

Location: xBooth400 – IPEVO CORP.

12:00p − 12:30p
Language Learning in the Digital Age

Dan, Founder of Two Marshmallows, will discuss the challenges of learning a foreign language and
how they can be overcome with technology. Regular conversations with native speakers are
invaluable, and one of the most engaging ways to learn a language, but travelling abroad is not
always possible. In this presentation, you will learn how students can meet and practice with
other students who will also be motivated to speak with them on a regular basis.

Location: Start Up Alley

12:00p − 12:30p
LanSchool Classroom management software

Computer based learning can be a powerful tool in the classroom environment but also provides
multiple opportunities for students to be distracted such as web browsing, emails and instant
messaging. LanSchool is very simple to install and communicates peer-to-peer between a console
application installed on the teachers computer and a software agent running on the students
computers. Being incredibly reliable, tamper proof and easy to use it is the perfect solution to
keep students on task, guide and support their learning and ensure a studious environment is
maintained.

Location: xBooth612 – LanSchool

12:00p − 12:30p
LOFT Interactive Displays

Come see how our 4k displays can bring a new level of interactivity to your classroom.

Location: xBooth411 – Loft Technologies

12:00p − 12:30p
Making a Connection – Introducing Humanoid Robots
for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The demo will be focused on showcasing the iPAL Robot and its use as a multi-functional early
childhood education assistant. He specializes in engaged learning on both an auditory, visual
and kinetic level, and is equipped with a dedicated curriculum for children on the Autism
Spectrum.

Location: xBooth604 – Staples Business Advantage

12:00p − 12:30p
Making Math Digital with EquatIO

Creating digital math used to be a difficult process. It can be complicated to type and
frustrating for students and teachers alike. We will focus on simplifying this process using
EquatIO, enhancing ways students can respond to math and science problems digitally and
collaboratively within Google’s GSuite.
Math and science topics require computational thinking, but at heart the goal is to communicate
their thought process and ‘show their work’. Creating and communicating math and science
digitally is an accessibility issue that we need to address now to prepare students for an
increasingly digital world.
This session will show teachers how to use EquatIO to create digital representations of their
current work and inspire them to move forward into creating inspiring and innovative digital
lessons backed with UDL principles allowing them to create and consume math in their preferred
method

Location: xBooth402 – Texthelp

12:00p − 12:30p
12:00p − 12:30p
Matatalabs and Dash 101

Matatalabs: K-2 programming and STEM experts will demonstrate and discuss best uses for
Matatalabs in their classrooms.

Dash 101: Join Mike Washburn for a crash course in Dash hardware and some ideas to get you
started.

Location: xBooth204 – Logics Academy

12:00p − 12:30p
micro:bit k8 Robotics Workshops

k8 is a modular robotics kit powered by micro:bit! Attendees can build and program their robot
using block-based coding or JavaScript. k8 can drive, line follow, avoid obstacles and be
remotely controlled. k8 is your best friend for discovering coding and robotics!

Location: xBooth302 – InkSmith

12:00p − 12:30p
Mozabook Interactive Whiteboard Presentation
Software

Location: xBooth901 – Notion Wave Inc.

12:00p − 12:30p
New Crabtree STEAM Titles

Location: xBooth603 – Crabtree

12:00p − 12:30p
Sangha: Parent Communication Platform

Don’t miss Scholantis talk about their Parent Communication Platform, Sangha! This brand-new app
reinvents the way a school or district connects, informs and interacts with parents. It allows
teachers and admin staff to send forms, events or parent-teacher meetings and take payments or
donations in minutes. All information is personalized to each student and features two-way
parent messaging. Created to help simply tasks for everyone in your district, Sangha is the new
app to watch out for.

Location: xBooth704 – Scholantis

12:00p − 12:30p
Smart, simple and streamlined digital classroom
management with Hapara

Learn how Hapara supports teaching during every step of instruction. Create organized,
personalized digital lessons with resources from across the web. Keep your class focused, safe
and engaged with tools to view and interact with what they’re doing online right now. Quickly
see and access student work in Google Drive, Sites, and Blogger so you can provide feedback and
help as needed. Hapara for G Suite simplifies digital learning.

Location: xBooth909 – Hapara

12:00p − 12:30p
SMART Technologies announces G Suite Integration in
SMART Learning Suite!

Come see SMART Technologies and Advanced Education at Booth #100 for your live demonstration.
Learn how our SMART Learning Suite which now includes G Suite Integration, meets teachers and
students where they can create collaborative spaces, deliver real time gamified or summative
assessments, and receive instant feedback and reporting! Also experience our line of Interactive
Flat Panels with iQ® and SMART Ink®, and join in the classroom applications that make SMART the
world leader in education technology.

Location: xBooth100 – Advanced Inc

12:00p − 12:30p
Student Safety for the Digital Environment

With the growing 1:1 initiative in education, schools are faced with additional requirements for
the digital environment. Securly is the first education technology company which manages and
improves the digital student experience from start to finish. Through a unified management and
safety platform, Securly provides mobile device management, classroom management, network
management, online safety, and parent engagement. This session will provide an overview of the
management and student safety resources available within the Securly platform.

Location: xBooth717 – SecureLinks

12:00p − 12:30p
The Retired Teachers of Ontario

Visit our booth for a chance to win an iPad

Location: xBooth912 – The Retired Teachers of Ontario

12:00p − 12:30p
Three easy steps to a personalized learning
classroom

Canada’s premier math and ELA learning platform, IXL, delivers personalized learning experiences
for more than 7 million students worldwide. IXL is built on 3 key components: comprehensive K-12
curriculum, a continuous diagnostic, and actionable real-time analytics. These components work
together seamlessly to make differentiated, data-driven instruction simple for any teacher.
In this interactive session, find out how teachers near you are using IXL to assess their
students and guide them to curriculum-aligned skills that help them build mastery at their own
pace.

Location: xBooth614 – IXL Learning

12:00p − 12:30p
Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is an integrated originality checking and feedback service that helps teachers
improve student writing and outcomes. Unlimited draft submissions maximize the opportunity for
formative learning, industry-leading plagiarism detection ensures that students know how to
properly cite and reference the ideas of others, and standards-aligned feedback tools streamline
the process of helping students improve as writers and critical thinkers.

Location: xBooth808 – Turnitin

12:00p − 12:30p
VEX IQ challenge

Learn how the VEX IQ challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting,
open-ended robotics that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
skills through hands-on, student-centered learning and competition. VEX IQ robots are a great
way for students to experience the thrill of coding as well as increase student engagement,
through competition, by making lessons feel “real”.

Location: xBooth908 – iDesign

12:00p − 12:30p
Web Content Filtering for Education

An overview for IT Professionals and Educators on what to look for in a Web Filtering Solution.
Topics will include:

* Core Network Filtering. Including SSL Decryption
* Any Device/Anywhere. Filtering Off-Network/1:1 Program Devices
* Safe Guarding. Control tools that provide Alerting, Notifications and Reporting on potential
at-risk students
* Teacher Permissions. Including temporary Override, Social Media Controls and Safe Search
Enforcement.
* And Much More

Location: xBooth405 – Netsweeper

12:00p − 12:30p
What’s New from OverDrive Education

Meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools. Easy onboarding, a simple, one-tap
step to borrow and start reading, and automatic syncing across devices allows students to engage
with books instead of tech troubleshooting. Sora also offers personalization and IEP support
with audiobooks, dyslexic font, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Don’t miss this chance to get to
know Sora!

Location: xBooth503 – OverDrive Education

12:00p − 12:30p
Lunch

Location: Exhibit Hall

12:30p − 1:00p
20 min Speedy Session: Learn To Code

Check out the basics of coding and leave feeling comfortable to bring this great opportunity back
to your classroom. We will walk you through a tutorial and ensure participants understand how to
navigate and complete tasks.

