3:00 – 3:50 pm Thursday May 27, 2021
Karen Roeck has an eclectic career background as a classroom teacher, online school administrator, award-winning choral conductor, volleyball coach, and university course writer. Karen currently works at Trinity Western University as an instructional designer and part-time instructor in the School of Education and MA Leadership programs. She is a Doctor of Education candidate at the University of Western Ontario. Her research focuses on equipping teachers to thrive in the online education environment, emphasizing the role of technology to help students become collaborative learners, content creators, and engaged global citizens.
Karen has presented at conferences across Canada, including EdTechTeam Summits, RenewED, InspirED, the Christian Home Educators Conference, CANeLearn, and the Catholic Educators Conference. She is a Google Certified Trainer and offers synchronous and asynchronous training sessions for educators and organizations wanting to incorporate G Suite tools into their pedagogical practices.
Educational technology has the potential to transform learner engagement, collaboration, accessibility, understanding, and creative potential—but it can seem overwhelming to know where to start! Join in as we apply learning theory and curriculum design to the online teaching and learning environment. We will explore synchronous and asynchronous learner engagement opportunities, and develop digital teaching tools and strategies for future implementation. We will discuss technologies for connection and ways to build collaborative communities of inquiry in digital learning spaces. This session will include practical tips and tricks for educators at any point in their technology integration, e-pedagogy development, and digital literacy journey. Beginners and experts are all welcome!