The first week of September was a busy one… in addition to all the start-of-the-year professional development, it was also the deadline to submit proposals for concurrent sessions at the California Computer Using Educators (CUE) Conference in March.
The deadline for Workshop submissions was several months ago, and I’m currently slated to lead three of the hands-on workshops. (Here I provide links to the session descriptions, which I am sharing under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.)
- Learning to Game and Gaming to Learn: Video Games in Education Workshop (Thursday, 3:00-6:00)
- Two-Way Teaching: An Introduction to the Read/Write Web in Education (Friday, 11:30-2:30)
- iLife for Windows?Introducing Picasa, Audacity, and Movie Maker in Education (Friday, 3:00-6:00)
- Note: I was originally listed to lead Podcasting in the Curriculum: Creating and Posting Podcasts (Thursday, 11:30 – 2:30), but I’m happy to share that this will now be lead by podcaster Ted Lai of the OCDE (formerly of LACOE).
In addition, I’ve now submitted a handful of concurrent sessions. Some are 1 hour versions of workshops I submitted, and some are ideas that were not yet fleshed out enough to be workshops. I’m excited about all of these, but of course I may not be selected to present all of them… or even any of them. (I also share these under the under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.)
- Power Up: An Introduction to Video Games in Education
- With Power Comes Responsibility: Awareness, Ethics, and Safety for the Read/Write Web
- Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education
- Wiki While You Work: An Introduction to Wikis in Education
- It Really Is Really Simple: An Introduction to RSS in Education
- What More Could You Ask For? Open Source Software in Education
- Google More: An Introduction to Google Applications in Education
Today, I am going to submit a handfull of these (all the web 2.0 based sessions) for the K12Online Conference as well.
So, even those these submissions are already in (or will be today), I’m interested in any feedback, criticism, or questions any of you might have in regards to any of these sessions. What would you like to see from these sessions (whether or not you’ll be attending)? See any red flags or anything you don’t like? I’d be thrilled if you let me know.
Full disclosure: I have served on the CUE Conference Planning Committee since January 2005, and I am currently contracted by CUE to coordinate the CUEtoYOU professional development program. That said, I’m personally very excited about all of this. :)