Presenter: Mario Asta, Program Manager and Team Lead, Learning
Consultant Program , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

12:30p − 1:00p
Active classroom participation

LearnFit height-adjustable, mobile standing desks inspire students to be less sedentary and more
active as they easily switch between sitting or standing. This active, personalized learning
experience supports focus, positive academic performance and sets the foundation for a lifetime
of well-being.
Come learn the various strategies for deploying sit to stand desks for a more active, attentive
student

Location: xBooth303 – Ergotron

12:30p − 1:00p
B & B Education (Brault & Bouthillier)

Location: xBooth805 – B&B Education

12:30p − 1:00p
Benefits of Online Learning and Professional
Growth

Our presentation will highlight the benefits of online learning for continued professional growth
and development for teachers.

Location: xBooth716 – Queen’s University Continuing
Teacher Education

12:30p − 1:00p
Building Games with Bloxels

In this session, you can learn how to bring STEAM-powered storytelling into any classroom with
Bloxels. Discover how students at any grade level can take their stories, ideas, and learning
and bring them to life in a video game. Using the Bloxels app and Gameboard, students can build
a video game in minutes, and when they’re ready, they can share their games with the class,
parents, and the world.

Location: xBooth713/714 – Spectrum Educational

12:30p − 1:00p
Build Your Own App with MAD-learn

Come learn how to build apps in history, english, science or ANY class you teach. Engage with
students in a simple but relevant way to build apps as projects for your class!

Location: xInteractive Zone

12:30p − 1:00p
Clarix Technologies Inc

Join Clarix Technologies Inc, and discover what makes Adobe’s products the “go-to” for any
eLearning need in today’s market. Clarix will showcase highlights of Adobe’s eLearning Ecosystem
of award winning products that empower learners, educators, and administrators alike. Whether
its virtual training, mobile learning, or a full scale LMS, Adobe has you covered with their
eLearning Platforms Adobe Connect and Captivate Prime.

Location: xBooth907 – Clarix

12:30p − 1:00p
Come learn how TestOut prepares students for
certifications and to be industry ready with skills they need.

For over 26 years, TestOut has developed courseware that prepares students for major industry
certifications in the IT and Microsoft Office subjects. Their unique approach and innovative lab
simulations allow students to develop the hands-on skills they need to get a job. In these
simulations, students are forced to put their knowledge to the test in real-world scenarios,
resulting in students who are better prepared to pass exams and excel on the job. TestOut has
helped over one million students acquire the skills they need to progress in their education and
succeed in their careers.

Location: xBooth609 – TestOut Corp.

12:30p − 1:00p
Digital Media in the classroom

Provide an introduction how digital media can enhance the classroom experience.

Location: xBooth510 – Henry’s

12:30p − 1:00p
EdTechTeam – You Gotta Use This!

Join us for this fun, high energy demonstration where EdTechTeam members will share their
favourite tips, tricks and tools that every educator should be using, right now!

Location: xBooth501 – Ed Tech Team

12:30p − 1:00p
Explore Edwin!

Come experience Edwin. Designed by Nelson, Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher,
and informed by direct collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, Edwin
is the tool for the modern classroom. Edwin is a learning ecosystem built around proven
pedagogical knowledge that integrates with a school’s existing technology to unify the digital
learning experience within a trusted and secure environment. Edwin contains a curated collection
of not only Canada’s most trusted learning resources, but leading learning resources from all
over the world. Its technology is designed to help educators teach and to keep students engaged,
and better engagement leads to better student outcomes.

Location: xBooth800 – Nelson

12:30p − 1:00p
Elementary Math Online – A New Solution

Come and learn about Virtual Elementary School’s new math program for Grades 1-8. VES is a sister
school of Virtual High School, and we have used our experience at VHS to build online elementary
courses and content that brings numeracy and literacy to life with engaging characters and story
lines. Visit our booth to see how our solution builds fundamental skills and improves student
confidence in mathematics.

Location: xBooth502 – Virtual High School

12:30p − 1:00p
ESRI Canada

Location: xBooth611 – Esri Canada

12:30p − 1:00p
Filaments & 3D Printing Update

Ideal for organizations researching their options or require a needs assessment. How to become a
reseller, where we are the sole/exclusive distributor.

Location: xBooth606 – Filaments

12:30p − 1:00p
iLobby

Visitor Management in Schools

Location: xBooth514 – iLobby

12:30p − 1:00p
Inquiry Teaching Practices and the Effect of Mindset
with Gizmos and All Learners

Discover how math and science educators can impact the adoption of authentic forms of inquiry in
instruction, how to support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete understanding using
Gizmos simulations. In this presentation, you will discover how math and science educator
mindsets can impact the adoption of more open and authentic forms of inquiry in classroom
instruction and how educator feedback can support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete
understanding of math and science concepts. Grade 7-12 teachers have Gizmos access through
OSAPAC.

Location: xBooth719 – ExploreLearning

12:30p − 1:00p
Integrating STEM Programming for Teachers in the
Classroom

The purpose of the demo is to show how blended learning can be used in the classroom with SMOA –
An online platform with courses integrated with curriculum, gamification, VR and AI.

Location: xBooth 401 – StemMinds

12:30p − 1:00p
IPEVO playground

We will introduce our document cameras and their features first. We will ask our customers the
subjects that they teach and then demonstrate how to use them in their subjects.
We will introduce how to take live pictures and videos wirelessly to record or conduct live
lessons; how to use text-to-speech, scanning, time-lapse video functions; how to take
stop-motion and slow motion videos; moreover, how to annotate live on iPad, tablets or
smartphones. Since we have several feature packed free software for people to download, we will
go through them briefly so teachers can further enhance their teaching experiences as well as
students’ learning experiences at home, in the hospital or in class.
In between our talks, we will invite our guests to play around with our document cameras as well
as our software. And then they will receive a door prize from us.

Location: xBooth400 – IPEVO CORP.

12:30p − 1:00p
LanSchool Classroom management software

Computer based learning can be a powerful tool in the classroom environment but also provides
multiple opportunities for students to be distracted such as web browsing, emails and instant
messaging. LanSchool is very simple to install and communicates peer-to-peer between a console
application installed on the teachers computer and a software agent running on the students
computers. Being incredibly reliable, tamper proof and easy to use it is the perfect solution to
keep students on task, guide and support their learning and ensure a studious environment is
maintained.

Location: xBooth612 – LanSchool

12:30p − 1:00p
Learning with Service Robots

Service Robots like Pepper, Sophia and the Sanbot Elf have jumped onto the world stage. Many
people are wondering why we need robots? If you are unclear about how robots and humans will
co-exist, and want to know how service robots can help students and educators, join this
thought-provoking and interactive session.

Location: Start Up Alley

12:30p − 1:00p
LOFT Interactive Displays

Come see how our 4k displays can bring a new level of interactivity to your classroom.

Location: xBooth411 – Loft Technologies

12:30p − 1:00p
Making a Connection – Introducing Humanoid Robots
for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The demo will be focused on showcasing the iPAL Robot and its use as a multi-functional early
childhood education assistant. He specializes in engaged learning on both an auditory, visual
and kinetic level, and is equipped with a dedicated curriculum for children on the Autism
Spectrum.

