Schedule

Monday, March 2nd

  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 6

    W1: Learning 2.0: Google Applications for Educators (BYOL), Part 1
    This hands-on Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) workshop will allow participants to see the potential power of Google applications as educational tools. Many of these applications are Web 2.0 based, making full use of collaborative environments and engaging learners in often-unique ways. While the array of Google tools continues to grow, the workshop presenters will focus on a tested set of applications that will enable educators and students at all levels to realize the promise of these widely accessible and free tools. The following areas of the Google suite will be covered: “Google Apps—Teaching and Learning in the Cloud”;” Creating your Portal—iGoogle; Beyond Google Search”; “Google Communication Tools—Blogger, Sites, A/V Chat.”
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 7

    W2: Creating Podcasts Using Open Source Applications; Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)
    Shane Baptista, Sue-jen Chen, Florence Martin & Zachary McLaren
    A podcast is a series of audio and/or video digital-media files which is distributed over the internet by syndicated download, through web feeds to portable media players and personal computers. This workshop will introduce the concepts and advantages of using OpenSource freeware, present criteria for selecting appropriate CODEC for specific podcast needs, enable the audience to create podcasts through hand-on practice using open source tools, and create RSS feeds for the dissemination of the podcasts.The following open source applications will be introduced: Camstudio is an open source screen capture utility that records and saves the files to either a flash file in the SWF format or an AVI file. Audacity is an open source audio editing program to create and edit audio files. Blender will be used for video editing. MediaCoder is a transcoding utility which allows saving files into most current audio/video codecs. Archive.org and Teachertube.com will be used to host the podcasts created during the workshop. Listgarden is a utility for creating and maintaining RSS feeds.
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 8

    W3: Web 2.0 Tools to Support Project-Based Learning: A Survey of What's Out There (Optional but not required: Bring Your Own Laptop): Web 2.0 Tools to Support Project-Based Learning: A Survey of What’s Out There (Optional but not required: Bring Your Own Laptop)
    Kim Peacock
    This BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) tutorial session will focus on some of the free online tools that are available for teachers, faculty members and students to use. The first part of the session will consist of a presentation that explains the key characteristics of Web 2.0, as well as some important considerations for implementation in the classroom. Next, we will explore some of the key tools that can be implemented in a wide range of grade levels and curricular areas. The focus of this presentation will be on the technology as a tool, therefore the tool will be presented first, followed by suggestions for possible curricular fits at various grade levels, as well as possible administrative and organizational uses where applicable. The latter part of the session will be spent getting some hands-on time with the tools so that participants can get a sense of how truly easy most of these tools are to use and how motivating them might be for students. Although more time will be spent showing the tools, rather than playing with them, handouts will be provided so that teachers can explore some of the more engaging tools on their own time.
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 10 & 11

    Symposium: Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education Worldwide: Challenges for Teacher Educators
    Learn what 136 scholars from 23 nations have complied over the past five years, and discuss with your colleagues the implications. The International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education (Voogt & Knezek, 2008) provides researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an integrated and detailed overview of this complex field. An important theme throughout the handbook is the role of teachers and teacher education in the implementation of IT in educational practice. In this pre-conference workshop challenges and dilemmas for teachers and teacher education will be discussed with pre-conference participants and Handbook authors. It is the intention that the result of the discussion will feed into the panel session about the International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education scheduled for the main conference. Audience contributions to possible next steps in the study of the global implementation of IT in education will be solicited.
  • 10:00-10:15 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 6

    W4: Learning 2.0: Google Applications for Educators (BYOL), Part 2
    This hands-on Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) workshop will allow participants to see the potential power of Google applications as educational tools. Many of these applications are Web 2.0 based, making full use of collaborative environments and engaging learners in often-unique ways. While the array of Google tools continues to grow, the workshop presenters will focus on a tested set of applications that will enable educators and students at all levels to realize the promise of these widely accessible and free tools. The following areas of Google topics will be covered: “Google Docs—Applications meet Web 2.0”; “It’s a Wonderful World: Sketchup, Google Maps, and Google Earth”; “Going Mobile—Google Apps and Mobile Tools”; “Classroom 2.0—Putting it All Together.”
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 7

