Teaching & Learning Conference – Jan. 11th

Transforming the Culture of Teaching and Learning

In the past several years, more and more devices have found their way into students hands and into the classroom. At the college level some professors have embraced the new technologies, putting assignments online and requiring more class work to be performed on a computer or digital device. But is this using the technology to its maximum benefit or simply a change of how the assignment is presented? The focus of the new technologies need to move beyond the device itself and toward a new way of thinking about designing to learn and how using a device can support that design. P.A.C.E. and the Mobile Fellows invite you to spend the day with Alan November, an international leader in educational technology.

Register (Free) Now! Space is limited!

Register Now to attend the keynote event. (The workshop is full. Note: If you registered for the workshop, you are already registered for the keynote.)

  • 8: 30 – 10:15 Keynote “Transforming the Culture of Teaching and Learning” in Goins Auditorium
  • 10:30 to 4:30 Workshop, Book and Lunch for those registered. Workshop is full.

For those attending the full day workshop lunch will be provided and you’ll receive a copy of Mr. November’s book “Who Owns The Learning.” Be prepared to engage in meaningful conversations, work within and out of your discipline in groups, and be receptive to feedback on your assignment including the 6 step model and from students.

Keynote

Alan November

Join us for the keynote “Transforming the Culture of Teaching and Learning” with Mr. Alan November, an international leader in educational technology on January 11th from 8:30 am to 10:15 am. During the keynote Mr. November will discuss web literacy and give examples of how much more we as educators can push to use the internet to harness the power of learning. Exploring how the design of an assignment can move from students regurgitating learning material to being critical thinkers of assignments and applying the learned material. Another exciting topic will be forming a global network to increase collaboration not only inside of the classroom but outside of the classroom as well. Forming a learning network can move students to become empowered in their own learning, can help the learning become visible and expand students communication in their field outside of the classroom.

Workshop

"Who owns the learning" book

Following the keynote is a hands-on, two part workshop. The workshop is based on Alan’s New York Times bestselling book, “Who Owns the Learning” and a powerful new 6 step model of designing transformational learning experiences.  In this workshop, the professor will have the opportunity to work through the 6 steps with students in the first session. The students will give feedback on the 6 step model and include a discussion of learning outcomes for the assignment viewed by the student. After a working lunch, the second half of the workshop will been a deep dive into redesigning the assignment to include the six steps. Determining if the assignment is leveraging the power of technology and if there are additional benefits for the use of technology for the assignment. Though technology might not be appropriate for all assignments, there will be lots of discussion on designing to encourage critical thinking and moving the learning into the students hands too.

Need some extra help to prepare?

Not sure if you’re ready for this deep dive into the new 6 step model? When you sign up for the workshop on January 11th pre-workshop conference materials will be delivered via email. These will help you start to think about the 6 step model and choose an appropriate assignment for the workshop. If you feel may be you’d like to get a jump start on your assignment, the discussion of the 6 steps, or get your assignment in working shape on a computer you can join us on January 10th from 10am until 1pm in the open lab in the ERC.

Alan November’s Bio

Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology.

Audiences enjoy Alan’s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. His areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development. He has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, across Canada, and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America.

Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Tech and Learning magazine. His writing includes numerous articles and best-selling books. Alan’s most recent book “Who Owns the Learning?” is on the New York Times education best sellers list for 2013. Alan was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators.

Each summer Alan leads the Building Learning Communities summer conference with world-class presenters and educators from more than 25 countries.

Check out some of Mr. Novembers Ted Talks and book information: