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10 Things You Need to Know About Teaching with Technology But Didn’t Know to Ask - Colin Webb and Glenn Hammonds
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - 7:15 to 8:45 pm - Physical Sciences 201
After the classes…after the book learning…after graduation…there’s the real world of work. What you don’t know about the real world can hurt you! It’s one thing to know your stuff…to be the content expert. It’s quite another to know how things really work in a school district. This seminar will provide information vital to your success in the real-world of professional education. These 10 things come not from textbooks but from the real-world experience of working in and with a variety of school districts.
Colin Webb has more than 30 years experience as a professional educator. He taught multimedia production and computer applications for more than 20 years and has served as a public school administrator in large and small districts for more than 18. He is currently the Technology Director for Noble Public Schools. He has written policies dealing with staff use of technology and worked with teachers in the development and implementation of instructional projects as well as facility development. Mr. Webb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Oklahoma Christian University of Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Glen Hammonds is an experienced attorney who has taught continuing education classes on a variety of topics in Oklahoma, including presentations with Mr. Webb on the legal implications of the use of technology in education. He has been in public law for about 30 years, been in private practice representing local k-12 school districts, and represented several of the educational agencies at the state level. He currently utilizes his school and employment law expertise providing legal services to the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education as an Assistant Attorney General. Mr. Hammonds obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at OSU, and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Law.
Including All Learners: Technology is the Key! Sarah Radcliffe, Technology Integration Coach
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:15 to 8:45 pm - Collings Hall 250
Sarah Radcliffe, Technology Integration Coach will share with you real life stories of how technology can be used to include all learners in the classroom. She will be speaking via video conference to extend our learning beyond OU's walls and to be able to gain perspective from a teacher working on site at her school.
Sarah Radcliffe, Technology Integration Coach, Chippewa Falls Area School District, Wisconsin. Radcliffe has been with the CFAUSD since 2005 as a middle and high school Speech Therapist. She was actively involved in the field of Assistive Technology (AT) and served as the leader of the district AT team. She begins this new year as Technology Integration Coach focusing on effective implementation of technology tools into classroom curriculum for all students.
Bringing Participatory Culture Into the Classroom - Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:15 to 8:45 pm - Physical Sciences 201
Students live in a world where technology affords rich possibilities for creation an collaboration - a "participatory culture", in Henry Jenkins’ words. We will see how the tools that make this culture possible can be harnessed to great effect in the K-12 classroom. We will use two models to guide us: the SAMR model, which links outcomes to modes of technology use, and the EdTech Quintet, a categorization of technology toolsets derived from the Horizon Report. We will also get some hands-on experience with the use of these models in applied scenarios.
Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over twenty-five years at a range of K-20 educational institutions, as well as health and arts organizations. He is the creator of the SAMR model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education, which currently guides the work of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, as well as multiple other projects worldwide. He is also the author of the EdTech Quintet, a categorization of the core technology toolset required for education derived from the Horizon Report. His current work explores new directions in mobile computing, digital storytelling, learning analytics, and educational gaming, focusing on applications in areas where they have not been traditionally employed. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engaging Students with Inquiry: Strategies to Support STEM, Common Core & Technology Integration - Michael Grant, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:15 to 8:45 pm - Physical Sciences 201
Problem solving, data collection, constructing artifacts, multiple representations of knowledge, self-direction, and self-regulation are hallmarks of inquiry methods, such as problem-based and project-based learning. Many of these elements correlate to the expectations depicted inside Common Core State Standards for Math and Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and ISTE NETS for Students. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll examine the basics of problem- and project-based learning. In addition, we’ll discuss how these inquiry methods can support higher-order thinking with many classroom examples for lessons and technology integration with mobile devices.
Michael M. Grant is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Design & Technology program at the University of Memphis. His research considers three complementary areas: the design and development of technology-enhanced learning environments, graphic and instructional designs to support learning, and key learner characteristics. His most recent scholarship has focused on how to design, develop, and implement mobile teaching and learning in K-12 and higher education, particularly in STEM disciplines. Dr. Grant earned his Ph.D. from The University of Georgia in Instructional Technology. He is currently the Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, the President of the Research & Theory Division of AECT, and the Past Chair of SIG-IT for AERA. Dr. Grant can be contacted via his website at Viral-Notebook.com or through Twitter @michaelmgrant.