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Sunday, July 15
 

12:30pm

Turning Classrooms into Learning Studios: Lights, Camera, Learn!

Marco Antonio Torres is an internationally recognized teacher and filmmaker who uses the movie-making process to make his classroom projects explode with empowerment and enthusiasm. Working along side the exceptionally talented Alas Media Team, this phenomenal workshop will take you through the entire movie making process.

This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session where teachers will learn not only valuable and practical tips on how to make a great movie, but also how to plan and manage such projects. Teachers will also find out how to market this program to their communities and also learn how to share the projects with the world! See how movies have a place in your content area classroom/ new studio. Lights, Camera, LEARN!

 


Speakers
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Sunday July 15, 2012 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop with either iMovie or Photo Story, and a video or photo camera.
  • Price $500 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
  • Capacity 25

1:00pm

iPad Apps for Creativity

We will start by exploring a variety of apps, some that lend themselves to learning content such as math facts or spelling words and others that can be used in open-ended content creation such as storytelling or photography. Then we will link these apps in design to your curriculum. We will explore opportunities for mapping to the curriculum where students are creating, contributing and engaging globally on both the iPad and other mobile technologies.

Participants will:

  • Explore a subset of apps from a recommended list of apps
  • Consider affordances/constraints as a way to evaluate apps
  • Contribute to a common sharing space where we’ll list recommended apps and links to recommended app-tivities
  • Consider and comment on apps and app-tivities in the common sharing space
  • Explore ways where students can create content
  • Identify ways to connect students globally

 

 

Presentation Link: http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/BLC12+-+iPad+Apps+For+Creativity


Speakers
avatar for Jordy Whitmer

Jordy Whitmer

Learner, Teacher, Facilitator, BalancEdTech
Jordy is a 3rd-8th grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School in Birmingham MI. Always curious, Jordy has: taught in 3 different districts for 20+ years; designed and facilitated school and district level initiatives for Birmingham; served as Educator-On-Loan for the Michigan Department... Read More →
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements iPad or device for running apps
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 30
 
Monday, July 16
 

8:00am

Design Thinking: Genuine Epic-Scale Problem-Based Learning from Whole-School Planning, to Supporting and Measuring Learning

Project-based learning has been let down in too many instances with "fake", academic, theoretical problems that need solving. The learning processes involved are at best fuzzy for most educators: what is "collaboration", "student-designed" and "student-led" learning?

  • Learn from the creative practices of some of the best media and tech companies in the world, with whom Ewan McIntosh has spent the past three years.
  • Find out what the independent and collaborative learning skills and processes these growing creative industries, and other business, require.
  • Hear inspiring mini-talks, guest speakers joining virtually from around the world and participate in a series of highly engaging discussions and exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Founder, CEO, NoTosh Limited
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, a Scotland and Australia-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.McIntosh’s company, NoTosh Limited, develops... Read More →


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) Intermediate
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 65

8:30am

Happily Ever After: Digital Storytelling with Scratch

Do you love stories? Do you want to learn how to create your own interactive digital stories? Join members of the Scratch Team at MIT Media Lab for a hands-on introduction to storytelling with Scratch. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for young people (ages 8 and up) to create their own interactive stories and share their creations online with others. As students program and share with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively, while also learning important computational ideas.

In this hands-on session, participants will be introduced to Scratch, create interactive stories, view examples of stories created by young people and hear how Scratch is being used by educators for storytelling. No prior experience necessary.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mitch Resnick

Mitch Resnick

Professor, MIT Media Lab
About Mitch Resnick Professor, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA Mitch's Lifelong Kindergarten research group develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. With their Scratch software, millions of young people are developing... Read More →


Monday July 16, 2012 8:30am - 12:30pm
MIT Media Lab 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Intended Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop. Download Scratch at http://www.scratch.mit.edu.
  • Price $250
  • Capacity 28

9:00am

Turning Classrooms into Learning Studios: Lights, Camera, Learn!

Marco Antonio Torres is an internationally recognized teacher and filmmaker who uses the movie-making process to make his classroom projects explode with empowerment and enthusiasm. Working along side the exceptionally talented Alas Media Team, this phenomenal workshop will take you through the entire movie making process.

This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session where teachers will learn not only valuable and practical tips on how to make a great movie, but also how to plan and manage such projects. Teachers will also find out how to market this program to their communities and also learn how to share the projects with the world! See how movies have a place in your content area classroom/ new studio. Lights, Camera, LEARN!

