Sessions to Focus on Acquiring, Understanding, and Applying Mobile and Classroom Technology
Cambridge, MA – Aug. 31, 2015 – Mimio, developer of the MimioClassroom™ family of interactive teaching technologies, today announced the fall schedule for its popular webinar series. The 45-minute sessions are free and designed to help teachers and administrators acquire information or best-practice skills on a host of topics: how to acquire funding for classroom technology, the science behind technology’s positive effects on learning, practical tips for improving engagement and collaboration, and facilitating real-time assessment.
To see the full schedule and register for any or all of the webinars, educators should visit: http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Events/Tradeshows-Events.aspx.
“The webinar series will provide school administrators and teachers with tips and streamlined processes for acquiring and effectively implementing classroom technology,” said Dan Winkler, Mimio’s chief technology officer. “To accommodate attendees’ busy schedules, each of the sessions will be offered twice, on two separate dates, with a 4:30 p.m. ET starting time. Participants will learn from experts like Dr. Roland Rios and Dr. Jenny House. Rios, the director of technology for the Ft. Sam Houston Independent School District in San Antonio, was named the 2012 TCEA State Technology Administrator of the Year and was among TechSmith’s 2013 ‘20 to Watch in Educational Technology.’ In addition to her current position as president and principal of RedRock Reports, an educational funding consultancy, House has worked as a teacher, site and district administrator, and manager in the industry. She has also held positions at HP, Apple Computer, Classroom Connect, and Tenth Planet.
Mimio’s fall 2015 professional development webinar series includes the following:
Why You Should Fall in Love with Your Classroom Mobile Devices
This webinar shows teachers how to make mobile devices into a powerful educational resource. Dr. Roland Rios will provide tips and suggestions for using the collaboration, assessment, and teacher-control features of the MimioMobile™ app. The webinar will take place on the following dates:
–Tuesday, September 8
–Thursday, November 19
How to Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want
During this webinar, educational funding expert Dr. Jenny House will discuss the federal, state, and private funds available now to help teachers obtain classroom technology, from laptops to IWBs. She will also focus on the key funding issues educators should consider as they purchase products to support their 2015-16 programs. Attendees will get a quick overview of the funding landscape and will have the opportunity to ask questions pertinent to their own regions or funding needs. The webinar will take place on the following dates:
– Thursday, September 24
– Thursday, October 22
The Research Behind Why Technology in the Classroom Really Works
Educators often wonder whether the investment in classroom technology is really worth it and whether it even works. In this webinar, Dan Winkler, Mimio’s chief technology officer, and Christopher Leonardo, the head of Mimio’s research and development department, will explore the science behind why technology implementation can successfully increase engagement and learning. Participants will also learn how they can do this in their own districts or school classrooms. The webinar will take place on the following dates:
– Tuesday, October 6
– Thursday, December 10
5 Tips to Make Your Lessons More Engaging and More Effective
In this webinar, participants will learn simple techniques that make their lessons more effective. Lindy George, an instructional technology specialist for the Collier County Public Schools district in Florida, and Claire Pavia, a third-grade teacher at Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School in Illinois, will share instructional design ideas that make students’ learning experience much more interactive, that encourage student engagement and collaboration, and that facilitate assessment. The webinar will take place on the following dates:
– Tuesday, November 3
– Tuesday, December 1
Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to teach. A portfolio company of Skyview Capital, Mimio creates award-winning, innovative, and affordable hardware and software that increase teacher effectiveness and student engagement in K-12 classrooms. For more information, visit www.mimio.com. Follow Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and “Like” us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Mimio.Technology.
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