Nova Scotia Technology Education Association

BIT by Tech Ed (Business, Industry and Trades)

 

October 27. 2017

Due to logistical issues, registration opening for this conference has been delayed until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11th.

Location

Avonview High School
225 Payzant Drive
Windsor, Nova Scotia
B0N 2T0

Click on the map to access directions

Agenda

Thursday, October 26th

The President will be hosting a reception at the Schoolhouse Brewery in Windsor on Thursday evening.  Final information will be emailed to delegates.

Friday, October 27th

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and vendor time
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote:  Colin Campbell, Michelin Tire Waterville Plant
Youth Transitioning to Industry
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break and vendor time
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session 1
12:30 p.m.  -  2:00 p.m. Lunch and AGM (1:00 p.m.)
2:00 p.m.  - 3:30 p.m. Session 2

Registration Information

NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.  ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
DEADLINE - OCTOBER 13, 2017

Registrar:  Jeff Raine (jiraine@nstu.ca)

Fee breakdown:

Conference Fee - $50.00
Substitute/Retired - $20.00
BEd Students - No Charge
Technology Education Students - No Charge*

*Important note for Technology Education Students:  Online registration cannot be completed without payment; therefore, students who wish to register for the conference should contact the Registrar by email.  The email must contain your workshop selections (please indicate first and second choice for each session) as well as your contact information.

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 14(e)(iii): receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

KEYNOTE - Colin Campbell, Michelin Tire Waterville Plant
Youth Transitioning to Industry

Workshop Descriptions

All Workshops are subject to change.

All Day Session

AD1  Hallway Console Table
Craig Thornton

Participants will spend the day building a hallway console table using mortise and tenon joinery for the frame and large decorative dowels to attach the top. The table is easily completed in a high school production class and uses basic tools such as a mite saw, drill press, marking gauge, chisel rasp, sandpaper, etc......  The design of the table is easily adaptable to a coffee table or side table. Participants will learn simple techniques to ensure the table is level and all pieces are level and square when assembled.

Morning Sessions – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1A)  Google Apps
TBA

Come on out to learn tips and tricks about using Google Apps, and integrating them into your classroom.

1B)  Brilliant Labs Make Carts
Sarah Ryan - Co-Program Director, Nova Scotia - Brilliant Labs

Join Sarah Ryan, Co-Program Director, Nova Scotia and learn about the Maker Carts that have been arriving in schools around the province and how they can be used to bring making into your classroom.

1C)  DEECD PSP Consultation Session
Jeff Raine
Professional Associations have been asked to facilitate consultation sessions as a way to reach out to teachers and gather feedback to be used in writing the new Public Schools Program document, with the focus on the secondary school program.

1D)  Canon Camera
Stewart Naylor

In this class we will go over how a camera works and how to use camera settings and lens selection  to take better images . It will provide you with  projects ideas that will make your students better communicators and teach them the power of photography. We will also explore the world of movie making and how to use your Canon DSLR to create fantastic movies

1E)  Skilled Trades Education
Roddie MacRae

Skilled Trades Education is made up of several courses including Skilled Trades 10, Construction Trades 11, Transportation Trades 11, Manufacturing Trades 11, and Skilled Trades Co-op 12.  This session will discuss these courses, how they are set up and work. The program places emphasis on communications, job-site safety, and professional trade practices.

1F)  An Introduction to using SketchUp
Brian Shay

A crash course on using SketchUp on Chromebooks to create 3D models for woodworking and makerspace plans, 3D printing, and geometry lessons if you're into that kind of thing. Participants will leave with enough experience to teach the program to their own students, as well as an introductory lesson to bring back to their classrooms.

1G)  NSCC Programs
TBA

Join NSCC staff for a discussion of their current offerings related to industry and technology related programs.

Afternoon Sessions – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2A)  Brilliant Labs Starting a Makerspace
Sarah Ryan - Co-Program Director, Nova Scotia - Brilliant Labs

Join Sarah as she discusses what goes in to starting a Makerspace, and how you can go about starting one in your school.

2B)  Tour off-site at School House Brewery
Cameron Hartley

Explore the production process at the Schoolhouse Brewery and see the behind the scenes of how craft beer is made. Starting with the handling of the raw ingredients, processing of malt, the brewing process, fermentation, carbonation and packaging.

2C)  High Altitude Weather Balloons and the STEAM Process
John Munro

Join John as he talks about his experiences applying the STEAM process to launching high altitude weather balloons with students.

2D)  Google Apps
Andrew Seymour
Come on out to learn tips and tricks about using Google Apps, and integrating them into your classroom.

2E)  DoEECD Updates
Kilah Hayden and Scott Coleman
Find out what's new and exciting in Tech Ed at the DoEECD

2F)  Canon Camera Improving Camera Use
Stewart Naylor
We will explore images and what rules of composition, Lighting and exposure were used to create them. As well we will cover visual literacy, the language of visuals, both still and video and how this is becoming a most compelling learning/teaching tool.

2G)  STEP (Skilled Trades Exploration Program)
Mark Power
STEP is entering its 15th year at Park View Education Centre. This two year program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Skilled Trades. Join the session to get an inside look at this terrific program.

2H)  Options & Oportunities (O2)
Tarah Thompson-Schwan

Options & Opportunities (O2)  is a grade 10-12 program consisting of six specialized courses.  This session will provide an overview of the O2 program, discuss how its courses focus on preparing students for post-secondary studies or direct entry into the workforce, and discuss possible ways that technology education could be integrated into the O2 classroom.  

2I)  NSCC Programs
TBA

Join NSCC staff for a discussion of their current offerings related to industry and technology related programs.


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