 


Speakers
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Monday July 16, 2012 9:00am - 3:00am
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop with either iMovie or Photo Story, and a video or photo camera.
  • Price $500 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
  • Capacity 25

1:00pm

Re-designing Assessment

Unpacking the broad assessment agenda we face in schools today and exploring new insights and solutions for the challenges we face. Let’s face it, the assessment agenda is fraught with mixed metaphors, blind alleys and confusing vocabulary! Let’s re-establish assessment in it’s rightful place as an integral part of any learning.

It is all about the grade at the end of the day. How can I break this everlasting cycle?
I want my students to be more central in their learning, how do I take steps towards this?
I think I am doing OK with assessment in my classroom, but how does this compare with elsewhere in the world? Do others face the same challenge?

Attendees will:

  • understand the key issues that swirl around the assessment agenda for schools;
  • reflect on their own assessment practices and place them in the wider national and international context;
  • see real world examples of how assessment innovations are being applied in sectors beyond the education sector;
  • explore a range of misleading metaphors, helping to create a clearer definition of what assessment can and should be;
  • leave with a better understanding about what assessment is and isn’t;
  • review and debate the challenges we face as teachers, as a nation;
  • find solutions to local challenges and begin to see how assessment can be a platform for students to reflect and develop higher order thinking skills.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett

Senior Consultant, NoTosh Ltd
Tom Barrett is one of the UK’s best known classroom teachers, working in the elementary schools sector. He curates and shares thousands of practical ideas from teachers across the globe on his blog edte.ch, and puts into practice the very best thinking on educational technology... Read More →
avatar for Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Founder, CEO, NoTosh Limited
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, a Scotland and Australia-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.McIntosh’s company, NoTosh Limited, develops... Read More →


Monday July 16, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop, iPad, etc.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 65

1:00pm

Student as Contributor: The Digital Learning Farm

Alan November describes the "Digital Learning Farm" as a place where students come together to make valuable contributions to their classrooms for the benefit of their classmates and the world beyond their school's walls. This session will focus on the ideas behind these contributions and will introduce participants to a toolset that will get their students moving in the direction of empowered, purposeful learning. Examples include tutorial creators, student scribes, curriculum reviewers and more. All participants in this session will get a free copy of Alan's upcoming book, within which he discusses this concept in great depth.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Mull

Brian Mull

Learning Design Coordinator, Trinity Episcopal School
Brian Mull got his first taste of the role technology can play in the classroom as he worked toward earning his Master of Education degree at Louisiana State University. Immediately upon graduating, he accepted a sixth grade position at a local school, where he also served as the... Read More →


Monday July 16, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:30pm

Let's Play! Game Design with Scratch

Side-scrollers. Quizzes. Mazes. Simulators. Young people are using Scratch to create and share a wide variety of interactive games. In the process, they learn important computational concepts (for example, using variables for keeping score and conditionals for making game decisions), while also developing general problem-solving skills and design capacities.

Join members of the Scratch Team at MIT Media Lab for a hands-on introduction to game design with Scratch. Participants will be introduced to Scratch, learn to create games, view examples of games created by young people and hear how educators are using Scratch for game design. No prior experience necessary.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mitch Resnick

Mitch Resnick

Professor, MIT Media Lab
About Mitch Resnick Professor, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA Mitch's Lifelong Kindergarten research group develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. With their Scratch software, millions of young people are developing... Read More →


Monday July 16, 2012 1:30pm - 5:30pm
MIT Media Lab 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Intended Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop. Download Scratch at http://www.scratch.mit.edu.
  • Price $250
  • Capacity 28

6:00pm

Paint the World in a Different Light: Boston City Night Photo Safari

Bring your digital camera and join us on a walking tour of downtown Boston to explore night photography and to change the way you view Boston Harbour.

We will explore global projects engaging students to paint their city, home and themselves in a different light. We will investigate ways we can offer to depict stereotypes, such as inner city locations in inspiring ways.

We will be going on a photo safari around downtown Boston at night and will look at ways to investigate the how we frame our photos (what we focus on, what we edit out) as a starting point for reflective practice, for writing, art and critical thinking in the classroom. Learn about night photography and painting with light to ignite imagination and create highly dramatic photos to render the familiar a little strange.


