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21st Century Classrooms or 21st Century Learning?

Session Two: Saturday 12:30pm–2:00pm
Room 211
Tracy Weber
Affiliation: Education Consultant with AVerMedia Technologies
Conversational Focus/Audience:
All School Levels
Conversation Description:

Purpose: To encourage educators to plan their classrooms from a learning perspective rather than from a tools perspective. Don't buy the tool and then figure out how to use it. Instead, figure out what learning should look like, and then focus on obtaining the tools to create that vision. Process: We'll begin by examining 21st century classrooms from a tools focused perspective and comparing that to industrial age classrooms. "Has anything really changed?" Participants will share in small groups the challenges and successes they've had as they attempted to morph their schools into modern age learning environments. Then we'll work in small groups to respond to the key question: "What should teaching and learning look like in the twenty-first century?" After groups have formulated a response, we'll share these as a whole group and formulate a single response. Finally, groups will be asked to consider the tools that are really needed to obtain that vision. Each component of our final response will be given to a different discussion group and they'll be asked to plan the technology that would fulfill a specific teaching and learning need. Those responses will be shared in a whole group setting.

Conversational Practice:
We'll use a modified format of the Gallery Walk and jigsaw groups for this discussion. With each focus question, small groups will discuss and formulate responses and then share with the whole group for the purposes of synthesizing a conclusion. We will potentially use a wiki or other collaborative Web-based tool to collect our ideas and responses.
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Stream via Elluminate: Room 211 — Channel B


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Sat 30 Jan 2010 01:58:43 PM EST

You need to go to the wiki to participate. You cannot hear a single word in the audio because they are all in group discussions.

Sat 30 Jan 2010 01:03:59 PM EST

Mark Davis Mark Davis said:

Sound? Via the live video stream, sound is garbled. Using the teleconference phone number, all I'm getting is music. I can read transcript of what is being said, however. Help?

Sat 30 Jan 2010 12:52:05 PM EST

Could not access conference meeting.

Sat 30 Jan 2010 11:10:00 AM EST