Monthly Archives: February 2010
There is still time to make your plans to join us in Houston at the Texas Distance Learning Association conference March 21-24. The program is posted online and here is a list of the video conference sessions that I found. Many sessions are being presented by our JAZZ participants! Remember these are dates and times that are current now, but are subject to change. Hope to see you in Houston.
Monday, March 22, 2010
- Description: What does math have to do with Christopher Columbus or literature with the Golden Age of Piracy? Learn how classroom learning can be enhanced by utilizing interactive videoconferencing
- Presenter: Ms. Anne Marie Millar, Manager of Distance Learning Programs, The Mariners’ Museum
- Description: The Emerging Technology Game is a fun and interactive look at technology trends that are not yet standard in classroom and school configurations.
- Presenter: Mr. Paul Hieronymus, Consultant for Technology Integration, Northern Ohio Research & Training Technology Hub (NORT2H)
- Description: After you conduct the traditional videoconferencing demo and get teachers excited, what is the next step? Few teachers will embrace the technology and create their first connection on their own. Managed student projects are the key to bridging the implementation gap. (Vendor Showcase)
- Presenters: Roxanne Glaser and Shane Howard, Whirlidurb, and Janine Lim, Instructional Technology Consultant, Berrien RESA
- Description: Would you like to better understand the power of videoconferencing? Then plan to join us to learn how others are using videoconferencing, to gain resources, and to participate in a curriculum focused videoconferencing connection.(Vendor Showcase)
- Presenter: Kenneth Conn, Education Account Manager, Data Projections, Inc
- Description: Learn how to leverage the magic of videoconferencing technology to engage your students in authentic, meaningful conversations in your reading classroom
- Presenter: Linda Mcdonald, Technology Integration Specialist, Katy ISD
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
- Description: Do you want to increase your school’s use of videoconferencing in the curriculum? What key factors are important in your implementation of videoconferencing?
- Presenter: Janine Lim,Instructional Technology Consultant, Berrien RESA
- Description: Are your friends and colleagues talking about Twitter and asking you if you are on Twitter? This session will focus on the what, how, why, who, when, and where of Twitter and provide you with some resources.
- Presenter: Kenneth Conn, Education Account Manager, Data Projections, Inc
- Description: Connect2Texas interactive videoconferencing provides high quality content programs for students. Art, history, science, cowgirls, bats, and immigration…these are just a few of the areas connected in these interactive lessons.
- Presenter: Laurie Hogle, Distance Learning Specialist, Education Service Center Region XI
- Description: In today’s session we will examine how you can extend the reach of instructors, accelerate learning, and decrease the time and expense associated with travel by implementing a virtual face-to-face interactive learning environment.
- Presenters: Polycom Education Team, Marci Powell, Elaine Shuck, Jennifer Hicks, and Brian Sellers (Vendor Showcase)
- Description: How using video conferencing and streaming technologies can impact teaching and learning in the classroom. Applications such as virtual field trips, content creation, remote teaching, classroom recording, VCR tape conversion will be discussed. (Vendor Showcase)
- Presenter: Pat Cassella, VP, Marketing, IDSolutions, Inc.
- Description: Presented by a panel of practicing teachers, this session is a must for anyone thinking about joining this exciting field. If you are in the K-12 environment, this is one breakout session you do not want to miss!
- Presenters: Tommy Bearden, Distance Learning Consultant, Region 14 Education Service Center and teachers from Snyder Elementary, Breckenridge Jr. High, Snyder Jr. High, and Roscoe High School.
- Description: Where do we find that support in 2010? We will discuss the current state of technology funding nationally and statewide and suggest a 7 Step Process to help you successfully capture available funds.
- Presenter: Mr. Andrew Knox, Sr. Area Grant Manager
5:00-5:45pm (2009 Don Foshee grant winner)
- Description: What you don”t know CAN hurt you! As the 2009 winner of the Don Foshee Memorial Grant, Humble ISD proposed to design and deliver a curriculum of cybersafety lessons for K-12 classes delivered via videoconference.
- Presenter: Angela Conrad, Distance Learning Specialist, Humble ISD
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
- Description: Learn how Hays CISD utilizes distance learning tools to solve problems. Hays CISD “Mission Control” will share initiatives, sample projects, and best practices in videoconferencing and online learning.
- Presenter: Christie Rickert, Distance Learning Specialist, Hays CISD
- Description: How do you start? What resources are available? What will be the best use of your time and efforts? These were our questions as we explored the universe of distance learning for the first time in years. Learn to avoid our mistakes and be able to replicate our successes.
- Presenters: Terice Ahr, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Vicki Ventura, Instructional Technology Coordinator, and Mr. Brent Harris, Director of Technology, Belton Independent School District
- Description: Representatives from I2-connected museums and science centers will discuss how advanced networking technology changed their opportunities for outreach on a state, national and global scale.
- Presenters: Gerri Maglia, Education Specialist, Texas Education Telecommunications Network, Laurie Hogle, Coordinator of Telecommunications and Distance Learning, Education Service Center Region XI
- Description: Learn to integrate an art museum’s technology-based resources, including on-line teaching guides, bookmarking sites, and interactive videoconferences into your classroom or on-line curriculum and instruction.
- Presenters: Nancy Strickland, Distance Learning Manager, Amon Carter Museum and Katherine Moloney, Teaching Resources Coordinator, Amon Carter Museum
- Description: Gain tips for teaching photography using videoconferencing and an image hosting site. Cleveland Museum of Art educators share program design ideas, dos and don”ts for implementing the course and resources related to visual literacy.
- Presenters: Dale Hilton, Director, Distance Learning, The Cleveland Museum of Art
- Description: The Bluebonnet Conference project combines Moodle and videoconferencing in partnership with classroom teachers and Baylor University pre-service teachers to get students reading and writing.
- Presenters: Roxanne Glaser, Whirlidurb, and Margaret Thomson, Senior Lecturer, Curriculum and Instruction, Baylor University
- Descripton: Participants will explore collaborative projects implemented district-wide via distance in Fort Bend ISD. This session will provide lesson ideas and a wealth of resources for utilizing videoconferencing technology to enhance instruction.
- Presenters: Corlette Hill, Educational Technology Specialist and Chad Jones, Instructional Technologist, Lamar Consolidated ISD
11:45am-12:30pm (2009 Don Foshee grant winner)
- Description: Develop a Distance Learning program using Web 2.0 tools and a webcam. Learn about web tools such as Skype, Tokbox, and DimDim to collaborate with classooms next door and around the world. See teacher examples, ideas, and more.
- Presenters: Dwight Goodwin, ITS, Birdville ISD
- Description: Free, interactive programs allow your students to learn more about Earth and the universe beyond through video-conferencing and Web casts. Students of all ages can participate in live events featuring NASA experts and education specialists.
- Presenters: Nathan Lang, Supervisor, NASA Digital Learning Network and NASA team
- Description: Manhattan School of Music instituted a groundbreaking distance learning program in 1996-the first at a music conservatory-and has since been devoted to exploring the use of videoconference technology for music education.
- Presenters: Juliana Han, Distance Learning Program Coordinator, Manhattan School of Music