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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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Design Thinking: 21st Century Skills for the Real World (Not Just School-Centric Practice)

Who:
Christian Long, David Bill, Ethan Bodnar
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 204

This session will explore "design thinking" -- both a mindset and a methodology -- as authentic 21st Century pedagogy. Using Prototype Design Camp -- an innovative design program focused on solving real world problems tied to the 'future of learning' -- as an active case study, participants will discuss the merits of 'design thinking' as an authentic problem-solving process for thinkers of all ages. Additionally, participants will consider the implications for (nearly 50) 11th and 12th graders who will take part in the Prototype Design Camp at a state-wide ed-tech conference in Ohio immediately following Educon.

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Digital and Media Literacies

Who:
Kristin Hokanson, David Cooper Moore, Renee Hobbs
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 208

Today people need enhanced capacities for using information in ways that meet their daily needs, according to the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. This session offers a unified definition of digital and media literacy, identifies five key challenges and identifies a list of 10 action steps for bringing digital media literacy to all 300 million Americans.

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Et Tu, Brute? Crowdsourcing The Death Of The Textbook

Who:
Bill Fitzgerald
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 211

Do you want to design a course reader/curriculum for your class that you can control, edit, update, and share? Do you want to connect with colleagues inside and outside your school? Do you want your work accessible on handheld devices? Then open content, and this session, is for you.

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Grassroots Professional Development

Who:
Basil Kolani, Karen Blumberg
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 303

Every teacher needs professional development, but not everyone has the resources available for it. The good news: You don't need massive resources for great PD.

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I <3 PowerPoint.

Who:
Christina Jenkins
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 207

Why do we use a language of bullets and arrows in our classrooms? I <3 PowerPoint argues that presenting is an art, and PowerPoint and its cousins need not be teacher-centric or deadly. Attendees will be inspired to transform their own presentations with karaoke, paper, music videos, comics and more.

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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?