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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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In front/behind the Network

Who:
Marcie Hull, Chris Alfano
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 303

Chris Alfano (SLA's systems administrator) and Marcie Hull will be presenting on the collaboration between what happens behind the network and in front of the network.

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Leadership 2.0: Who Do We Need Our Leaders To Be?

Who:
Chris Lehmann
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 208

If we assume that the schools we need are inquiry-driven, technology-infused and communities of care, what do leaders have to be to engender and nurture those ideas?

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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.