This 2-day workshop will expose participants to new modes of working using online, collaborative tools. In addition to sessions for skill development and discussion about 21st Century learning, participants will be asked to collaborate with other participants to develop a unit planner they can use in school on Monday.

Participants MUST bring a laptop to this workshop that is able to access a wireless network. Access to the YIS WLAN will be provided.

Time

Day 1: Saturday

9:00 - 9:30
Kim & Julie Intro

Get to know each other
9:30 - 10:15
Kick start your thinking

Part 1 (9:30 - 945):
Team Yellow
Team Blue
Team Green
Team Pink
Team Pink - lined
Team Blue - lined

Part 2 (9:45 - 10:15) - thanks to Darren Kurropatwa for the inspiration & resources for this session:
10:15 - 10:30
Break in Cafeteria
10:30 - 11:30
Introduction to group project
Including:
  • Introduction to Globally Collaborative Projects
  • Creating an Elevator Pitch

11:30 - 12:00
Find your team & get to know each other
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch
1:00 - 2:00
Breakout Session 1:
Option A: Presentation Zen/Creative Commons - Kim
Option B: Create Your Personal Learning Network (Blogs, Wikis, Twitter) - Julie
2:00 - 3:00
Breakout Session 2:
Option A: Create Your Personal Learning Network (Blogs, Wikis, Twitter) - Julie
Option B: Presentation Zen/Creative Commons - Kim
3:00 - 4:00
Team Work
4:00 - 4:30
Closing/Wrap-up Day 1
End of Day 1 Survey

Time

Day 2: Sunday

9:00 - 9:45
Team Work


9:45 - 10:15
Project pitch
10:45 -11:30
Breakout Session 3:
Option A: Web 2.0 Tools for Digital Storytelling (VoiceThread, Podcasting) - Kim
Option B: Social Bookmarking/Networking - Julie
11:30 - 12:15
SpeedGeeking: Sharing what's worked & what hasn't in your schools
12:15 - 1:00
Lunch
1:00 - 1:45
Breakout Session 4:
Option A: Social Bookmarking/Networking - Julie
Option B: Web 2.0 Tools for Digital Storytelling (VoiceThread, Podcasting) - Kim
1:45 - 3:00
Team Work
3:00 - 3:15
Setup for final presentations
3:15 - 4:00
Final team journey presentations and 'Create the Future' wrap-up
Post Workshop Survey
Optional Ideas:

From the survey, people would like to know how to:
  • Create & use eportfolios
  • When to use permission slips (how to deal with web 2.0 tools for younger children)