ConferenCe Day one
8:30 – 9:30 Keynote with Alan November
9:45 – 10:45 Session 1: Webliteracy: Teaching Zack to Think
11:00 – 12:00 Session 2: Student as Contributor: The Digital Learning Farm - Part 1
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 Session 2: Student as Contributor: The Digital Learning Farm - Part 2
2:00 – 2:15 COFFEE
2:15 – 4:15 Session 3: Finding Meaning in the Masses: Maximizing Your Professional Learning
ConferenCe Day Two
9:00 – 10:00 Session 4: Ethics and Safety
10:15 – 12:00 Session 5: Connective Learning: An Introduction to Google Tools in Education
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 4:00 Session 6: Putting It All Together: Projects in Practice
Keynote with AlAn november - who owns the leArning?
Placing easy to use digital tools in the hands of our students can lead them to build very creative solutions such as tutorials to help classmates learn. We know that many children prefer to learn from their peers. Giving our students a sense of purpose toward making a contribution to the learning community can be one of the most powerful and effective ways of improving achievement for all students. We have under estimat- ed the capacity of our students to lead and contribute to their learning community.
Session 1 - Webliteracy: Teaching Zack to Think
Too many students are not sure how to separate fact from fiction on the Internet. Students need to learn the “grammar” of the Internet and how to apply strategies to validate information on a web- site. This session provides step-by-step teaching tips that help students and teachers think critically about Internet information.
Session 2 - Student as Contributor: Digital Learning Farm Alan November describes the “Digital Learning Farm” as a place where students come together to make valuable contributions to their classrooms for the benefit of their classmates and the world beyond their school’s walls. This session will focus on the ideas behind these contributions and will introduce participants to a toolset that will get their students moving in the direction of empow- ered, purposeful learning. Examples include tuto- rial creators, student scribes, curriculum review- ers and more.
Sessions 3 - Finding Meaning in the Masses: Maximizing
Your Professional Learning Community
Have you been on Twitter for a while? Do you feel like something is missing? There’s a good chance that you are not maximizing your experience. Signing up for and learning the basics of using social tools are generally pretty easy. But to re- ally gain value, you need to understand the more advanced features of what these tools have to offer. This workshop will provide you with several examples of how to tweak your usage to gain the most value out of your time online.
Session 4 - Ethics and Safety
Internet Safety is an essential part of working with children and the Web, and yet many of us know very little about it. In this session you will learn many myths and conflicting messages we hear about online safety. You will also discuss the issues involved with building a code of ethics for your school and your students.
Session 5 - Connective Learning: An Introduction to
Google Tools in Education
Learn how to tap Google’s free online toolset and knock down the walls of your…