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Archived Webinar: PD for Technology Integration
What are the most effective professional development approaches for 1:1 computing and other technology-intensive environments?
Presented By: K-12 Computing Blueprint, which is brought to you by Intel and Technology & Learning
Whether you've already launched a one-to-one program, are planning for one in the future, or are simply seeking ways of bringing all staff members on board with your technology program, this webinar is for you. How do you differentiate your professional development offerings so they meet the needs of educators at a wide range of levels? How do you move beyond PD that focuses on the technology itself and replace it with seamless and ongoing training and support for technology integration? How do you engage those who are afraid of technology and weary of change? Two experienced one-to-one leaders (one talking from a district-level and the other from a state-level perspective) will explain how they do it and answer your questions.
One-to-One Laptop Initiative Program Development Specialist
Springfield Public Schools, Oregon
Eva LaMar has an extensive background in educational technology. She has won numerous national awards for classroom projects as well as being featured by the George Lucas Educational Foundation and Edutopia Magazine. She is an Intel Teach to the Future senior trainer, Macromedia Educational Leader, Apple Distinguished Educator and director of The Geo-Literacy Project. LaMar has presented at NECC, California CUE, Technology & Learning's Tech Forum, NCCE, and CAG conferences. She is currently the one-to-one program development specialist for Springfield Public Schools, where she directs Oregon's first one-to-one laptop program. She has also co-directed the "Day in the Life of a one-to-one learning environment" along with Dr. Kyle Peck.
Director/President Freedom to Learn and One-to-One Institute
Michigan Department of Education
Leslie Wilson served public education in seven school districts as: executive director of secondary education and special projects, high school principal and assistant principal, special education administrator and teacher, adventure-based teacher and counselor. She was recruited to co-lead Michigan's one-to-one teaching and learning initiative, Freedom to Learn (FTL), in 2003. In conjunction with Michigan's team, she has developed and implemented statewide policies, best practices and research around one-to-one programs. She also led the launch of the national not for profit, One-to-One Institute, (the next iteration of FTL) which is now in its first full year of operation. Wilson's consultancy has served states, departments of education, districts, schools, vendors and now emerging markets in their quest for effective leadership, sustainability for education technology and successful one-to-one implementations. Recently, she represented Michigan at the Council of State Governments to share the FTL research and results. She has authored numerous articles and given many presentations around these topics and co-chairs CoSN's National Steering Committee of One to One Directors.