Full Program: A Century of Learning...
Opening Keynote: Raising Resilient Children
Dr. Alex Russell
Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Shaw Conference Centre (Salons 8-12)
Is it really a good thing to give children everything they need, all the time? In this keynote, Dr. Alex Russell addresses common challenges children and youth face, including dealing with troublesome behaviours, supporting children at school, and controlling or monitoring children’s access to computers, cell phones and other forms of digital technology. A perspective is offered that helps take a positive and emotionally rewarding role in their children’s lives, while allowing them to have the opportunity to make their own decisions—and mistakes—during the complicated business of growing up.
Closing Keynote: Taking on the New Possibilities and Challenges of Learning in a Connected World
Dr. Alec Couros
Friday March 9, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM
Shaw Conference Centre (Salons 11-12)
Today’s emerging technologies provide us with tools to dramatically transform our
learning environments and offer tremendous potential for engaging and
empowering our students. Yet, this increasingly digital and information-rich reality
also brings with it new challenges that emerge as we navigate our information-rich
environment. Thus, while we should embrace the many new possibilities for
teaching and learning, educators now have an essential responsibility to equip
students with the critical literacies, skills, and understandings they will need to
thrive in a complex and ever-changing world.
In this presentation, participants will gain a better understanding of:
Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He is an experienced presenter on various topics related to digital literacies, technology integration, and digital citizenship. A dynamic presenter, knowledgeable researcher, and a seasoned educational consultant he specializes in social media, technology integrations, digital citizenship and media literacy.
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