Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday: Dancing the Technology Tango

If that title caught your attention, consider registering for the FREE webinar sponsored by NCTE and ISTE. Yes, it's called "Dancing the Technology Tango: English Teachers, Tech Coordinators and Students Learning Together". TIME: Wed. Sept. 22 at 5:00pm CDT.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) website offers this description: "Join the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and NCTE on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, for a free Web Seminar 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.

[It continues] During this webinar, we will explore models, resources, and tools for collaborative instructional planning between those who know the curriculum and those who understand the unique capacities of digital technologies. To that end, we will tour the US Department of Education’s School 2.0 etoolkit website with over 700 free resources to help educators with technology integration in the classroom. ... 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."

Presenters are Sara Kajder, NCTE member and author, and Chris O’Neal, ISTE faculty. Their bios appear on the NCTE website -- the webinar is free, but registration -- via that site -- is required.


Linda Straube (Ms. S) said...

Overall, I was underwhelmed with this presentation. I will spend a bit more time looking at the website, but few relevant examples were shared. A big plus was the general enthusiasm of the educators who attended and their subsequent sharing of student work. It would be great to see more of that.

Linda Straube (Ms. S) said...

Links from the webinar are
posted here.