Speakers
avatar for Julia Leong

Julia Leong

Technology Integration Specialist
Julia Leong is a technology integration specialist who develops innovative teacher professional development programs for school districts internationally. She inspires technology infused learning that engages teachers to examine their practice and encourages students to demonstrate... Read More →


Monday July 16, 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Bring a digital camera (preferably one with manual settings). If possible bring: a tripod, flashlight (any size, or led light), laptop, cord to connect camera to laptop or card reader to off load your photos.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 30
 
Tuesday, July 17
 

8:00am

Catalyzing Learning Using Peer Instruction and Learning Catalytics

Most -- if not all -- of the important skills in our lives are acquired outside the traditional classroom setting. Yet we continue to teach using lectures where students passively take down information. Peer instruction is a research-based pedagogy that actively engages students in the classroom and has been shown to dramatically improve conceptual understanding, even in large classes. While successfully implementing peer instruction doesn't require any technology, using the right technology can improve student engagement, increase learning, and make it easier to implement peer instruction in your classroom. In this workshop you will learn how to use Learning Catalytics -- a web-based technology publicly unveiled for the first time last year at BLC '11 -- to bring peer instruction to your students. You will get hands-on experience designing effective questions -- not just multiple-choice but also open-ended questions where students produce textual, numerical, or graphical responses -- and using Learning Catalytics to pose them to students. You will also see how to use Learning Catalytics to manage the discussions students have during class and promote engagement and conceptual understanding.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Lukoff

Brian Lukoff

Co-founder and CEO, Learning Catalytics
Brian Lukoff, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and Education at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where his research focuses on using technology to develop innovative ways of improving student engagement and learning in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Eric Mazur

Area Dean of Applied Physics, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in experimental physics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1981, Dr. Mazur came to Harvard University in 1982. In 1984 he joined the faculty and obtained tenure six years later. Dr. Mazur has made important contributions to spectroscopy... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

8:00am

Connective Learning: An Introduction to Google Tools in Education

Learn how to tap Google's free online toolset and knock down the walls of your classroom, engage students and make connections in new and exciting ways. During this pre-conference session you will build robust learning solutions that you can immediately apply in your classroom. Develop a custom search engine based on your particular subject area or unit of study. Create an interactive map for your literature, history, math or science class. With these and other open-ended tools, the options are endless. When you return to your classroom in the fall your students will be stunned at what you did on your summer vacation!


Speakers
avatar for Brian Mull

Brian Mull

Learning Design Coordinator, Trinity Episcopal School
Brian Mull got his first taste of the role technology can play in the classroom as he worked toward earning his Master of Education degree at Louisiana State University. Immediately upon graduating, he accepted a sixth grade position at a local school, where he also served as the... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)
  • Intended Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience Elementary, Middle, Secondary
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop. Sign up for a Google account before attending at http://www.google.com.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 40

8:00am

Designing Powerful Tutorials with Camtasia Studio (for Macintosh)

Screencasting is a fun and exciting way for students to take an active role in their own learning. Student-created screencasts can be used for authentic assessment, tutoring and sharing concepts with a global audience. This workshop will start with the basics of how to get started with screencasting. With hands-on guidance and demonstrations, participants will learn how easy it is to record, edit and share their screencasts using Camtasia (a free copy of Camtasia Studio or Camtasia for Mac will be provided to each attendee).

Participants will learn to create, organize and present crisp, professionally-pleasing screencasts. Other topics to be covered include:

  • Screencasting on a budget
  • Pen-based input tools (Tablet PC, Electronic Whiteboard, USB Tablets, etc)
  • Tips on microphones and recording high quality audio

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Eash

Ryan Eash

Learning and Development Specialist, TechSmith Corporation
Ryan designs, implements, and maintains curriculum that helps educators create images and videos. Prior to joining TechSmith in 2007, Ryan received his bachelor’s in elementary education from Indiana University, his master’s in instructional technology and design from East Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Eric Marcos

Eric Marcos

Mathematics Teacher, Mathtrain.TV, StudentCreated.TV, Lincoln Middle School
Eric Marcos is a mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Eric integrates technology through a student-centered “kids teaching kids” model. Using screencasting software, Eric’s students create math video tutorials, which are used in classroom instruction... Read More →
avatar for Dave McCollom