Location: xBooth604 – Staples Business Advantage

12:30p − 1:00p
Making Math Digital with EquatIO

Creating digital math used to be a difficult process. It can be complicated to type and
frustrating for students and teachers alike. We will focus on simplifying this process using
EquatIO, enhancing ways students can respond to math and science problems digitally and
collaboratively within Google’s GSuite.
Math and science topics require computational thinking, but at heart the goal is to communicate
their thought process and ‘show their work’. Creating and communicating math and science
digitally is an accessibility issue that we need to address now to prepare students for an
increasingly digital world.
This session will show teachers how to use EquatIO to create digital representations of their
current work and inspire them to move forward into creating inspiring and innovative digital
lessons backed with UDL principles allowing them to create and consume math in their preferred
method

Location: xBooth402 – Texthelp

12:30p − 1:00p
12:30p − 1:00p
Matatalabs and Dash 101

Matatalabs: K-2 programming and STEM experts will demonstrate and discuss best uses for
Matatalabs in their classrooms.

Dash 101: Join Mike Washburn for a crash course in Dash hardware and some ideas to get you
started.

Location: xBooth204 – Logics Academy

12:30p − 1:00p
micro:bit k8 Robotics Workshops

k8 is a modular robotics kit powered by micro:bit! Attendees can build and program their robot
using block-based coding or JavaScript. k8 can drive, line follow, avoid obstacles and be
remotely controlled. k8 is your best friend for discovering coding and robotics!

Location: xBooth302 – InkSmith

12:30p − 1:00p
Mozabook Interactive Whiteboard Presentation
Software

Location: xBooth901 – Notion Wave Inc.

12:30p − 1:00p
New Crabtree STEAM Titles

Location: xBooth603 – Crabtree

12:30p − 1:00p
Sangha: Parent Communication Platform

Don’t miss Scholantis talk about their Parent Communication Platform, Sangha! This brand-new app
reinvents the way a school or district connects, informs and interacts with parents. It allows
teachers and admin staff to send forms, events or parent-teacher meetings and take payments or
donations in minutes. All information is personalized to each student and features two-way
parent messaging. Created to help simply tasks for everyone in your district, Sangha is the new
app to watch out for.

Location: xBooth704 – Scholantis

12:30p − 1:00p
Smart, simple and streamlined digital classroom
management with Hapara

Learn how Hapara supports teaching during every step of instruction. Create organized,
personalized digital lessons with resources from across the web. Keep your class focused, safe
and engaged with tools to view and interact with what they’re doing online right now. Quickly
see and access student work in Google Drive, Sites, and Blogger so you can provide feedback and
help as needed. Hapara for G Suite simplifies digital learning.

Location: xBooth909 – Hapara

12:30p − 1:00p
SMART Technologies announces G Suite Integration in
SMART Learning Suite!

Come see SMART Technologies and Advanced Education at Booth #100 for your live demonstration.
Learn how our SMART Learning Suite which now includes G Suite Integration, meets teachers and
students where they can create collaborative spaces, deliver real time gamified or summative
assessments, and receive instant feedback and reporting! Also experience our line of Interactive
Flat Panels with iQ® and SMART Ink®, and join in the classroom applications that make SMART the
world leader in education technology.

Location: xBooth100 – Advanced Inc

12:30p − 1:00p
Student Safety for the Digital Environment

With the growing 1:1 initiative in education, schools are faced with additional requirements for
the digital environment. Securly is the first education technology company which manages and
improves the digital student experience from start to finish. Through a unified management and
safety platform, Securly provides mobile device management, classroom management, network
management, online safety, and parent engagement. This session will provide an overview of the
management and student safety resources available within the Securly platform.

Location: xBooth717 – SecureLinks

12:30p − 1:00p
The Retired Teachers of Ontario

Visit our booth for a chance to win an iPad

Location: xBooth912 – The Retired Teachers of Ontario

12:30p − 1:00p
Three easy steps to a personalized learning
classroom

Canada’s premier math and ELA learning platform, IXL, delivers personalized learning experiences
for more than 7 million students worldwide. IXL is built on 3 key components: comprehensive K-12
curriculum, a continuous diagnostic, and actionable real-time analytics. These components work
together seamlessly to make differentiated, data-driven instruction simple for any teacher.
In this interactive session, find out how teachers near you are using IXL to assess their
students and guide them to curriculum-aligned skills that help them build mastery at their own
pace.

Location: xBooth614 – IXL Learning

12:30p − 1:00p
Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is an integrated originality checking and feedback service that helps teachers
improve student writing and outcomes. Unlimited draft submissions maximize the opportunity for
formative learning, industry-leading plagiarism detection ensures that students know how to
properly cite and reference the ideas of others, and standards-aligned feedback tools streamline
the process of helping students improve as writers and critical thinkers.

Location: xBooth808 – Turnitin

12:30p − 1:00p
VEX IQ challenge

Learn how the VEX IQ challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting,
open-ended robotics that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
skills through hands-on, student-centered learning and competition. VEX IQ robots are a great
way for students to experience the thrill of coding as well as increase student engagement,
through competition, by making lessons feel “real”.

Location: xBooth908 – iDesign

12:30p − 1:00p
Web Content Filtering for Education

An overview for IT Professionals and Educators on what to look for in a Web Filtering Solution.
Topics will include:

* Core Network Filtering. Including SSL Decryption
* Any Device/Anywhere. Filtering Off-Network/1:1 Program Devices
* Safe Guarding. Control tools that provide Alerting, Notifications and Reporting on potential
at-risk students
* Teacher Permissions. Including temporary Override, Social Media Controls and Safe Search
Enforcement.
* And Much More

Location: xBooth405 – Netsweeper

12:30p − 1:00p
What’s New from OverDrive Education

Meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools. Easy onboarding, a simple, one-tap
step to borrow and start reading, and automatic syncing across devices allows students to engage
with books instead of tech troubleshooting. Sora also offers personalization and IEP support
with audiobooks, dyslexic font, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Don’t miss this chance to get to
know Sora!

Location: xBooth503 – OverDrive Education

12:30p − 1:00p
Lunch

Location: Exhibit Hall

2 hour Fast Track session

1:00p − 2:50p
FortiClient Integrated Endpoint Protection

Endpoints are frequently the target of initial compromise or attacks. One recent study found that
30% of breaches involved malware being installed on endpoints. FortiClient strengthens endpoint
security through integrated visibility, control, and proactive defense. With the ability to
discover, monitor, and assess endpoint risks, you can ensure endpoint compliance, mitigate
risks, and reduce exposure. FortiClient proactively defends against advanced attacks. Its tight
integration with the Security Fabric enables policy-based automation to contain threats and
control outbreaks.
FortiClient is more than advanced endpoint protection. As an integrated agent, FortiClient
contains three key modules: Fabric Agent for security Fabric connectivity, the endpoint security
modules, and the secure remote access modules. Fabric Agent shares endpoint telemetry with the
Security Fabric and delivers broad endpoint visibility, compliance control, and vulnerability
management. It provides advanced endpoint protection with pattern-based anti-malware,
behavior-based exploit protection, web-filtering, and an application firewall. FortiClient
natively integrates with FortiSandbox to detect zero-day threats and custom malware. FortiClient
also provides secure remote access with built-in VPN, single-sign-on, and two-factor
authentication for added security.
Attend this technical training workshop to gain hands-on experience controlling endpoints using
FortiClient EMS in mixed Windows & Linux environments and see first-hand how FortiClient EMS
integrates with the Fortinet Security Fabric to protect your critical assets.
NOTE: Participants are required to bring a laptop, either Windows or Mac, with administrator
rights on the device.

Location: Room 208

2 hour Workshop

1:00p − 2:50p
An Overview of Aspen Ontario Baseline Configuration
(OBC)

The Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM) recently selected Aspen as the preferred
Student Information System (SIS) resulting from their RFP process. This session will highlight
Aspen’s functionality that is included within the Ontario Baseline Configuration and what else
is available as Additional Modules. This workshop will also provide attendees an opportunity to
ask questions about the Related Services that are covered by the OECM Master Agreement.

