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2011 Keynote Speaker

Marc PrenskyMarc Prensky
"Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning"

Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer,consultant and designer in the critical areas of education and learning. He has been featured in articles in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS and the BBC and was named as one of training's top 10 'visionaries' by Training Magazine. He holds graduate degrees from Yale (teaching) and Harvard (MBA).

Visit MarcPrensky.com.

2011 Presentations

Materials from this year’s conference will be made available to you following the close of the conference.  To view materials from last year’s meeting please refer to the schedule document below and click on the appropriate link.

Time Session Information
8:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Marc Prensky "Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning"
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Student Panel facilitated by Marc Prensky
10:30 -10:45 a.m. "Learning to Breathe, Breathing to Learn" by Richie Townsend
11 - Noon Reading: "Minds-On" Reading: The Effective Use of Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary, Middle and High School Classrooms - Tom Gaetz, Meridel Kahl
11 - Noon Accomodations: Differentiation through Universal Design for Learning - Betty Preus
Resources (links)
UDL Guidelines 
Differentiation Through UDL - PowerPoint
11 - Noon Technology : Digital Storytelling 101 - Chery Takkunen
Digital Storytelling Resources
11 - Noon Mental Health: Understanding Mental Illness in School-Aged Children: Identifying Key Warning Signs and Interventions - Danny Powers, Jo Olsen
11 - Noon Technology: SMART classrooms, Smarter Kids - Jen Larva
Agenda
Resources for Educators
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Technology & Accommodations: Success for All: Technology-based strategies for promoting student achievement - Jane Sullivan, Shelia Nyback, Sarah Bryans Bongey
Conference Session Blog
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Reading: Throwback to the 19th Century: Reading for Pleasure - Margi Preus
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Technology: Get Your Flip On! Engaging Students Through Video - Chris Jugasek
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Technology: Gizmos! Online math and science simulations that power inquiry and understanding - Beth Lavigne
Gizmos
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Technology: SMART classrooms, Smarter Kids - Jen Larva and Jeremy Rackliffe
Agenda
Resources for Educators
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Technology: Get Your Flip On! - Engaging Students Through Video - Chris Jugasek
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Accommodations: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy - Amy Bergstrom & Valerie Tanner
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Mental Health: Understanding Mental Illness in School-Aged Children: Identifying Key Warning Signs and Interventions - Danny Powers, Jo Olsen
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Technology: Camp 1: Girls Technology Camp
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Yes, But: Marc Prensky