Dave McCollom

Education Evangelist, TechSmith
Dave McCollom is the Education Evangelist for TechSmith.  He works closely with users around the globe, specifically focusing on the educational markets. In his position, he conducts ongoing and direct conversations with customers in order to influence continuous product improvement... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience Elementary, Middle, Secondary
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop and video camera (if you have one). Download trial of Camtasia at http://www.techsmith.com.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 40

8:00am

Helping Our Students See The Stories Behind The Mountain Of Available Data

Data is not boring. Data is not something that's just for math or science class. Since 2010 we've never had so much publicly available data about the way our lives are run, the environment, our geography, our history… But most of us don't know how to tap into the PDFs, tables, geocodes and charts to dig out the meaningful stories hidden in there. Learning how is one of the key new literacy skills our youngsters will need if they are to be fully participative members of society:

  • How can Google open up hidden data?
  • How can our students become gatherers of meaningful information about the world around them?
  • What stories have been told using data, and can we find authentic real world problems that our students could help solve with their own open data crunching?

Speakers
avatar for Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Founder, CEO, NoTosh Limited
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, a Scotland and Australia-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.McIntosh’s company, NoTosh Limited, develops... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)
  • Intended Level(s) Intermediate
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 30

8:00am

iPads for learning? It's Elementary!

Are you already using iPads in the classroom? Just considering an implementation? Either way, this pre-conference workshop will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information about learning with the iPad in the elementary classroom.

This hands-on workshop will explore productivity tools, educational activities and more, using built-in and freely available applications for Apple's iPad. With the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate, interact with experts, and produce creative works! We will examine the iPad's iOS platform, unique features that support student learning, and applications and activities that support differentiated mobile learning. We will also discover tips and tricks to get even more out of your Internet communication device. Participants need to bring their own iPad to fully participate in this hands-on session. Do not miss out on this innovative workshop! Teachers, administrators, IT professionals and technology coordinators are welcome.

 

Presentation Resources: http://lainierowell.com


Speakers
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:00pm

Building a Bridge While Walking on It. iPads and Possibilities for Mobile Learning

Do you like to eat with your fingers? Maybe the iPad is for you. Are you a “multitasker”? If so, perhaps the iPad is not for you. What real questions do you need to consider in implementing mobile technologies into a school culture? How does teaching and learning change when you have access to the right information at the right time.

In an age of overabundance of information what information do we need, do our students need? Learn about practical examples of how you can use iPads for empowered learning. This is not a session showing yet another list of the latest apps. Bring your iPad and be prepared to share an idea of how you are using iPads to change the structures of learning. Join Julia for this hands on popular session.

Please come to the workshop with your own iPad, your Apple ID's and passwords and your iTunes account.

Also, go to the following link and download the apps PRIOR to the session. Many of the apps require you double click them to launch them then sign up for an account. Please sign up for accounts for these apps prior to coming so that you can participate along with us and use them right away. If you have a laptop, bring it also. 

Click on the link below to get the list of apps to download: http://ipadapi.wikispaces.com/

 


Speakers
avatar for Julia Leong

Julia Leong

Technology Integration Specialist
Julia Leong is a technology integration specialist who develops innovative teacher professional development programs for school districts internationally. She inspires technology infused learning that engages teachers to examine their practice and encourages students to demonstrate... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Arlington - 2nd Floor
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience Middle, Secondary
  • Attendee Requirements Please bring an iPad and laptop to this session and add apps in the session description
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 40

1:00pm

Building Learning Communities: A Hands-on Learning Adventure

In a world of rapidly developing technology, are you having a difficult time finding a jumping off point? In this four-hour session you will take part in a hands-on learning adventure that models an immersion process you can use with your own students. You will interact with a powerful learning community as you explore a variety of Web-based tools and learn to integrate these same tools across the curriculum in meaningful and effective ways. The results will be expanded opportunities for developing a personal learning community, authentic work, global audiences and concrete ways that your students can make valuable contributions to their learning community.


