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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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2.Go

Who:
Paul Bogush
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 308

Skype? Wikis? Delicious? RSS? Twitter? Podcasts? Google Docs? 2.Go will cover all the basic 2.0 tools that will be talked about in Educon sessions, and "introduce" you to many of the attendees to help you network. 2.Go is for beginners who are just starting to integrate technology into their lives.

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A Student's Vision of Personalized Learning & Real-time Collaboration

Who:
Evan Morikawa, Andrew Pethan
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 301

How do we easily cater to the individual learning styles of students through technology; and facilitate collaborative, project-based work? Join a conversation hosted by a group of students from the project-based Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Your thoughts will likely be implemented in a wide-release online software package called Alight Learning, which is actively being developed by us.

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A Teacher Like Me: pushing past racial archetypes

Who:
Jas Thomas and Rosalind Echols
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 307

Do students need a teacher who "looks like" them, and is from a similar background? How can we create meaningful relationships with students in spite of our own preconceived expectations and stereotypes? How can educators design curriculum that pushes beyond student labels? This conversation will explore multiculturalism in the classroom, and its implications for learning.

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Best Practices: Project-Based Learning in Forward-Thinking Schools

Who:
Meghan Best, Tim Best, Jillian Gierke
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 311

Explore project based learning using real examples of projects from two different non-traditional urban high schools. We'll discuss the characteristics of a good project and share strategies for designing projects to maximize student learning and engagement.

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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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Discussion: Best Practices for Teaching and Learning at a Distance

Who:
Ted Bongiovanni
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 301

In this session, Ted Bongiovanni, Associate Director of Distance Learning for New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will facilitate a discussion of best practices for teaching and learning online. Discussion topics will include: activity design, the management of digital spaces, assessment and program evaluation.

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Educational Technology and the Law: Stump the Lawyers!

Who:
Jonathan D. Becker
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 309

In this "stump the lawyers" session, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss issues at the intersection of educational technology and the law with four uniquely qualified "expert" panelists. Limited only by being specific to educational technology, the topics of discussion will be generated by questions from the audience.

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Field Guide for Change Agents

Who:
Rodd Lucier and Ben Hazzard
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 309

The fourth 'R', Relationship, is one of the most important important tools to build upon if we are to succeed in generating lasting change in our schools. This session will ask participants to consider which strategies are most effective in building relationships with school, district, regional, national, and international colleagues.

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Fostering Youth Leadership through Technology-based Service Learning

Who:
Edison Friere, Chris Alfano, Crista Collins
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 211

How can we as educators and community partners cultivate strong youth leaders in an era of constantly changing technology? The answer is simple: youth as agents of this change. This conversation will focus on implementing student-driven, service-learning program models in schools.

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Improving Professional Development with Online PD

Who:
Barbara Treacy, Chris Champion
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 300

Pennsylvania educators and EdTech Leaders Online are part of e-Learning for Educators, a 10-state collaboration with training for teachers to facilitate and design online PD for educators. This session will discuss: What's effective online instruction? How can it meet the needs of educators and address topics underrepresented in traditional PD?

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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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Projects in the Math Classroom: Learning Through Doing

Who:
Erin Garvey, Brad Latimer, Mark Miles, Sunil Reddy, Caitlin Thompson
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 207

How do teachers create a curriculum based in projects for a subject grounded in discrete skills? What does project based mathematics look like? How can meaningful projects serve to not only demonstrate student comprehension of key concepts, but also provide an opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge to practical situations? What role do traditional assessments play in a project-based math curriculum?

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Redefining "Schooly" Texts

Who:
Joshua Block, Molly Buckley and Alexa Dunn
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 209

In this conversation, participants together with SLA students, SLA staff, and a University Researcher will reconsider the traditional definition of "schooly." We will use participatory learning activities to propose the benefits of broadening the definition of what counts as school texts. We will examine possibilities for personal and social transformation within classroom settings.

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Resources for Success: How to Offer Differentiated Support for Math Students

Who:
Brad Latimer and Sunil Reddy
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 307

What can be done when students require additional support beyond the classroom? How can we offer support for students while balancing a full teaching load? How can resources be made available to effectively offer differentiated support? This conversation will focus on creating a structured set of mathematics resources both inside and outside of school.

