Web 2.0 Classrooms: Transforming the Culture

Web 2.0 Classrooms: Transforming the Culture

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Monday March 22, 2010 | 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST

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Join us for this visionary Webinar featuring ed-tech thought leader Alan November to find out how you can leverage your investment in technology to transform the culture of teaching and learning in your district. You will learn how to realign goals and create a vision that can outlast any change in the technology--for a collaborative, empowering, and global classroom environment.?

Join our Webinar to learn how to use technology to create more motivating experiences for students:

  • Authentic audiences – Create opportunities for students to present their ideas to others, taking advantage of authentic, global audiences with technology such as Skype.
  • Learning by teaching – Allow students to actively contribute to the educational process by teaching each other and creating their own tools.
  • Collaborative classrooms – Enhance learning by using technology to develop participatory learning opportunities and engaged, communicative students.

Also, learn how Steven Halper is safely using Web 2.0 tools in his district to enhance teaching and learning environments and motivate students. He will describe the needs his district and challenges his district faced in terms of Web 2.0 adoption--and will share how he has met with innovative solutions.


Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology.

Audiences enjoy Alan's humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. His areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development. He has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, across Canada, and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America.

Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Technology & Learning Magazine. In 2001, he was listed one of eight educators to provide leadership into the future by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. In 2007 he was selected to speak at the Cisco Public Services Summit during the Nobel Prize Festivities in Stockholm, Sweden. His writing includes numerous articles and best-selling book, Empowering Students with Technology. Alan was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators.

Steven Halper is the technology coordinator/chair for Rye Neck Union Free School District and an Adjunct Professor for NYIT Online Learning. He has worked at Rye Neck Union Free School District for 20 years and in the education technology department for 13 years. He is also the recipient of the Westchester Teacher Center “School of the Future” Award.