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Present at the 2010 Annual Conference

ASCD is now accepting proposals for the 2010 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 6–8. You may submit proposals for concurrent or research sessions. Proposals are due May 1, 2009. ASCD has invited Learning Beyond Boundaries to work with the conference planners to shape the technology infused education sessions. Even though you have to apply through the ASCD proposal site, entering your proposal here will ensure that your proposal is given due consideration.

Please enter your session proposal information below.

We have already "seeded" the matrix with some topics, some of which we know should be covered in session proposal submissions, we encourage you to feel free to enter session proposal information for any of the topics that you feel comfortable addressing. Or if you have suggestions for topics / presenters, let us know those too.

LEVEL - please indicate if your session is targeting beginners, intermediate, or advanced technology users.

Session Title
Presenter(s)
Brief Description (100 words)
Topic(s)
Level
Laptops Required?
How might you continue the conversation with participants AFTER the session?
Your Blog or Website
Proposal Submitted Date
Avoiding Square Pegs in Round Holes: Organic Learning for Educators
Brian C. Smith
For educators, traditional professional development often ends in disappointment or fails to meet individual needs. Now, more than ever, possibilities exist to create and develop organic and personalized professional learning experiences. This interactive session will explore and demonstrate practical solutions for building and sustaining personalized learning networks. Participants will experience connecting with others via solutions such as blogs, wikis, and common social networking sites that boost professional learning and easily translate to improved instructional practice.
PLN, Professional Development, Instructional Technology, Shifts
All
Recommended, but not required
Wiki and through various networking sites presented
http://www.briancsmith.org
http://www.twitter.com/briancsmith
May 1, 2009
Free, Online, Web 2.0 Professional Development
Dennis Richards
Something has been happening on the Internet to enhance, deepen and transform learning opportunities for adults. Perhaps you have heard of wikis, podcasts or blogs. But what do they have to with professional development? It turns out that there are many powerful and engaging platforms for learning that most educators have never heard about or experienced. This workshop will introduce you to the multifaceted world of Web 2.0 learning and professional development.
Web 2.0 PD
All
Recommended, but not required
Wiki page and an Online Meeting Session if ASCD had a license allowing presenters to "sign up" for online meeting session time on the ASCD schedule. Just like reserving a room in a school for a meeting, but virtually.
innovation3.edublogs.org
May 1, 2009
Tools for Learning that are Powerful, Prolific and Free
Dennis Richards
If you keep hearing about emerging technologies or "tools" being used on the Internet by teachers and students to teach and learn, and you wonder what it is all about, this workshop is for you. We will discuss the nature of 21st Century learning and the skills used to navigate within this environment that are engaging adults and young people. Of the hundreds of tools in cyberspace, we will focus on five categories of tools so your exploration is meaningful and manageable: blogs, wikis, information aggregators, social media, and social networking. The proliferation of Web 2.0 tools does not have to be overwhelming if you have an organizational structure to help frame the world.
21st Century Web 2.0 Learning Tools
Beginner & Intermediate
Recommended, but not required
Wiki page and an Online Meeting Session if ASCD had a license allowing presenters to "sign up" for online meeting session time on the ASCD schedule. Just like reserving a room in a school for a meeting, but virtually.
innovation3.edublogs.org
May 1, 2009









Wikified Schools
Stephanie Sandifer
Wikis can increase and improve communication, collaboration, and cooperation across all levels of a school or district. In this presentation we will explore the use of the wiki as a highly effective tool that enhances the effectiveness of school or district leadership teams. Participants will learn basics of wiki use and guidelines as well as see some live examples of wikis being used by schools for a variety of other knowledge management purposes.
Wikis in Education
Intermediate
helpful
Wiki, one email follow up after the session, how-to's posted on blog & wiki
http://ed421.com
4/30
Google Docs: Communicate, Collaborate, Create!
Stephanie Sandifer
Google Docs provide educators with free online collaborative tools that can not only enhance professional work, but increase productivity while freeing up time and server space! In this session we cover the basics of using Google Docs (and Spreadsheets, Forms, and Presentations), discuss tips & tricks for better use of Google Docs, and learn how to maximize features to communicate, collaborate, and create. Examples will cover professional productivity as well as classroom applications.
Online Collaboration
Beginner
helpful
Wiki, one email follow up after the session, how-to's posted on blog & wiki
http://ed421.com
4/30
Yeah! You are on Twitter - NOW WHAT?
Angela Maiers

Twitter/Social Networking
Beginner/Intermediate
people that had them enjoyed the interactive part, can do it both ways
presentation up after the session, how-tos posted on blog & wiki
angelamaiers.com
@angelamaiers on Twitter

Engaging Literacy in the Digital Age
Angela Maiers
Ben Grey

Digital Literacy
Web 2.0
Collaboration, Communication, and Participation
All levels
Welcomed
presentation up after the session, how-to's posted on blog & wiki
angelamaiers.com
@angelamaiers on Twitter
http://bengrey.com/blog
@bengrey

Writing Your Dissertation Using Web 2.0 Tools
Jason A. Conway
Share powerful uses of Web 2.0 tools in completing your dissertation. The presenter is in the process of writing his dissertation through Temple University and expects to be completed by May 2010.
Creativity & Web 2.0
All levels
Helpful
Invitation to all participants to join and contribute to the Ning site dedicated to my dissertation.
Under construction
@jconway-Twittter screen
jconway@caiu.org-Email
4/30/09
Expanding Your Professional Learning Networks Using Web 2.0 Tools
Meg ormiston

Professional Learning Networks Using Web 2.0 Tools.
Flexible as needed for the program
people that had them enjoyed the interactive part, can do it both ways
http://ascd.typepad.com/blog/2009/03/prof-learning-networks-using-web-20.html Looks like it was a hit with teh SmartBrief
I would continue the PD on the various Web 2,0 tools.
http://techteachers.com/
4-30-09
The Urgent Need to Engage Learners with Technology
Meg ormiston

The Urgent Need to Engage Learners with Technology
Flexible as needed for the program
people that had them enjoyed the interactive part, can do it both ways
This will be a cutting edge presentation based on my current research. I would continue the PD on the various Web 2,0 tools.
http://techteachers.com/
4-30-09
The new administration
Justin Holmes
Technology is eliminating the need for a middleperson in many professional fields - when and to what degree will this happen in education? How can facebook, youtube, wiki, SMS, camera-phones replace some functions of administrators?
Educational structure 2.0
Intermediate
Optional - too many will be disruptive :-)

http://radicaltechnologyteachin.com
04/25/2009
Creating a District Podcast Network: Engaging Community in Communication
Ben Grey
Jeff Arnett
Explanation of how Barrington 220 set up a podcast network where elementary students interview the Superintendent, middle school students interview members of the Board of Education, and high school students report on issues in the community.
Podcasting
Community
Communication
Building Relationships
Blogs
Collaboration
All Levels
Not required, but welcomed
Follow up can include any help and advice as people look to implement a network in their own district. Resources and advice will be given on how we accomplished our goal.
http://bengrey.com/blog
http://podcast.barrington220.org
4/30/09
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works
Howard Pitler
Work with Howard Pitler, the principal author of ASCD's best selling book "Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works" in this hands-on session. Bring your laptop and learn about and experience technologies that support the nine categories of instructional strategies that research show improve student achievement. You will learn techniques you can immediately take into your classroom. You will also be given hundreds of websites that support the Classroom Instruction that Works strategies.
Persepctive on learning, teaching, and leading.
All levels
Yes, with wireless internet access
We will create a wiki during the session that will be open to all participants after the conference for at least a year.
www.mcrel.org/technology
4/30/09