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Demystifying Windows 8 & Tablet Technology: Webinar Series

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This series of Webinars will address the curricular and technology needs for districts planning for the future in the world of Common Core Standards and Assessments. In addition, it will address what technology is robust enough as students enter institutions of higher education. District and colleges planning for BYOD and one-to-one need to know what equipment will help students to learn deeply and what equipment the IT infrastructures can support. The equipment your district purchases today will be all you have for the next five years. Are student devices powerful enough for serious work that addresses the standards? Are they robust enough for all the testing that you’ll do? Join us to learn about new tools and new ways to think about the challenges ahead.

Common Core & IT | Common Core & Curriculum | Higher Education

Webinar 1 – Common Core and IT

Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 4:00 pm EST/ 1:00 pm PST

Districts are engaged in long term planning to meet the technology requirements of the Common Core Standards. Tablet technology must be robust enough to support the increased demands of the activities students will perform for deeper learning and the testing that will measure their achievement. This webinar will explore the IT issues that districts should consider before purchasing the next round of student and staff devices and the strategy for addressing future equipment needs.

Speakers will address:

  • Choice of touch/tablet devices
  • Compatibility with digital testing
  • Mobile device management
  • Leveraging existing software licenses
  • Ease of on-site repair
  • Battery Life

Webinar 2 – Common Core and Curriculum

Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm PST

Districts are engaged in long term planning to meet the learning needs of students to address the Common Core Standards. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have in K-12 so that they will graduate able to succeed in the future. The standards include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills and are aligned with college and work expectations. Robust technology is essential to support such learning. This webinar will explore the curricular requirements that districts should consider before purchasing student and staff devices and the strategy for addressing future learning and assessment needs.

Speakers will address:

  • Content consumption vs. content creation
  • Digital textbooks ·Digital testing environments
  • Leveraging existing software licenses
  • Battery Life
  • Compatibility with publisher content

Webinar 3 - Higher Education

Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm PST

Colleges and universities traditionally prepare students for the world of ideas and responsibilities with tasks that incorporate higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and application of information to create new knowledge, With K-12 schools addressing these skills and the technologies that support them, institutions of higher education will have to plan carefully to meet the technology needs that foster deeper student learning and greater achievement. This webinar will explore the IT issues that colleges and universities should consider before purchasing or recommending the next round of devices and the strategy for addressing future equipment needs.

Speakers will address:

  • Choice of touch/tablet devices
  • Content consumption vs. content creation
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Leveraging existing software licenses
  • Compatibility with publisher content
  • Battery Life

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