Education has moved beyond the ‘standard model’ of chalkboards, worksheets, and overhead projectors. The world of Educational Technology is rapidly growing and evolving, breathing new life and creativity into classrooms across the globe. To follow the latest developments and to find tips and resources on how you can integrate new technologies into your classroom, check out this sampling summer conferences and webinars.
June 27-30th 2010, Denver, CO.
A leader in Educational Technology, the ISTE International Society for Technology in Education is currently hosting its Summer 2010 conference in Colorado. The conference runs from June 27 to June 30th, and reports on conference activities will be made available from the Daily Leader, ISTE’s official onsite newspaper. If you are in Denver for the conference, make sure to stop by the Open Source Playground to say hi to Curriki!
July 20-23rd 2010, San Jose, CA.
The inaugural 2010 MERLOT Conference will bring together MERLOT, the Sloan Consortium and MoodleMoot for a three-day symposium on “Emerging Technologies for Online Learning.” Keynote speakers are Ellen Wagner, Milton Chen and Lisa Dawley, Ph.D. If you plan on attending this great event, register before June 30 for Early Bird prices!
A top site in Educational Technology news and resources, TechLearning.com provides free webinars on technology and learning to all educators. Learn how to make classroom movies, keep data – and students – secure online, integrate technology into the classroom, and more! Access archived webinars and check back for new topics!
PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, offers free Media and Technology webinars, presented by PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0. PBS Teachers also offers courses to educators pursuing online professional development through the PBS TeacherLine program, which presents online courses in Instructional Strategies, Instructional Technology, Math, Reading & Language Arts, Science and STEM, each with an option of receiving graduate credit.
ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization which offers free webinars year-round. Upcoming topics include: Setting Students Up for Success, The Myths of Second Language Acquisition, and Integrating Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. In addition, ASCD just wrapped up a conference in Orlando. Read about hot topics discussed at the event, including ‘Social Media Revolution in Your Classroom’ and ‘Curriculum for the 21st Century’ in the Conference Daily.
Want more techniques and tips for incorporating technology in the classroom, including education in the 21st Century Classroom? Be sure to check out Curriki’s resources on Education and Education Technology.
Interested in earning money this summer to develop a new unit that will be shared with a global audience? This year, Summer of Content Awards will be granted to student-focused units that include support material for teachers. In other words, we are looking for activities, webquests, worksheets, quizzes, and games that will engage students and help make Curriki a destination for students as well as teachers. Apply by July 9, 2010.
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