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2015-Beyond the Core

Connecting Creativity

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Presenter: Erin Olson & Leslie Pralle Keehn
Location: Pocahontas, IA


Presentation Description: The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The four monthly quests we will feature include opportunities for students to combine poetry, photography, design, video, and, of course, creativity. The numerous facets of visual arts and literacy converge in the highlighted quests. Additionally, Connecting Creativity is not only about meeting learning goals, it is about helping students see their world and share with their world.


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2015 2015-Beyond the Core

Beyond Teaching and Learning: Leaving a Legacy

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Presenter: Janine Campbell
Location: Dorr, MI, USA

Presentation Title: Beyond Teaching and Learning: Leaving a Legacy

Presentation Description: Janine Campbell presents a question –  “What happens when the school year is done?” What legacy have students left behind and what will they take along with them when they have gone? Explore these questions and more in this session that will provide examples for thinking beyond the 60 minutes or 180 days you have in a classroom and asks you to start building your legacy with students today.


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2015 2015-Stories of Connection

The Global Collaborators

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PresenterSteve Sherman

LocationCape Town, South Africa


Presentation Title :  Global Collaboration

Presentation DescriptionAs an educator, I have been running an NGO for 20 Years. In the past few years I began collaborating with teacher colleagues around the world. Teaching in their classes, have them teach in mine. I will share many of my experiences and encourage YOU to join us on our journey of making the world a smaller place. This is what REAL education is about.

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Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Living-Maths-191424357561419/timeline/

2015 2015-Stories of Connection

The Power of the PLN in Your Own Backyard

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Presenter: Ben Rimes
Location: St. Joseph, MI, United States

Presentation Title: The Power of the PLN in Your Own Backyard

Presentation Description: Connected educators have done an amazing job of flattening their learning experiences for students, and bringing the world into their classrooms. But what happens when we leverage social media to bring about real change locally in our own communities? How do we bring our connections back down out of the cloud to create opportunities for members of our communities to grow and learn together? View three different examples of individuals coming together on regional and state levels through social media to bring about real change and create lasting memories.

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Links related to the video:

Write a House Project – http://writeahouse.com

Pure Michigan Sing-a-Long – https://vimeo.com/54867886

Voices of #michED – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGpkibXv9iBjqc3oAhcXdA-lunzYZRpGx

#michED Twitter Chat – http://miched.net


2015 2015-Maker Ed

Maker Ed: The work and the impact

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Presenter: Stephanie Chang, Trey Lathe
Location: Oakland, CA, USA

Presentation Title: Maker Ed: The work and the impact

Presentation Description: The maker education movement carries with it the momentum and promise to transform education — and ultimately, how we view learning and teaching altogether. It brings together elements of various educational pedagogies and practices, historical movements, and current trends, engaging all youth in interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experiences that are reflective and purposeful. Maker Ed, a non-profit organization that works with educators, organizations, and communities nationwide, help to train, support, and connect educator’s efforts to integrate making into their educational approaches and make a deep, long-lasting impact on their youth.

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2014 2014-STEAM

What Makes a Quality STEM Activity?

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Presenter: Mike Anderson & Scott McLeod
Location: Iowa
@MikeAnderson_34 and @mcleod

Presentation Description: To create high quality STEM learning opportunities several factors must be considered. Is it hands-on? Do students have the opportunity to collaborate? Is significant content and conceptual understanding uncovered through the activity? Join us as we talk about these factors and others, their importance, and explore STEM activities that exhibit them at work.

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2014 2014-Passion-Driven Learning

Finding Your People

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Presenter: Cheryl Steighner
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA

Presentation Title: Finding Your People

Presentation Description: This session will focus on the positive changes that can occur in our schools when one “finds their people,” or a group of other like-minded educators. I will discuss a variety of ways teachers can connect with one another on- and off-line to spark their individual passions, as well as provide tips for collaboration and passing on the spark. Examples include: EdCamps, Twitter (citing specific hashtags or chats), Google+ communities, Pinterest, worldwide educational events (Dot Day, Global Read Aloud, Hour of Code), and local and national conferences.

