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Introduction BCT F2F meeting, November 25, 2010

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  • 1. Building Community through Telecollaboration Project Second Meeting Year Four McGill University Faculty Club November 25, 2010

2. Morning Agenda2nd BCT Face-to-Face Meeting

  • 1. Welcome and Review of the Agenda
  • 2. Internet Safety and Parental Permission Guidelines
  • 3. Collaborative Project Planning Process
  • 4. Nutrition Break
  • 5. Project Planning in Cycle Team Groups
  • 6. Lunch 12 Noon -1:00

3. Afternoon Agenda2nd BCT Face-to-Face Meeting

  • 7. Update on Cycle Team Activities
  • 8. Hands-on ICT Tool Training Sessions
  • 9. Parental Permission and Ethical Guidelines of Internet Use
  • 10. Cycle Team Collaborative Project Planning in Sub-groups: Project Leaders, Timeline and Participant Responsibilities
  • 11. Appreciative Inquiry
  • 12. Wrap up and Social Time

4. Purpose of the BCT Project

  • The purpose of the BCT Project is to encourage, facilitate and support collaboration among students, teachers and educational leaders to enhance learning across the community
  • Each year, we have reviewed the abovepurpose of the project and we still see it as appropriate and relevant

5. Major Objectives of the BCT Project

  • The major objectives of the BCT Project are to:
  • facilitate the integration of ICT into teaching practices to enhance student learning,
  • encourage collaboration among students and teachers to facilitate learning,
  • encourage teachers to reflect on their practices and share expertise with others, and
  • facilitate the development of a community of practice network across Quebec

6.

  • As the illustration shows, student and teacher learning are at the heart of the BCT Project and there are three key aspects to it:
  • collaboration,
  • the wise use of ICT,
  • and an ongoing
  • community of practice

7. BCT Lessons Learnedon Student Learning

  • Students enjoy sharingtheir work with authentic audiences
  • They are takingincreased ownership for their learning
  • They arelearning how to collaboratemore effectively
  • They are beginning to understand the importance ofdigital etiquetteand are trying to use ICT appropriately

8. BCT Lessons Learnedon Teacher Learning

  • Experienced BCT teachers:
  • emphasize thatit takes timeto become competent in the new ICT literacy
  • encourage new teachers toreach out for supportfrom colleagues
  • emphasize pedagogy comes firstand then the ICT tools to support it
  • takebaby stepsand progress at your own rate

9. BCT Lessons Learnedon Support

  • The following are crucial sources of support:
  • theCycle Team Leadersin each Cycle Network
  • theprincipal and administratorsin providing the resources, time and technical support
  • thelocal Recit and ICT stafffor both technical and pedagogical support
  • collegial supportfrom other BCT teachers on pedagogical, technical and collaborative aspects

10. BCT Lessons Learned on Time

  • there is a danger of overloading teachers,their primary focus must be on the learning and development of their students
  • there needs to bea flexible time window for making contributionsto the project
  • involvement in the project should blend work and learning - it should not be an add-on
  • teachers need time to meet, plan and sharewithin the school day

11. 12. Appreciative Inquiry on theSecond BCT Face-to-Face Meeting

  • On separate post-its, under one of these categories,
  • Benefits : please briefly describe the benefits you derived from participating in todays session
  • Even Better If:please briefly describe ways that the session could be improved
  • Questions and Suggestions : briefly submit questions or suggestions that you would like us to consider