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(Re)Imagining Social Media & Technology in Teacher Education

Who:
Dr. Alec Couros, Dean Shareski
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 208

Join Dean Shareski and Alec Couros to discuss innovations in teacher education for developing technical skills and new literacies in preservice teachers. We'd like to share our experiences, but more importantly, we'd like to lead a conversation discussing the role of teacher education programs for developing innovative teachers.

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Bridging the Gap Between General and Special Education

Who:
Kathleen McClaskey, Christine Southard
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 303

Tools can remove barriers to learning for students with learning challenges, but have the perceptions ever changed of these students by the average classroom teacher? Join the conversation to discuss the often observed, but rarely documented gap between general and special education teachers and how we can bridge this gap so that every teacher understands how to support all of their students to their potential.

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Changing Practice: Seeing progress in reluctant classrooms

Who:
Sarah Sutter, Alice Barr
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 300

What's working? We'll share emerging teacher practices using ubiquitous tools for staff and students such as Google Apps for Ed, talk about the resulting student work, and speak to the bigger picture of changing pedagogy. The conversation will continue as participants share what's working in their schools, and how we are collectively moving forward toward more constructivist, collaborative, reflective and open educational practices.

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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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Invitation to Inquiry

Who:
Eric Brunsell, Elizabeth Alderton, Lucky Mason.
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 207

For over 100 years, educational leaders have extolled the virtues of inquiry as a way to promote meaningful student learning. What are the essential features of inquiry across all disciplines? How can web tools enhance inquiry? Participate in model activities, discuss, share, and learn about this powerful teaching strategy.

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Managing Filter Failure - Getting to the Good Stuff

Who:
Lisa Thumann, Liz Davis
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 301

Clay Shirky says, "it's not information overload - it's filter failure" Have you figured out a way to filter in the relevant information and filter out the noise? Join us to share the places and spaces that you use to harness the power of your network's intelligence and expertise.

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Multi-Touch Technologies in Education

Who:
Jeff Han
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room Drama Studio

Jeff Han researches advanced multi-touch solutions that enable novice and expert users to manipulate complex datasets through powerful and visually rich interface techniques. Jeff believes multi-touch has a place in our classrooms; he?d like your input as innovative, early-adopter educators on what applications you see for this technology to inform his thinking and advocacy for use in education. Note: Prior to this session we encourage you to come try the multi-touch wall so you have first-hand experience with the technology.

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Now what?

Who:
Jeremiah Patterson
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 211

You're exhausted; your mind is churning with snippets of conversation from the EduCon experience; you're headed back into your own "real" world. Go armed with a plan of action for creating real reform at home.

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Papert Matters: Thinking About Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas

Who:
Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 204

Seymour Papert's work has defined the frontiers of education for 40+ years. Gary will share what Papert's ideas mean for the future of learning through personal anecdotes, Papert's words and video clips.

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Teaching the At-Risk Brain

Who:
Rodd Lucier
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 309

Those at risk are often under-represented in discussions about educational change. How can the needs and voices of at risk students and at risk teachers, be brought to the forefront when considering the transformation of our schools?

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Teaching While Black: The Unarticulated Values

Who:
Mark Bey, Jamie Bowers, Matthew Kay, Pia Martin, and Jas Thomas
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 209

How do we have authentic dialogue concerning the intersection of race, responsibilities and values in our schools? Come join an intimate and honest conversation about our experiences as black educators. We will discuss the roles and relationships we have with students, staff and parents.

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The Art of the Remix: Collaborative Writing in the Social Media Classroom

Who:
Dr. Leif Gustavson, Vanessa Scanfeld
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 311

Remixing is as old as art itself. As digital technologies expedite the transition from passive consumers of text to an engaged, read/write culture, we explore the pedagogical benefits of the remix in relation to literacy and tackle the thorny issues of plagiarism and illegal appropriation.

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The Caring Classroom

Who:
Zac Chase, Bud Hunt and John Pederson
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 307

This conversation will focus on what can be done across subjects, grades and schools to build a climate of care.

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The Future of Science Education?

Who:
Rosalind Echols, Stephanie Dunda, Matthew VanKouwenberg, Tim Best
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 308

Four SLA science teachers will lead a conversation examining the current state of science education. How are science teachers' (and students') roles changing in the internet age? What are some techniques we can use to maximize learning for all students? How can we move toward our own personal "dream teaching" situations? Science teachers don't always have the answers, but we'll share how SLA is approaching these questions. Join other like-minded educators as we share our experiences and discuss how we can realize the future of science education.