• Our Class Made Website
    by joshea on July 28, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    My MEd classmates and I used our summer semester to create a website with multiple curated resources for other educators to use as a guide for online learning/teaching. The Remote Teaching Resources website generally supports teachers and educators working in the K-12 system but could definitely be utilized by others for alternative teaching and learning

  • ALL-INCLUSIVE: Addressing the needs of all in remote teaching
    by dalesaki on July 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    To be inclusive can be described using multiple metrics. Generally speaking, in education that means all students with diverse needs have access to education. According to the government of B.C.’s section title, Inclusive Education Information for Parents, “Learning supports are resources, strategies and practices used so that all students have an equal opportunity for success

  • Communicating to Assess Student Needs: Rationale
    by mackenzie37 on July 28, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash In evaluating the selection of resources chosen, that can be used to communicate with families as a means to assess student needs, I considered the following: Authorship Date of publication Relevance Accuracy and objectivity Bias Low or no cost to schools/district It was not difficult to determine which websites/apps had

  • Rationale for Creating Content
    by seansjourney on July 28, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Rationale The resource that I created is a conversation between several teachers discussing the experiences that they had during remote learning concerning the use of Google Classroom and FreshGrade. I used the Berkley Library: Evaluating Resource Guide for justifying and... Continue Reading →

  • Summary of Research Evidence
    by seansjourney on July 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Summary of Research Evidence The content presented on the website, are a resource guide to help teachers grow their digital literacy and have resources they can share to also educate the parents. The B.C. Digital Framework encourages digital skills and... Continue Reading →

  • EDCI 565 Assignment #3 – Review
    by dalesaki on July 28, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Addressing accessibility and inclusion in remote learning requires many of the same tools required and used when in the classroom setting. Understanding these similarities means that educators who have adapted and adopted strategies to address accessibility and inclusion in the classroom will not necessarily be needing to “reinvent the wheel.” in a move to remote

  • How my Metaphor has Changed in Relation to Curriculum Discourse, Development, and Documentation
    by Trevor Hood on July 28, 2020 at 7:29 am

    “Effenaar Bar” by allert is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 My original metaphor for curriculum gives the presence of the machinery of learning, such as the bar itself being a chain of bars throughout the country representing the same basic concept replicated over and over again. However, my metaphor has become more complex because I noticed Ted Aoki and

  • EDCI 565 Assignment #2
    by dalesaki on July 28, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Increasing participation and engagement in synchronous online meetings As teachers increasingly adapt to the reality of remote learning and teaching, and adopt the technology and programs to allow for it, issues of accessibility, attendance and inclusion start to dominate discussion, even before curriculum is considered. ACCESSIBILITY Before a class meets in a synchronous online setting,

  • Assignment 3A: Evidence-Informed Design and Content for Learner-to-Learner Communication in High Schools
    by Trevor Hood on July 28, 2020 at 6:05 am

    “books” by stebulus is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Learner-to-Learner Online Communication Review Moore stated there are three types of learning in online environments: learner-to-learner, learner-to-teacher, and content-to-learner (1989). Since spring break, teachers have made adaptations for delivering content to students, and have used alternative methods for communicating such as e-mail, phone calls home, creation of websites, the use

  • Home/School Communication for ELL: Literature Review
    by mackenzie37 on July 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    The focus of this literature review, was to examine research that identifies concerns around accessibility in communication for ELL (English Language Learners). In pursuing greater use of technology to support home/ school communication, the hope is that use of technology will lead to both increased engagement and academic success. Something of particular interest to the

  • Assignment 3A: Review
    by joshea on July 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Safe Online Technology Education Review (Jeremy) Technology education’s general focus is to get students to design, fabricate, and/or repair and maintain technologies and tools to develop skills to make changes for human need in the physical world (BCMOE, 2018). But what happens when the ability to create and fabricate is suddenly severely restricted? This is

  • Assessment Resource Creation, Review and Summary
    by rjsmith on July 27, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    For a condensed overview check out Assessment Research, Resources and Rationale   Co-Authored by experienced educators in online learning who teach at a distance learning school. These resources were created through experience and supported by academic research. The created resources are current (created July 2020), relevant (addresses assessment learning outcomes), authoritative (co-created by educators who

