I threw my hat in for ISTE 2011 at the last minute… I submitted four sessions this evening (well, yesterday evening at this point) before the deadline. In the spirit of sharing, here are the titles with links to the full submissions. Some of these are new (for me to submit to ISTE), and in some cases I’m trying again to get a topic I’m passionate about approved. In any case, I’m very ambivalent about the ISTE submission process, but still hope I’ll get a chance to share some of these at the conference (in the order I submitted them):
Specialized Google Research Tools That Are Powerful, Easy, and Free
Extend Your PLC Online: Google Docs for Professional Learning Communities
Social, Global, and Green: Education in a Changing World
Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
Several of the sessions I submitted to CUE, didn’t make my own cut this year (on account of time – or on account of being difficult to provide “supporting research for”), but I think they might make great unconference sessions at ISTE. In any case, let me know if you have any questions or feedback on any of these sessions I submitted to ISTE… and of course let me know if you’re interested in seeing them elsewhere. ;)
With any luck, I’ll also see many of you in Philadelphia in June!
As promised to many on the waiting lists, we’re posting the iPad in Education workshop resources here at CUE.org. While this is no substitute for being in the room as Steve Dembo (or Robert Craven) leads the session in person, here are the workshop outlines and resources:
iPad in Education Workshop
Feel free to play along with the “Share Your Favorite Apps” activity. :)
If you’d like to register for an iPad in Education workshop yourself, you can see what’s currently open for registration from CUE. Or, if you’d like to bring the iPad in Education workshop to your own site, district, or region, you can request the workshop via the CUEtoYOU professional development program.
In addition to the two formal sessions I submitted here are a few others I hope to find a place for at the edubloggercon and/or ISTE Live. And in this case, your comments can actually make more of a difference, since these sessions won’t be “accepted” for months – the community wiki page for edubloggercon isn’t even up yet. :)
Maybe You Should Drive: Taking Control of Your Professional Development – This is a session I submitted last year (sans research) that I’d really love to lead at some point, and it might be even better as an unconference session.
Passion and Professional Development – This is a session I submitted in 2008 that I was also disappointed not to have accepted, and which I’d still love to lead… and which also might be better as an unconference session.
Educational Entrepreneurship – This is really only the figment of an idea, but it’s really got me excited right now. I’d love to put my head together with others in this space and see what we might learn from each other… and accomplish. I’m even thinking a Ning network focused on educational entrepreneurship might be a valuable thing. I wonder how many people would participate…
In addition to these ideas, I’m hoping CUE might once again provide a Google Workshop for Educators (resources here) or Google Workshop for Administrators as part of the formal conference. More soon on this if it flies…
This session has been evolving over the past year or so, and I’ve used versions of it with several local districts, with administrators in the AB 430 Module 3 program in Orange County, and in the Google Workshop for Administrators we’ve developed at CUE. In any case, it gets better at every iteration (thanks in large part to the generous sharing of the participants) and I hope I’ll get the chance to share these resources in Colorado. Here is the ISTE2010 version, complete with supporting research. I’d love to hear any comments or thoughts you might have on the topic – and of course I’d love to hear about any projects you know of that might be good examples to share. :)
Extend Your PLC Online: Google Docs for Professional Learning Communities (ISTE 2010 Submission)
I started delivering a version of this session earlier this year and the first full version of it was my Keynote at the New Tech Network all schools conference this summer. I’ve since refined it for some local districts and other occasions. Here is the ISTE2010 version, complete with supporting research. I’d love to hear any comments or thoughts you might have on the topic – and of course I’d love to hear about any projects you know of that might be good examples to share. :)
Social, Global, and Green: Education in a Changing World (ISTE 2010 Submission)