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21st Century Schools: Part IV, A New Hope

Who:
John Schinker, Alvin Trusty
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 300

In a period of civil unrest, rebel students have invaded our schools using smart phones, netbooks and tablets. NCLB strongholds paralyze the rebellion by emphasizing a test-prep curriculum, but a band of rebels still embrace 21st century skills. Creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration can restore freedom to the galaxy

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Connecting with your physical education teacher to teach the 21st century skills - the missing link

Who:
Betty Ann Fish
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 300

Hear, discuss and share ways to connect with the "specials" to teach the 21st century skills and classroom curriculum. For many students the "specials" are the place they shine and have a passion. Connect rather than disconnect to tap into the student's passion and area of strength.

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Ctrl+Alt+PD: Shifting School Culture with Technology and Collaborative Professional Development

Who:
Heather Hersey, Cathy Stutzman, Don Ginty, Marci Zane, Vinny Panico, Mary Woods
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 300

Want to start a learning revolution? Looking for examples of teacher-led professional development and the role of technology in bringing about change? Facilitators will invite a discussion of the techniques used to initiate a culture shift toward collaboration and learning for all stakeholders in the school community.

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History, history

Who:
Margaret Graham, Melissa Mandell, Matt Herbison
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 300

Dialogue, conversation, stories. Talk with us about making history come alive for students. What do you need to make primary sources work in your classroom? We'll discuss historical digital collections and critique online history resources. Chocolate provided.

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Sustainable and Feasible 1:1 Computing for K-12 Schools

Who:
Rich Kiker
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 300

Come listen and question in this shared conversation on a creative and possible model of 1:1 computing for our budget-strapped schools

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Towards an e-Book Quality Rating Tool for Early Elementary Literacy Instruction

Who:
Jeremy Brueck
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 300

The e-book is a rapidly growing alternative to the conventional book even for very young children. What the shift from page to screen might mean for young literacy learners remains to be seen. Equally uncertain is how the e-book fits in the classroom as a curricular tool and instructional resource.