Saskatchewan IT Summit
The summit will create opportunities to:
- Explore exemplary practices for teaching and learning with technology to support the actualization of
- Saskatchewan curricula.
- Share best practices in network infrastructures and centralized technologies that support student
- learning through technology use in schools and school divisions.
- Promote professional dialogue that fosters effective teaching and learning with technology.
- Celebrate, support and encourage partnerships and networks of support.
The summit will provide keynote and concurrent sessions that respond to the above goals and have
applicability across the educational sector. Sessions will be specifically directed to intended audiences
- School-Based Administrators
- Classroom Teachers
- Technical Support Personnel
Keynote Presenters: Jennifer Casa Todd and Brian Aspinall
We are excited to welcome Jennifer Casa Todd and Brian Aspinall as this year’s keynote presenters. Jennifer is a leading educator in the area of digital citizenship and technology Integration. She has worked with educators of all subject areas and grade levels to integrate technology to support literacy, assessment, and differentiation as well as to promote twenty-first century competencies. Brian Aspinall is an educator, author of the book Code Breaker and recent recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Brian’s innovative, research-based approach to STEM integration focuses on building capacity and is rooted in the belief that all students succeed when we create a culture of curiosity, risk-taking and engagement.
Jennifer Casa Todd
Jennifer is currently a teacher-librarian in Aurora, Ontario and author of the book, Social LEADia, a book focused on how students and teachers are leveraging social media to do well. Before this, Jennifer spent six years at the district level as a Program Resource Teacher for Literacy and Literacy Consultant, respectively.
In her district-level role, Jennifer worked with teachers from kindergarten to Grade 12 in practically every subject area to integrate technology in the classroom, to support literacy, assessment, and differentiation, and to promote twenty-first century competencies. She has also had the privilege to write curriculum for the Ministry of Education of Ontario’s 21st Century Learning office as well as the Catholic Curriculum Corporation.
Jennifer is a life-long learner currently studying at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, with a focus on social media in education and Digital Citizenship.
She is also a wife and mom of two teens. Wearing her parent hat, she has been the co-chair as well as an active member of the Parent Council for over a decade, bringing parent and school communities together for a variety of issues. She also worked closely with the Bully-Free Alliance of York Region with whom she initiated a panel discussion, “Fears, Cheers, and Unclears: Parenting in a Connected World.” She was also the lead organizer for the Digital Citizenship Summit, Canada, in fall of 2018.
Brian Aspinall is an educator and best-selling author and is considered one of the brightest STEM innovators in Canadian education. His book, Code Breaker – 15+ Ways to Get
Started With Coding, continues to top the charts in STEM Education with a focus on rethinking assessment and evaluation. Recently he was awarded the Prime Minister’s
Award for Teaching Excellence for his work with coding and computational thinking. His enthusiasm, thought leadership, and approach to building capacity within STEM education has made him a sought-after speaker throughout North America and has earned him the honour of being selected as Canada’s first Minecraft, Micro:BiT, and Makey Makey Ambassador!
A block of rooms is being held at the Delta Hotels Downtown until April 4, 2019. The rate for a standard queen or corner (single or double occupancy) is $129 per night. To make a reservation, please call 1-866-999-0861 or book online here.
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Includes GST, materials and lunch.
Registration fees are dependent on time of payment. If received:
- Prior to 10 business days before event - Early Bird
- Between two and 10 business days before event - Standard
- Within two business days before event - Late
Payment must accompany registration. The refund deadline for all workshops and events is 10 business days prior to the start date. Read more about registrations and refunds.