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ASCD Conference To Spotlight Ed Tech
will hold its 67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, "A Collective Call
to Action," in Philadelphia, PA, March 24-26.
The event will "will explore what committed educators are doing to
support the success of each learner," according to information released
by the organization. "Reflecting the ever growing relationships between
educational technology and instruction, the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference
and Exhibit Show will feature many sessions designed to help educators
seamlessly and creatively integrate technology into curriculum."
Recently scheduled sessions that will focus on technology in
- "They're Coming from the Cloud and They're Here To Help," will be
presented by Hall Davidson of Discovery
Education at 1:00 pm March 25. Davidson will explore the
convergence of tech books and mobile apps;
- "Face to Faith: Breaking Down Barriers, Expanding Horizons," will
be presented by Newseum's Charles Haynes
at 8:00 am on March 26. This session will focus on Face to Faith, an international program that
connects students of varying faiths and beliefs via videoconferencing
to explore issues such as health, poverty, and the environment in an
effort to raise the cultural and religious literacy of participants;
- Alline Sada and Leonor Salazar from Colegio
Euroamericano de Monterrey will present "Spice it up!
Technology-Infused Lesson Planning Made Simple" at 8:30 am on March 26.
Sada and Salazar will discuss planning lessons that use technology with
an emphasis on assessment and learning goals;
- "Real-Time Global Forum: How to Connect Your Classroom and
School," will be presented March 24 at 3:00 pm by Heidi Jacobs of Curriculum 21
and Brandon Wiley of the Asia Society. In this session, conference
participants and virtual participants will collaborate on connecting
classrooms, schools, and faculties with others "throughout the world in
purposeful teaching and learning experiences," according to information
released by ASCD; and
- Discovery Education's Steve Dembo will present "The Power of
Glass Schools" at 1:00 pm on March 26. Dembo will discuss the use of
Web 2.0 technologies to make education more transparent, engender a
sense of community, and connect students to people from around the
world without sacrificing student safety or compromising standards.
"Educational technologies are changing the way educators teach and
students learn," said Ed Milliken, ASCD's managing director of
professional development. "The 2012 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit
Show is responding to that trend by providing more sessions than ever
focused on helping educators leverage the power of technology to
support the success of each learner."
Formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,
ASCD is a nonprofit organization "dedicated to advancing best practices
and policies for the success of each learner," according to information
found on the association's site. Founded in 1943, the association has
160,000 members in 148 countries.
For more information about the conference, visit ascd.org.
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.