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Dancing the Technology Tango: English Teachers, Tech Coordinators,and Students Learning Together

Date:  Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:  3 pm PDT/4 pm MDT/ 5 pm CDT/6 pm EDT
  Free, but registration is required
Duration:  1 hour
Presenters:  Sara Kajder, NCTE member and author, and Chris O’Neal, ISTE faculty

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Join the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and NCTE on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, for a free Web Seminar designed for instructional leaders, technology coordinators, staff developers, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, English teachers, and others who are working to develop rich and authentic 21st century learning experiences and curricula. 

During this webinar, we will explore models, resources, and tools for collaborative instructional planning between those who know the curriculum and those who understand the unique capacities of digital technologies. To that end, we will tour the US Department of Education’s School 2.0 etoolkit website with over 700 free resources to help educators with technology integration in the classroom. We will consider the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework and explore NCTE’s Definition of 21st Century Literacies and the NCTE 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment Framework. All the while, our goal will be to anchor the discussion in real examples of collaboration that have fostered authentic and rich English language arts pedagogies with digital media. Join us and discover resources that will help you and your school or district plan for successful technology implementation into curricula and the classroom.

 About the Presenters

Sara Kajder is an assistant professor of English Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and the 2001 National Technology Leadership Fellow through CEE and SITE. She is a former middle and high school English teacher, who received the first National Technology Fellowship in English/Language Arts. She is also a nationally-known consultant and speaker, as well as the author of The Tech Savvy English Classroom, Bringing the Outside In: Visual Ways of Engaging Reluctant Readers, and the 2010 NCTE publication Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students.


Chris O’Neal, formerly an award-winning elementary and middle school teacher and district and state tech director, is a nationally renowned educational consultant and featured speaker. He has rich experience in helping teachers in high-risk schools enhance classroom practice through the use of new teaching strategies and tools. He has developed content to support high-risk classrooms and provided professional development to teachers and administrators. 



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