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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Tech Tools for Educators

In the Digital Tools for Educators certificate course, participants will learn the various benefits and considerations of a variety of digital tools that can be used in the classroom and other non-traditional learning environments (business, outdoor education). They will learn how to use the tools in general and will be shown and asked to co-develop ideas on how the tools could be used in their subject/place-specific learning environments. The sessions will be positioned in a multiliteracies, Critical Digital Literacies and production pedagogies framework, so participants understand the pedagogy and best practices associated with the tools.

The course consists of four sessions, each three hours long. Each session will be broken up into introductory activities that include laying the pedagogical theory groundwork and becoming familiar with the week’s curated digital tools, which will be selected based on the following weekly themes:

  • Tools to Support Multiliteracies
  • Information Curation Tools
  • Online Learning and Collaboration Tools
  • Social Media Tools for the Classroom

The course can accommodate 20 participants per session.

Cost

  • $200 plus HST
  • Dates TBD