Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Announcing: Webinar Series on Literacy and Technology

We are delighted to announce a series of 4 webinars, taking place in April and May.  The focus of each session will be the link between literacy (thinking) strategies and the learning opportunities technology can provide to develop these strategies.

Following is a list of the topics, presenters, dates, and times of the webinars.  We sincerely hope you will join us.  

1.  Topic:  Technology Integration in a First Grade Classroom     
                   This webinar will provide an overview of a first grade classroom  
                   including the following topics:
   - What the students think of technology.
   - How to get started: podcasts, skyping, teacher tube 
     videos (curriculum based)
    - Learning the toolbar and "lingo" often used
    - Claymation - Science Unit on Plants 
    - I-movies - Social Studies, Science, and Literacy             
    - Podcasts with photo and music - Literacy
Presenter:  Alison Prescott, first grade teacher 
Date:  April 8, 2010
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM

2.  Topic: Using Wordle in a Dynamic Way
                   This webinar will cover how to use Wordle to edit and prioritize when 
                 creating definitions, etc. Small group and individual use of Wordle will be 
     Presenter:  Lynn Oullette middle school language arts  teacher, MLTI team leader   
Date:  April 13, 2010 
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM

3.  Topic: Perspectives on Blogging
               Two high school teachers, one Alt Ed English and one physics/engineering 
               teacher, share their experiences in using blogs with high school students. 
               The pros and cons, challenges and successes of blogging will be shared.  
               Student perspectives will be included. - Participants will be encouraged to 
               offer suggestions and ideas.

  Hattie Deraps,  alternative ed. English teacher

Jake Bogar, physics/engineering teacher

Date:  May 6, 2010 
Time: 3:15-4:15 PM
URL:  http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/ghi050610/

4.  Topic: Reading Differentiation in the Content Areas
               This webinar with demonstrate how content area teachers can organize 
               their instruction around curriculum based on the learning results, while 
               differentiating reading levels according to RTI guidelines.
Darlene Bassett, literacy specialist and educational consultant  
    Date: May 13, 2010
    Time: 3:00-4:00 PM


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