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2011 TECH'D Out Conference AGENDA


9:00 - General Welcome, Introductions and Context

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9:15 - Keeping Up with the Net Generation

A passionate student is a learning student. Using digital media students are building their own learning experiences, constructing meaning, and collaborating in teams to solve authentic content-based problems. Teachers who use these empowering technologies are discovering we can have rigor without sacrificing excitement.
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10:15 - Break

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10:30 - Schooling for the 21st Century: Unleashing Student Passion

In this follow-up to her opening keynote, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach focuses on real-world examples of learning environments that extend the walls of the traditional classroom, offering new possibilities and igniting a passion for learning. Evidence based on exemplary practices in education suggests that new models of teaching and learning have the power to improve educational outcomes dramatically. Come learn how to have it all—including both creativity and rigor—when delivering your core content curriculum. The secret: Focus on student passion and interest.
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12:00 - Lunch

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1:00- 1:45 - The 21st Century Instructional Leader

As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educational leaders is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improving teaching and learning in our schools. We will discuss walk throughs, formative assessment, and more.
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2:00- 2:45 - Engaging Staff & Students- Creating Personal Learning Networks for Global Collaboration

How do we promote the knowledge, skills and sense of urgency for 21st Century teaching and learning among all teachers in our schools? As the physical and virtual worlds converge to become the ‘real world’ of teaching and learning, virtual exchanges, online mentoring and other Web-based environments will play increasingly important roles in educational reform. The “new” Web affords us an amazing opportunity to pursue our passions within online communities of like-minded learners from around the globe. Participants will learn valuable lessons for designing and leading global collaborations.