WORKSHOPS AND PD ACTIVITIES
On the (virtual) road again!
There is busy and then there is good busy. We would qualify August and September as good busy. The RECIT AGE team has strived to offer workshops that will directly benefit teachers and students in the short term. Every centre’s situation is unique and as such, we have adapted to their specific needs. Here is a summary of our online PD activities over the past few weeks. Please reach out to us via our PD à la carte form
if your centre is looking to explore some facet of educational technology.
Our partners at the Pontiac Continuing Education Centre were first up at bat. We spent almost two days with the teachers, a consultant, a centre director, and an incredible TLT to talk about how to use Moodle in an efficient and effective manner. Their strong team dynamic was reinforced by sound leadership and technical prowess. Bravo PCEC! We hope to see you again soon.
At about the same time, we were collaborating with the consultants and centre director at Place Cartier. The order was tall; the classes were many; the buildings were far from one another. Given all of these variables, the whole affair still went off like a Swiss watch keeping time. Collaboration and open discussion were keys to the success of this foray into combining in-class and online learning and teaching. Kudos to the organizers, the facilitators, and the teachers for all of their hard work.
Lastly, we had the opportunity to meet with the teachers from New Horizons and Brome-Missisquoi sister centres twice last week. We started with an introduction to Zoom & Moodle. Teachers had questions and we tried to find the answers. There were happy faces and bright ideas all around us. Then, we held an information session on copyright online. This is a touchy and complex subject. The teachers kept us on our toes as they gained knowledge about Creative Commons licences and possible copyright infringement.
Next up will be an info session about a new RECIT project involving teacher groups to create online resources for students. Read the “What’s Next” article to learn more about what we are planning to do.