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Educational Technology Innovation Summit

Education Technology Innovation Summit

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This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Feb 29, 2016 (8:30 am to 4:00 pm)
Day 2Mar 01, 2016 (8:30 am to 4:00 pm)
$400.00 (CAD)
(includes light breakfast, refreshments, lunch and FREE parking)
Location: Edmonton (Edmonton Expo Centre - Northlands)
7515 118 Ave NW
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Course code: 16-TI-116

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Educational Technology Directors, Library Media Specialists, Educational Technology Support Staff and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging technology to support student learning.

About this learning opportunity

Two days of powerful professional learning!

2 Internationally Recognized Keynote Speakers:

  • Michael Canuel, CEO of LEARN, a non-profit organization based in Quebec recognized for its leadership in online and blended learning
  • John Spencer, The Creative Classroom: Professor. Blogger. Maker. Speaker

48 breakout sessions and 22 snapshot sessions


  • Lunch & Learn Sessions
  • Demo Slam
  • Collaborative and professional discussions with colleagues from across the province
  • Numerous sponsors showcasing services and resources

Big ideas

  • Multiple platforms: Google – Microsoft – Apple – Chromebooks – Adobe
  • Innovation: Blended learning – Gamification – Apps & Extensions – Robotics – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Inclusive Education
  • Sessions for beginners to expert – support for all subject areas including CTF/CTS
  • Leadership Strand
  • French sessions

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

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The Educational Technology Innovation Summit on February 29 & March 1, 2016 will be held in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta. The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is one of seven regional consortia in Alberta established to support regional professional development needs for all those who influence student learning. They work with schools, school authorities and our seven partner organizations to create professional development opportunities in an ongoing, coordinated and cost-effective manner.

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium vision is as an advocate for quality professional development and as a service provider, ERLC works with its partners to develop, implement and assess professional development programs and comprehensive plans that support adult learning for students' sake.

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and is well known for its scenic river valley and a thriving music and art community. Located 294 km (183 mi) north of Calgary, Edmonton is home to North America's largest shopping and entertainment complex, West Edmonton Mall. More than just a shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall also has a giant water park, a man-made lake, a skating rink, two mini-golf courses, 21 movie theatres, a Vegas-style casino and an amusement park with 25 rides and attractions. Average yearly visitation is approximately 30.8 million, making West Edmonton Mall the province's number-one tourist attraction. More information at

Edmonton is also home to top-notch natural attractions that highlight and display the natural beauty of the world around us, whether it be close to home or more exotic locales. Edmonton's historical sites bring to life Edmonton's rich and colourful history in a way that is fun and interesting for people of all ages. More information at and

Things to see and do in Edmonton:

Hotel Accommodations

  • Home2 Suites by Hilton (West) 16615 109 Ave NW, Edmonton.
    Click the hotel link above to reserve a room. The special room rate starting at $135.00 per night will be available until February 22nd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

  • The Westin Edmonton 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
    Call 1-800-228-3000 and mention “ERLC Summit 2016” to get the special rate of $170 for a traditional room or $210 for a deluxe room. Book by January 29, 2016 to enjoy these rates.
    You can take the LRT from these downtown hotels listed below (Churchill, Central, Enterprise Square or Corona stations) to the Coliseum station.

For other hotel options


Information for traveling to Edmonton:

Information for traveling while in Edmonton:

Edmonton Expo Centre


The program will be updated frequently. Please view this Google Doc for the latest program:

Day 1: Feb 29, 2016

7:30am-8:30pm Registration
8:30am-9:30am Keynote: Promise & Perils of Technology, Dr. Michael Canuel
9:30am-9:45am BREAK
9:45am-10:55am Session 1
10:55am-11:10am BREAK
11:10am-12:20pm Session 2
12:20pm-1:20pm LUNCH
1:20pm-2:30pm Session 3
2:30pm-2:45pm BREAK
2:45pm-3:55pm Session 4/Snapshot

Day 2: Mar 01, 2016

7:30am-8:30pm Registration
8:30am-9:40am Session 1
9:40am-9:55am BREAK
9:55am-11:05am Session 2
11:50am-12:50pm LUNCH
12:50pm-1:20pm Session 3
1:20pm-1:30pm BREAK
1:30pm-3:15pm Keynote & Collaborative Discussions - John Spencer


These resources are offered to extend your learning before, during, and after the summit.

Google Forms...Can Be More Than Just a Form - Aaron Muller

Video Announcements in Schools - Aaron Muller

Making Collaboration Rock! - Thomas Currie

Read Write For GoogleShannon Pasma, Karla Holt & Christine Quong

App"-lying UDL in the Elementary Classroom - Shannon Pasma, Karla Holt & Christine Quong

My Learning, My Device - Karla Holt & Karen Pedersen-Bayus 

Play Student Response - Karen Plant

Kahoot - Karen Plant 

Global Read Aloud: Making Connections Around The World - Christine Quong

Student Centered Learning - Jennifer Rice

Google Essentials Certificate - Amber Fehr

App Smashing with iPad - Steve Clark

Book Creator – Creating Books with your Fingers - Steve Clark (iBooks Store link -Book Creator: Creating Books with your Fingers! )

Google Hangouts & Assistive Technology - Amber Fehr

Developing a TechTeam Tech Support Model - Judi Hadden

Sphero Adventure - Michelle Goodale (

Google A-Z - Will Rice

Orange Slice - Will Rice

PD for Me - Verena Roberts

Bringing the LTPF to Life - Rhonda Jessen

OER in K-12: Using, Creating & Sharing - Rhonda Jessen and Verena Roberts

Digital Citizenship - Janet Bell
Online Tools - Nicole Lakusta

Formative Assessment Tools - Jacqueline Larson 
Our Journey with Math Daily 3 - Vicky Sahlin and Monica Badall
The Power of Blogging in the Classroom Vicky Sahlin and Monica Badall
Twitter 202 - Jody Blackmore
Gamification - Scott Hebert


For More Information on Sponsorship

Extra Table or Meal Package

Gold Sponsors

Jay Kay

Silver Sponsors

DevFacto Technologies

Bronze Sponsors

Alberta Exam Bank
PC Dot Com
EZ Robot
Text Help
Home 2 Suites Hilton
Logics Academy
Maplewood Computing LTD.
Kramer Electronics Canada
Digital Edge Media Inc
SNS Technologists
Vista Telecom Networks
Fitter First
Pearson Education

DIAMOND $10,000

GOLD $5,000.00

  • Opportunity to offer a half hour Lunch and Learn session on each day
  • First priority choice of location-draped 8’ X 8’ Booth
  • Your logo with web link on website
  • Recognition during keynote session
  • Recognition during prize draws
  • Recognition during meals
  • Complimentary meal packages (max 4 valued at $440)
  • Complimentary on-site parking (max 2)
  • 600 watt outlet
  • Additional booths can be purchased

SILVER $3,000.00

  • Opportunity to offer a half hour Lunch and Learn session
  • Selection of location draped 8’ X 8’ Booth
  • Your logo with web link on website
  • Recognition during prize draws
  • Recognition during a meal
  • Complimentary meal packages (max 2—valued at $220)
  • Complimentary on-site parking (max 1)
  • 600 watt outlet
  • Additional booths can be purchased

BRONZE $1,000.00

  • Assigned location of 6’ draped table
  • Your logo on website
  • Recognition during prize draws (if min $25 prize given)
  • 600 watt outlet
  • Additional booths can be purchased
  • One complimentary meal package (valued at $110)