  • Resources for Assessment
    by lhuston on July 27, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    a photo of shelves and stacks of books Resources for Assessment As part of our project, we created a series of resources that we felt would aid teachers in planning their online assessments.  These resources were created through experience and are supported by academic research. The created resources are current (created July 2020), relevant (addresses assessment Read more about Resources for Assessment

  • Academic Review of Assessment Strategies
    by lhuston on July 27, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Photo of an open book    As part of our project, we completed research and created an academic review to provide support for the tools and strategies listed within our blog pages. The academic review, posted below, shows the importance of thoughtful and well-planned assessment, particularly within an online environment. To read the condensed, summarized Read more about Academic Review of Assessment Strategies

  • Assessment Research (Academic Review)
    by jca on July 27, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Link to resource: Assessment Research, Resources and Rationale   Assessment is a crucial component of learning used in both K-12 and post-secondary education.  In order to support other educators, we wanted to examine assessment through the lens of an online learning environment.  Assessment is meant to focus on “student involvement and authentic, meaningful assessment, leading to the development of a variety

  • Setting Up Communication: Rationale
    by mackenzie37 on July 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Both in our own experience, and in dialogue with colleagues, we uncovered various ways educators log, store, sort and retrieve communications. Each educator has their own rationale for the tool or framework chosen for their system, and a rationale as to why communication should be tracked. However, we could not find ANY available framework in

  • The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment: EDCI – 565 Assignment #3
    by deirdreh on July 27, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment Gary Soles, Deirdre Houghton, & Andrew Vogelsang Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 565: Curriculum Studies Dr. Valerie Irvine 28 July 2020 Introduction & Learning Outcomes Collaboration between all education partners, at … Continue reading "The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment: EDCI – 565 Assignment #3"

  • Evaluation and Rationale of the Resource Document: Expectations for Communicating with Peers Online
    by Trevor Hood on July 27, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    “Books” by Jules Hawk is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Resource Purpose I have reached out to multiple school districts in British Columbia on finding clear policies that outline peer-to-peer communication for high school students, and found that there is a gap with this resource. The British Columbia Ministry of Education is going to roll out their back to

  • EDCI-565#3: The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 27, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Photo by James Thomas on Unsplash   Gary Soles, Deirdre Houghton, & Andrew Vogelsang Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 565: Curriculum Studies Dr. Valerie Irvine 28 July 2020 Introduction & Learning Outcomes Collaboration between all education partners, at this time, is more important than ever for a fluid … Continue reading "EDCI-565#3: The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment."

  • The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment: EDCI 565 Assignment 3
    by garysoles on July 27, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment Gary Soles, Deirdre Houghton, & Andrew Vogelsang Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 565: Curriculum Studies Dr. Valerie Irvine 28 July 2020 Introduction &... Continue Reading →

  • Setting Up Communication: Rationale
    by theprairieteacher on July 27, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    RATIONALE POST:   Both in our own experience, and in dialogue with colleagues, we uncovered various ways educators log, store, sort...

  • Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems: Assignment #3
    by seansjourney on July 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Media Literacy Education The resources that I curated are essentially how-to guides for teachers to use when navigating Google Classroom and FreshGrade. I also provide a video discussion between myself and two other teachers on our experiences using Google Classroom... Continue Reading →

  • Summary of Research Evidence Supporting the Need for Mental Health Resources
    by wanderon on July 27, 2020 at 1:09 am

    It is not difficult to imagine how many parts of our lives have been impacted by our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected home, work, the economy, and the way we connect with each other in these spaces. The impact on education institutions continues to be profound. It has become acutely apparent that

  • Wellness and Mental Health Resources: Literature Review
    by wanderon on July 27, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Unprecedented is an overused word in 2020. However, it is hard to imagine what part of life that has not been impacted by our pandemic response. The impact on educational institutions has been profound. Schools are an essential part of the social fabric of a community, connecting the resources of that community and the people

  • A Holistic Review of Mental Health Resources
    by Rene Schwarz on July 27, 2020 at 12:02 am

    (For a summary of this review, go to: Summary of Research Evidence Supporting the Need for Mental Health Resources Introduction “Unprecedented” is a tired word in 2020. However, it is hard to imagine what part of life has not been impacted by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact on educational institutions has been

  • The Creation and Critical Evaluation of Collaborative Resources: FSJSS Group
    by garysoles on July 26, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    The three resources below are the collaboration tools the FSJSS group decided to focus on as they were an important part of our teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Resource 1: Google Slides Rationale: With the onset of Covid-19, many teachers... Continue Reading →

  • Rationale: What is de-plagiarism?
    by chowlett on July 26, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Upon the curation of resources related to plagiarism, cheating, and original composition, I found an article by Stuart Wrigley that introduced the idea of “de-plagiarism”. At first, I believed de-plagiarism to be just another way of expressing how to not... Continue Reading →

  • Fractals: Living Curriculum Animates Common Curriculum
    by wanderon on July 26, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I contend that the living curriculum animates the common curriculum. Perhaps a thought experiment to make the point. The last three months of the 2019-2020 school year demonstrated how much losing the connection and the lived curriculum meant to students and teachers. Now imagine yourself teaching a class in a time before all this happened.

  • Curriculum is Still like a Rubber Duckie!
    by wanderon on July 26, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I thought about switching my metaphorical simile from curriculum being like a rubber duckie to curriculum being like a lighthouse. Always a leader in education, B.C. was the first to use correspondence courses to deliver distance education over 100 years ago. The courses were developed for the children of lighthouse keepers who were completely isolated

  • Evidence Review for Assignment #3 – EDCI 565
    by heatherc on July 26, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Our focus for our project was centred around three outcomes: building community between educators and elementary school learners, building community between learners and their peers, and supporting parents and caregivers as their involvement in schooling is forced to increase. When asked to share evidence for why we gathered resources for building classroom community, our first

  • Evidence Review for EDCI 565 Assignment #3
    by twestwood on July 26, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Our focus for our project was centred around three outcomes: building community between educators and elementary school learners, building community between learners and their peers, and supporting parents and caregivers as their involvement in schooling is forced to increase. When asked to share evidence for why we gathered resources for building classroom community, our first

  • Curriculum & Remote Teaching Resources: Facing the Effects of COVID-19
    by Rene Schwarz on July 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

    What appears to be a mad rush to gather teaching resources that can be administered remotely or in a blended model of instruction before the start of a new school year may be an avoidance strategy for what kinds of needs have to be met before any effective learning in any environment can take place.

  • Remote Teaching Resources
    by ctrades on July 26, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Logo by René. Well, I haven’t been posting much because it seems so much of what I am doing is revolving around creating posts for our University of Victoria Masters of Educational Technology cohort’s project for our summer courses! We do have some guests joining us, so if you have something to contribute on Remote

  • Curriculum and Collaboration
    by lhuston on July 25, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Photo of many hands holding lego figures together in a circle Curriculum and Collaboration “We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do Read more about Curriculum and Collaboration

  • Expectations for Communication
    by mackenzie37 on July 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Making communication clear, concise and explicit means that everyone understands  your intentions. When we make our communication explicit,  we create a process that is less likely to result in problems that stem from communication failures. While we may still need to navigate through language barriers, we need to be thoughtful in our consideration of how

  • Protected: Assignment 3(a) & (b): Evidence-Informed Design and Content
    by hdyck on July 25, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • Curation of Online Resources during Covid-19
    by mackenzie37 on July 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    During our school’s Covid-19 experience and return to a blend of both in class and online learning we engaged in lots of opportunities to share resources. We would often share out at staff meetings, which we conducted over zoom. With lots of resources coming in at every angle, one staff member suggested that we collate

  • Communication for Home Engagement: A Small Literature Review
    by theprairieteacher on July 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Focus on parental engagement as a means of improving student achievement has been studied extensively over decades (Boonk et al.,...

