CC in Yellowknife
9:30 - 10:30 am MST
Digital Escape Rooms for Student Engagement
Looking for a new way to get your students engaged in their learning process? This hands-on workshop will guide you through the process of using Google Sites and Forms to build your very own Digital Breakout! These escape room style games provide an opportunity for students to think creatively and critically while demonstrating their understanding of curricular outcomes.
10:45 - 11:45 am MST
Making Math and Science more Accessibility with EquatIO
Have you been wondering how to bring Math and Science to the digital world with your students? Equatio by Texthelp can help. Learn how this versatile extension works across platforms to provide digital expression and formulas that allow for multiple means of expression for students. Students can speak, or write their equations directly onto their screen with Equatio. Additionally, it has an extensive bank of pre-made formulas and math manipulatives to remove cognitive load and help students apply their learning without getting overwhelmed with the keystrokes. We will also show how OrbitNote (our PDF tool) pairs with Equatio to help complete digital math worksheets.
1:15 - 2:15 pm MST
Build your Own Beats with Code
Discover breakbeatcode, a curriculum to teach coding to students ages 12-18, through beat making and music creation. Inside this workshop you’ll work with a digital audio workstation, a library of samples, and a Python interpreter, to build your own beats through writing Python code.
No prior experience in coding or music is required!
This lesson will also discuss music applications surrounding Indigenous histories and truth and reconciliation and highlight the Your Voice is Power program and scholarship contest.
2:30 - 3:30 pm MST
How are Your Students Using Machine Learning like ChatGPT in your Class?
This workshop is designed to help teachers understand how they can leverage the use of ChatGPT, a powerful language model developed by OpenAI, in their classroom. Through hands-on activities and interactive discussions, participants will gain a deep understanding of how ChatGPT works and how it can be used to support language learning, facilitate student engagement, and enhance writing instruction. Teachers will have the opportunity to experiment with ChatGPT themselves, using it to generate writing prompts, answer questions, and provide feedback on student work. By the end of the workshop, teachers will have a solid understanding of the potential of ChatGPT and the ways in which it can be used to enhance the classroom experience for both students and teachers.
In case you’re wondering, yes, that description above was written by ChatGPT. While it is true that this workshop will include all of those things, we’ll also be providing something that ChatGPT won’t ever be able to replace: the opinions and advice of experienced educators who understand the complexities of AI in Education.