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Literacy and Learning Symposium: United by Design

It is my pleasure to be a part of the 2015 Literacy and Learning Symposium to be held at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary, Alberta on October 13-16, 2015. The theme of the event is United by Design: Moving Forward Together, which I love. The Centre for Family (www.famlit.ca) is partnering with the Community Learning Network (www.communitylearning.info) to present this event as a province-wide professional development opportunity for approximately 300 participants who focus on literacy and lifelong learning for adults. The title of my keynote will be Personal Learning Through Partnership: Connecting Learners as Knowledge Nodes. The abstract is as follows:

With ubiquitous Internet access and the prevalence of social media and curation tools, there is an incredible opportunity to remix the roles of teacher and learner, making every person a partner in learning. Adult learners are recognized as knowledge nodes and we’ll share how to harness a learning community through connections.

I will also be doing a session on Oct 16th, entitled #selfiemylearning: Making Learning Visible.

The registration deadline is September 14th with an early bird draw deadline of September 4th. You can register here. I hope to see you there!

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BlendEd Alberta

I am thrilled to be “unkeynote” for the blendED 2015 Symposium to be held Oct 25-27, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. As per their website,

This event is the first of its kind in Alberta and is designed to attract educators, technology coordinators, curriculum developers and administrators from the K-12 sector.  Throughout the event participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations about online and blended learning in Alberta.  From a hands-on skill-building pre-conference to a closing unKeynote that will tie together the 2-day networking and dialogue, delegates will leave the symposium with new insights, ideas and understandings – most importantly with practical strategies to implement in their own practice.

The symposium, being sponsored in partnership with the Canadian eLearning Network, is organized around five themes:  Research, Pedagogy, Tools, Course Design and Diverse Learning Groups. I’ll be facilitating a “World Cafe” with a panel of thought leaders, including Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh on Monday, October 26, and will put together something interesting as a closing unkeynote on Tuesday, October 27.

Please note the early bird registration rate deadline is July 15th. You can register here.