The Calgary Science School is starting an Innovation and Education "think tank" discussion series. This initiative is designed to get a range of educational stakeholders together to discuss emerging ideas and possibilities in education, particularly around different technologies and their implication for the classroom.
We have planned our first "Innovation in Education" event for Wednesday, March 23rd, from 7:00 - 8:30pm.
A grade 8 teacher from the Calgary Science School, David Scott, will be the facilitator for our first event. David has become very interested the potential of digital publishing or 'etextbooks' - particularly as resource for teacher professional development. David is starting to build his first "integrated digital teaching resource" - a digital document embedded with video files, student examples and assessment resources.
The dynamic, self contained, and digital nature of electronic publishing elevates it beyond paper or text based resources. In addition to providing a more interesting and visually rich platform to engage ideas, concepts, and knowledge central to a unit, digital teaching resources have the potential to provide an integrated space where current research and scholarship, the program of studies, and the lived world of the classroom intersect in one resource.
David will use the resource he's working on to initiate discussion about the potential of digital publishing in education - both as student resources and teacher development material.
During the event there'll be opportunity for discussion around questions such as:
What potential does digital publishing hold for teacher resources?
How might digital resources address both content and pedagogy?
What role might digital resources play in teacher and student teacher development?
We will be hosting this event both physically (at the Calgary Science School) and digitally through an online webinar space. (The link for this will come out closer to the event)
There's no cost for the event - although we ask that you sign up in advance by clicking here.
Please spread the word about this event!