    W5: EASY AND CHEAP Audio and Video Tools for Sustaining Active Learning Communities for Teaching and Learning
    Leaunda Hemphill , Donna McCaw, Hoyet Hemphill, Yanrong Deng & Xiaokai Jia
    This workshop will use a combination of lecture, guided instruction, and hands-on practice. Discover how you can use and integrate free audio and video tools to support on-line professional development and/or teaching within your school, district, and university. Participants will leave having completed the framework for an electronic professional learning community. Tools such as Audacity©, Slideshare©, Blogger©, Skype©, and Elluminate© will be used in combination to create a rich learning environment.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 8

    W6: The Missing Manual: Integrating Web 2.0 Technologies into the Curriculum; Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL): The Missing Manual: Integrating Web 2.0 Technologies into the Curriculum; Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)
    Jeanne Samuel & Janice Hinson
    Many of us have heard about Web 2.0, RSS, wikis, podcasts, and blogs. These technologies are now core components in many popular course management systems. This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to learn what these technologies are and the pedagogical benefits of integrating them into your curriculum. You will have an opportunity to discover Web 2.0 resources and draft a lesson using them. The session will conclude with a short presentation about emerging web technologies and trends.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Meeting Room 9

    W7: Using Digital Storytelling to Promote Classroom Curriculum; Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)
    Talitha Hudgins
    Participants will learn how to use digital storytelling in their curriculum to promote student learning. Participants will come away with knowledge in using digital storytelling from introducing new material to helping students learn to conduct research, synthesize large amounts of content and gain expertise in the use of digital communication and authoring tools. The use of digital stories is one format that allows students to understand information. Enabling students to engage in digital tools in the form of creating stories will help them make sense of, evaluate, and share their deep understanding of the subject matter. As students practice the craftsmanship of designing information through mixing colors, images, symbols, voice tones, music, sound and artful pacing, they are in the act of telling a story of what they know and understand from an event or topic that provides a “sense making” process enabling them to deal with a myriad of data details while also increasing its “sticking power” (Porter, 2005). Digital storytelling provides teachers the understanding to artfully use digital media in their content for student learning.
  • 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
    in Cooper

    SITE Executive Board Meeting
  • 3:00-3:15 PM
    Beverage Break

Tuesday, March 3rd

  • 8:15 AM-9:30 AM
    in Ballroom B

    Welcome & Opening Keynote: Erasing the Lines: Cloud Computing and the Digital Natives
    Cristin Frodella
    The next generation of students bring a different set of expectations to campus. They are "digital natives" and use technology to communicate and collaborate almost without realizing they are doing so. Meeting the expectations of these students, and providing the tools necessary to enable next generation teaching and learning are difficult challenges for many campuses today. Cloud computing can provide many advantages as campuses strive to provide the technology required to engage today's students. Cristin Frodella from Google will discuss these challenges, and how Google Apps Education Edition can help your campus provide a reach set of technology tools to users that will allow you to meet the demands of your students and foster creativity in the use of technology for teaching and learning.
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM in Ballroom B
    Electronic & Assistive Technology Playground Open

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM

    Meetings

    • Games & Simulations (ITC) SIG in Meeting Room 9 Add
    • Technology Leadership (ITC) SIG in Meeting Room 11 Add
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    in Cooper

    Consultative Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 4th

  • 8:15 AM-9:30 AM
    in Ballroom B

    Keynote: Pathways to 21st Century Teaching
    Two disruptive forces – Baby Boom Retirements and an Open Learning Economy – will transform schools from teaching organizations into learning organizations. In less than a decade, teacher development will take place in networked learning studios where cross-generational teams co-create constantly evolving learning challenges. Over fifty percent of today’s teachers are Boomers. Their retirements will clear the way for a new learning economy to accelerate the transformation of schools into 21st century learning organizations, which will emerge in less than a decade. Data on teacher and principal demographics and emerging trends in the new learning economy will be presented to support a vision for transforming schools into learning studios that become hubs and nodes in a networked learning environment. In addition to demographic trends, five implications of the new learning economy will be discussed: 1. Smart networking supports the co-creation of new learning environments; 2. Teacher development will be embedded in these new learning environments (studios); 4. Deep personalization will support participatory pedagogy (learner driven and learner created); and 5. New teaching roles and career paths will emerge. This presentation will be based on research and policy papers developed by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. Those resources are, and will be available on our website [www.nctaf.org]. The goal is to focus the audience on disruptive forces in education, and provide a vision for how to transform schools into 21st century learning organizations. A paper for publication will be produced in conjunction with this presentation. The presenter, who founded Challenge Grants for Technology in Education, and the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology Program (PT3), is President of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future.
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM

    Meetings

    • Information Literacy Education (Library Sci.) (ITC) SIG in Meeting Room 8 Add
    • International Education (ITC) SIG in Meeting Room 10 Add
    • New Possibilities (ITC) SIG in Meeting Room 11 Add
    • Technological, Pedagogical & Content Knowledge (TPACK) (TE) SIG in Meeting Room 12 Add
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 4:30 PM-5:45 PM
    in Cooper

    Information Technology Council Meeting
  • 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    in Ballrooms A & B

Thursday, March 5th

  • 8:15 AM-9:30 AM
    in Ballroom B

    Keynote & Awards: Designing for Learning: Engaging Students and Teachers from the Arctic to Australia
    How do we design learning environments to engage learners across cultures? How do we design for engagement? How do we design to benefit humanity? University of Minnesota Assistant Professor and Bonnie Westby-Huebner Endowed Chair of Education and Technology, Aaron Doering, will share his experiences designing and researching transformative online learning environments that have reached millions of students throughout the world. Doering will discuss two of his most recent projects: GoNorth!, an adventure learning program; and GeoThentic, a multi-scaffolding environment built on the theoretical foundation of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). Doering will argue for a closer look at how we design learning environments by looking at the concept of adventure learning and how this approach to online learning has changed the way teachers teach and students learn within the K-12 classroom. Doering and his colleagues have traveled thousands of miles via dog sled throughout the circumpolar Arctic over the past five years in order to educate millions of students and bring attention to global climate change. He will discuss the impact of these adventure learning programs that have been delivered from Arctic Canada (2002-2004), Alaska (2006), Russia (2007), and Norway, Sweden, and Finland (2008) - with future programs planned to take place in Greenland and Canada (http://www.polarhusky.com). Doering will also discuss, GeoThentic, a collaboration with the National Geographic Society. GeoThentic is a multi-scaffolding environment built on the theoretical foundation of TPACK. Doering will showcase how TPACK has been used within the design of this environment that assists in the teaching and learning of geography using geospatial technologies. GeoThentic not only support teachers’ teaching, it also assists teachers in measuring their own TPACK (http://geothentic.umn.edu). In this interactive presentation, participants will walk away with a new look on how the design of online learning environments can make a difference in teaching and learning across the world. Doering’s projects have won numerous awards and reached millions of students and thousand of teachers across the world.
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM

    Meetings

    • Early Childhood Education (TE) SIG in Meeting Room 6 Add
    • English Education (TEC) SIG in Meeting Room 7 Add
    • Information Technology Education (TEC) SIG in Meeting Room 8 Add
    • Leadership & Policy Education (TEC) SIG in Meeting Room 1 Add
  • 1:30 PM-2:45 PM in Ballroom B
    Electronic & Assistive Technology Playground Open

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 4:45 PM-6:00 PM
    in Cooper

    Teacher Education Council Meeting
  • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    in Ballroom C1

    SITE Leadership Summit (invited)

Friday, March 6th

  • 8:15 AM-9:30 AM
    in Ballroom B

    Keynote: The Co-Evolution of Information Technology and Education – It has to be Taught!: The Co-Evolution of Information Technology and Education – It Has to Be Taught!
    Innovation and change with Information Technology in education is a process of evolution during which both the technologies and education evolve in response to socio-technical forces, including selection of behaviours and development of software to fit the evolving ecosystems of individuals and their organizations. Charles Darwin used carefully researched case studies of inter-related species that had evolved to fit their contrasting ecosystems, e.g. the finches of the Galapagos Islands and South America. Understanding the importance of individual ecologies and their interactions stimulates multicultural and intercultural perspectives for us too. This keynote will use carefully researched case studies of innovation with information and communication technologies in K-12 and teacher education plus further and higher education to expose a radically new world view of digital technologies in education. Niki Davis draws her evidence from her international work in the UK, USA and the Antipodes as a leading researcher and instructor in IT and teacher education, including e-learning. This keynote and Niki’s forthcoming book urge all educators to adopt an ecological world view because we are all immersed in the co-evolution of IT and education and we are the ‘keystone species’. Once this world view is realized it can be understood that we all need to embed evolutionary concepts in our teaching, leadership and research. Niki is preparing to lead the way and she invites members of SITE to evolve improved curricula and model better practice and so use their influence as a member of education’s keystone species to guide change in our interacting global, regional and local ecologies to evolve more equitable and effective education for all.
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    in Cooper

    CITE Editors Meeting
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM