EduTech West – Canada

EduTech West

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Vancouver, BC

Event Overviewwirv

Education systems have faced a tremendous shift over the past few years. The way in which both educators and their students interact has changed. With the world’s growing demand for faster, smarter and more efficient solutions, it’s no surprise that technology has become an integrated part of teaching and learning. While the push for online learning was predominantly due to the pandemic, schools, educators and ministries were already in the process of rolling out policies aimed to promote the use of innovative technologies in the classroom.

While the use of Education Technology and interactive tools may have been the next step for higher learning, it is vital to address the complexities of this transformation. Ensuring that students can continue their studies, have access, and succeed within their respective classes remains the primary objective.

Furthermore, guaranteeing that educators are also equipped with the knowledge and have access to the right tools to do so is essential.

This event is meant to highlight and discuss valuable strategies, challenges and new opportunities technologies bring to primary, secondary and post-secondary learning. EduTech West invites educators, ministry officials and key stakeholders to come together and share their experiences, best practices and insights to further the integration of digital solutions into our schools and curriculums. The growing demand for technology in the classroom will undoubtedly bring about unique challenges, but it also has the power to deliver a higher quality of learning for all.

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Benefits of Attending

Learn from experts on how you can further empower your students to succeed

Discover how you can leverage new digital tools and elevate your curriculum

Examine current trends, challenges and outcomes of tech-based learning

A Sneak Peek Of Your Expert Speakers

Sophia Palahicky
Executive Director, Online Learning and Educational Resources Branch
Ministry of Education and Child Care 

Ben Ferrel, Executive Director, Post-Secondary Digital Policy and Programs Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Ben Ferrel
Executive Director, Post-Secondary Digital Policy and Programs Branch
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Balan Moorthy, Superintendent, Fraser-Cascade School District

Balan Moorthy
Superintendent
Fraser-Cascade School District

Ryan Radford Computer and Digital Media Educator Walnut Grove Secondary School 

Ryan Radford
Computer and Digital Media Educator
Walnut Grove Secondary School 

Rob Griesbeck
Computer and Digital Media Educator
Walnut Grove Secondary School 

Kari Rasmussen, Director Digital Content Management and Delivery Branch Education, Government of Alberta

Kari Rasmussen
Director Digital Content Management and Delivery Branch Education
Government of Alberta

Stephen Whiffin Director of Instruction and CIO Coquitlam School District #43 

Stephen Whiffin
Director of Instruction and CIO
Coquitlam School District #43 

Jason Dunk, Chief Technology Officer, Saskatoon Public Schools

Jason Dunk
Chief Technology Officer
Saskatoon Public Schools 

Sandra Averill
District Teacher, K-12 ADST and Digital Literacy
Langley School District 

Andy Beadon
Director Of Technology and ADST Teacher Leader
King David High School

Michel Gagnon
LST Helping Teacher and Assistive Technology Coordinator
Surry School District  

Key Sessions

Keynote SessionsCase StudySpotlight SessionPanel DiscussionsRoundtables

The Rise of Education Technology

Sophia Palahicky
Executive Director, Online Learning and Educational Resources Branch, Ministry of Education and Child Care


Setting New Standards for Tech-Based Learning at an Elementary and Secondary Level

Kari Rasmussen
Director Digital Content Management and Delivery Branch Education, Government of Alberta


Exploring Best-Practices for Implementation, Delivery and Success of New Technology (K-12)

Moderator:
Balan Moorthy
Superintendent, Fraser-Cascade School District

Ryan Radford
Computer and Digital Media Educator, Walnut Grove Secondary School

Rob Griesbeck
Computer and Digital Media Educator, Walnut Grove Secondary School

Examining How Technology is Improving Post-Secondary Education and Policy

Ben Ferrel
Executive Director, Post-Secondary Digital Policy and Programs Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Addressing the Barriers Impacting the Equity and Accessibility of Digital Learning Tools within Schools

Michael Gagnon
LST Helping Teacher and Assistive Technology Coordinator, Surry School District

Examining a New World of Risks with the Adoption of Integrated Education Technology

Stephen Whiffin
Director of Instruction and CIO, Coquitlam School District #43

Embracing The New Age of Learning: The Student Experience (K-12)

Jason Dunk
Chief Technology Officer, Saskatoon Public Schools

Sandra Averill
District Teacher, K-12 ADST and Digital Literacy, Langley School District

Andy Beadon
Director Of Technology and ADST Teacher Leader, King David High School

Roundtable 1

Creating Personalized Learning Experiences with Adaptive Technologies

Roundtable 2

Merging Pedagogy and Technology to Construct Curriculum-Focused Platforms for Both Students and
Educators

Roundtable 3

Empowering the Classroom Through AI based Student-
Led Learning

Roundtable 4

Building a Positive Relationship with Learning Through
Collaborative and Engaging Classroom Apps

Roundtable 5

Accelerating Learning with Digital Course Solutions Whether at Home or In-Class

Roundtable 6

Managing Post-Secondary Programs Through One
Fully Integrated and Customizable Platform

View the agenda for the full speaker lineup, sessions and event timeline

Your Registration

In-person Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives

Interactivity

An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the space as they explore key technologies to improve education

On-Demand

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Vancouver, BC
April 18, 2023

Keeping you safe

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

What your peer had to say about EduTech East

“This was a great conference and an opportunity for collaboration to discuss innovative ways to transform education and continue to imagine the future for public education.”
Peel District School Board

“There were rich conversations with people from diverse positions all
committed to supporting modern learning. The curiosity and commitment of those in attendance was contagious.”
West Vancouver Schools

2023 event partners

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Andrew Cowan by phone (1-647-459-8904) or email ([email protected])