  • Rationale: Tools for Academic Integrity and Plagiarism in a Hybrid Model [Revised]
    by chowlett on July 24, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    In British Columbia, the Ministry of Education directed school district to employ a hybrid model of education during the month of June 2020, widely seen as a trial for how education could continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators found themselves... Continue Reading →

  • Created Resource Justification
    by joshea on July 23, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    The Recycle Project resources, including a video and documents, have been created for technology education teachers outline a basic project idea that can be utilized when teaching in an online context. The goal is to address the following outcome: By the start of the year, technology education teachers will be able to create opportunities for students

  • ALL-INCLUSIVE – Rationale
    by dalesaki on July 23, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Given that our jurisdiction lies in British Columbia, all matters education lead back to BC’s Ministry of Education. If we are to talk about inclusion, and we are dealing with the K-12 system, then government guidelines should be considered first. While the statement, “Every student deserves equitable access to learning, opportunities for achievement and the

  • Considerations for Home/ School Communication for ELLs
    by mackenzie37 on July 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Photo by Melinda Gimpel on Unsplash English Language Learners (ELLs) often have unique needs when it comes to language acquisition, which can make home / school communication a challenge. It can be difficult for these students to participate in whole group activities, especially now when so much of what we are doing is online (through

  • Democratic Learning Design
    by wanderon on July 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    In our TIEGrad online discussion forum, I was asked to describe how our school, Mill Bay Nature School (MBNS), was addressing colonialism. My answer didn’t really answer the question as well as it or MBNS deserve. It focused on how our school has acted in support of reconciliation and incorporated indigenous ways of learning, which

  • What Collaborative Resources To Consider? – A Critical Evaluation By Deirdre Houghton, Gary Soles & Andrew Vogelsang
    by andrewvogelsang on July 21, 2020 at 4:25 pm
  • What Collaborative Resources to Consider? A Critical Evaluation by Deirdre Houghton, Gary Soles, and Andrew Vogelsang. Assignment 1: EDCI 565
    by garysoles on July 21, 2020 at 4:19 pm
  • The Efficacy of Place-Based Learning in Curriculum
    by garysoles on July 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm

                The Efficacy of Place-Based Learning in Curriculum Gary Soles Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 532: Curriculum Studies Dr. James Nahachewsky 17 July 2020        ... Continue Reading →

  • Rationale For Curating Resources
    by seansjourney on July 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

    My Experience Over the spring of 2020, the world came to a screeching halt and everything seemed to change in an instant. As a teacher, this meant a complete flip from in-class learning to completely online. I was in the... Continue Reading →

  • What Collaborative Resources To Consider? – A Critical Evaluation By Deirdre Houghton, Gary Soles & Andrew Vogelsang Assignment #1 EDCI-565
    by deirdreh on July 21, 2020 at 2:45 am

    The following slide presentation outlines our three outcomes for collaboration, the specific resources/platforms we chose to focus on, our rationale, an overview or general evaluation of resources, a critical evaluation of each of the chosen resources, and a conclusion. Please see the table of contents for specific topics related to evaluation.  

  • Does Reacting to Plagiarism and Cheating Teach Academic Integrity?
    by chowlett on July 21, 2020 at 2:25 am

    In 1965, computer engineer Gordon Moore made a prediction that the number of transistors on a silicon chip would double every year (Moore’s Law | Computer Science | Britannica, n.d.). In basic terms, he predicted that each year, engineers would... Continue Reading →

  • Is it Time to Paddle?
    by wanderon on July 20, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Is it Time to Paddle? What children learn does not follow as an automatic result from what is taught, rather, it is in large part due to the children’s own doing, as a consequence of their activities and our resources. From The Hundred Languages of Children, Loris Malaguzzi (Biermeier, 2015, p. 72). Discussions of reform

  • Critical Evaluation Tool Rationale
    by hdyck on July 20, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Photo by Agence Olloweb on Unsplash Evaluation of the Evaluating Tools On my blog post titled Curating Resources to Assist Remote Learning I include the following three evaluation tools to critique resources for their appropriateness, correctness, and contribution: University of Victoria (Inba Kehoe): Criteria for Evaluating Internet Resources University of California – Berkeley: Evaluating Resources

  • Supporting Resources for Peer Online Communication in High Schools
    by Trevor Hood on July 20, 2020 at 5:26 am

