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Introduction BCT F2F meeting, November 25, 2010


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Building Community through Telecollaboration Project

Second Meeting – Year Four

McGill University Faculty Club

November 25, 2010

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Morning Agenda 2nd BCT Face-to-Face Meeting

1. Welcome and Review of the Agenda

2. Internet Safety and Parental Permission Guidelines

3. Collaborative Project Planning Process

4. Nutrition Break

5. Project Planning in Cycle Team Groups

6. Lunch 12 Noon -1:00

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Afternoon Agenda 2nd BCT Face-to-Face Meeting

7. Update on Cycle Team Activities

8. Hands-on ICT Tool Training Sessions

9. Parental Permission and Ethical Guidelines of Internet Use

10. Cycle Team Collaborative Project Planning in Sub-groups: Project Leaders, Timeline and Participant Responsibilities

11. Appreciative Inquiry

12. Wrap up and Social Time

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Purpose of the BCT Project

The purpose of the BCT Project is to encourage, facilitate and support collaboration among students, teachers and educational leaders to enhance learning across the community

Each year, we have reviewed the above purpose of the project and we still see it as appropriate and relevant

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Major Objectives of the BCT Project

The major objectives of the BCT Project are to: facilitate the integration of ICT into teaching

practices to enhance student learning, encourage collaboration among students and

teachers to facilitate learning, encourage teachers to reflect on their practices

and share expertise with others, and facilitate the development of a community of

practice network across Quebec

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As the illustration shows, student and teacher learning are at the heart of the BCT Project and there are three key aspects to it: collaboration, the wise use of ICT, and an ongoingcommunity of practice

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BCT Lessons Learned on Student Learning

Students enjoy sharing their work with authentic audiences

They are taking increased ownership for their learning

They are learning how to collaborate more effectively

They are beginning to understand the importance of digital etiquette and are trying to use ICT appropriately

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BCT Lessons Learned on Teacher Learning

Experienced BCT teachers: emphasize that it takes time to become

competent in the new ICT literacy encourage new teachers to reach out for

support from colleagues emphasize pedagogy comes first and then

the ICT tools to support it take baby steps and progress at your own rate

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BCT Lessons Learned on Support

The following are crucial sources of support: the Cycle Team Leaders in each Cycle Network the principal and administrators in providing

the resources, time and technical support the local Recit and ICT staff for both technical

and pedagogical support collegial support from other BCT teachers on

pedagogical, technical and collaborative aspects

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BCT Lessons Learned on Time

there is a danger of “overloading” teachers, their primary focus must be on the learning and development of their students

there needs to be a flexible time window for making contributions to the project

involvement in the project should blend work and learning - it should not be an add-on

teachers need time to meet, plan and share within the school day

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Appreciative Inquiry on the Second BCT Face-to-Face Meeting

On separate post-its, under one of these categories,

Benefits: please briefly describe the benefits you derived from participating in today’s session

Even Better If: please briefly describe ways that the session could be improved

Questions and Suggestions: briefly submit questions or suggestions that you would like us to consider