Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Saskatchewan IT Summit

Over the past two days, I have had the pleasure of meeting with a number of educators and other professionals at the Saskatchewan IT Summit. Seeing all of the great work that is taking place across the province in the area of educational technology is really inspiring. I'm very thankful that so many people have been will to share their practice at the conference.

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to present a concurrent session bout supporting digital citizenship instruction in the classroom.  My presentation "What's in your Digital Citizenship Toolkit", explored the many K-12 learning resources available to support the integrated instruction of the nine elements of digital citizenship.

I also enjoyed hosting the conference closing panel, Supporting our Students to Become Responsible Digital Citizens: A Sharing of Provincial Perspectives. Panelists from different school divisions shared their experiences, resources and ideas for supporting the integration of digital citizenship into your classroom, school and school division. It was a great discussion.

It was also great to see Living Sky School Division students hosting an online radio show during the IT Summit. They interviewed many of the presenters and general conference participants.  I had the opportunity to speak about SaskTel's I Am Stronger campaign and encourage students to apply for community grants.  Have you applied for one yet? If not, what are you waiting for?!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Meet CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 winner Joanna Sanders

It has been a very exciting week. I am truly humbled to have been named one of CBC Saskatchewan's 2016 Future 40 for my leadership on digital literacy and digital citizenship in the province.  
As part of the prize for this honour, I got the privilege of attending a reception with all of the winners in Saskatoon. To get to spend a few hours meeting and talking with the 39 other amazing young leaders in our province was truly inspiring. Thank you to my nominator and to the CBC for selecting me for this honour. 

Please check out the other 2016 Future 40 winners on CBC Saskatchewan's website.