PHOENIX PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Workshops are listed on the registration form and the online registration page in the following order. Mark the workshops you wish to attend. Click here to download a pdf of the registration form which can be faxed or mailed to ATE. Click here to go to the online registration page. You do not have to register for ATE's Annual Meeting in order to attend the pre-conference workshops. On the online registration page, "member" is the default selection. If you want to register for one or more workshops only, scroll down and click on "Clear Payment Selections."
Friday and Saturday Workshops at the 2015 Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Friday, February 13, 2015, and Saturday, February 14, 2015
All-Day Workshop ($90)
1. Digital Opportunity Symposium (Friday, 2/13, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., $90 includes lunch) (Event sponsored by GovConnection)
We Can Close the Digital Divide At Home
Learn about resources you can use today to narrow the digital divide at home for your community’s lowest income children. In collaboration with ATE, the nonprofit Digital Opportunity Consortium’s partners have committed to provide free or deeply discounted broadband, hardware, tech support, educational content, and low interest financing for low-income families with even weak or no credit.
Participants will come away from this highly interactive day-long event with the tools and resource commitments you need to yourself lead and prepare other educators to lead community-wide digital opportunity initiatives. See www.digitalopportunityforall.org.
Half-Day Workshops ($50)
2. Accreditation, Assessment and Accountability in Educator Preparation (Friday, February 13, 1:00-4:00 P.M.)
Join CAEP staff for an overview of the latest development in the Council on Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), as well as an in-depth discussion of current accreditation pathways and program review options. Examples of institutional strategies and promising practices leading to national accreditation and program recognition will be shared and discussed.
3. Reclaiming Ownership of Preparation Program Accountability and Change (Saturday, February 14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon)
All of New Hampshire’s Educator Preparation Programs have joined together in an unprecedented collaboration to own accountability and change. Learn about their original common performance assessment and other initiatives, including partnering with the state on a redesigned program approval process.
Presenters: Audrey Rogers (SNHU), Bob McLaughlin (NH DOE), Tom Schram (UNH).
4. Discover the New Technology Tools to Enhance Teaching On-Line and/or for Your Traditional Face-to-Face Classrooms (Saturday, February 14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon)
Come and explore a number of great 21st century technology tools that have great application in your online and face-to-face classrooms. Tools will include Jing and Snagit for video capture, Wondershare Video Converter, Wolfram Alpha (great new web search tool), Swivl (new tool for video capture on the iPhone or iPad, and Firecoresoft SWF Converter software to convert the file format (.swf.) when using Jing. Further, participants will learn how to utilize their YouTube accounts for recording video live using Google Hangouts on Air and or upload a video file to your YouTube account. Finally, participants will view SlideShare that contains great PowerPoint archives of technological information and Padlet, a great free web 2.0 digital bulletin board.
Presenters: David McCarthy, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Stephanie Pepper, Arkansas Tech University
Opportunity To “Close the Digital Divide”
The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) is pleased to announce that generous support from our sponsors has made it possible to offer once again the Digital Opportunity Symposium on Friday, February 13, prior to the ATE Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Teachers, principals, graduate students and teacher educators can now attend this important session for $90. Participants are also encouraged to seek professional development credit from their school corporations as this will be a full-day event.
This preconference opportunity offers educators and community/school/university teams the opportunity to plan strategies to narrow the digital divide at home for low-income children and families.
An all-star cast of presenters will share powerful strategies for significantly improving free and low-cost access to broadband, computing devices, content, multilingual tech support at home, and financing for families with even bad or no credit. Presenters include
• ATE’s own Paul Resta, the founding president of ISTE.
• Robbie Melton, internationally renowned for her extraordinary effort to curate tens of thousands of educational apps, searchable by type of device, subject, grade level and cost.
• Rebecca Fracassa, regional director of community investment for Comcast and its groundbreaking Internet Essentials program, that offers home broadband at $9.95/month for free/reduced-lunch eligible families.
• Bob McLaughlin, chair of ATE’s technology committee who, together with Paul Resta, co-founded the nonprofit Digital Opportunity Consortium (www.digitalopportunityforall.org).
• Susan Ballard, immediate past-president of the American Association of School Librarians, discussing her association’s extraordinary commitment to provide sustained tech support ensuring that children and families use the Internet at home safely and effectively for economic and educational opportunity.
Participants will come away from this extraordinary event refreshed, heartened that the digital divide can be closed, and armed with relationships and resources to make this happen in their communities. ATE is committed to offering this preconference prior to each summer and annual conference.
Join us. Let’s close the digital divide in America, one region at a time. Click here for registration information.
(Event sponsored by GovConnection)