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Professional Learning that Empowers the IndividualWednesday, November 5, 20149:00 AM - 3:30 PM
An ECOO 2014 Event: see complete conference info
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What is ‘Minds On Media’?
Imagine a room full of teachers who are skilled in using new technologies for learning and teaching.
What could you learn from them?

Join Brenda Sherry & Peter Skillenas they host this fabulous event for the Bring IT, Together 2014 conference. Minds On Media is a day-long BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop with a variety of learning centres focusing on inquiry, tinkering and deep learning.

What Will You Learn?

That is up to you! Visit one of the centres or visit them all! You might be an absolute beginner or a whiz with technology - but this is about using new technologies with students through a 'tinkering' lens. You choose your ‘entry point’. Build your own plan for the day or be led by one of our facilitators or pedagogistas. Learn what you need to know to play deeply and thoughtfully with your students this year!

Minds On Media Structure
  • Welcome & Intro
  • Peter & Brenda to speak to the rationale of the day
  • Description of the event
  • Activity and natural free-flow among centres & Interaction with Pedagogistas
  • Summary

We want to emphasize the 'bricolage' nature...the ability to 'tinker' choose... to learn in the way that suits.

What Minds On Media Centres are at 'Bringing IT, Together' this year?


Center Title

Please enter the name of your centre in your row below.
Peter Skillen
Brenda Sherry
Minds On Media Organizers
Starting Out with Makey Makey and Drawdio!
Cathy Beach
Recently Retired and Loving I.T.!!
Journeys off the Beaten Path
Three Dimensions in Student Learning
Heather Durnin
F.E.Madill, AMDSB, Gr. 8 Teacher
105theHive K12 Student Internet Radio
Andy Forgrave
Kim Gill

What can you do with Frames5?
Karen Kelly-Miller
Grade 4 Teacher, UGDSB

Get Filming with Your Phone, iPad or Camera!
Jose Martinez
CWDHS, UGDSB, Media Arts Teacher
Playing with Programming: Coding for Younger Students
Peter McAsh
Retired Teacher

Turtle Art!
Artemis Papert
Brian Silverman
Google Apps for Education
Marcia Piquette
Kindergarten Teacher, UGDSB
Make Your Old Stuff Work!
David Scott

Game-Based Learning in the Junior Classroom
Adele Stanfield
Grade 5 Teacher, HWDSB
Minecraft in the Classroom
Jen Apgar
UGDSB - Itinerant Technology Coach

Kahn you believe it and CSI Mystery Skype
Martha Jez
Fair Chance Learning


  • Jaclyn Calder, ICT Consultant, Simcoe County District School Board: @jaccalder
  • Brenda Sherry @brendasherry
  • Peter Skillen @peterskillen

Learning/Teaching Style

Each centre will provide for all types of learners by providing all modalities possible. For example, the
presenter will have on hand any number of small demos, self-guided tutorials/activities, be able to work one
on one with the learner's needs and desires, be comfortable with the ebb and flow of people from centre to
centre or manage the same individuals all day.