Sunday, August 14, 2011

Innovative Educator Technology Academy Day 1

Greetings Ed Tech Campers,

Our Day 1 of activities will begin by tomorrow at the Onalaska Middle School in Onalaska, WI. The Innovative Educator technology training team is pumped to share their expertise with their technology attendees, but also look forward to the networked collaboration and share session they will participate in as well. Day 1 activities will encompass a warm and friendly welcome from the new Onalaska superintendent, Dr. Fran Finco followed by an inspirational keynote from Shelly Terrell about the power of social networks.

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an education activist, thought-provoker, and international speaker. She is also the VP of Educator Outreach for Parentella and Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She is also the co-organizer and co-creator of the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the Virtual Round Table conference. The New York Times learning blog has included her on its list of the top 78 educators to follow on Twitter and recently she has been listed as one of the Top 20 most influential tweeters in eLearning, training and HR. Visit her education blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, for resources for effective technology integration. In 2012 find her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Participate with over 6000 educators worldwide in the online completion of inspiring goals. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell.

Educators will make their way to their educational hands-on/minds-on sessions after the keynote and will participate in the following:
*21st Skills for the 21st Century Educator
*Technology Administrative Leadership Camp
*Transforming Classroom Practice with Social Networking and Web 2.0
*Kick It Up A Notch: Season Your SMART Notebook Lessons with Technology Integration
*Promoting Research, Information and Media Fluency with eReaders.

We will have continuous virtual chats through the twitter hashtag of #InnovateEdu11, Skype expertise sessions piping into our academy all week long, and utilizing Todays Meet as a way to connect our educators through a consistent virtual portal between class sessions. Lunch time will bring about several fun energizer activities of "Name That Tune" and "Web 2.0 Smackdowns" and "QR Codes Scavengers Hunts" throughout the week.

Check back to take a sneak a peek at our progress of our technology academy adventures!