Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Free Webinar for English and Science Teachers. Preview School 2.0! Courtesy of ISTE

Attention, all science and English teachers! ISTE is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to offer two free webinars showcasing School 2.0 and other free resources to help educators integrate technology into science and English language art classrooms. Register now for your chance to participate in these complimentary webinars that have been funded through a grant with the U.S. Department of Education and SRI International.
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Planning for Technology Integration in the Science Classroom with the School 2.0 Etoolkit and Other Resources
WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
12:30 pm PDT/1:30 pm MDT/2:30 pm CDT/3:30 pm EDT (Duration: 1 hour)

COST: FREE, but registration is required
Tour the U.S. Department of Education’s etoolkit website with more than 700 free resources to help educators with technology integration in the classroom. Discover resources that will help you and your school or district plan for successful technology implementation into the curriculum and classroom.
Also, explore the NSTA Learning Center. You’ll see and experience tools and resources that are designed to help educators identify content knowledge gaps and document their growth toward excellence. The NSTA Learning Center (http://learningcenter.nsta.org) has more than 5,200 electronic resources and tools for science educators’ on-demand professional development.
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Meet the presenters:
Chris O'Neal Chris O’Neal, formerly an award-winning elementary and middle school teacher and district and state tech director, is a nationally renowned educational consultant and featured speaker. He has rich experience in helping teachers in high-risk schools enhance classroom practice through the use of new teaching strategies and tools. He has developed content to support high-risk classrooms and provided professional development to teachers and administrators.
Flavio Mendez Flavio Mendez is the NSTA Learning Center senior director. He has more than fifteen years of experience in educational outreach and activities as education coordinator for the Hubble Space Telescope education program and director of exhibits and professional development programs for K-12 educators at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore. Mr. Mendez also teaches courses in astronomy to pre- and in-service teachers at the University of Maryland Baltimore, and he is one of NASA’s JPL Solar System Educators.
Mike Odell Mike Odell is the Roosth Endowed Chair in Education and Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler. He has more than 26 years of teaching experience and is known for his work with the NOVA program (NASA Opportunities for Visionary Academics), the Virtual Center for Online Learning Research (VCOLR), the Idaho GLOBE Program, and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship program. Currently Dr. Odell is involved in the research and development of online tools and strategies to improve achievement in science education.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the innovative and effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.
www.iste.org.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest science education organization committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. www.nsta.org
ISTE is proud to be partnering with SRI International and the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) with funding support from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this complimentary webinar.


Dancing the Technology Tango: English Teachers, Tech Coordinators, and Students Learning Together
WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
3 pm PDT/4 pm MDT/ 5 pm CDT/6 pm EDT (Duration: 1 hour)

COST: FREE, but registration is required
Join the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, for a free webinar designed for instructional leaders, technology coordinators, staff developers, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, English teachers, and others who are working to develop rich and authentic 21st century learning experiences and curricula. 
During this webinar, we will explore models, resources, and tools for instructional planning through collaboration between those who know the curriculum and those who understand the unique capacities of digital technologies. To that end, we will tour the U.S. Department of Education’s School 2.0 etoolkit website, which has more than 700 free resources to help educators with technology integration in the classroom. We will consider the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework and explore NCTE’s Definition of 21st Century Literacies and the NCTE 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment Framework. All the while, our goal will be to anchor the discussion in real examples of collaboration that have fostered authentic and rich English language arts pedagogies with digital media. Join us and discover resources that will help you and your school or district plan for successful implementation of technology into curricula and the classroom.
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Meet the presenters:

Chris O'Neal Chris O’Neal, formerly an award-winning elementary and middle school teacher and district and state tech director, is a nationally renowned educational consultant and featured speaker. He has rich experience in helping teachers in high-risk schools enhance classroom practice through the use of new teaching strategies and tools. He has developed content to support high-risk classrooms and provided professional development to teachers and administrators.
Sara Kajder Sara Kajder is an assistant professor of English Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and the 2001 National Technology Leadership Fellow through CEE and SITE. She is a former middle and high school English teacher, who received the first National Technology Fellowship in English/Language Arts. She is also a nationally-known consultant and speaker, as well as the author of The Tech Savvy English Classroom, Bringing the Outside In: Visual Ways of Engaging Reluctant Readers, and the 2010 NCTE publication Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the innovative and effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.
www.iste.org.

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), with over 50,000 members and subscribers worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. www.ncte.org
ISTE is proud to be partnering with SRI International and the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) with funding support from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this complimentary webinar.
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