Welcome to this midweek post filled with information about a special conference that has the power to enrich your learning environment. In this post I want to make you aware of a the Free Spring Virtual Conference brought to you from the people at Discovery Education, an industry leader in education. The date for this conference is Saturday, April 24… the time will be 9:00 AM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT. I have checked the line up, and I am certain you will find sessions that will apply to 21st Century Education. Read On … Mike
Imagine the opportunity to attend sessions on constructing and maintaining professional learning networks, becoming a networked learner, discovering how digital media and technology can engage and benefit students from all backgrounds, differentiating instruction, solving real problems while composing music, making movies and learning about others using live video, and exploring how technology has affected women in Iraq. Best of all you can be an engaged conference attendee right form your own home. Perhaps you wish to attend one session, or all of them! Best of all they are free!
Take a moment to check out this outstanding conference filled with a group of quality and informative presenters. The line up below is slated to start on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 9:00 AM EDT . You can register at this address.
9:00 AM: Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You – DEN Guru Lee Kolbert. Explore online tools where you can reach out to connect and build your own Personal Learning Network (PLN), tailored to your needs. In fact her Geeky Momma’s Blog recently won a Top 50 Innovative Educators Award, an award I also received for my blog After looking at her highly engaging and informative Blog, I am excited to see her presentation.
10:00 AM: Homework Gone Digital – Discovery Education’s Matt Monjan will share how to differentiate your instruction and connect with your students using the Discovery Education Student Center.
11:00 AM: When You’re Not the Smartest Person in the Room. – Dean Shareski will make the case that everyone needs to be a networked learner.
12:00 PM: Cell Phones, Internet and Oprah: How the US Presence in Iraq Has Affected Women’s Lives – an interesting journey with Christina Asquith, author of the brilliant and extraordinary book “Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family and Survival in the New Iraq”. Check out these excellent reviews.
1:00 PM: Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media – Discovery Education’s Lindsay Hopkins will explore Discovery Education through the lens of Language Learners and see how digital media and technology can engage and benefit students from all backgrounds.
2:00 PM: Rock OUR World – DEN STAR Carol Anne McGuire will Rock OUR World by sharing how K-12 students have rocked their world by solving real problems while composing music, making movies and learning about each other in live video conferences.
3:00 PM: DEN in Ten – DEN’s Lance Rougeux will close the day with an overview of all of the benefits the DEN offers and take a look at the many events planned for 2010.
Reminder that along with virtual attendance via the internet, there will also be physical locations. Check this link for locations and further information. Remember, the entire conference is free… but I guarantee it will be rich in information! Thanks for joining me on this midweek post. As always, feel free to follow me on twitter at (@mjgormans). Also please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by email or RSS. You are also invited to visit my 21centuryedtech Wiki! Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you online! – Mike