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From #chat to #do - Taking action with your PLN

Who:
Eric Brunsell, Elizabeth Alderton, Damian Bariexca
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 308

Educators are using Twitter to share more than what they had for breakfast! This conversation shares research conducted by the facilitators about how educators are using Twitter for educational purposes. Together, facilitators and participants will discuss the proliferation of hashtag chats and concrete methods for moving communities to take action.

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Online Professional Development...moving away from post three times and submit

Who:
Michael Wacker, Chris Craft
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 308

Online professional development facilitators often measure the success of a learning experience by analyzing time spent, clicks, posts and other assignments. How can we change online PD to be more community-based where content combined with context and conversations guide learning? To that end, what tools does a facilitator need in his/her toolbelt?

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The reality of motivation: moving beyond intrinsic and extrinsic

Who:
Christopher Craft
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 308

There's much more to motivation than simply intrinsic vs. extrinsic. Find out what the research says about motivation and gain principles that will aid you in your instructional planning.

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Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing

Who:
Larissa Pahomov
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 308

Essay writing at the high school level is often hindered by its traditional structure students focus on deadlines and page limits, with little attention given to improving and reflecting. This session will discuss how to use Google Docs and other tools to make the writing process more authentic and engaging.