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Man­i­toba School Library Asso­ci­a­tion (MSLA) PD Day 2018


October 19, 2018 09:00 - 15:30





Topic: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, A Day with Jennifer Casa-Todd

Jennifer Casa-Todd is a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and has spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher for Literacy and Literacy Consultant, respectively. In her district-level role, she worked with teachers from Kindergarten to grade twelve in every subject area to integrate technology in the classroom, to support literacy, assessment and differentiation, and to promote twenty-first century competencies.

She is also the author of the book, Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership published by Dave Burgess Consulting. It is full of examples of students who are leveraging social media for good, and the teachers who are empowering them to do so. We have banned and blocked social media for over a decade, and we are not exactly happy with the result. It’s time for a new approach.

You can find her on Twitter, on Google+, or at her website.

Session 1: Connecting Students to Each Other and the World

This session will allow you to walk away with ideas to connect your students to other students in your school, district and in the world. There will be a focus on tools you can use to connect and participants will learn about exciting projects happening right now. Discover how easy it really can be to move beyond the walls of your classroom using technology. Participants are encouraged to bring a device.

Session 2: The Amazing Race EDU

What happens when Amazing Race meets a Breakout EDU escape-like game? Why critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and FUN of course. Play a sample game and learn how to get your own students in grades 7-12 get started to create their own Amazing Race EDU games for a global audience.