Welcome to the 2020 Learning & Training Conference

For online learning professionals involved with high schools.

As we start a new decade of technology-enabled learning that affects how and where we learn, the 2020 Conference will help secondary-school professionals explore what is possible in the emerging world of training, development and online learning.

Four Conference tracks will be explored in depth over the two-day event:

  • The Skills Challenge and Lifelong Learning for Skills

  • Emerging Technologies for Engaged Learning

  • New Partnerships for Learning

  • Recognizing New Pathways and Accredited Learning

Four keynotes will be held at the start and end of each day:

  • Learning and The Future of Work – What Needs to Happen in the 2020s?

  • 5G and The Technologies of 2020 – Get Ready for A New World

  • Designing and Delivering Authentic Learning for the 2020s

  • Creating Powerful and Effective Learning on Demand

For School Systems, e-Learning Teachers and Administrators (Online Learning Conference – Secondary Schools)

The Skills Challenge

  • What are the skills and competencies you are offering now through online learning, and what new skills and competencies do you intend to offer in the future?

  • What skills do you find students struggle to master in an online environment?

  • Do students have the digital competencies and literacies they need to be effective online learners?

  • What do we know about online learning and indigenous learning?

Technology Opportunities

  • Which technologies are you using to improve learning outcomes for junior-high and high-school students?

  • What technologies are you seeking to use next to improve student engagement and learning outcomes?

  • Do you see a role for augmented and virtual reality in online courses for high-school students?

  • Does artificial intelligence offer new opportunities to improve the experience of online learning for high-school students?

New Partnerships for Learning

  • Is online learning an opportunity to expand dual credit?

  • How can schools partner with workplaces to offer engaged skills-based learning for trades and apprenticeship?

  • What partnerships work now for online learning in schools, and what partnerships do we need to build for effective learning for 2020s skills?

  • What are the characteristics of effective student:parent:teacher partnerships in online learning?

New Pathways and Credentials

  • Can schools make use of badges?

  • What is the place of competency-based assessment for learning in schools?

  • Is adaptive learning key to creating personalized learning for school students?

  • Do micro-credentials have a place in high schools?

These are just some of the questions that we would like to explore. You have others. Come and share your experiences, your challenges and your learning. Network with others and explore what is possible. Find out how you and your school or organization can thrive in this emerging world of learning. This focused time will be powerful — full of ideas, practical examples and new ways of working that will help you think about what you can do to make learning effective, authentic, engaging and valuable. Come and share your experience and join in this powerful exploration of the future of online and blended learning.

The Learning & Training Conference

November 3 - 4, 2020

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