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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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Monday, May 7
 

10:15am PDT

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning: Cohesive Data and Reporting Systems Capacity Building Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an update on a joint Ministry-school district capacity building initiative to support BC’s Framework for Enhancing Student Learning. It will outline efforts to use MyEducation BC and MyEdBC Analytics to support student learning and district and school planning. This will include information on OBIEE and recent developments in MyEdBC Analytics.

Speakers
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Sean Cameron

District Principal, SD 6 (Rocky Mountain)
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Dean Goodman

Director, Accountability, Ministry of Education
Dean has worked in the K-12 and post-secondary systems for 25+ years, with a focus on learning, assessment, curriculum, reporting, accountability, and system-wide continuous improvement. He works closely with education partners across BC to support student success, most recently through... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Macauley

Andrew Macauley

Director, Data Management and Exchange Services, BC Ministry of Education
Andrew has worked with administrative systems for post-secondary and K-12 education for more than 35 years. In addition to BCeSIS and MyEducation BC, Andrew has worked on the Ministry's Integrated Student Data initiative and various data collection and reporting projects. His current... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
Westminster 1

10:15am PDT

Using Artificial Intelligence to Support Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

The robots are coming for our jobs, so we might want to make friends with them. We created "Robbie" who is our AI robot specifically programmed with MyEdBC knowledge to provide instant support to our users. Come learn how we integrated AI into our helpdesk to improve response rates and provide better service to our schools. We'll explain what we did and how we did it and most importantly show you how you can integrate this powerful tool into your district. Learn how to improve your response rate, make your staff and  teachers happy, and save you time.

If you missed the session you can see what we are doing here: 

Website: Myedbc-ai.com

Email: info@myedbc-ai.com


Speakers
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Andrew Smit

Project Manager, Independent Schools


Monday May 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
Minoru D

1:00pm PDT

Aspen Roadmap
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include three major components: What’s coming in Aspen 5.9, future-looking roadmap, and Aspen usability practices.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Pelt

Andy Pelt

Director, Product Line - Aspen, Follett
Andy Pelt is the Director of Product Line at Follett and is responsible for the product roadmap and business strategy. He joined Follett in 2013 and has experience designing and developing software in the education and publishing industry for companies such as Pearson and Encyclopaedia... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Minoru C

1:00pm PDT

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning Roundtable: Using MyEdBC to Support Student Learning and Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

This informal roundtable session is designed to give district and school representatives an opportunity to share and discuss their efforts and interests in using MyEducation BC to support student learning and school and district planning. Please bring any examples you can share, as well as any questions/needs your school or district leadership teams may have to better support local planning efforts.

During this session, Ministry staff will also seek feedback from attendees on their information and analytic needs to support local planning and continuous improvement efforts. We look forward to hearing from you!

Speakers
avatar for Dean Goodman

Dean Goodman

Director, Accountability, Ministry of Education
Dean has worked in the K-12 and post-secondary systems for 25+ years, with a focus on learning, assessment, curriculum, reporting, accountability, and system-wide continuous improvement. He works closely with education partners across BC to support student success, most recently through... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Minoru A

1:00pm PDT

Managing Your Student Contacts: Two Different Approaches
Limited Capacity seats available

Maple Ridge and Surrey have both found ways to get a handle on their student contacts, both with initial clean up and ongoing maintenance—and both districts have different approaches. Join this panel to hear how each district manages their contacts and engage in a discussion to help you make decisions about your district’s approach.

Speakers
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Melody Berkowski

Data Analyst IT/MyEdBC, SD42 (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows)
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Eva Hanlon

Systems Trainer, SD36 Surrey Schools
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Serena Kozak

Data Analyst IT/MyEdBC, SD42 (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows)
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Tanis Langeman

Team Leader, SD36 Surrey Schools


Monday May 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Minoru D

2:30pm PDT

Birds of a Feather: Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your peers in this moderated sharing session for administrators.

Moderators
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Matthew Hull

Director of Technology, SD47 Powell River

Monday May 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Minoru B

2:30pm PDT

Birds of a Feather: Clerical and Support Staff
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your peers in this moderated sharing session for clerical and support staff.

Moderators
avatar for Musica Chiang

Musica Chiang

Advisor, Student Information System, SD39 (Vancouver School Board)

Monday May 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Minoru C

2:30pm PDT

Birds of a Feather: DL/CE Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your peers in this moderated sharing session for DL/CE schools.

