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Learn, connect, and share at MyEducation BC Academy May 7-8, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. Click on "More Information" for details and registration information, or visit our Eventbrite ticket site. Agenda is not yet final and subject to change.

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Plenary [clear filter]
Monday, May 7

8:30am PDT

Monday May 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
Minoru Ballroom

9:00am PDT

The Power and Promise of Data Analytics
The potential of what can be achieved with analytics is tremendous, and it just keeps growing as
data continues to become a bigger part of our everyday life. Think about it: data is everywhere. It’s in our homes, computers, televisions, cars, cellphones... even our wristwatches. Businesses worldwide are revealing and acting on new insights from vast sets of data to re-imagine what’s possible for their organizations and industries.

In this session we will explore the power and promise of data analytics using cross-industry examples and explore the potential to apply these predictive analytic techniques to provide new insights and actions for educators and learners. Participants will be encouraged to participate through polling questions so please bring your mobile device and get ready to dive into the conversation!  

avatar for Anne Saftich

Anne Saftich

Chief Education Officer, IBM K-12 Education Division, IBM Canada Ltd.
Anne Saftich has been with IBM Canada Ltd. for 33 years and has spent the past 28 years working in the education industry in Canada. Since joining the IBM K-12 Education team in 1990 she has worked with educational leaders and educators across Canada on the effective use of technology... Read More →

Monday May 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Minoru Ballroom
Tuesday, May 8

8:45am PDT

The Technology Ecosystem of Your Classroom
Technology empowers teachers to do more in the classroom. Today’s teachers rely more and more on technology to support students’ learning outcomes. Yet few if any classrooms use a single technology or provider for all their needs. Each classroom is supported by a technology ecosystem, a mix of services and products built by different providers, all with different purposes. How do these technologies work together? How can teachers use save time and improve the outcomes for all their students?

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Dr. Colin Birge

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Education
Colin Birge, Ph.D. is a product manager in Microsoft Education. He is responsible for driving customer connection and partnerships throughout Canada for Microsoft’s worldwide Education Engineering team, as well as driving the Microsoft Forms for Education assessment service. Dr... Read More →

Tuesday May 8, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am PDT
Minoru Ballroom

2:15pm PDT

Closing Remarks
Tuesday May 8, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Minoru Ballroom