    “Computer Processor on Keyboard” by danielfoster437 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Expectations For Communicating with Peers Online. With a pivot in providing learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom, it is important that students learn what is expected and what is not expected in being a digital citizen when interacting online with or without the presence of

  • Decision Time
    by ctrades on July 19, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Photo by Stefano Zocca on Unsplash Choosing resources is difficult – there is so much available but you can’t have EVERYTHING! As I was researching applications for creating content for our Remote Teaching site, the questions I asked myself were: Do I or people I know use them? Are they free or cheap? Are they

  • Unlocking Assessment: the rationale (co-authored post)
    by mrsrlogo on July 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    As educators, assessment is a large part of our job and there are a vast number of tools and pedagogies available. Therefore, as a group we chose to look at the specific aspects of assessment and online assessment tools for the current time we are in, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We first created a set

  • Establishing Lines of Communication: Rationale
    by theprairieteacher on July 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    My evaluation methods for selection was guided by this post by our instructor. Most of the considerations in evaluation are...

  • Digital Accessibilility
    by theprairieteacher on July 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    We had a cohort guest – Kim Ashbourne speak on web accessibility.  This was an interesting one, as it obviously...

  • The Rationale Behind Our Three Outcomes
    by twestwood on July 18, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    As primary teachers, we are well aware that the relationships we form with our students are the key to helping our young learners be successful. This past spring, our online experiences revealed that there will be new challenges this coming September, especially if we have no in-person time with students. Often learners don’t like to

  • The rationale behind our three outcomes
    by heatherc on July 18, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    As primary teachers, we are well aware that the relationships we form with our students are the key to helping our young learners be successful. This past spring, our online experiences revealed that there will be new challenges this coming September, especially if we have no in-person time with students. Often learners don’t like to

  • Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 
    by lhuston on July 18, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Photo of a keyboard with a key placed on top   As educators, assessment is a large part of our job and there are a vast number of tools and pedagogies available. Therefore, as a group we chose to look at the specific aspects of assessment and online assessment tools for the current time we are in, during the COVID-19 Read more about Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 

  • Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 
    by rjsmith on July 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    As educators, assessment is a large part of our job and there are a vast number of tools and pedagogies available. Therefore, as a group we chose to look at the specific aspects of assessment and online assessment tools for the current time we are in, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We first created a set of learning outcomes for assessment (see below), then our curated list and finally we collaborated on a blog

  • Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 
    by jca on July 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    As educators, assessment is a large part of our job and there are a vast number of tools and pedagogies available. Therefore, as a group we chose to look at the specific aspects of assessment and online assessment tools for the current time we are in, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We first created a set of learning outcomes for assessment (see below), then our curated list and finally we collaborated on a blog

  • Unhyphenated Reggio – Emergent Curriculum
    by wanderon on July 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Unhyphenated Reggio – Emergent Curriculum Discussions of reform in higher education often look away from the elephants in the room. The sheer size of most Canadian post-secondary institutions, the complexity of their administrative structures, the stasis of their traditions, and the bulk of their contractual obligations and labor agreements—all these tend to weigh reform down.

  • Burning the Candle at Both Ends
    by ctrades on July 17, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    “Burning My Candle at Both Ends” by gfpeck is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 For May, June and July, I was/am both taking online courses/workshops on teaching using technology (4 in total) and facilitating 2 online workshops. I took an online MOOC on Indigenous Perspectives that was quite old-fashioned in its approach. It had recorded video lectures with limited

  • Developing an Outcome for Safe Design and Build in an Online Context
    by joshea on July 17, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    This week I have been pulling together resources to meet an outcome that will help guide future teachers when teaching online. The outcome I have been mostly focusing on is related to my discipline as a technology education teacher: By the start of the year, technology education teachers will be able to create opportunities for

  • Accessibility
    by lhuston on July 17, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Sign that says “no entry”   Accessibility. How accessible is it? Questions and thoughts bubbled up while listening to Kim Ashbourne, one of the presenters this week.  Kim talked to us about web accessibility and it was very informative, covering some accessibility considerations that I had not thought of before.  Sure, I ensure that Read more about Accessibility

