Connect with the Ontario Extend
Community of Practice in eCampusOntario’s Extending Into Fall Series

Ontario Extend is eCampusOntario’s micro-credentialed professional learning program for edcuators. Extend empowers educators to explore a range of emerging technologies and pedagogical practices for effective online and technology-enabled teaching and learning. 

To further assist Ontario Educators preparing for new and varied approaches to teaching in Fall 2021, eCampusOntario is offering this Extending Into Fall Series in September 2021 as a launch into the Fall 2021 facilitated offering in the Brightspace Learning Management System.  

Whether its online, hybrid, hyflex teaching, or return to campus, Ontario Extend facilitated sessions will help you develop the skills to integrate technology-enabled teaching and learning practices into your repertoire. 

To date more than 1,100 Ontario post-secondary educators have engaged with Ontario Extend to develop new skills and collaborate with educators across the province. Collectively they have earned more than 600 digital badges recognizing their EdTech skills development.  

Extend explores key skills, knowledge, and attributes required to extend and transform your teaching and learning practices and to enrich your professional development. The program is designed to contribute to the digital fluency of educators and to support their decision making for the appropriate use of digital tools.  

Now is your chance during this Fall Series to come together with the community, meet colleagues, collaborate, share new ideas and learn from each other. Online Workshop facilitators will bring specialized expertise in areas that will help you enhance your teaching practices for Fall 2021They will share insights and facilitate discussions on key module topics such as effective teaching practices, open educational resources and technology tools for experimentation. These sessions will be delivered through a series of bite-sized and hands-on webinars designed for educators, by educators.   

Connect with colleagues and register for the Extending Into Fall Online Workshops!  

Please see the Webinars section below for confirmed dates, times, topics, and presenters for upcoming events. 

Extending Into Fall 1-hour Online Workshops

Download instructions on how to select the language interpreter function in Zoom for live French interpretation.

Extending into Fall 2021: Teacher for Learning

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Facilitators: Alissa Bigelow and Bert Slessor

Download the bilingual presentation slides.

Why else do we teach but for learning? Yet, there is often a disconnect between conventional, accepted teaching practices and research evidence about what enables learning. In this webinar, we will explore how we learn and what we can do to ensure learning environments are effective, accessible, intersectional, and equitable. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and complete the activity that will contribute to the completion of the module during this session.

Extending into Fall 2021: Experimenter 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Facilitators: Alissa Bigelow and Bert Slessor

Download the bilingual presentation slides.

This workshop will present a series of opportunities that invite you to experiment— to be curious and creative as you explore new technologies, and to reflect on new approaches to designing learning experiences. Experimentation is key to extending our skills related to online and technology enabled learning. Join us as we create new learning objects that will help you start on your journey toward completing this module.

Extending into Fall 2021: Curator

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Facilitators: Alissa Bigelow and Bert Slessor  

Download the bilingual presentation slides.

You may not know it, but you likely are already a curator. If you have ever made a playlist in iTunes, or organized a personal library in your house or on a device, or bookmarked your favourite sites on your computer, or subscribed to a feed reader, you are a curator! In this webinar, you will explore OER repositories and experiment with new search tools to curate engaging, interactive, and open course materials from your learners’ perspective. You will also have a chance to ask questions about Creative Commons licenses and Copyright as you search for, find, and evaluate Open Education Resources (OER). You will be on your way to completing this module after attending this workshop. 


Sponsorisé par: