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Technology Leadership Institute - Schedule 2013
Jan 9, 2013 - TLI - Edith Macy Conference Center - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Keynote #1 (9:00AM-10:30AM) & Breakout (1:30PM-3:00PM)
Dr. Gary Stager - "The Creative Technology Revolution You Can't Afford to Miss" & "Lessons for K-12 and Edtech from the Best Preschools in the World"
Gary Stager, an internationally recognized educator, speaker and consultant, is the Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium. Since 1982, Gary has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for self-expression. He led professional development in the world's first laptop schools (1990), has designed online graduate school programs since the mid-90s, was a collaborator in the MIT Media Lab's Future of Learning Group and a member of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's Learning Team.
In 1999, Converge Magazine named Gary a "shaper of our future and inventor of our destiny." The National School Boards Association recognized Dr. Stager with the distinction of "20 Leaders to Watch" in 2007. Dr. Stager was a keynote speaker at the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). In 2010 Tech & Learning Magazine named Gary Stager as "one of today's leaders who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and leadership." CUE presented Gary with its 2012 Technology in Learning Leadership Award. He was a Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University and Senior Editor of District Administration Magazine. http://stager.org/bio.html Keynote #2 (10:45AM-12:15PM) & Breakout (1:30PM-3:00PM)
Leslie Fisher - "Gadget Time" & "iPads in the Classroom: Tips and Tricks" Leslie is the Director of Fisher Technologies Inc, or lesliefisher.com. FTI provides K-12 Technology Conference Presenting, Training and a bit of Web Development. Leslie got involved with technology in college. While a music major at USC, she fell in love with the MacIntosh, switched majors to the USC Marshall School of Business and graduated with a BS in Marketing in 1990. Early in her career, Leslie was at Apple Computer for 5 years, as a K-12 Senior Systems Engineer. At Apple, she worked closely with K-12 educators, as well as, Apple corporate on product information and direction. After leaving Apple, she initially worked with school districts on web development, then quickly decided to add conference presenting to her services. Leslie presents at close to 25 - 30 conferences a year, in addition to offering on site training. http://lesliefisher.com/
Feb 13, 2013 - TLI - Edith Macy Conference Center - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Keynote #1 (9:00AM-10:30AM) & Breakout (1:30PM-3:00PM)
Marc Prensky - "Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom" & "Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning"
Marc is an author, internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, and innovator in the fields of business, education and learning. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between learning and technology, Marc’s professional focus is on designing better pedagogy and curriculum for the digital generation and on helping people understand how to thrive in the digital age. Known for his original, innovative ideas, he is also practical: Strategy+Business magazine calls Prensky "That rare visionary who implements."
Marc has published five books: Digital Game-Based Learning (2001), Don’t Bother Me Mom – I’m Learning (2006), Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning (2010) and From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom (2012) and BRAIN GAIN: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom (2012). He was graduated cum laude from Oberlin College, holds Master’s degrees from Yale University, Middlebury College, and from The Harvard Business School with distinction, ran a charter school in East Harlem, NY, and has taught at all levels, from elementary to college. http://www.marcprensky.com/ Keynote #2 (10:45AM-12:15PM) & Breakout (1:30PM-3:00PM)
Richard Byrne - "Making Learning Collaborative" & "Making Meaning with Mobile Apps" Richard Byrne is best known in the educational technology community for his award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers which, on a daily basis reaches a subscriber base of more than 49,000 educators. In addition, Richard writes a monthly column for School Library Journal, is a contributing author to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, has written for Teacher Librarian, and recently launched Android 4 Schools. Richard’s work is focused on sharing free web-based resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences.
Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. In 2010 he was the runner-up for ACTEM’s (Association of Computer Teachers and Educators in Maine) educator of the year award. Tech & Learning Magazine named Richard one of their “people to watch” in their 100@30 30th Anniversary celebration (http://techlearning.com/article/26660). Richard was a high school social studies teacher for eight years before becoming a full-time writer and speaker. Apr 5, 2013 (7:30AM-4:00PM) Tech Expo - Edith Macy Conference Center - Briarcliff Manor, NY Dr. Yong Zhao - “Global, Creative, and Entrepreneurial: Defining and Delivering High Quality Education with Technology" & "Redefining the Human-Machine Relation for Education"
Dr. Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of the 2012 10 most influential people in educational technology by Tech&Learning Magazine. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education.
Dr. Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also Weinman Professor of Technology and Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. He received his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. http://zhaolearning.com Travis Allen - "Becoming a Mobile Learner" & "Death to PowerPoint, Long Live Prezi!"
Travis Allen created the concept of the iSchool Initiative in 2009, upon receiving an iPhone for Christmas. After attempting to use the device in class as learning tool, his teacher instructed that he quit using the device because it's considered a "cellphone". Frustrated with these limitations that restricted his creativity, Allen formed a concept around mobile learning and established the iSchool Initiative. During his freshman year at Kennesaw State University (KSU), Allen discovered Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), an organization whose slogan is "A head for business, a heart for the world." Allen's idea soon expanded into a fully functioning non-profit organization. Since its inception, the iSchool Initiative team has expanded to over 25 members, and Travis' early concept turned into a reality. Today, the iSchool Initiative continues to support the movement for change in education and is a leader in the Digital Learning Revolution. http://ischoolinitiative.org/ Karl Fisch - "Shifting Literacies: The Case for Transforming Your Classroom" & "Flipping Out: The Case For -and Against-Flipping Your Classroom"
Karl Fisch has been a teacher for twenty-four years. He has taught middle and high school students math. He currently teaches Algebra and is the Director of Technology at Arapahoe High School (http://arapahoe.littletonpublicschools.net) in Centennial, Colorado. He invites you to join the conversation at The Fischbowl (http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com).
May 16, 2013 (8:30AM-1:30PM) TLI and 20th Annual Pioneer Awards - Edith Macy Conference Center - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Eric Sheninger - "Harnessing the Power of Social Media"
Eric is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century. He firmly believes that effective communication, listening, support, shared decision making, and the integration of technology are essential elements necessary for the transformation of school cultures. Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, and help educators grow professionally. Eric is a NASSP Digital Principal Award winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar, co-author of "Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals" and "What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science", writer on education for the Huffington Post, co-creator of the Edscape Conference, sits on the FEA Board of Directors, and was named to the NSBA "20 to Watch" list in 2010 for technology leadership. His blog, A Principal's Reflections, was selected as Best School Administrator Blog in 2011 by Edublogs. http://esheninger.blogspot.com/
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