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8:15am - 9:30am
Welcome and Opening Keynote
Making IT Stick
The last several years have seen an explosion of classroom technology. Web 2.0 and other emerging technologies have the potential to dramatically alter the instructional landscape of the classroom. But how do innovations like these become internalized in what a school does and is? What are the factors that enable them to go from a "novel idea" to "the way?" Join David Jakes as he explores the critical attributes of what makes an innovation "sticky" and mission-critical for a school, its teachers, and students.
9:45am - 11:00am
Planned topics include:
Learning With Digital Video
David Jakes (moderator); Arturo Guajardo, Bill Lewis, Sara Armstrong
Students love it and the results are powerful, but is video production worth the time it requires? Using student-created movies as examples, this workshop explores the learning that takes place when students plan, create, edit and share meaningful digital video projects.
Understanding What Works
Gwen Solomon (moderator); Anita Givens, Cathy Galloway, William J. Tally
What does research tell us about technology's impact on student learning and school improvement? About the best uses of technology in schools? Three leading researchers and education technology leaders share their expertise on these and other questions crucial to school and district technology planners.
The Power of Games
Susan McLester (moderator); Andreas Ua'Siaghail, Scot Osterweil, David Warlick
The engaging nature of interactive videogames is a fact bemoaned by some but increasingly celebrated by others — including a broadening group of education researchers. This panel, which includes plenty of "show and tell," will examine evidence supporting the connection between games, higher order thinking skills, and student learning. Bring your questions and ideas, as Q & A will be encouraged.
IT Disaster Planning
Judy Salpeter (moderator); Jim Schul, Sheryl Abshire
Houses under water, families evacuated, power down and schools closed — these are the sorts of emergency conditions that many school leaders have been forced to contemplate in recent years. What happens to the district's technology infrastructure in times such as this? Come hear real-life stories about good planning and best practices for keeping systems up and running when disaster strikes.
11:15am - 12:15pm
Hear from the companies that are sponsoring this event and shaping the future of educational technology.
1:15pm - 2:00pm
These discussions, on topics suggested by attendees when you register, provide a great opportunity for you to network with fellow technology leaders.
- Handout: What "gadgets" have you used with students and teachers to increase motivation, efficiency or effectiveness?
2:10pm - 3:40pm
These workshops allow our attendees to explore key topics in greater depth.
New Horizons of Web 2.0
Blogging is no longer fringe. You use an aggregator, and you've gotten past MySpace. So what are some of the finer points of Web 2.0? This engaging workshop, presented by blogger and Web 2.0 programmer David Warlick, will push you to explore new options when it comes to blogging, dynamic content, mash-ups and the read/write Web.
- Handout: Flat World, Flat Web, and Flat Classrooms
- Handout: Excerpts from "Flat World, Flat Web, and Flat Classrooms"
- Web 2.0 Handouts
The 10 Keys to Effective Professional Development
Schools with high-quality teachers and motivated students believe deeply in professional development. In such schools, professional development is a key component of a foundation that empowers excellence. But what are the factors that contribute to the development of such programs? In this session, we'll explore ten critical professional development attributes that promote a culture of sustainable professional practice and increased student learning.
Weighing the Risks and Benefits of New Technology Use
Schools today are wrestling with questions about blogs, wikis, social networking, and other emerging technologies. Some advocates say that these tools demand new literacies and that they can transform education as we know it. Others say that they are dangerous, foster bullying and unsafe behavior, and have no place in schools. Join us for this participatory workshop in which we explore challenges and solutions, based on real-life scenarios.
- Presentation: Weighing the Risks and Benefits of New Technology Use
- Handout: Check out your AUP
- Handout: Weighing the Risks and Benefits of New Technology Use
- Handout: Vocabulary Test
Project-Based Learning: Standards and More!
Opportunities abound for addressing NCLB requirements and 21st century skills through effective, standards-based projects. This workshop explores a variety of technology-supported K-12 projects and how they meet standards, address NCLB, and reinforce contemporary skills. From small introductory projects to ambitious global collaborations, you will see examples of what is possible and learn how to support teachers and students as they embark on standards-based learning adventures.