Approaches to STEM Education
Piontek and Frank Noschese
Come learn about great ways of engaging students in
scientific thinking, problem solving, and computer modeling. You'll see 3D
animations, simulations, virtual worlds, examples of collaborations
between students and scientific experts, and other creative projects that
combine science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with the arts for a
multi-faceted educational experience.
for Education Professionals
Andrade, Sal Contes and Nancy Caramanico
Looking for the best apps and Web 2.0 tools for
planning, communicating, and building your own learning community? Dubious
about tweeting or social networking as professional endeavors? Our panelists
will share their favorite productivity tools for teachers and administrators
and then invite you to do the same.
iPads in the
Gwen Solomon (moderator); Rob Miller,
Vicki Windman and Patrick Fogarty
the past few years, iPads have made their way into numerous K-12 classrooms. We
have invited educators who are involved in elementary, secondary, and special
needs implementations to share their stories. How are students, teachers and
administrators using the devices? What apps are proving most helpful? What
lessons have they learned as they explore the pros, cons and logistics of iPads
as devices for teaching and learning?
Implementations: Traditional or Transformative?
(moderator); Patrick Higgins, Lisa Thumann and Jerry Crisci
is no doubt that technology – from online assessments to 1:1 and BYO
initiatives – is playing a growing role in our nation's schools. But is this
role a transformative one or just "more of the same"? Are Common
Core State Standards, supported by technology, a step forward or backwards? How
do devices ranging from interactive whiteboards to smart phones impact
classrooms? Join us for a lively discussion of the keys to transforming
teaching and learning in schools today.