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Beyond the Classroom: Change from Here

Who:
Chris Lehmann
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 204

EduCon is an invigorating weekend for many of us, but then what? How can we make these ideas live every day in our classroom?

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Future Of The Book

Who:
Chris Penny, Christine DiPaulo
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 313

The Future of the Book is now! Tablet computing devices are being adopted in education at an amazingly fast rate. It is we, the early adopters and who, through trial and discovery, will help develop the best practices for the Future of the Book.

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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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Why Johnny Can't Read: A Conversation About What It Means to Be Literate...Today

Who:
David Jakes, Laura Deisley
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 204

Nicholas Carr argues that we live in The Shallows. Clay Shirky writes that the literary world is now losing its normative hold on culture. So, is literacy changing? As we incorporate connective technologies in our classrooms, are the skills associated with deep reading and critical thinking being lost? What does it mean to be literate in 2010 and beyond?