  • Learning Design, Accessibility, and Student Engagement
    by hdyck on July 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Learning Design This week we were asked to familiarize ourselves with several learning design resources (listed under references). Wow, AVID strategies everywhere! Clearly the creators and contributors of AVID are learning design specialists! Being trained as an AVID teacher 6 years ago was possibly the best professional development I have ever had. The focus on

  • Down the Rabbit Hole Again….
    by lhuston on July 17, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      A neon sign that says ” down the rabbit hole”   Down the rabbit hole again…. So, it happened, again. I set out once more to find just a couple of articles on a topic I was considering for an upcoming assignment, determined that I would be focused and efficient.  Then, I fell into Read more about Down the Rabbit Hole Again….

  • My Personal and Professional Experiences With Accessibility: EDCI-565 BLOG #2
    by deirdreh on July 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Picture By John Hoang on Unsplash Introduction: In EDCI-565 we had the opportunity to listen to Kim Ashbourne present on the significance of accessibility of education to all learners. Her presentation pin-pointed various resources that outline the human rights all individuals have in terms of accessing education, in addition to providing educators with further information … Continue reading "My Personal and Professional Experiences With Accessibility: EDCI-565 BLOG #2"

  • Accessibility: Barriers We Create.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Accessibility is a word that has so many contexts depending on the area you are applying it to. Accommodations are the way that we, as a society or business, adapt to make sure that people of all abilities have the same opportunities. This week in class, led by Kim … Continue reading "Accessibility: Barriers We Create."

  • Thoughts on Accessibility in Education
    by garysoles on July 16, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Introduction On 14 July 2020 we had a fantastic presentation in EDCI 565 regarding accessibility in education (specifically looking at accessibility in digital formats, including websites, communication tools, and writing editing / reading software) by Kim Ashbourne who’s twitter feed... Continue Reading →

  • Planning for accessibility in created content
    by mrsrlogo on July 14, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Accessibility is something that able-bodied and able-minded individuals don’t have to confront until they themselves need it. That is exactly what happened to me. I went through life navigating, reading and writing by hand and on computer without using accessibility tools. Then a head injury made me confront head on all of the accessibility issues

  • Questioning Curriculum…while writing curriculum
    by chowlett on July 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    I am feeling rather silly right now. Therefore, I wrote a woe is me blog/rant. I’m enjoying both my courses (532 & 565) in this summer term, but I am finding them to be in conflict at the outset. I... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum is Like a Rubber Duckie – Assignment One Done
    by wanderon on July 13, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    CURRICULUM IS LIKE A RUBBER DUCKIE (The author recognizes that the title is actually a simile which is like a metaphor. Hey, that’s a simile too!) “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward” Søren Kierkegaard (Not actually a picture of Kiekegaard)   In the modern vernacular of computer coding, rubber

  • Curriculum is..
    by lmorton on July 13, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    From an Educators point of view, curriculum to me is a ‘choose your own adventure’ book. We are presented with a laid out framework of where students are intended to be at the end of each school year and we get to choose the direction we take that in. As you do in an adventure

  • The Pivot
    by heatherc on July 11, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    “Covid Class” (H. Crossley) No one could have predicted the last three months of this school year to turn out the way it did. I’m really proud of what we accomplished. I think in the end, it went well and parents, for the most part, were happy. Thank goodness my children are of an age

  • Reflecting on the Pivot
    by Trevor Hood on July 11, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    “Finding a Line” by vpickering is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   Everyone had to pivot their approach to education without a choice after the spring break, but we are very privileged to be living at this period of time where technology has allowed us to support both teaching and learning online. In our current

  • What is Curriculum?
    by twestwood on July 10, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    To me, curriculum is the map at the trailheads of a network of bike trails. Educators are the trail guides, responsible for knowing their sections of the trail. Often, the trail guides learn about their section of trail from other guides rather than looking at the map. The learners are the riders. The bottom of

  • Looking Back to Look Forward
    by twestwood on July 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    As our cohort heads back into the virtual classroom and I prepare to get back into blog posting again, I found myself looking back at one of my previous posts, Remote Kindergarten. It was a bit of a rant about the overwhelming nature of what has come to be called Emergency Remote Learning or providing

