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Better than Passing Notes: Backchanneling Promising Practices

Who:
Cheri Toledo, Sharon Peters
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 304

Join us as we discuss backchannel uses, constraints, and successful practices that were revealed by seventeen educators in a qualitative study. This non-disruptive, non-subversive, collaborative activity will be used during the primary discussion to expand participation and interactions. Moderator, anchor, and jockey roles will be explored and practiced.

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Copyright Clarity: The Future of intellectual property in a Remix Generation

Who:
Kristin Hokanson
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 304

As a result of Internet access and other information technologies, it is time to start talking about the role of copyright and fair use in contemporary society. Using materials from the Center for Social Media and Temple Media education lab, this session will examine different perspectives regarding the future of intellectual property

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Direct and Explicit Instruction Virtually? Yes! Of course, why not?

Who:
Michael Wacker
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 304

Direct Instruction often refers to a rigorous scripted method of teaching, systematic and boring. For the purposes of virtual environments, where the art of teaching is alive and well, direct instruction can be used as a way of modeling and explicitly showing what the students are expected to demonstrate and show, while allowing opportunities to create, question, and make sense of the material.

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SpeedGeek Learning: A platform for Disruptive Inspiration

Who:
Ben Wilkoff
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 304

What if we created a platform for inspiring disruptive ideas? What if we took the most passionate examples of learning and built them into lasting change for schools? SpeedGeek Learning is people presenting ideas in context, with meaning, for perspective. Let's create the platform for this disruptive inspiration.

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The Democratization of the Classroom in the 21st Century

Who:
Matt Baird and Doug Herman
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 304

The intention of this workshop is to explore how the ideal of more democratic and progressive classrooms might look today in light of 1:1 computing, networked communication and other tools that might be available.

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Zapping the Buzzwords: "Disruptive innovation," "the widget effect," and more.

Who:
Tom Hoffman
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 304

With each wave of school reform, a new batch of jargon is deposited on our shores. Take a critical look at the new wave of business model reform language, from "Race to the Top," to "non-negotiables," including our new "higher, clearer, and fewer" "internationally-benchmarked" "college- and career-ready" "Common Core" standards.