Location: Port Colborne Lounge

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – Sandro Buffone

1:00p − 1:50p
The Softer Side of Project Management

We will be exploring the “Softer Side” of Project Management and focusing on one of the most
important success factors in executing projects in our modern and overly connected world.
Soft Skills are often overlooked and a focus on Technical Skills is often the priority when
planning and executing projects. What I have discovered over my 25 years of Project Management
Experience is that successful projects do NOT just happen with Technology. We must remember that
we manage “People” not Technology and Projects.
How the team members work together towards a common goal is the most important success factor
NOT Technology !
Sandro Buffone will give us tips and techniques for building high-performance teams and the art
of managing people and keeping them motivated in order to get critical projects done within
scope, on time and on budget.
The average Project Satisfaction rating is 55%. That really means that almost half of the time
projects are a failure. Why ? If Technology Projects are Critical for Student Success then why
do we (IT) have such a very poor track record.
Managing our “people” assets is the most critical thing we will ever do. Dysfunctional project
teams are a recipe for disaster !
As leaders, we must all take responsibility and be accountable for the success of our teams.
We must instill a sense of risk-taking and Entrepreneurship within our teams. Fail Fast, Fail
often but learn from our mistakes.
Sandro Buffone, PMP is the IT Technical Support & Projects Manager at the Upper Grand DSB
and is currently leading the IT department in the setup and implementation of good Project
Management Practices.
Sandro has over 25 years of project management, technical and business development experience
and worked across a variety of industries and capacities including work in 5 Tech Start-up
companies.

Presenter: Sandro Buffone, IT Technical Support & Projects
Manager , Upper Grand DSB

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentation

1:00p − 1:50p
20 min Speedy Session: Painting in 3D

Play around in Paint 3D and learn about all the exciting new creations. Build your own 3D image
or use mixed reality to engage your students creativity.

Presenter: Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist , Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

1:00p − 1:50p
21st Century Competencies and Innovation in the
Intermediate Classroom

This presentation will highlight how the 21st century Global Competencies are being integrated
into an intermediate classroom through the use of coding with Scratch, robotics, 3D printing,
Augmented and Virtual Reality. This presentation will provide examples of classroom projects and
assignments that not only focus on the global competencies but also provide many direct
connections to the Ontario Gr. ⅞ curriculum.

Presenter: Ben Clapp, Educator ,
Limestone District School Boar

Location: Room 203

1:00p − 1:50p
Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons…Oh My!

In this fast-paced session, you will learn all about tools, tips, and tricks (from A-Z!) that you
can use in your classrooms and schools to captivate an audience, share ideas and make learning
meaningful! Devices will be helpful to follow along but won’t be necessary.The focus will be on
apps, extensions, and add-ons that work cross-platform and preserve student safety and security.

Presenter: Jessi Lalonde, Teacher ,
Limestone District School Board

Location: Ballroom A

1:00p − 1:50p
Can Read, Can Write, CanLingua

Presentation of how the company was established through a partnership project with the PMPC
program at Brock University and a partnership with Accel North

Location: Start Up Alley

1:00p − 1:50p
Drive Performance at Scale and on Budget

In education today, lagging IT performance, tight budgets, and limited resources are common pain
points. Institutions are looking for solutions capable of providing enterprise-class power and
resiliency while being simple to manage and cost-effective.

Presenter: Kevin Mann, Systems Engineer ,
Pure Storage

Location: Ballroom C

1:00p − 1:50p
Edwin Impact Workshop

Listen to and engage directly with Board administrators, teachers, and consultants who have
implemented Edwin, a 21st century learning ecosystem that enables equitable, digitally-enhanced
personalized approaches to teaching and learning at scale. Designed by Nelson, Canada’s largest
and leading educational publisher, and informed by direct collaboration with students, teachers,
administrators and parents, Edwin is the tool for the modern classroom. Edwin is a learning
ecosystem built around proven pedagogical knowledge that integrates with a school’s existing
technology to unify the digital learning experience within a trusted and secure environment. At
this workshop, you will discover and experience new approaches to the demands of today’s
curriculum and share in success stories of improved student engagement leading to positive
educational outcomes.

Location: Room 207

1:00p − 1:50p
Everyone Can Create—Sketch noting

Learn how you and your students can take visual notes during class, meetings and conferences with
drawing apps on the iPad. Sylvia will walk you through the basic elements of sketchnoting such
as structure, elements, fonts, drawing people and faces, animals, icons, banners and connectors.
It’s never too late to rediscover your love of drawing! Please pre download Tayasui Sketches or
Procreate app on your iPad.

Location: Room 201

1:00p − 1:50p
Fostering Self-Directed Learning with Office 365

How do we cultivate a classroom of self-directed learners within a primary classroom? How do we
support teachers with sustainable, 21st century strategies they can apply in their classrooms?
Our 2018 TLLP project aimed to have our third grade students understand their roles in the
classroom and take responsibility for their own learning. Students created their own learning
goals and followed strategic plans to complete success criteria. We used Office 365 to assist
with this process and we are excited to share our experiences and tips for bringing technology
into your primary classroom!

Presenter: Kaylyn Dorland, Elementary Teacher, Microsoft
Innovative Educator Fellow , Halton Catholic District School
Board

Location: Room 205

1:00p − 1:50p
Get Your Code On

Come learn to Code with former classroom teachers using the Microsoft MakeCode platform and get
hands on with Micro:bits. We will also explore how to incorporate Code Connection into the
world’s most popular game: Minecraft. We will showcase how to complete challenges and inspire
creativity within your classrooms. Choose between basic block code or more advanced syntax
coding to reach all levels of coders. This workshop will explore all the ways you can implement
these simple coding lessons into your unit plans.

Presenter: Mario Asta, Program Manager and Team Lead, Learning
Consultant Program , Microsoft Canada

Location: Room 202

1:00p − 1:50p
Intégration de la technologie dans un bloc de
mathématiques
PRESENTATION FILES

M. Nabil El kerri est conseiller pédagogique au sein du Conseil scolaire Viamonde, volet
mathématiques et sciences au secondaire. M. Hugues kamga est le directeur de l’École secondaire
Jeunes sans frontières du Conseil scolaire Viamonde. Depuis plus de trois ans, Nabil et Hugues
collaborent au développement d’un modèle d’enseignement en mathématiques qui, en utilisant la
différenciation pédagogique et l’intégration de la technologie comme leviers, vise la réussite
de tous les élèves. Nabil et Hugues vont nous partager la mise en œuvre de ce modèle.

Presenter: Nabil El kerri, Conseiller pédagogique , Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Hugues Kamga Wambo, Principal,
Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 206

1:00p − 1:50p
Live Video Broadcasting using Sling Studio – A
ComTechDream Come True

Sling Studio offers an extremely cost effective way to introduce multi camera recording, video
switching and live broadcasting in a simple and scalable format. We will go through each stage
of setting up and connecting cameras to the sling studio hub and finish with a complete and
working studio to record and broadcast video.

Presenter: Fraser Hebert, Teacher ,
NCDSB

Location: Room 221

1:00p − 1:50p
(Navigating the Turbulent Software Sea’s) What
Software Should I Use? HDSB’s Software Catalogue Journey

Have you ever wondered what software you can use to support pedagogy & practice AND what
works on the device you have AND is “safe” to use (terms & conditions, privacy…..)? Well
we did!!

HDSB has developed a software catalogue and process that supports staff in finding these answers
easily as well as being responsive to the constantly changing technology landscape.

