Archive for the ‘2007-Obstacles-To-Opps’ Category

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Starting From Scratch: Framing Change for All Stakeholders”

Ben Wilkoff Denver, Co, USA Blog: http://yongesonne.edublogs.org Bio Ben Wilkoff is a 7th/8th grade Language Arts teacher at Cresthill Middle School in Colorado (a Denver suburb). He has been immersed in the world of school 2.0 ever since he started reading Will Richardson’s blog in 2004, and he was recently awarded the Totally Wired Teacher […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Creating a Paradigm Shift in Technology”

Shawn Nutting Trussville, AL, USA Blog: http://www.trussvillecityschools.com/Teachers/Shawn.Nutting/default.aspx Bio Shawn, Dir.of Tech. for Trussville City, IT for 20 years. Published in Business Week Online,T.H.E.Journal, AL Best Practice Center’s WorkingToward Excellence, Access Control&Security Systems. Presenter at AETC, T+L, NECC, and SITE. CNS degree from ITT tech. District V rep. to the AETA, state committee child Internet safety, […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Web 2.0 Share the Adventure”

Sylvia Martinez Los Angeles, CA, USA Blog: http://blog.genyes.com/ Bio Sylvia Martinez is president of Generation YES, working to empower students in K-12 schools through digital technology. Sylvia has designed educational games, curriculum, and online experiences for teachers and students. Sylvia speaks and writes on subjects such as the use of technology, simulations and games to […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Acceptable Use and the Web 2.0”

Joseph Bires Trenton, NJ USA Blog: http://www.edtechleadership.com/wordpress2/ Bio Joseph J. Bires is the Supervisor of Technology for the Marlboro Township School District. Prior to Marlboro, he was the technology coordinator for the Manville School District. He possesses over nine years experience as a technology leader and teacher in K-12 education. He earned a masters degree […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Me blog? No way!!!”

John Pearce Geelong, Victoria, AustraliaBlog: http://johnp.wordpress.com/ Bio John Pearce is a primary, (elementary), school teacher in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He has been working with blogs and other web 2.0 tools both with his students and personally for a number of years. Drawing on these experiences he has presented at numerous face to face conferences as […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Pushing the Envelope or How to Integrate Web 2.0 Tools on a Shoestring”

Lisa Durff Hagerstown, Maryland, USA Blog: http://durffsblog.blogspot.com/ Bio Mrs Durff is a PreK – 12th grade teacher and media center specialist at a private, Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. She currently teaches computer to 3rd grade – 8th grade, Study Skills to 7th grade, & facilitates Spanish 1 & 2. She podcasts with Kindergarten […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“The Technology Specialist as Teacher Leader: Strategies to Ensure Successful Technology Integration and Student Learning in Schools”

Patrick Ledesma Fairfax, Virginia, USA Bio Patrick Ledesma is a School Based Technology Specialist (SBTS) and National Board Certified Teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, where he helps teachers and students integrate technology in the classroom. He is currently in the Ph.D. program at George Mason University. Bio Page https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Patrick+Ledesma Presentation Title “The Technology Specialist as […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
Crossing the Copyright Boundary in the Digital Age”

Karen Richardson Williamsburg, Virginia, USA Blog: http://witchyrichy.wordpress.com Bio Karen is a full-time doctoral student in Curriculum and Educational Technology at the College of William and Mary. She also serves as an adjunct instructor at the College. Her “real” work varies from helping school divisions update technology plans to working with principals who are learning about […]

OBSTACLES TO OPPORTUNITIES KEYNOTE
“The Why’s and Wherefores”

Brian Crosby Sparks, Nevada, USA Blog: http://www.learningismessy.com/blog/ Twitter: @bcrosby Bio Brian Crosby, an elementary teacher for 26 years, teaches fifth grade in Sparks, Nevada, and has infused technology into teaching since the 1980’s. While piloting a 1:1 laptop program,students in his class utilize many Web 2.0 tools including Skype, Fiickr, blogs and wikis. His award […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Challenging Assumptions About Technology Professional Development”

Sylvia Martinez Los Angeles, CA, USA Blog: http://blog.genyes.com/ Bio Sylvia Martinez is president of Generation YES, working to empower students in K-12 schools through digital technology. Sylvia has designed educational games, curriculum, and online experiences for teachers and students. Sylvia speaks and writes on subjects such as the use of technology, simulations and games to […]