Forecast 2017: Moodle 101

The basics of ADLC’s Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle. In these sessions,  ADLC’s in-house Moodle pro, Chris Pethybridge, showed attendees how to work with students and complete evaluations using Moodle. Chris covered Moodle fundamentals, such as how to locate, evaluate, and grant second attempts for student submissions and quizzes, where to track down passwords, and how […]

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Forecast 2017: Assessing Assessments

Some of ADLC’s newest and most innovative assessment ideas. ADLC’s Carey Klassen, Amy Mitton, and Vista Virtual School’s Tanya Cole offered insights into the following policies: Comments-only marking and how it works in the quantitative world of gradebooks. Sliding final exam weightings– they aren’t punitive and can actually provide numerous benefits for both teachers and students. […]

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Forecast 2017: Partnering for Student Opportunity

Explore the many ways ADLC partners with other organizations to create more opportunities for students. ADLC’s Jake Warkentin, Christie Borle, and George Taven spoke on the following partnership opportunities: Dual credit partnership pilot with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) offers CTS credits and certification in Hunter Education. SEEDS Connections program (identified […]

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Forecast 2017: Google for Education

Try out some of the most relevant Google Apps and Extensions for education. ADLC’s Carey Klassen took us on a tour of Math add-ons, note-taking extensions, and grammar help. We also explored a variety of other useful (and cool) tools that enhance the learner experience. Download the PDF Presentation of the Google for Education session. [View the […]

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Forecast 2017: Moodle 201

Customize your ADLC Moodle course and gradebook to suit both your and your students’ needs. Designed specifically for our TS partners who work with their own students, this discussion with ADLC’s Chris Pethybridge included an exploration of how to make changes to assignment values, how they’re weighted, and what’s included in a student’s grade. We also looked […]

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Forecast 2017: Using ADLC’s SIS

You took the lead. ADLC’s Tara West, Denise Callihoo and Maryanne Johnson answered whatever questions you had about using ADLC’s Student Information Session (SIS). Two sessions ran, so check out both videos and Storify sessions to get the full collection of Q&A’s. Download the PDF Presentation of the Using ADLC’s SIS session. Afternoon Session: [View the story “Forecast […]

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Forecast 2017: Indigenous Resources for All Students

Building relationships and working together with local communities to create better resources for all. Nipisihkopahk Secondary School’s Bryan Richardson, and ADLC’s Frank McCallum, Jacalyn Watson, and Dominick Gallo shared on the following topics: An update on Indigenous content development, what’s on the docket for upcoming initiatives, and more about how we approach partnerships with communities. ADLC resources assist both […]

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Forecast 2017: Keynote with Brett Cooper and Frank McCallum

PHPS Assistant Superintendent of Distance Learning Brett Cooper and ADLC Principal Frank McCallum delivered the 2017 keynote, full of need-to-know news and valuable information. Brett addressed the current provincial educational landscape and why ADLC is essential in providing equitable educational opportunities across the province. (Hint: Students!) Frank shared what’s coming next year—including course updates and content […]

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Forecast 2017: Instructional Design

When it comes to instructional design, no one goes it alone—it takes a team approach to be successful. ADLC’s Lise Pethybridge and Carrie Mitchell explored ADLC’s team approach to the instructional design process and how it can be applied within the context of your own classroom and teaching style. Various speakers shared their experiences and […]

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Forecast 2017: Piloting New Initiatives

Create a culture of innovation for your students by trying new things. Tom Emerson and ADLC’s Dominick Gallo, Katrina Mitchell, and Sarah Davies showcased new ADLC initiatives like: SuccessMaker®— an online adaptive tutorial program that enhances math skills, develops math concepts, increases reading skills, and provides differentiated instruction for students in elementary, junior high, and high […]

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