Our Journey thus far has us considering: The catalogue Phase 1 process incorporates:
1. Pedagogy & Practice Supported – is it good for the classroom, teacher, student?
2. Privacy Review – Do you need an account? What information is required – firstname, lastname,
email, date of birth?? What are the gotchas and watch fors?
3. Technical Requirements – Will it work with HDSB’s environment? Web application, plugin, works
on iPADS? Chromebooks? Windows? Mac? Should it be installed by default on new equipment?

Join us to learn about our the often turbulent journey to create a Software Catalogue &
process and the cross-department collaboration that is making IT work, lessons learned since
launching in October 2018 and our plans for future phases of the project.

This collaborative initiative between School Programs (Elementary, Secondary, Library Services),
Student Services & Information Services highlights an ongoing partnership that continues to
find new ways to support HDSB staff and students.

Presenter: Gord Truffen, Superintendent of Information Services
, HDSB

Presenter: Cathy Thier, General Manager of Information Services
, HDSB

Location: Room 222

1:00p − 1:50p
Taking Teaching Global with the Sustainable
Development Goals

Global Learning Ambassador and Skype Master Teacher Kristine Holloway aims to provide you with
the relevant tips and tricks to enable you to take your teaching global and ultimately ‘out of
this world’! During the presentation, she will guide you through the process of how to tear down
the walls in the classroom and open up the possibilities to global learning by participating in
service-learning projects that really make a difference.

Presenter: Kristine Holloway, Teacher ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: Catharine Rayner, Elementary Teacher , Peel

Location: Room 204

1:00p − 1:50p
Using Google Keep to Capture Evidence of
Learning

Documenting the process and assessing student learning is a critical part of every teacher’s
daily work. How to do it efficiently and safely is a constant challenge. Using Google Keep and
board-provided phones we have developed a workflow that is safe, quick, and easy to use. As part
of the G-Suite for Education, Google Keep provides a great note taking solution that is
accessible from any device. This workshop will introduce you to the amazing functionality and
simplicity of this free and safe solution.

Presenter: Bill Mackenzie, IT Liaison ,
Upper Grand DSB

Location: Ballroom B

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER

2:00p − 2:50p
6 Social: Watch fearless Niagara students solve the
world’s problems

On May 2, teams of Niagara students will come together to present their social innovation
projects before an audience of educators. They will receive feedback from a panel of technology,
social innovation, and education experts, as well as from audience members.

6 Social was awarded an Ontario Centres of Excellence grant to bring real world experiential
STEM learning to Niagara classrooms. The program equips teachers to guide students through a
process where they break down a social or learning issue that affects them personally into its
constituent parts and then apply a design thinking process to develop a practical solution.

Please join this inspiring group of Niagara Grade 4-12 students as they share their ideas to
make their classroom and community better places to learn and live. Audience members will be
invited to tweet their feedback to students after each presentation, and those who do so will
have a chance to win an iPad or Chromebook for their class.

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentation

2:00p − 2:50p
20 min Speedy Session: Enabling Student Voice in
FlipGrid

Engage as the classroom is flipped by Flipgrid. Pose open ended questions for students, and have
students record videos showing their thinking and explaining their answers. Uploaded videos can
be shared with the entire class, meaning multiple presentations can be delivered in half the
time! Try not to flip out with all the possibilities!

Presenter: Ammar Aquil, Learning Consultant ,
Microsoft Canada

Location: xBooth708 – Microsoft

2:00p − 2:50p
Creating Changemakers by taking risks in STEM

In our classroom we take risks & learn to make positive changes (in school, community &
the world) Students learn to take risks & try make a difference. In our science & math
classroom students come out with the confidence & knowledge that they can conquer any
problem. In our classroom we take STEM risks by: believing we are risk takers, lots of choice,
connecting outside our 4 walls & making mistakes together. In this workshops teachers will
feel confident to empower their students for successful future & worry less about the grade
& more about creating change-leave with ideas to take home

Presenter: Tania Bumstead, STEM Teacher ,
WRDSB

Location: Room 203

2:00p − 2:50p
ECNO Shared Technology Services Project Update

The Educational Computing Network of Ontario’s (ECNO) Shared Technology Services is a community
formed by opt-in membership from the 76 school boards of Ontario. ECNO’s Shared Technology
Services offers a number of services to the member-boards – chiefly, App-V and MSIX Software
Package Deployment and Platform agnostic RemoteApp Windows Software in Azure. Come and enjoy a
session discussing the history of the project, current status and discuss emerging technologies
and potential impacts on the educational enterprise landscape. Help suggest future projects and
technologies for STS to explore!
How can we help your IT Dept?

Presenter: Jason Barker, STS Analyst ,
Simcoe County District School Board

Presenter: Nathan Smith, STS Analyst ,
London District Catholic School Board

Presenter: Daniel Morrison, STS Analyst ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: Ron Plaizier, STS Project Manager , ECNO

Location: Room 202

2:00p − 2:50p
Escape Room with Google Forms and Google Slides

This is an hands-on presentation, where you’ll “escape the room” by learning how to use various
Google Tools (e.g., Google Forms and Slides) to create a “virtual escape room.” This tool can be
used to create challenges that encourage students to work collaboratively and develop their
critical thinking and problem solving skills. This dynamic way of presenting information will
empower the presenters to be responsive to the needs of their learners and empower learners to
take ownership of their learning. Other topics that will be covered are creating a thinking
classroom and models of learning.

Presenter: David Tran, Instructional Coach ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: Amy Beecham, Instructional Coach ,
Peel District School Board

Location: Ballroom C

2:00p − 2:50p
Everyone Can Create—Video

Find out why “Apple Clips” (a free iOS app to make multimedia videos) is taking the educational
world by storm. During this session, you will learn how to import images and videos and add
special effects like filters, labels, stickers, and even emojis. There are cool animated
graphics and transitions and a special voice-to-text feature that turns into a rolling scroll on
your screen. You can add your own music, or choose from 70 different free soundtracks in the
app. Come and discover the magic of Clips so you and your students can create fun, engaging, and
memorable videos in minutes!

Location: Room 201

2:00p − 2:50p
Exploring and Creating VR (Virtual Reality) in the
Classroom

VR (Virtual Reality) engages students and builds schema by helping them experience times, places,
and events that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.
In this session, you will acquire the knowledge needed to employ VR in your classroom using
Google Expeditions (with 900+ expeditions and counting). You will also generate VR content for a
topic relevant to your own classroom, using Tour Creator, 360 images, and 360 video.
The session also includes lesson ideas to utilize VR in a variety of subject areas and an
overview of a range of VR/AR Apps and online content.

Presenter: Megan Lowe, Teacher ,
Waterloo Region District School Board

Presenter: Mark Velle, Teacher ,
Waterloo Region District School Board

Presenter: Angela Rohr, Grade 3 Teacher ,
Waterloo Region District School Board

Location: Room 221

2:00p − 2:50p
Green Screening and Storytelling Using Tech
Tools

Using a number of tech tools including green screens, Adobe Spark, and stop motion animation,
wewill focus on the “student as storyteller” using fiction and non-fiction forms and
incorporating thearts. Examples include using tools for advocacy and awareness (public service
announcements), selfdirected learning (including examples from Global Day of Design), and using
literacy frameworks tocreate narratives with primary students using tech tools. Librarians also
welcome!

Presenter: Amanda Williams-Yeagers, Teacher ,
Halton DSB

Location: Ballroom A

2:00p − 2:50p
Making Learning Visible with Digital Portfolio’s

Digital portfolios support educators by allowing students to capture their learning. Explore the
use of the Brightspace Portfolio on Ontario’s VLE. With Birghtspace Portfolio students can
document their learning and share it with an educator. Explore the features and capabilities of
this software that allows your to collect, organize and share information. Learn how Brightspace
Portfolio has been user to supports our elementary program and our secondary students also.

