Skype in the Classroom

Your Durham ETFO Occasional Teachers’ Local is pleased to announce the following professional learning opportunity:

Skype in the Classroom

Presenters: Ryan Tindale, Think Smarter

I will walk you through how to, literally, bring the world into your classroom. You’ll be introduced to the three main parts of the Skype Edu website, and I’ll outline how to navigate each one. I’ll introduce some of the 40 calls I’ve done and been involved with, and I’ll share the curriculum connections for each one. I’ve connected with classrooms in France, Brazil, New York, and Montreal. We’ve skyped a sushi chef for Procedural Writing, a marketing exec for Media Lit, and an aquarium in the UK for Report Writing. Every teacher always asks how I find people. I’ll show you!  This is a great workshop for teachers in K – HS and I promise to give you meaningful ideas to use. Time will also be given to search the website and find and register for lessons yourself. Handouts will be shared too!

Workshop Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time: Refreshments 3:30 – 4:25 pm

Workshop 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: Durham Occasional Teachers’ Local Meeting Room, 1077

Boundary Rd. Unit 107, Oshawa

Phone: (Local) 905 404-0411

Cost: All costs covered by your Local and DDSB

Maximum number of participants: 25


(1) Register at DO NOT USE REPLY

(2) State: skype in the subject area.

(3) Include your telephone number.


Registration closes on Monday, February 8, 2016.  Please check your calendar for prior commitments (appointments; classes; obligations, etc.) BEFORE registering.

Workshop Organized by your Professional Learning Committee