TransformEd Ottawa Educator Summit
In partnership with WE, Fair Chance Learning and Microsoft Canada kicked off the second round of TransformEd Summits in Ottawa earlier this month. We had 90 educators join us at Carleton University.
After breakfast and registration, educators immediately got down to it, confronted by lemons, alligator clips, copper wires and an LED light as they found their seats. When life hands you lemons, you make a lemon battery (if you're at a TransformEd summit, otherwise lemonade is acceptable).
The hands-on, minds-on vibe continued throughout the day. Educators heard from opinion leaders, connected with peers, and earned their FutureReady badge by participating in workshops which unpacked modern learning through technology.
The workshops focused on important education transformation topics such as the growing need for personalized learning, inclusive learning environments, and highlighting the importance of student voice.
Local superstar educator Rola Tibshirani and three of her students joined the team, supporting the Hacking STEM break out session. During lunch, attendees heard from Rola in a different capacity, as she took to the stage sharing her story and guiding beliefs as a progressive educator.
Throughout the day teachers also had the chance to complete the ICTC Cyber Security Challenge. I'm not sure if we should feel proud, but we can report three educators successfully hacked the Prime Minister's computer!
At the end of the event, the messages on Twitter gave us more feels than baby Yoda, an impactful day of learning was achieved:
We truly believe TransformEd will help transform your practices. You can join the movement, register today for TransformEd Winnipeg on January 31st!
Not in Winnipeg, be sure to follow #FutureReady and look out for more stops as we take TransformEd across Canada.