|The Hows and Whys of Web conferencing |
Mike Evans and Kathy Adkins, Mike Porter, Claudia Huff
The use of video conferencing, desktop sharing and other forms of web conferencing breaks down financial barriers and allows expanded access to unlimited resources. From virtual field trips to professional learning events for staff, see how web conferencing allows you to expand your offerings, embrace collaboration, and save money.Building the Climate for Change District-Wide
Jill Hobson and Kathy Politis
This participatory workshop, led by two well-known instructional technology directors, will examine ways of building capacity to support transformational uses of technology in the classroom. You will learn about building a district-wide culture, developing strong collaborative relations between IT and curriculum leaders, and increasing the overall rigor and relevance of your instructional technology program.Teaching Digital Citizenship
Sue Dowling, Connie White and Hoke Wilcox
Come explore the essential components of implementing a digital citizenship program with cybersafety. Participants will engage in scenarios taken from actual cases and view sample policies that will help them navigate such issues as teacher/student relationships on Facebook, sexting, social networking and cyberbullying. You will leave with free resources, ideas, and materials that can be used immediately in your schools.Promoting & Supporting PLNs for Professional Development
The problem of retooling education for rapidly changing times is not one that we can simply "workshop" ourselves through. Learning must become an integral part of what it means to be an educator. Yet cultivating a personal learning network is a more complex endeavor than simply subscribing to blogs and signing up for Twitter. In this interactive session, we will examine strategies for promoting daily, self-directed professional development experiences for our teachers.