JIM PEDRECH      presentations and talks

Interested in having me lead a workshop, give a talk, or present ideas? Sounds good to me. The following list might give you some ideas.

In 2016, I was chosen as the Microsoft Innovative Expert Fellow to represent Canada at the E2 GLOBAL FORUM in Budapest. I presented twice: the first presentation was about my Mail Merge hack, while the second was about the use of Project Spark to have students create video games. This video outlines the advantages of the MiEE program.

In 2015, I was 1 of 5 Canadian Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators invited to attend the E2 GLOBAL FORUM in Seattle. We were provided numerous opportunities to learn from and collaborate with teachers from around the world.

As an MiEE, I've led virtual workshops with teachers around the world through Skype and Twitter. Most of these talks have been about games and game design. I am also a Skype in the Classroom guest speaker; as part of the annual Skype-a-thon, I was a Skype guest speaker for classes in India, Portugal, and Vietnam.
If you are interested in having me Skype with your class or your staff, arrange a time through my Microsoft in Education page or via email.

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I've led numerous PD sessions and workshops within my school board. Topics have included games in education, OneNote in the classroom, and Media expectations in the English curriculum.

I present regularly at Bring IT Together and ConnectED, two technology-in-education conferences held annually in Niagara Falls, Canada.

I was the first guest speaker at Brock University's Video Game Lab, where I shared a template designed to make Flash game design easier. My audience was primarily professors and Ph.D. candidates.

I guest-lecture a few times a year for the Video Games in Education course at Brock University.

I've led classes through a number of projects. For example, I worked with a gifted class in the Hamilton area to help students develop their own games in Gamemaker.