Digital Pedagogy Lab Prince Edward Island is a 3-day institute that explores the role and application of digital technologies in teaching. The event offers intensive peer-driven learning along two intertwined tracks: Digital Literacies and Networks, as well as open, public events. Digital Pedagogy Lab enables educators to expand their professional networks and engage collaboratively in innovative practices.Learn More
Digital Pedagogy Lab PEI welcomes teachers, university and college faculty, graduate students, faculty developers and learning technologists, and educational decision-makers all to the table together to learn. The Institute will bring international leaders in Digital Pedagogies, Networks, and Literacies together with educators of all stripes from the Maritime provinces, and from the #DigPed global network.Follow @DigPedLab
Digital Pedagogy Lab PEI will take place on the beautiful University of Prince Edward Island campus from July 13 – 15, 2016. Only half an hour from PEI beaches and just “up the road” from the home of Canada’s longest-running musical, Anne of Green Gables, on campus lodgings (separate from registration) are 2 bedroom apartments that can sleep four for only $99 CAD (approx. $75 USD) per night.Register Now
Participants choose between one of two tracks, Digital Literacies or Networks, and work collaboratively in small workshop-style classes. There will also be large group activities, and moments of intersection between the tracks. Each day will end before dinner. The learning community we create together will be welcoming to a wide range of skill levels and interests.
Update (June 13th, 2016): DIGITAL LITERACIES IS NOW FULL!
Networks (Jesse and Dave): This track will focus on the nature of digital networks and network-building, from blogs and social media to open courses and collaboration. It will include discussions of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), rhizomatic learning, how influence and reputation circulate in professional learning networks, the social contracts of closed and networked spaces, and the intersections between networks and face-to-face learning environments. We’ll especially focus on Twitter as an experimental space for thinking about how networks are both responding to and creating the Internet as a learning environment. Individual sessions and workshops will introduce tools and hybrid approaches that can help build learning communities that extend beyond the bounds of the classroom. Participants will also explore the challenges, risks, and benefits of having learners collaborating openly on the web. Read More
Digital Literacies (Sean and Bonnie): We cannot develop students’ digital literacies without developing those of educators, as models and mentors. Digital skills focus on what and how, while digital literacies consider why, when, who, and for whom, as well. This track focuses on the development of participatory, networked literacies that enable collaboration, contribution, and critical sense-making within information abundance. It fosters a critical orientation toward tools, portfolios, and digital presence within networks. Participants will discuss and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on teaching philosophies, discernment practices for using digital tools in courses, emergent learning, digital composition, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies. Read More
Update (June 13th, 2016): DIGITAL LITERACIES IS NOW FULL.