Presenter: Jeffery Maxwell, Technology Teacher , Niagara Catholic District School Board

Presenter: Heidi-Ann Poltl, K-12 Digital Learning Coach , Niagara Catholic District School Board

Location: Room 207

2:00p − 2:50p
Nino Applications in STEM K-12

Presenter: Akanksha Anand, Director ,
Sirena Technologies Private Limited

Presenter: Nino , Humanoid Robot ,
Sirena Technologies

Location: Room 223

2:00p − 2:50p
Preuves d’apprentissage à l’ère numérique par
storyboard et schoology

Un storyboard est un organisateur graphique qui planifie un récit basé sur un concept appris en
classe et Schoology quant à lui est une plateforme de collaboration du groupe classe dans lequel
l’enseignant planifie des leçons, affecte des travaux et des évaluations aux élèves avec le
contrôle des échéances.

Presenter: Robert Powo, Enseignant ,
Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 204

2:00p − 2:50p
Scratch Mathland

Children can develop their mathematical ideas by playfully designing creative projects in
Scratch. In this session, I will share some ideas regarding how you can create the conditions
for this to occur by using a project-based learning approach, valuing playing & tinkering,
assessment, ample time, positive & collaborative learning culture, and above all, valuing
& welcoming students’ passions and excitement.

Presenter: Jim Cash, Modern Learning Resource Teacher , Peel District School Board

Location: Room 222

2:00p − 2:50p
Securing web applications externally with Microsoft
Azure AD application proxy

With the growing risk of cyber attacks and application vulnerabilities, how are you securing
board applications for use outside your network? In this session we will look at how to secure
web based applications for use outside your network with Microsoft Azure AD application proxy.
Many boards have already invested in Azure AD, so why not check out how to better secure your
applications. This way your users can continue to work from home, and you can better rest at
night knowing that your data and users are safe.

Presenter: John-Rock Bilodeau, Database Administrator , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 205

2:00p − 2:50p
The Art of Cardboard

As children, there was nothing more magical than a giant cardboard box. Remember all the places
you imagined and all the inventions you built? In today’s schools, cardboard and recycled
materials are plentiful and free. This is the perfect opportunity for your students to take the
digital world of coding and connect it to physical, hands-on activities that will engage your
students, support curriculum, all while developing 21st-century skills your Minimakers will
love.
During this upcycled session, we will focus on the benefits of physical computing using
Micro:Bits, Makey Makey and Hummingbird kits, where you will have a chance to design, learn and
test out various ways to integrate cardboard and recycled items into your innovative classroom.

Presenter: Kyle Kitchen, Elementary IT4 Learning Consultant , DSBN

Location: Ballroom B

2:00p − 2:50p
Transform traditional classroom to Hi-Tech
Makerspace

Innova STEM Labs transforms a traditional school classroom into an engaging makerspace equipped
with the latest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) tools that helps
students acquire the 21st century skills.

Location: Start Up Alley

3:00p − 5:00p

Friday

7:30a − 8:00a

KEYNOTE – Amber Mac

8:15a − 9:15a
KEYNOTE – Amber Mac

Disruption means to interrupt the normal course of things, and Amber Mac is especially fluent in
the art of disruptive strategies. Mac started her career in San Francisco and Boston during the
dot-com boom in the late 1990s. What others thought was a trend, she recognized as an explosion.
As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company,
she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches. Mac eventually left the start-up world
to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. Then, she launched
her own digital media agency. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach Tony
Robbins. Since then, her client list also includes Microsoft, Intel, Shopify, Ford, Nintendo,
GE, Fast Company, PayPal, Scotiabank, and many more leading organizations.

Location: 1.Theatre

3 Hour Workshops

9:30a − 12:30p
Using technology to support and deepen outdoor
inquiry learning

Learning outside promotes well-being, resilience and a sense of belonging; it also improves the
performance not only of our students with special needs, but of all our students. Technology can
allow learners to delve deeper into outdoor inquiry learning. Integrating technology into a
sustainable curriculum with nature as the classroom will help you to create a wide range of
learning opportunities as diverse as the surrounding biodiversity. It will allow your students
to enrich and consolidate their learning in a myriad of ways. We will explore the benefits and
challenges of using technology to support learning outside and we will discuss best practices
and tips for implementing it.
Please bring a digital device and be prepared to go outside.  

Presenter: Stefan Dixon, Directeur adjoint/Vice Principal , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Magali Laville, Directrice ,
Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Ballroom A

9:30a − 12:30p
Centralized / Integrated Management and Analytics
with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer

As networks continue to evolve, organizations struggle to keep ahead. Too many solutions with
varying management tools strain already overworked security teams. FortiManager provides a
single-pane-of-glass for visibility across the entire Fortinet Security Fabric. FortiManager
also lets you maintain control over your FortiGate, FortiSwitch, and FortiAP topologies through
an easy-to-use and centralized management console.

Location: Room 208

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – Leigh Cassell

9:30a − 10:20a
Empowering Modern Learners through
Community-Connected Experiential Education

Experiential Education is student-focused, engaging learners intellectually, emotionally,
socially, and/or physically, through challenges and experiences supported by reflection, leading
to new learning and growth. Experiential education is personal. How a learner feels about a
subject is valued as much as the learner’s ability. Experiential Learning (EL) requires the
learner to take initiative, be curious and creative, actively pose questions, find and solve
problems, make decisions and construct meaning. Process is key. EL combines direct action and
experience with guided reflection, metacognition, analysis and decision-making about real-life
challenges. While the experience of learning may lead to success, failure, adventure,
risk-taking and/or uncertainty, these personal experiences form the basis and motivation for new
learning. Relationships are foundational. Experiential education creates a positive emotional
environment through personal connections, learning partnerships and ongoing positive feedback
where relationships can be further developed and nurtured leading to new learning and growth.
Join me as I explore the potential we have to empower modern learners through experiential
education in ways that are equitable and inclusive, with a focus on helping students develop as
global competent learners to ensure their success today, and in the future.

Presenter: Leigh Cassell, Manager of Innovation and Learning
, SPARK

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

9:30a − 10:20a
Azure RemoteApp, ScaleSets and Microsoft Remote
Desktop Services

The ECNO Shared Technology Services team has been working to provide platform agnostic access to
Windows Software to empower the growing number of Ipad and Chromebook devices in the schools,
leveraging existing Windows Software for supporting Curriculum. Recent changes in the Azure
Backend have allowed us to leverage the power of ScaleSets to decrease administration time for
client connections. Touching on the recent changes Microsoft has made to Remote Desktop Modern
Infrastructure (RDmi).

Presenter: Daniel Morrison, STS Analyst ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: Nathan Smith, STS Analyst ,
London District Catholic School Board

Location: Room 207

9:30a − 10:20a
Creating an Authentic Audience, using Social Media
in the classroom

In her 21st century classroom Rebecca is challenging her students to become creators rather than
consumers on social media. She is pushing her students to take risks and put themselves out
there. Now students use Twitter and LinkedIn to create networks, to find up to date research, to
connect with professionals, to publish work, to advocate on behalf of different organizations,
to share information about the course, to follow the news and accounts that relate to
curriculum, to show the world that they are real people, to fundraise and most importantly to
have an authentic audience. In this workshop, Rebecca will show you how you can use apps like
Twitter and LinkedIn to create authentic audience for your students.

Presenter: Rebecca Chambers, Teacher ,
Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Location: Room 201

9:30a − 10:20a
Documentation using Google Keep & Forms

Using a 21st century learning lens, this presentation will investigate the use of technology in
the classroom to support documentation and formative assessment. Several samples will be
displayed showing how the use of these tools can help facilitate feedback and contribute to
assessment (observations & conversations) in your classroom. In addition, this presentation
will demonstrate how to use these tools for assessment across the curriculum and incorporate
time for educators to play around with the tools and possibly set up their own Google Keep and
Forms for use in their own classrooms.

