The St. Andrew’s College Institute of Technology Conference
A conference for CIS, CAIS and NAIS members considering establishing one-to-one laptop or tablet computer programs.
St. Andrew’s College is proud of its reputation as one of Canada’s leading Information Technology schools. Since 2003, we have been a one-to-one laptop school, and with the introduction of our tablets in 2009, each student is provided with a Fujitsu convertible tablet PC to facilitate the completion of coursework from all disciplines.
Over the years, many schools have visited us to learn about our extensive experience integrating computers into the classroom. As a result of this high demand to learn about our program, we are now offering an opportunity for schools to visit and see our technology in action through the St. Andrew’s College Institute of Technology.
Come and join us from Sunday, November 24 to Tuesday, November 26 for the opportunity to learn firsthand from our faculty and staff.
Day 1: Sunday, November 24, 2013
After checking into your hotel, please join us in the at St. Andrew’s College for registration and to pick up your Fujitsu Tablet; we will then head for dinner in the Great Hall at 5:30 pm. Following dinner are the Headmaster’s welcome and presentations from our in-house guest speakers, Head of Science, Jon Butcher will speak on the future of technology and artificial intelligence. After a wine and cheese intermission, Director of IT, Steve Rush will speak about social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and its benefits for professional development. He will look beyond the challenges of this revolution and speak of its benefits and potential in education.
Day 2: Monday, November 25, 2013
The morning will start off with introductions, including your school’s involvement in technology, and your goals for the near future. You will then have the opportunity to see the tablets and technology in action through classroom visits. Following the classroom visits, you will have the opportunity to speak to many different people - from the Chief Financial Officer to the Director of IT, and from the Headmaster, to students and teachers. After a delicious lunch at the Headmaster’s house, we will teach you how to use OneNote, the program that has changed teaching and learning at SAC. While you are digesting this information, you may visit more classes before returning to the library for a comparative analysis of the different models of computer use in schools (1:1, BYOD, school lease, student owned, iPads, computer labs, etc). The day will end with an open forum where representatives from each department will demonstrate their top software and websites.
Please join us this evening at Oakland Hall, a local restaurant, for dinner
Day 3: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The morning will begin with, Steve Rush, who will give a laptop overview of SAC and how it became what it is today. Before lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit more classrooms and have discussions with our faculty and staff. Following lunch, you will continue to learn about the laptop program at SAC, this time focusing on new teacher training, teacher websites, daybooks, courseware, and professional development. There will then be an opportunity to learn about the favourite classroom applications from a variety of our faculty. We will formally conclude the conference with a tablet versus laptop analysis and discuss implications for the future of your program. You are welcome to spend the remainder of the afternoon visiting classes or networking with your fellow conference delegates.
The total fee for the conference is $400 per person, with a maximum of two participants per school. To ensure ample time with all presenters, we are capping involvement at 20 participants. The conference fee covers all sessions and guest speakers, a loaner tablet from Sunday to Tuesday, a wine and cheese reception, lunch and snacks for both days, and dinner on Monday evening. Registration is subject to availability and is on a first-come, first-served basis, although we will try to ensure that there is diversity across the country. After your registration is confirmed, there is a non-refundable deposit of $100 per person. The remaining amount will be returned to you, if we receive notice of your cancellation no later than 30 days prior to the start of the conference. No refund will be given for cancellations later than 30 days in advance, or for no shows.
St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON L4G 3H7
Tel: 905-727-3178 X:265
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