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Monday, December 5, 2011

Adding Off-the-Shelf Games into Classes

Event: Webinar
Date: Monday, December 12, 2011
Starts: 4:00 pm (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US)
To participate in the webinar, go to http://www.instantpresenter.com/edweb3 on December 12. (No pre-registration required.)

The best educational curriculum seamlessly integrates content, interaction, and assessment into meaningful learning experiences built upon inquiry-based, student-centered, and authentic problem-solving instructional strategies. As it happens, that is exactly what many commercial games do, making their use for education an obvious choice. But this is easier said than done. In our community’s next webinar, the University of North Dakota’s Richard Van Eck will provide a practical overview of how to integrate commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) games into the classroom. Richard will provide an overview of the NTeQ technology integration model, which is compatible with inquiry-based curriculum that COTS games. He will discuss how this model has been used by elementary, middle, and high school teachers to integrate games into the curriculum while meeting the requirements of real-world classrooms. Join Richard for an interactive, one-hour webinar on December 12th for this model and other practical tips for integrating COTS games into the classroom.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Bring Your Own (BYO)" Webinar

The Impact on Pedagogy and Professional Development
December 8, 2011
1:00 EST
Sponsored by: ClassLink

 Bring Your Own technology initiatives are top of mind with school administrators everywhere this year. Whether big or small, schools across the nation want to leverage the benefits of student and teacher owned technology devices in the classroom. Specifically, schools expect BYO to improve learning and better prepare 21st century citizens. When surveyed, schools that had successfully implemented BYO programs universally agree that improvement to classroom instruction (pedagogy) is an "essential element" for success.

Learn from the panelists on how the BYO movement is transforming classroom instruction and professional development.
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan
Cathleen Norris, University of North Texas
Cary Harrod,  Forest Hills Local Schools
Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink

To learn more and/or to register for this free webinar, click this link:  http://www.classlink.com/eml/final/leadership/leadership28.html