Thursday, June 23, 2011

ISTE 11 Presentation Plans

It's that time again, time for my yearly trek to the ISTE convention. For those who do not know what ISTE is...the initials stand for International Society of Technology in Education.
ISTE represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.
This year over 18,000 will attend this conference. Quite amazing!
I am so excited to once again meet with like minded educators and technology specialists to network and socialize. This year I am honored to be leading two presentations.
Both on Monday June 27. My first will be a poster session at 8:00 a.m. to share my research project. I have been a part of the Renaissance Computing Initiative for the past two years.
During this time I have created online learning objects to use with middle school students. The overall goal was to infuse computational thinking into classroom activities.
I look forward to sharing my experiences during this time.
The second presentation is at 2:30 p.m. It is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) session.
I cannot tell you how very excited I am. And honored to boot! Out of 200 submissions, only 65 were accepted.
The hardest part of preparing for the BYOL session is figuring out how to share all of the material within 1 hour. Yikes. Luckily I have an amazing co-presenter, Kimberly Wright.
I know she will make everything go smoothly. We are hoping to broadcast our session on Ustream. Ustream is a video streaming website which hosts broadcasts. The web address for the session is: Hopefully we will have someone to either use their iPhone or webcam to help us broadcast! Hope you can join us for the session.
Hopefully, I will be updating my activities during my week in Philly. I will be hanging out in the Blogger's Cafe often. 
Until then!

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