We are connecting with folks at the Technology Enabled Seminar and Showcase (#TESS18) in Toronto, Canada, on November 12th and 13th to celebrate and share with empowered educators from across Ontario’s higher education spaces.
#TESS18 will bring together educators and technologists through the Empowered Educator framework. From the TESS site: “This theme is inspired by the six attributes of the Ontario Extend framework first described by Simon Bates in 2014. Ontario Extend is a series of professional development modules, grounded in the belief that the impact on learning should be the primary motivator for creating online and technology-enabled learning experiences. Extend aims to empower educators to explore a range of emerging technologies and pedagogical practises for effective online and technology-enabled teaching and learning.” Link to find out more about TESS18: The Empowered Educator.
The #TESS18 program will explore the skills, knowledge and attributes required to transform teaching and learning practises through collaboration and connections with colleagues from colleges and universities across Ontario and extending into international locations.
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Monday, November 12, 11:15 AM (Toronto time)
We’ll wrangle a session with the current eCampus Ontario OEFellows to talk about open fellowship and how this has empowered their educational practices. Come meet this active group of empowered educators and hear what they’re up to at #TESS18. The onsite buddy will be Jenni Hayman. Our virtual buddies will be Joseph Murphy and Christina Hendricks.
Monday, November 12, 3.30 PM (Toronto time)
Our onsite guest is Simon Bates. He’ll share some insights about the Engaged Educator framework from his keynote talk. The onsite buddies will be Terry Greene. Our virtual buddies will be Christina Hendricks and Joseph Murphy .
Tuesday, November 13, 10.30 AM (Toronto time)
Our onsite guest is Robin DeRosa. She’ll share insights from her keynote talk. The onsite buddy will be Helen DeWaard. Our virtual buddies will be Christina Hendricks and Verena Roberts.
Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 PM (Toronto time)
Our onsite guest will be Chris Fernlund and students from the SDX Lab (@SDXLab). They’ll share insights from their panel presentation, their Student Experience Design Lab projects, and student perspectives on how empowered educators impact student learning experiences. The onsite buddy will be Terry Greene.
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