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“Using Online Argument Role-Play to Foster Learning to Argue and Arguing to Learn in a High School Composition Class”

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Richard Beach, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Blog: http://teachingliterature.typepad.com/

Bio: Professor of English Education at the University of Minnesota. He is author or co-author of Teaching Writing through Blogs, Wikis, and Other Digital Tools(Christopher Gordon, November, 2008), Teachingmedialiteracy.com: A Resource Guide to Links and Activities, and Teaching Literature to Adolescents.
Bio Link:https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Richard+Beach

Presentation Title: “Using Online Argument Role-Play to Foster Learning to Argue and Arguing to Learn in a High School Composition Class”
Description: I describe the use of online role-play in a 12th grade high school composition class using a class blog and a Ning forum. In a role-play, students adopt fictional roles associated with competing positions associated with influencing a final decision on an issue. Students were highly engaged in a Ning role-play on the issue of student Internet access in their school because they were assuming different voices, writing to multiple audiences versus just the teacher, and developing arguments to make proposals for actual changes in the school’s Internet policies.

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Richard has developed the following resource sites for teachers interested in teaching media and digital writing:
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“We Like Our Blogging Buddies: The Write Stuff with Blogging Mentors”

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Kathy Cassidy, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Blog:http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337

Bio: Kathy Cassidy is a grade one teacher at Westmount School in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada who is very interested in the ways in which technology can support and augment the learning in her primary classroom.
Bio Page:https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Kathy+Cassidy

Patrick Lewis, Regina, SK
Blog:http://primarypreoccupation.wordpress.com

Bio:Patrick Lewis is an associate professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Regina, SK. He is a storyteller-teacher-researcher interested in good stories.
Bio Page:https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Patrick+Lewis

Presentation Title:” We Like Our Blogging Buddies: The Write Stuff with Blogging Mentors”
Description: In the winter of 2008, Patrick Lewis’s university class of pre-service teachers were blogging mentors for Kathy Cassidy’s grade one students. This presentation talks about that collaboration and the results of the research that was conducted about the effect this mentorship had on the students’ writing.

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“Throwing the Box Away”

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Barbara Bray, Lafayette, CA
Blog: Rethinking Learning

Bio: Barbara Bray writes a regular column on professional development for OnCUE, moderates the PDQs (Professional Development Quick Tips) for Techlearning.com, is President of My eCoach, and coach.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Barbara+Bray

Pat Lusher, Pinellas County Schools
Bio: Pat Lusher is the Supervisor of Academic Computing for Pinellas County Schools.

Cecelia Nauda, Pinellas County Schools
Bio: Cecelia (Charli) Nauda is EETT Grant Coordinator, Curriculum and Applications for Pinellas County Schools.

Donna Blanton, Largo, Florida
Bio: Donna Blanton, 3rd grade teacher at Pinellas Park Elementary.

Presentation Title:“Cross-Age Cross-Curriculum Projects Change Teaching Practice”
Description: 109 K12 teachers and eMentors at Pinellas County Schools, Florida developed six 6 week cross-age cross-curriculum projects for their EETT grant in 2006-2007. This presentation describes the professional development and resources necessary for successful projects. Learn how teachers collaborated with teachers from other grade levels and designed standards-based real-world activities that engaged all students in the learning process. Examples, strategies, and evidence will be shared.

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“Promise into Practice”

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Sara Kajder, Virginia Tech University, Virginia, USA
Blog: http://reasonstowrite.wordpress.com

Bio: Sara Kajder, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of English education where she coordinates the English Education program and serves as a literacy affiliated faculty member. Her research examines the nature of teaching English in standards based contexts, the integration of new literacies and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, and the nature and development of adolescents’ literacy identities.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Sara+Kajder

Presentation Title: “Promise into Practice: What it Now Means to Teach Adolescent Readers”
Description: It is a daunting and exciting time to teach English – especially as we consider the “shifts” in how we define literacy, and the toolset for our work as readers and writers continually expands. This session investigates one teacher’s work in studying her practice and students’ learning when she worked to bridge new literacies into “traditional” classroom practice.

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“Open, Social, Connected: Reflections of an Open Graduate Course Experience”

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Dr. Alec Couros, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Regina, Canada
Blog: http://www.couros.ca

Bio: Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Alec+Couros

Presentation Title: Open, Social, Connected: Reflections of an Open Graduate Course Experience
Description: The presentation unravels a recent open graduate course offering titled “Open, Connected, Social” that was offered at the University of Regina, Winter 2008. The presentation describes the theories influencing the course, types of open practice, reflections and outcomes, and goes on to the describe the emergence of “open teaching”.

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“Facilitating Technology Integration: A Synthesis of the Research”

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Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA
Blog:
http://edinsanity.com

Bio: Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D. is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches courses on research design, technology leadership and school law. His research agenda lies at the intersection of technology, leadership, policy and equity in education.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Jon+Becker

Presentation Title: Facilitating Technology Integration: A Synthesis of the Research
Description: There is a very small but growing body of empirical research on facilitating technology integration in schools. This presentation brings together that research in the form of a critical synthesis. Dr. Jonathan D. Becker, a professor of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), will discuss the major themes that have emerged from the research and place them within the context of his own research with technology integration specialists in the state of West Virginia. The major goals for this presentation are to make the research accessible and to provide educational technology practitioners relevant research-based data to inform their practice.

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“Student Creation of Digital Documentaries in History Classrooms: Research Findings”

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Glen Bull, Tom Hammond, and Curby Alexander, Virginia, USA
University of Virginia & Lehigh University

Bio: Glen Bull is co-director of the Center for Technology and Teacher Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Tom Hammond is an assistant professor of social studies education at Lehigh University. Curby Alexander is a graduate fellow in the Curry Center for Technology and Teacher Education.

Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Curby+Alexander

Presentation Title: Student Creation of Digital Documentaries in History Classrooms: Research Findings
Description
: PrimaryAccess is a free online digital documentary maker designed for social studies instruction. This presentation will provide a quick introduction to PrimaryAccess and then describe some of the research on its use in classrooms, focusing on students’ learning outcomes. The presentation concludes with recommendations for teaching with PrimaryAccess.

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“Asking Bigger Questions About Assessment”

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Gardner Campbell, Waco, Texas, USA
Blog: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Gardner+Campbell
Twitter: @GardnerCampbell

Bio: Gardner Campbell is currently Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of Literature and Media in the Honors College.

Presentation Title: Asking Bigger Questions About Assessment

Description: How can we demonstrate that what we do with teaching and learning technologies makes a difference in student learning? My presentation doesn’t answer that question directly, but it does explore a larger historical and cultural context for the issue of student assessment. The aim is to start with complex questions of meaning and purpose so that we construct and choose our assessments wisely.

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