Moderators
avatar for Iain Lancaster

Iain Lancaster

School District Liaison, Ministry of Education
Come tell me, or ask me questions about your experiences with MyEdBC! I've worked in BC's Public Education System for over twenty years as a teacher, an administrator and a project manager for the implementation of both BCeSIS and MyEdBC. My interest lies in creating a data management... Read More →

Monday May 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Minoru D

2:30pm PDT

Birds of a Feather: Independent Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your peers in this moderated sharing session for independent schools.

Moderators
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Andrew Smit

Project Manager, Independent Schools

Monday May 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Westminster 3

2:30pm PDT

Birds of a Feather: Level Ones
Limited Capacity filling up

Join your peers in this moderated sharing session for L1s.

Moderators
avatar for Bridie Robson

Bridie Robson

L1, SD35 (Langley)

Monday May 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Minoru A
 
Tuesday, May 8
 

10:00am PDT

Connecting Curriculum and Resources for the Classroom (ERAC)
Limited Capacity seats available

Members of ERAC’s Professional Learning Team will overview key resources and services available to you, as part of your school district’s ERAC membership. Many digital resources are free or have already been licensed by your school district. Leave the session with practical tips and tools to support educational practice.

Highlights include:
  • K-12 Resource Collection
  • Learning Resource Selection Course for Classroom Teachers
  • Tour of BC Digital Classroom resources
  • Curriculum Implementation and Professional Learning supports

Speakers
avatar for Mike Silverton

Mike Silverton

Professional Learning Team Coordinator, FocusED
Mike has been providing professional development and in-service to teachers for over 25 years. He has taught from elementary to the graduate level and has a wide range of experience to draw upon to provide enriching workshops for all. With 12 years as a Technology Coordinator for... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Minoru A

10:00am PDT

Continuing on the Journey of Transforming Education BC: The Graduation Program
Limited Capacity seats available

British Columbia’s education system is in the midst of change as it prepares our students for a rapidly changing world. Intensive work has been done to redesign the curriculum to include more variation, flexibility and real-life experiences to better prepare students for the future. The core goal underlying the planned curriculum, assessment and graduation requirements is to help students succeed and thrive in a world that is changing rapidly and radically.

Speakers
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Pat Duncan

Superintendent of Learning, Ministry of Education
Pat Duncan joined the Ministry of Education as Superintendent of Learning in January, 2018. He came to the Ministry from New Westminster School District, where he was Superintendent and CEO for a number of years. Previous to that, he was Deputy Superintendent for the Greater Victoria... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Minoru C

10:00am PDT

Digital Transformation in the Classroom Using Microsoft Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Following the keynote, Dr. Birge will lead a session on digital transformation through collaboration. This will be an active collaboration session where we will discuss current strengths and gaps in the technology support for the classroom. Dr. Birge will also demonstrate some of the latest and greatest Microsoft collaboration tools to help your education system digitally transform. Learn how you can create the best personalized learning experience for your students and optimize the way teachers and staff work!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Colin Birge

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 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Westminster 1

12:45pm PDT

Assessment Module
Limited Capacity seats available

The assessment functionality in MyEdBC offers a convenient way to store student assessment data. We’ve been working on ways to standardize the data structure for ease of entry and retrieval of stored information. Come see what we’ve been working on and how the assessment functionality can help with your district’s data needs.

Speakers
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Sean Cameron

District Principal, SD 6 (Rocky Mountain)
avatar for Iain Lancaster

Iain Lancaster

School District Liaison, Ministry of Education
Come tell me, or ask me questions about your experiences with MyEdBC! I've worked in BC's Public Education System for over twenty years as a teacher, an administrator and a project manager for the implementation of both BCeSIS and MyEdBC. My interest lies in creating a data management... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 12:45pm - 2:00pm PDT
Minoru D

12:45pm PDT

Numeracy Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

The new Graduation Numeracy Assessment assesses a student’s understanding, application of knowledge, and deeper learning, and has students apply mathematical reasoning learned throughout their education. Join Erin Kelly and King Luu as they explore the new provincial graduation requirement and its administration prior to the June 22-28 session.

Speakers
EK

Erin Kelly

Director, Education
KL

King Luu

Assessment Coordinator, BC Ministry of Education


Tuesday May 8, 2018 12:45pm - 2:00pm PDT
Minoru C