TUESDAY DEC 15TH 2020

Start from 7:00PM Until 8:00PM (EST)

Strategies to enhance student engagement in the online classroom

OUR HOST

Lorne Young

Lorne Young (BSc, BEd, DAc) has been a teacher of Western science, a student of ancient Eastern science and an educational researcher for over 40 years. He is passionate about applying synergetic and whole systems thinking in his teaching and has developed a system of techniques and strategies that has been researched and found successful in improving students’ academic and athletic performance as well as having an impact on building character and leadership. This research has been recently published in his latest book SyRF Systems, The Synergetic Redesigning of Fitness. He has also written and published a teachers’ course guide and student lab manual for the IB Environmental Systems and Societies course and is an international speaker, an IB workshop leader for Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies, Sports, Exercise and Health Science and CAS, an IB senior examiner and Team Leader, Extended Essay examiner, Consultant, Site Visitor, CAS Coordinator and IB teacher of Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies. He has been employing mindful meditation with his students for over 2 decades and most recently he has designed, developed and leads workshops for both teachers and students on the use of mindful meditation in the classroom to help manage stress, increase focus and attention and build resilience and perseverance.

OUR Speakers

Jeff Cummings

Jeff Cummings is an Online Learning Consultant in the Private Sector of Education, Department Head, and former Technology Enabled Learning Consultant with Wellington Catholic District School board for the past 7 years. Jeff comes from a background in technology enabled learning through work with colleagues at the Ministry of Education with significant focus on modern learning approaches using the Virtual Learning Environment. In his work as TELT Contact with the Ministry of Education, Jeff worked on several advisory committees focussed on provincial approaches in fostering innovative instructional strategies, best practices in professional learning and advising on safe and effective use of technology tools in the classroom. Jeff has a passion for supporting teachers in a myriad of ways virtually and in face to face opportunities at learning conferences such as Bring IT Together and BOLTT.

Fabián Cherny

Fabián Cherny has been an IB Physics examiner since 1999. In 2017 he became the IB Chief
Examiner for DP Physics. Fabián holds university degrees in engineering and in education. He has
worked as Head of Science at the prestigious St Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires for over 10
years before becoming Head of Secondary at St-Martin’s and then Chaltel College.
Fabián believes firmly in education as a tool to model the world into a better place and thinks that
education is, by nature, collaborative, creative and relevant. Without any doubt, the tool to provide
students with the skills they need for college and career.
Fabián lives in Buenos Aires and enjoys playing tennis, field in which he worked as international
professional chair umpire for over 5 years before moving into the teaching world.

Jeremy Young

Dr. Jeremy Young is an IB Diploma Program teacher of Mathematics Applications and Interpretations, Theory of Knowledge, and Extended Essay Coordinator. He has been working at the Toronto French School for 4 years now. He is a former IB student and has an extensive history with the program through working with UCC. Jeremy has also taught at Fieldstone King’s College and NOIC online program. 

Jeremy takes his unique past and experiences as a doctor after graduating from the Saba University School of Medicine into his teaching style and encourages students to enjoy the struggle of a problem.
Jeremy currently lives in Toronto, Ontario Canada and enjoys playing with his dog Zeus, reading and solving puzzles. 

Schedule

7:00-7:05PM

Lorne Young​

Opening Remarks and Introductions

7:05-7:20PM

Dr Jeremy Young

Explain Everything

7:25-7:40PM

Fabian Cherny

Online Science Simulations (Phet, Stellarium)

7:40-7:55PM

Jeff Cummings

Padlet

7:55-8:00PM

ENDING

Closing Remarks

About RCOSSE

Who we are

RCOSSE is a not-for-profit organization of international educators and leaders who are committed to the evolution and advancement of Online education through research, exploring the synergies between different educational ecosystems and tapping into the creativity of teachers and students.

Our Mission

The Research Centre for Online Secondary School Education (RCOSSE) promotes and supports the development of online and hybrid learning for international schools. By bringing together international expertise, best practice and innovation, RCOSSE provides leadership in online education. The practical application of the most advanced technology, creative strategies, consistent professional development and focused research fosters an environment of collaboration and innovation in online and hybrid learning. This online and hybrid learning establishes new perspectives and opportunities for students, teachers and educational partners.

Our Goals

RCOSSE has identified the following goals:

Conduct, support, organize, and facilitate research in the evolution of online and hybrid learning

Establish best practices in the practical application of new technologies in online and hybrid education

Build connections with internal and external stakeholders that benefit online and hybrid learning research

Encourage collaboration between local and international faculty and staff to improve online and hybrid learning research

Increase access to and awareness of online and blended learning research

Create synergies between research and the enhancement of current online education practices and student engagement

Sponsorship

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