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Wednesday, November 8 • 10:25 - 11:20
Dissecting the Digital Divides in K-12

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K-12 has many digital divides that we are continually working through to provide a connected, collaborative, relevant educational experience for students. This presentation will examine the following areas of disconnection and disparity that one K-12 instructional leader observes and tries to rectify.

1. Connected vs Disconnected Learning

Students have widely varied opportunities to work in all types of classrooms, some connected, some disconnected.  Examples of connected practices that are working will be shared.

2. Skill and Comfort Gap of Teachers

“I struggle with the lack of knowledge many of my teachers seem to have, just because I know how to do these things and I want to just do it and get it over with. I grow kind of frustrated when a teacher isn't able to work YouTube properly, whether it's making a video full screen, or by shutting off auto play next. It's kind of infuriating.”

3. Information access equality / disparity - learning versus remembering and regurgitating

The shift to helping students access knowledge instead being fed knowledge. Textbooks
are making way for creative and collaborative tools

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Jen Lefebvre

Wild Rose School Division
Director of Instruction for Wild Rose School Division. Passionate about all things in education, technology and the outdoors!

Wednesday November 8, 2017 10:25 - 11:20 MST
Kinnear Centre - KC 303

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