Thursday, January 12, 2012

Upcoming TIN - February 16th

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The ManACE Board is pleased to announce the line-up for our next Technology Information Night (TIN), taking place 5:30 - 7:30pm on Thursday, February 16th, 2012. Anyone is welcome to attend this event (you do not need to be a ManACE member), so please help us to spread the word...

For only $5 you get pizza, salad & refreshments, the chance to network with colleagues from various Manitoba school divisions, and the opportunity to take in these three presentations first-hand:

Sowing the Maple Seeds
Presented by: John Evans, Manitoba Education
Many educators have begun to realize the benefits of developing their own professional learning network by leveraging the power of various social networking platform. This presentation will provide a sneak peek at Maple, the Manitoba Professional Learning Environment. Find out how this new social networking platform can be used to connect Manitoba educators to each other, to curriculum content, and to a variety of professional learning opportunities.

Reaping the Harvest (of Opportunity)
Presented by: Ryan Maksymchuk, Swan Valley School Division For many years, ManACE has offered a number of workshops beyond the city of Winnipeg on SAGE Day. For the last three years, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School has played host to the hugely popular 'Harvest of Opportunity' sessions. Find out what inspired Ryan Maksymchuk and his colleagues to think outside the box and provide an innovative alternative to heading into the 'big city' for SAGE Day. This session will provide many practical suggestions related to re-thinking traditional professional learning models.

The Plight Of The Polar Bears
Presented by: Andy McKiel, St. James-Assiniboia School Division
Manitoba is home to one of the most accessible polar bear populations on the planet, drawing tourists from around the world. But the Western Hudson Bay population of polar bears may not be here very much longer due to global climate change. Andy McKiel will share pictures and stories detailing his experiences aboard Buggy One and the Tundra Buggy Lodge where he worked with some of North America's leading experts on polar bears and global climate change. If you're looking for ways to involve your students in taking action on issues related to sustainability, Churchill's polar bears are a great place to start.

This ManACE TIN will be held in the PSDC Auditorium at 150 Moray Street in Winnipeg. Please register to attend so that we can plan accordingly :-)

We look forward to seeing you February 16th...