Presenter: Amy Beecham, Instructional Coach ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: David Tran, Instructional Coach ,
Peel District School Board

Presenter: Swarnaly Banerjee-Modi, Instructional Coach , Peel DSB

Location: Room 206

9:30a − 10:20a
En ondes – Toute la classe en balado: Comment un
micro et trois coachs sont devenus un outil puissant de développement professionnel

Comment partager les connaissances professionnelles? Un blog? Twitter? Mentorat? Les
baladodiffusions (podcasts) sont maintenant répandus, portant sur tous les sujets imaginables.
Pour trois amatrices de balado, ce médium s’est vu un choix évident pour partager notre passion
pour l’enseignement. Suivez l’aventure de trois coachs qui ont utilisé un balado comme outil de
développement professionnel. Si vous avez un microphone, un ordinateur et une passion, vous
verrez que cette méthode de diffusion est efficace et abordable pour partager les idées de votre
conseil, votre école ou votre classe.

Presenter: Vicky Fauteux, Enseignante accompagnatrice , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Presenter: Milène Brassard, Enseignante Accompagnatrice , Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 202

9:30a − 10:20a
Interactive Experiences using Coding, QRCodes and AR
in the Elementary Grades
PRESENTATION FILES

Let’s take students on a journey through the inquiry process, drive their critical thinking
through effective framing questions in order to refine, extend and communicate their thinking.
Coding, QR Codes, HPReveal and various google apps enables access to shared peer documents
within Google Classroom that are co-constructed from beginning to published tasks. Interactive
walls, bulletin or display boards provide opportunities for others to view student growth,
questioning and reflections embedded within digital content onto a 2-dimensional surface; with
opportunities for audience feedback.

Location: Ballroom B

9:30a − 10:20a
Leveraging G Suite Tools: gathering and analyzing
anecdotal evidence, supporting authentic assessment and creating meaningful feedback

The task of frequently recording learning demonstrated often seems time-consuming and
overwhelming with a high number of student contacts, it often creates a large amount of data
that is difficult to analyze to give clear feedback in a timely manner to support student
success. By utilizing the G Suite tools, we will demonstrate a variety of methods to support
more frequent and meaningful teacher/student input for reflection, a mark book that highlights
most frequent and most recent benchmarks, as well as using Google tools to create better
organized anecdotal evidence…and even to aid with report writing.

Presenter: Brie Dundas, Teacher ,
Hillfield Strathallan College

Presenter: Aleecia Brunberg, Teacher ,
Hillfield Strathallan College

Location: Room 205

9:30a − 10:20a
Makerspace Badging with Google Education Suite

Ever wanted to get into badging but didn’t know where to start? It’s Google Suite for Education
to the rescue! Learn how you can combine Google Sites, Google Forms, Google Sheets and/or Google
Draw to help manage student achievement in your makerspace.

Presenter: Tanya Harris, Elementary IT4 Learning Consultant , DSBN

Location: Room 204

9:30a − 10:20a
Track to the Future – A Teacher’s Guide to Global
Competencies and Transferable Skills

Track to the Future is a tool that teachers can use to learn more about global competencies
(transferable skills) as well as assess and reflect on their current pedagogies. The checklist
is a digital tool that combines a number of great resources to help teachers take their
classroom learning experiences to the next level and improve student learning.

Presenter: Brian Chen, Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching
Contact , Durham Catholic District School Board

Location: Room 203

9:30a − 10:20a
Using a Mobile App to Support Persons with IDD to
Live Independently

The Step-by-Step app is design for individual with Intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD).
It can be individualized and consists of skill development modules to foster independent living
and community participation. For instance, a built-in calendar reminds the person to do laundry
on Wednesdays at 5pm. The person has the options of: (a) watching a video and learn how to wash
laundry step-by-step; (b) listening to the audio instruction for the step; (c) reading a list of
instructions instead; or (d) using a combination of the video with the audio on. Support staff
are able to change the level of prompting to support independent skill development (i.e., going
from most prompting (video with audio) to least prompting (audio alone or text alone). It is our
hope that this app will help improve independent skill development and task completion. Through
this, we hope the persons with IDD will improve their social inclusion by increasing their
self-esteem and confidence and by decreasing their reliance on staff support. With minor
modifications, the Step-by-Step app can also be tailored to assist younger and senior
populations who face similar challenges.

Presenter: Javon Luke, Computer Scientist ,
Brock University

Presenter: Tianyuan Zhang, Student ,
Brock University

Location: Port Colborne Lounge

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – NINO

10:30a − 11:20a
Potential Nino Applications in STEM K-12

Presenter: Nino , Humanoid Robot ,
Sirena Technologies

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

10:30a − 11:20a
Extend your Chrome Experience with ExtensionsPRESENTATION FILES

Extend the functionality of chrome with extensions! Learn how to install and use some of the most
popular and useful chrome extensions that every educator, administrator and student must know
about. In this jam-packed session, we will play-to-learn with each extension and you’ll return
to your classroom with a great resource to share with your students and staff alike and the
confidence to go along with it!

Presenter: Deanna Williams, Teacher/Program Chair of Business
& Technology , Niagara Catholic District School Board

Location: Ballroom B

10:30a − 11:20a
La robotique en action!!!

Vous cherchez à dynamiser l’apprentissage à l’aide de la robotique? Venez explorer les
différentes activités avec l’ozobot, bluebot, sphero, dash et d’autres. Cet atelier vise
l’intégration de la robotique en salle de classe pour favoriser la motivation et l’engagement de
tous les élèves à travers la différenciation pédagogique. Nous utilisons le potentiel créatif et
métacognitif de l’enseignement de la programmation en offrant des possibilités de développement
interdisciplinaire entre la littératie, la numératie, les arts, les sciences et la technologie
afin d’améliorer la réussite éducative.

Presenter: Nayaa Bonsu, Teacher ,
Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Location: Room 201

10:30a − 11:20a
Mystery Hangouts and Virtual Experts

Students love Mystery Hangouts. They collaborate, learn their geography and meet another class.
Above all, they get to guess the location of the mystery class through a series of Yes/No
questions. In addition, learn where to find virtual experts and how they can enrich your
classroom experience.

Location: Room 203

10:30a − 11:20a
The New Journey through Statistics

Statistics, the mathematics course that many students require for their program is now online at
Brock University. With technology becoming an integral part of daily life, students can now
access the course through their smartphone. The course is conducted through a sequence of
interactive modules,consisting of exploratory units developed to meet research-based mathematics
design principles for effective learning (Gadanidis et al., 2004). We will showcase the methods
used to bring the difficult subject of statistics to a mainstream website.

Presenter: Mark Willoughby, Online Course Developer/Administrator
, Brock University

Location: Room 204

10:30a − 11:20a
Triangles, Rectangles, Circles, too, Letters and
Numbers, Look What You Can Do! Early Childhood STEM!