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2014 2014-Stories for Learning

Collaboration with TwitCast

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Presenter: Dr. M. Monte Tatom
Location: Henderson, TN, USA

Presentation Description: Participants will learn creative ways to use TwitCasting for students, parents, community, administration, faculty, and staff. TwitCasting is a great way for students and teachers to share up-to-date information and receive feedback using the class hashtag.
ISTE Standards addressed:
ISTE Standard-S 2B: TwitCasting will provide students an opportunity to share information and ideas with classmates, students in other countries and their teachers.
ISTE Standard-T 3C: TwitCasting will give teachers the ability to share relevant information and ideas to students, parents, and peers.
ISTE Standard-A 2B: TwitCasting will give the administrator the opportunity to model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning.


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2014 2014-Stories for Learning

A Tale of Three Classrooms: How and Why We Read, Write, and Think for Each Other

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Presenter: Jared Colley and Joel Garza
Location: Arlington, TX and Addison, TX

Presentation Description: This presentation demonstrates how a good idea was born out of a collaboration involving three teachers who first set out to do something very traditional with their English classes. Growing from a shared interest to try something different, teachers experimented to understand the organic but deliberate aspects of one instance of collaboration, made possible by technology and open-minded spirits. In the beginning, however, the idea was largely traditional: to host a collaborative, inter-institutional paper conference for high school students. This is the story of how a traditional vision became the catalyst for 21st century learning practices – attempting, from there, to outline the emotional anatomy of such collaborative experiences.

New media presents promising opportunities for students and teachers together to think beyond traditional methods for collaboration, and our experience is a story about learning involving three classes that simultaneously engaged two literary texts in such a way. Collaboratively, students read more critically, thought more divergently, and synthesized their ideas creatively; they engaged in unexpected conversations, demonstrated knowledge through multiple media, and inspired creative thinking in their peers and us, demonstrating the relationship between teaching practices and student habits of mind. Digital/nontraditional collaboration empowered students to formulate questions for new audiences, to understand through practice the relationship between purpose, audience, and word – doing so by blogging articles, preparing videos, and recording audio mp3s. The story concludes with the final composition of traditional conference papers, shared inter-institutionally, and we seek to outline the logistics and emotional realities of such an endeavor.

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A Tale of Three Schools

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Celebrating James Joyce’s Dubliners
Celebrating Richard III

2012 Kicking It Up a Notch

Creating Seven Habits of Highly Effective Professional Development Learning Experiences

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Presenter: Naomi Harm
Location: Brownville, MN USA
twitter:  @nharm

Presentation Description: Do you sometimes struggle to provide meaningful professional development opportunities to inspire your teachers? The capabilities of educational technology has the potential to radically change instructional strategies to bring about socially meaningful learning. This online webinar will showcase how an organization can move to deeper and more creative staff development practices through a kaleidoscope of blended learning opportunities.

Join Naomi Harm as she explains the potential of seven online highly collaborative tools and how you can model the use of these reflective tools and resources to build and sustain creative and meaningful staff development experiences. She will cover how to develop a vision of Web 2.0 for achieving your district’s technology literacy goals, as well as how to provide support for an online community-based reflection portal for educators to share their collective wisdom and voice, and just in-time learning for educational uses of Web 2.0.

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Blog: http://blog.innovativeeducator.us

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/naomilharm

Naomi Harm, Master of Education in Professional Development, ME-PD, best known as an 21st century educational technology literacy specialist, welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to technology infused teaching and learning environments. Her dynamic career focus includes many exciting and cutting edge jobs which include: an Intel National Senior Trainer, SMART certified trainer, certified online instructor, and manages her own “Innovative Educator” consulting corporation. Naomi provides customized staff development technology workshops, grant writing expertise, and designs and delivers online graduate course work for universities. She also has a well-known specialty and expertise area of delivering motivational international keynote presentations focusing on emerging technologies, 21st century skills and assessments, mobile learning technologies, and inspired and transformative educational technology leadership. Naomi is truly passionate about building global relationships with educational technology leaders, while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversations to meet the needs of today’s diverse learners.