As part of ongoing efforts to spread the word about the #walkwithusproject, I had submitted a proposal to present at the Learning by Design conference at the International School of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium. I learned about it through my UBC MET program, and believed that the conference’s themes (engage, empower, connect, innovate) fit with the WWU vision.
Well, I received an email yesterday from the LbD Program Advisory Committee letting me know that my proposal was accepted! I’m excited because a) it will be the first time I formally present about Walk With Us, and b) it will be my first time in Europe.
I can’t wait!
These guiding questions were shared to help me with planning my session:
How do you envision the 90 minute workshop?
– In what ways are you going to connect to the LbD conference themes
(engage, empower, connect, innovate)?
– What instructional approaches are going to engage your audience?
– How do you plan to ensure that participants will be able to apply what they learned in your workshop?
I’m already drafting parts of my workshop in my head, using the above questions as well as information from part of my proposal:
I will post my workshop materials following my presentation. For more information about the Learning by Design conference, you can visit their website here!
My name is Melissa Lavoie. I’m from South Porcupine, Ontario (yep). I started teaching in 2006, fresh out of University of Windsor’s teacher’s college, and was employed by the Northeastern Catholic DSB from 2007 - 2017. I've taught grades 3 through 7, special education, and for my last 2.5 years, I was an Education Technology Special Assignment Teacher. I'm an Airbnb Superhost, an Instructional Designer for Learning Bird, and worked as a GIS-Education Specialist partnered with Mushkegowuk Council. I graduated from UBC's Master of Educational Technology program in November 2019, am VP of Board of Directors for the Digital Human Library and Board Member for Science Timmins, founder of the Walk With Us Project (currently on hiatus) and currently learning front-end web development and how to use a CNC plasma cutting machine.
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