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EdTechTeam Vancouver iPad EDU Summit

January 23, 2016

Join us for the Vancouver iOS Summit - Powered by EdTechTeam

Mulgrave School | Vancouver, BC | January 23, 2016

The engaging experience includes an opening keynote, Apple Distinguished Educators, in-depth workshop sessions, and a wide variety of breakout sessions …all focused on the purposeful integration of the iPad for teaching and learning. Join us.

Jim Sill
Brad Ovenell-Carter
Ben Friesen
Autumn Laidler
Karen Lirenman

Inspiring, Hands-on, Pedagogy, Fun, Innovative, Authentic

The summit was life changing, I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday!

Event Overview

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  • Breakfast & Networking
  • Keynote
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Lunch - Provided
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Closing
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Register above to join us for the first Vancouver Summit featuring iOS for Education at Mulgrave School on January 23, 2016

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.

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Jim Sill

After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. By involving students in real world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national level. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.

As a Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.

In 2012, Jim was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production. He was also awarded The Computer Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009 and nominated for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award.

Contact Information @mistersill +JimSill

Brad Ovenell-Carter

Brad Ovenell-Carter has spent more than a decade exploring the impact of technology on education and his adventures include leading an international student body and faculty around the world with an iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. A member of the Canadian Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished Educator program and a Google Certified Teacher, he has presented at Apple Education Leadership Institutes, Apple Distinguished Educator Institutes, Alan November’s Building Learning Communities, Google Apps for Education Summits and SXSWedu. He has also led professional development workshops at the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of British Columbia as well as in individual schools in Canada and the United States. If there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s that the essence of technology has nothing at all to do with anything technological.

Ben Friesen

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.

Autumn Laidler

Autumn has been teaching in high-needs Chicago Public Schools for nine years at the elementary school level. She is in her fourth year of 1:1 iPad implementation at National Teachers Academy where she is a math and science teacher. She is passionate about inquiry, social justice issues and student voice. She is focused on digital creation by students, as well as creating connections with the global learning community. Autumn also coaches teachers in their technology implementation at her school. The coaching work offers monthly tech challenges for teachers to investigate new tools and work in a cooperative space as well as coaching each teacher to personalize goals and implementation based on each teacher’s needs.

Chicago Public Schools/National Teachers Academy

Karen Lirenman

Karen is an award winning primary teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. Her students have choice in how to learn, show, and share their knowledge. A present Karen is the k-3 teacher at SAIL Academy . This #SD36 STEAM program has a special focus on developing independent learners, critical thinkers, collaborators, innovators, and contributors. It is an interdisciplinary program where students learn through inquiry and project based learning. Karen is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google for Education Certified Innovator.

Surrey Schools