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SLA Student Experience

Who:
Larissa Pahomov and SLA Students
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 300

Talk and learn about Science Leadership Academy with the people who matter most: the students! The members of panel will describe their own educational experiences at SLA -- as well as what lead them to the school, and where they think the experience will take them.

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Student Assistant Teaching: Completing the Circle

Who:
Alexa Dunn, Joshua Block and SLA Student Assistant Teachers
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 300

The Student Assistant Teaching program at SLA places Senior students in underclassmen classrooms and completes the high school circle experience of teaching and learning. It enriches teacher/student and student/student relationships, builds a multi-leveled community of reflective learners, and reinforces an ethic of care in the classroom and beyond. Please join us for an evocative and stimulating panel discussion with teachers Alexa Dunn and Joshua Block, plus members of the Student Assistant Teaching program as we explore the roots of this program and its success at SLA.

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Students (and Teachers) as Creators of Content - Digital Storytelling and Beyond

Who:
Samantha Morra
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 308

Digital storytelling, podcasting, Flash animation, Scratch, etc are just a few powerful tools to create content or the web. The list is tremendous! This conversation will discuss current thoughts on creating and creativity, focus on best practices and explore some of these amazing tools.

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Subversive PD: Creating a culture of collaboration to bring educators into the 21st Century

Who:
Danja Mahoney, Michael Springer, Beth Knittle
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 309

Why are there still so many educators sitting in the back of the faculty meeting rolling their eyes whenever 21st Century Skills are on the agenda? How can Professional Development be meaningful, effective and important for the uninterested. This will be a conversation about getting ALL educators...
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Teaching Teachers: How students can help teachers adapt to working in a new learning environment.

Who:
Jeff Kessler, Tyrone Kidd, Juan Gabriel Sanchez, Erin Garvey
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 303

The sequel to "Forging Student Teacher Relationships in an Era of Shared Learning," Tyrone Kidd and Jeff Kessler are back to expand upon the topic. In this session, Jeff and Tyrone will work with new SLA faculty to describe how students have helped them adapt to the SLA community.

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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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The "Decoupling" of Education and School: Where do We Begin?

Who:
Will Richardson
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 204

The next ten years promise to be hugely disruptive for the traditional idea of school as more and more alternative learning platforms are created and expanded. This conversation will focus not on technology but on the larger shifts that will have to occur for schools to evolve into a different role in our society. Driving the discussion will be quotes from Allan Collins and Richard Halverson's recent book Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.

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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.

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Thinking Creatively: Inventing the Possible

Who:
Linda Nitsche
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 311

If schools kill creativity, then what hope do we have of helping our students be prepared to devise creative and imaginative solutions to problems in their futures? Come examine frameworks for thinking and working creatively. Explore and experience creativity, innovation, and imagination in action. Reframe your problems into opportunities.

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User-Generated Education: An Authentic Student-Centric Model of Education

Who:
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 307

"Should a student-centric, user-generated education be the predominant learning model for this era of the 21st Century?" will be explored through a technology-enhanced Socratic Seminar.

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Using Technology to Foster Exploration and Reflection in Science

Who:
Lucy Gray and Debbie Leslie
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 308

Share and discover ways of leveraging technology in your classroom to support hands-on, inquiry-based science instruction. Come learn and discuss ways to promote observation, exploration, and reflection using engaging curriculum materials and a variety of technology tools. Bring examples of student work to share!

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What If...In the Digital Age

Who:
Jessica Brown, Jeff Evans, Louis Mazza, Paul Wagenhoffer
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 209

We are living in an era where left-brain thinking is no longer sufficient for success; a more holistic approach is required. Daniel Pink, in A Whole New Mind, argues that right-brain capabilities are just as important, if not more. How does this play into school curriculum, pedagogy, and community? What is the value of visual studies and design in a 21st century school?

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Youth Voices - A Social Network Where Teachers Nurture Student-to-Student Conversation

Who:
Paul Allison
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 311

On Youth Voices, students publish images, videos, audio, and text not just to communicate but to connect with each other in groups of passionate inquiry. National Writing Project and EdTechTalk teachers who have been building this site with their students for seven years. Come learn more about a multi-school, peer-to-peer social network.

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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.