Workshops Offered

Reminder: Please bring your laptop and power cord (with adapters as needed).

All cohorts will cover the following topics at the appropriate skill-level pace (see below for cohort details):
Dates & Times

Saturday January 30, 2010 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday January 31, 2010 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Using Technology to Enhance Learning in Your Classroom

Using Technology to Make Global Connections

Essential Questions
  • What tools can you use?
  • How do they work?
  • How can they enhance learning in your classroom?
  • What are global collaborations?
  • What is a Personal Learning Network?
  • How can you and your students connect with others around the world?
  • Blogs
  • RSS
  • Wikis
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Social Networking
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Skype
  • Twitter
8:30 - 9:00: Set up your laptop on ISB's wireless in ES Learning Hub
9:00 - 9:30: Welcome in the ES Learning Hub
9:30 - 12:00: in Cohorts (Grade 5 Quad) - snacks & breaks as needed
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch in ES MPR (Beirut)
1:00 - 3:00: in Cohorts (Grade 5 Quad) - snacks & breaks as needed
3:15: bus downtown leaves
9:00 - 11:30: in Cohorts (Grade 5 Quad) - snacks & breaks as needed
11:30 - 12:30: Lunch in ES MPR (Que Pasa)
12:30 - 2:00: in Cohorts
2:00 - 3:00 SpeedGeeking Wrap-up in ES Hub
3:15: bus downtown leaves

Workshop Cohorts

All participants will be grouped according to self-assessed skill level (by filling in this form) into the following cohorts:

Beginners Cohort: I hardly know anything!
Led by Tara Ethridge
If you really don't know much about technology, and aren't even sure where to start, this is the cohort for you! Tara will show you, at your own pace, that using web 2.0 tools (like blogs, wikis, podcasts) is not as difficult as it may appear! It's OK to arrive knowing next to nothing, because after this weekend, you'll leave with a better understanding of web 2.0 tools and how they're being used in education.

Basics Cohort: I'm just starting out, I need the basics.
Led by Dennis Harter and Dana Watts
If you've heard of web 2.0 tools (like blogs, wikis, podcasts), and you really want to know the basics of how they work, this is the cohort for you! You'll leave this cohort with a technology toolbox so that you can start thinking about how to apply web 2.0 tools in the classroom. After this weekend, you'll be a part of the online conversation about teaching and learning with technology.

Application Cohort: I have a basic knowledge, but I'm not sure how to apply it in the classroom.
Led by Chrissy Hellyer
Workshop Schedule
If you've dabbled in web 2.0 tools (like blogs, wikis, podcasts) and you'd like to start using the tools in your classroom, this is the cohort for you! A classroom teacher herself, Chrissy will show you how to seamlessly integrate technology into your everyday practice. You will walk away feeling that using web 2.0 tools is not an added extra, but rather an enhancement of student learning.

Next Steps Cohort : I've tried a few things with my classes, but I still need help.
Led by Kim Cofino
Workshop Schedule
If you're comfortable with the basics of using web 2.0 (like blogs, wikis, podcasts) in your classroom, and now you're ready to make global connections, this is the cohort for you! You'll discover how to build a bigger audience while leveraging the many web 2.0 tools to meet the learning needs of your students. After this weekend, you'll walk away with a network of like-minded educators ready to begin collaborating with your students.