There has been a paradigm shift in education, STEM and projectproblem based learning is being
integrated into early childhood curriculums. Creating and providing developmentally appropriate
STEM experiences, can seem daunting and overwhelming. Early Childhood teachers are questioning
if it possible to create and integrate these types of learning experiences into the early
childhood environment? Simply put, the answer: ABSOLUTELY!! Children learn by “doing” and
infusing STEM into PK-3 classrooms empowers our youngest learners to “do” with authentic, real
world, problem-based experiences. The integration of STEM incorporates not only, 21st century
learning skills, but also, the 4 C’s of STEM with an emphasis on growth mindset. This hands-on
workshop will allow participants to explore the tenets of STEM within the early childhood
classroom, as well as, how to create and integrate STEM activities using developmentally
appropriate practices. During a “make and take” portion of the session, shapes, letters, and
numbers will “come alive” and will allow participants to immerse themselves in and experience
firsthand, multi-disciplinary, multi sensory developmentally appropriate STEM activities, that
they can take back to their own classrooms. At the conclusion of the session, participants will
be able to make personal connections to their current classroom practices and those that they
were immersed in during the workshop. Participants will also be able to identify and define the
4 C’s of STEM and why they are important when creating STEM projects.

Presenter: Mary Yankosky-Amtsberg, Kindergarten teacher , Upper Merion Area School District

Location: Room 207

10:30a − 11:20a
The new NFB: From Digital Storytelling to Ocean
School in your classroom

The National Film Board of Canada is recognized as one of the world’s great creative
laboratories. Today, our films, interactive productions and other resources are used by Canadian
educators to foster media literacy and global citizenship among learners. Our new projects
leverage technology and promote inquiry-based learning and critical thinking among learners.
Media School is a new, innovative learner-centred platform that has been designed to engage
students on social issues, through the creative genre of digital media production. Geared to
ages 13 and up, Media School provides students with the creative and practical skills to
conceive, research and develop their own media productions that will make an impact. Inspired by
the NFB’s expertise and passion for socially-engaged filmmaking, Media School aims to inspire
students to think critically about their topic and to be creative in using storytelling to
communicate and share their topic perspective.
Ocean School is a ground breaking, web-based collaborative learning platform using powerful
storytelling techniques, immersive technologies (VR, 360° video) and interactive media (live
streaming, audiovisual content) for ocean literacy learning.
These learning programs target students aged 13-17. Subject links areas include Geography,
Social Studies, History, First Nations studies, Language Arts, Citizenship, Film and Media
Studies, Fine Arts, Languages.
Learning Objectives
1. Learn about the National Film Board’s new education offer
2. Explore Media School’s Digital Storytelling online workshop and how you can use it in your
classroom, blended learning or makerspaces
3. Get immersed in a virtual reality experience with the NFB’s Ocean School

Location: Room 202

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER – Robert Dunlop

11:30a − 12:20p
Happy Schools

School should not be place that students and educators dread coming to. It should be a place that
is deep rooted in happiness and emotional well-being. A place where collectively everyone works
together to create a culture they love being a part of. Join us as we look at Happiness as a way
of transforming not only school culture, but also improving academic performance, attendance,
and well-being.

Presenter: Robert Dunlop, IT4 Elementary Consultant , District School Board of Niagara

Location: 1.Theatre

Presentations

11:30a − 12:20p
Beyond Google Sheets: An Introduction to Google Data
Studio

This session will introduce attendees to Google Data Studio. This Google Tool offers interesting
ways to analyze, and visualize data that go beyond what can be done in Google Sheets alone. By
exploring some sample datasets, attendees will leave the session with the ability to create
their own visualizations and have the knowledge to explore further possibilities with these two
tools. We will also explore how these tools could be used in the classroom with students and in
educational settings by teachers and administrators.

Presenter: Richard Swandel, Secondary ICT Consultant , Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Presenter: Jason Rodger, Elementary ICT Consultant , Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Location: Room 202

11:30a − 12:20p
Code to Empower Teaching and Learning Practices

This session is for those interested in exploring the possibilities of planning, teaching and
assessing students in a coding classroom. Building 21st century competencies in our modern
classroom by using coding as an assessment tool is helpful for students and teachers to empower
digital learning. Coding is a form of Digital Literacy, a Literacy of 21st century where
learners will build cross-curricular competencies to think, create and innovate new ideas in
this ever-changing world. Designing lessons with cross- curricular connections and
interrelatedness of teaching methods is the theme of this session. Audience will be learning and
exploring about triangulation of data in a coding classroom and curriculum connections to create
and plan instructions accordingly. Sample coding lessons will be shared during this session to
provide audience an overlook of how coding look like, feel like and sound like in an elementary
classroom. The hands-on component of this session will be providing an opportunity to create and
share an integrated lesson for coding. Attendees will be getting a “Coding Curriculum Resource
Folder” to bring with them at the end of this session.

Coding is a form of Digital Literacy and this session will be focusing on Coding to Empower not
only learners but educators to assess their learners while they code. Assessing them in a
meaningful way using triangulation of data through cross-curricular competencies is a component
of a technology enriched classroom. This session is aligned with the theme of EML where learners
and educators are both involved in a rich and meaningful way to use digital tools to create,
learn and explore the learning adventures of 21st century teaching and learning.

Presenter: Bushra Shahid, Teacher- Ed-Tech Presenter , Peel District School Board

Presenter: Kiran Pothula, Instructional Coach , Peel District School Board

Location: Room 205

11:30a − 12:20p
Décoder la lecture en coding

Un atelier qui démontre comment utiliser le coding afin de faciliter le décodage en lecture chez
les lecteurs immergent. L’apprentissage de la programmation est une approche qui permet à
l’élève d’organiser et de structurer sa pensée. Il est important de développer la maîtrise du
décodage des mots et une bonne compréhension de la correspondance phonème-graphème au cours des
premières années scolaires ,le coding m’a beaucoup facilité le processus de lecture car la
programmation informatique semble littéralement absorber les jeunes élèves de la
classe,Apprendre en jouant, c’est payant.

Presenter: Fadila Benzidoun, Enseignante accompagnatrice , CSViamonde

Presenter: Fatima Khlifi, Enseignante/teacher , Viamonde

Location: Room 201

11:30a − 12:20p
Magnificent Microbit

Teaching curriculum through experiential learning, that’s our intention for you and your
classroom. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized, codable computer with lots of interesting
features. It has an ARM-built processor, a motion sensor, built-in compass, USB port, 25 LED
lights, buttons, and Bluetooth technology. The micro:bit can be used to create all sorts of
fantastic projects. On its own it’s just a tool, however, it is a powerful piece of technology
that can be used in innovative ways to engage and inspire learning in our classrooms. Teachers
will see the micro:bit as a valuable tool for pairing Math, Science, Engineering, and Coding
together. We will be providing an opportunity for teachers who have a variety of experience with
coding. Teachers will get hands-on building with sensors, LED’s, motors, and breadboards.
Takeaways will allow teachers the chance to be comfortable with implementing the unique
technology in their own classroom environment. Either in a STEM club or math class, micro:bit
will be a seen as an excellent tool for creating an engaging experience for students that will
enhance their learning. It is our hope that we can walk you through ways to use this technology
and stimulate engagement in your classroom. Lessons can easily be used or adapted for primary
through intermediate classrooms.

Presenter: Lucas Boluk, Vice Principal and STEM Teacher , BHNCDSB

Presenter: Miriam Petrella, Stem Teacher ,
BHNCDSB

Presenter: Sarah Conway, STEM teacher ,
BHNCDSB

Location: Room 204

11:30a − 12:20p
Shaken, Not Stirred – Becoming a Blended Learning
Connoisseur

Shake up your teaching with blended learning. Blended learning is a combination – or blend – of
face-to-face and online learning and can be a very powerful and effective model offering
students the “best of both worlds”. K-12 students can access course materials,
resources, tools, participate in deep collaboration between students and teachers, and step
outside the four walls into the digital world.The use of Office365, Brightspace/D2L, Edublogs
and OSAPAC as used in a blended learning model will be outlined with specific examples of use in
a secondary classroom and tips on implementation.

Presenter: Lynn Thomas, Digital Lead Learner, Secondary English
Teacher , Granderie District School Board

Location: Room 203