  • Thoughts on the pivot to online learning
    by garysoles on July 10, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Introduction The Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 has upended our education system and has forced us to rethink curriculum delivery by utilizing modern technologies, to effectively support students learning. At the same time, this needs to be done while keeping one... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum Design vs Learning Design: A resurgence of the age old debate of Nature vs Nurture
    by hdyck on July 10, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    “Freddie and Frankie with Dad on Fourth Birthday 1964” by Fritz Liess is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Our class on Learning Design are in the midst of developing an online resource for teachers to assist remote learning during the 2020/2021 school year. Covid-19 has forced teachers from the comfort of their classrooms to an online environment, and due

  • Embracing the Pivot.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 10, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash In class this week, we were discussing the pivot to the new model of teaching that will be affecting us when we return to class amid Covid-19. Through discussions as a whole class, and in break-out rooms, it is clear that there is anxiety, excitement, and good ideas for … Continue reading "Embracing the Pivot."

  • Curriculum is like a rubber duckie.
    by wanderon on July 10, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Curriculum is like a rubber duckie. (The author recognizes that the title is actually a simile and not a metaphor but it just sounded right and worked with the idea. Besides, who doesn’t like rubber duckies!) Once upon a very long time ago, I was a bright, sparkly new teacher candidate. Fortunately for me, Ontario

  • Managing the Messy Part II
    by theprairieteacher on July 10, 2020 at 1:19 am

    This is a titled response to the first blog (Managing the Messy Part) my professor posted for this new course...

  • A New Beginning
    by joshea on July 9, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    We have been tasked as a cohort to make a large documenting what is a essentially a best practices and resource guide for the coming school year. This year presents a large challenge as the Covid-19 threat still lingers and could flare up quickly. There are also concerns about the countries economy which has slowed

  • Blended Teachers Don’t Have the Answers.
    by jca on July 9, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    With the majority of districts shifting towards distance learning thanks to Covid, there have been plenty of interest and questions around how we implemented our Blended and Online program. The quick answer is – it’s a work in progress. The framework or platform (Learning Management System, or LMS) may be in place, but it is

  • What a Year
    by lhuston on July 9, 2020 at 8:53 pm

        What a year this has been. It was certainly a memorable one and one that has changed not only the fabric of our society, but each individual in its own way. When I reflect on the whirlwind that began just before Spring Break, I am in awe of the resiliency of teachers, students Read more about What a Year

  • Pivot here we come…
    by seansjourney on July 9, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    This week’s classes have been an adventure because we are making some new resources for teachers, parents and students who can utilize them for “pivoting” into next school year. We have no idea what school is going to look like... Continue Reading →

  • Reflecting On The New Pivot: EDCI-565 Blog #1
    by deirdreh on July 9, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Photo by: Bima Rhamanda Introduction: The current Covid-19 pandemic has, indeed, scrambled individuals’ daily routines and livelihood worldwide. Within the realm of BC’s education system, the situation is no less settled as school districts, educators, learners and parents have had to make various changes to provide and access the best possible learning experiences during this … Continue reading "Reflecting On The New Pivot: EDCI-565 Blog #1"

  • Assessing online – it is a challenge
    by mrsrlogo on July 9, 2020 at 2:33 am

    Learning design is something that I have been focusing some research on lately as I want to have a better understanding as I go through trying to create more content related to the new curriculum for my courses. I want what I create to be founded in research and to have a clear purpose. As

  • Here We Go Again!
    by rjsmith on July 8, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I am back everyone! Here to bewilder and amaze you in my journey through this Master of Education.   This summer I have 2 masters courses (as a student), in addition to developing and re-designing my own courses (as an educator). Besides this being a lofty goal, lets address the elephant in the room. Educators

  • The Comfort of Numbing and Avoiding Yourself with Fixation or Distraction
    by Rene Schwarz on July 8, 2020 at 5:50 am

    It is a slippery slope that one walks upon when comparing the solace of living under religious dogma to the pursuit of one’s own truth, meaning, and purpose. Rationalizing one’s present state of being in the world by adding up one’s past experiences requires great care not to cloud the truth of what one is