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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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Charting a New Course

Who:
Michael Farrell, Raymond Lucci, Joshua Newman, Luke Van Meter
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room Drama Studio

Four new faculty members at SLA speak about what brought them here, the shift to a new instructional paradigm, and the ups and downs of navigating a new environment.

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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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Professionalizing teaching: A guided discussion on what WE (teachers) can do to make teaching more professional.

Who:
Juan Gabriel Sanchez, Matthew Van Kouwenberg, Rosalind Echols
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 303

This conversations will explore the ways in which teaching is not often valued as a true profession, as well as what teachers can do to combat that perception.

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Teacher Voice & School Reform

Who:
Tim Best, Josh Block, Michael Farrell, Larissa Pahomov, Gamal Sherif, Zoe Siswick
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 307

This conversation is designed to emphasize the importance of teacher voices in local and national conversations about education reform. By talking with participants in the conversation, we hope to learn about and extend effective strategies that foster teacher voice.

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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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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?