Speakers
avatar for Kathy Cassidy

Kathy Cassidy

Grade One Teacher,
Kathy Cassidy is an award-winning Canadian first grade teacher who is passionate about literacy and about connecting her classroom with the world. Her students regularly learn from and with people and classrooms from around the world. Kathy has a classroom blog and her students each have their own blogs which are digital portfolios reflecting their learning in all subject areas. These portfolios include images, video, podcasts and other evidence of their learning. In addition to teaching, Kathy is an author and speaker. You can also find... Read More →
avatar for Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Founder and CEO, Choose2Matter
Angela Maiers, Chief Instigator: Dreaming Big and Igniting Change, taught literacy skills to disadvantaged youth in elementary schools in Des Moines, Iowa from 1989 to 2003. She has since worked as an education consultant and speaker. Angela is the founder and President of Maiers... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

1:00pm

Designing Powerful Tutorials with Camtasia Studio (for Windows)

Screencasting is a fun and exciting way for students to take an active role in their own learning. Student-created screencasts can be used for authentic assessment, tutoring and sharing concepts with a global audience. This workshop will start with the basics of how to get started with screencasting. With hands-on guidance and demonstrations, participants will learn how easy it is to record, edit and share their screencasts using Camtasia (a free copy of Camtasia Studio or Camtasia for Mac will be provided to each attendee).

Participants will learn to create, organize and present crisp, professionally-pleasing screencasts. Other topics to be covered include:

  • Screencasting on a budget
  • Pen-based input tools (Tablet PC, Electronic Whiteboard, USB Tablets, etc)
  • Tips on microphones and recording high quality audio

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Eash

Ryan Eash

Learning and Development Specialist, TechSmith Corporation
Ryan designs, implements, and maintains curriculum that helps educators create images and videos. Prior to joining TechSmith in 2007, Ryan received his bachelor’s in elementary education from Indiana University, his master’s in instructional technology and design from East Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Eric Marcos

Eric Marcos

Mathematics Teacher, Mathtrain.TV, StudentCreated.TV, Lincoln Middle School
Eric Marcos is a mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Eric integrates technology through a student-centered “kids teaching kids” model. Using screencasting software, Eric’s students create math video tutorials, which are used in classroom instruction... Read More →
avatar for Dave McCollom

Dave McCollom

Education Evangelist, TechSmith
Dave McCollom is the Education Evangelist for TechSmith.  He works closely with users around the globe, specifically focusing on the educational markets. In his position, he conducts ongoing and direct conversations with customers in order to influence continuous product improvement... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience Elementary, Middle, Secondary
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop and video camera (if you have one). Download trial of Camtasia at http://www.techsmith.com.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 40

1:00pm

Leadership: Managing the Transition

How can leaders maximize student engagement and academic achievement? How can leaders encourage teachers and students to collaborate with peers and professionals around the world?

The goal of this session is to provide you with maximum capacity for effective leadership in the 21st Century. This session will outline essential skills for leaders and offer practical guidelines and creative solutions for building accountability into the planning process. Articulating vision and managing change will be emphasized, along with the following:

  • Alignment of curriculum to standards
  • Designing more rigorous, demanding and globally connected assignments
  • Building capacity for family and community involvement
  • Addressing issues related to equity
  • Developing critical thinking skills
  • Designing staff development programs
  • Defining new roles for students
  • Sharing best practices

Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Keynote Speaker, November Learning
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... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience Administrators
  • Attendee Requirements None
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 50

1:00pm

Think like a Detective, Produce like an Investigative Reporter: Connecting the Common Core with deeper thinking, learning and sharing.

Join us as we journey through a Common Core based activity drawing on critical thinking, information literacy and project development.  Explore the process changes involved in building the capacity of students to ask deeper questions, think critically about content, deconstruct information and support or challenge claims, as they respond to increasingly complex tasks.

An intentional play on the popular quote from David Coleman, a contributing author of the ELA Standards, the title of this workshop invites participants to engage with the standards using the media and mediums of todays leaners. 

Throughout this high engagement, hands-on workshop, participants will explore a process for:
- asking effective questions
- mapping a project plan
- collecting, analyzing and sifting through evidence
- identifying authentic audiences

Closing discussion and reflections will offer participants an opportunity to connect design elements of the workshop with learning experiences for their students.

 

Presentation Link: http://brainyardworkshop.wikispaces.com/


Speakers
avatar for Roy McCloud

Roy McCloud

About Roy McCloudLearning Facilitator; Personal Development Coach, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, MI Roy is a dynamic, engaging teacher at Birmingham Covington School. His mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to transform the way they see themselves and to embrace... Read More →
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)
  • Intended Level(s) All
  • Intended Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Participants will need device to access Internet and contribute to web-based learning space (laptop, iPad, etc.)
  • Price 225
  • Capacity 30