Post Tagged with: "Conference"

Are Parent/Teacher Conferences Worth Your Time? October 24, 2013 9:00 am

Are Parent/Teacher Conferences Worth Your Time?

I remember as a kid waiting for my parents to get home from parent/teacher conferences. I would try and watch TV or read a book or play on the Atari, (yes, I said Atari) but I just couldn’t concentrate. I was too worried about what my teachers were going to say. Even though I knew exactly what my teachers were going to say.

aRTs Roundtable 31: Conferences, Connecting, and Collaborating January 23, 2013 3:49 pm

aRTs Roundtable 31: Conferences, Connecting, and Collaborating

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk how important it is as arts educators to ATTEND conferences face-to-face. There are lots of opportunities within each state to attend conferences where you can see and connect with “like” educators. In Illinois, the NICE conference is being held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Niles North. Tricia is presenting at an iPad drawing class. Jen is presenting a GarageBand and a Middle School General Music class at IMEA in Peoria this […]

aRTs Roundtable 27: Conference Presenting, YOU Can Do IT! November 7, 2012 1:55 pm

aRTs Roundtable 27: Conference Presenting, YOU Can Do IT!

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about the conference season and the connections you can make face-to-face and virtually. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Tricia Fuglestad  and Jennifer Kolze Show wiki: edreach wiki l l l l Tricia’s video on K12online “Teaching in a Technology Rich and Connected Classroom“ Scribd – Permission to post, copy, share, and use any work, picture, or file. Tricia’s Blogpost ‘Some Fuglefun at #SPUN12“ Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- […]

EdGamer 58: Crystle Martin of UW-Madison June 30, 2012 6:00 pm

EdGamer 58: Crystle Martin of UW-Madison

EdGamer 58 is back with another great guest! This week we welcome Crystle Martin from UW-Madison and the GLS Conference. Crystle joins us to chat about her recent dissertation defense and all of her exciting future plans! This is another can’t miss episode of EdGamer on the EdReach network. Tune-in!

EdGamer 56: GLS Conference (Two Crazy Nights in Madison) June 16, 2012 4:51 pm

EdGamer 56: GLS Conference (Two Crazy Nights in Madison)

We’re packing up EdGamer and taking it on the road this week as we visit and review the Games+Learning+Society Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Join us for an interesting discussion on the current state of gaming and education. There was enough information, food, and fantastic people to fill a lengthy podcast, but we managed to select a few highlights! If you are an EdGamer fan you cannot afford to miss this review of the most important conference to our genre. Check out EdGamer 56!

EdGamer Special: On the Road at GLS! June 15, 2012 12:21 pm

EdGamer Special: On the Road at GLS!

This week, Gerry, half of the EdGamer team, took a trip to the Games+Learning+Society Conference (GLS8) in Madison, Wisconsin. This annual conference, in its 8th year, is the pinnacle event in the gaming and learning (education) world and features guest speakers and committee members such as Dr. James Paul Gee (ASU), Dr. Kurt Squire (UW-Madison), Crystle Martin (UW-Madison) and Eric Zimmerman (independent game designer) along with professionals from the gaming field, professors and students from ASU, UW-Madison, MIT and many, […]

aRTs Roundtable #14: Theresa McGee, Extraordinary Art Teacher and Collaborator March 7, 2012 5:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable #14: Theresa McGee, Extraordinary Art Teacher and Collaborator

  This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk to Theresa McGee, a Kindergarten through Fifth Grade art teacher from Hinsdale, Illinois. Her focus on collaborative projects such as “Pinwheels for Peace” has morphed into an international activity. She won the 2011 PBS Innovation Award and contributes to the blog “The Teaching Palette,” which has won several awards. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributor:  Jennifer Kolze Show wiki: edreach.us wiki   Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or […]

EdGamer 39: The Inner Circle of Games and Learning February 11, 2012 6:00 pm

EdGamer 39: The Inner Circle of Games and Learning

Check out EdGamer 39 for another witty episode of Zack and Gerry running through your favorite gaming and education topics. This week we decipher the cryptic (or just incredibly cool) inner circle of gaming and learning that stretches from MIT to Wisconsin to Arizona. We also track down some of Bill Gates’ money and find out how it is being used to support gaming and education. Finally, we give a brief preview of the conference season coming up. You cannot afford to miss this week’s EdGamer!

aRTs Roundtable #8: Presenting at Arts Conferences January 18, 2012 5:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable #8: Presenting at Arts Conferences

  This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss presenting at Arts conference, tips, and ideas to make your presentations powerful and meaningful. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors:   Trisha Fuglestad, Brenda Muench, and Jennifer Kolze The complete show notes are now on the EdReach Wiki   Call us on our comment line! If you’d like to leave some feedback you can call us on our very own EdReach Comment line: That’s: (443) 93REACH.

MacReach Show #31: The Mobile Learning Experience! December 8, 2011 9:45 pm

MacReach Show #31: The Mobile Learning Experience!

This week on MacReach: Tony Vincent and Judi Epcke join me as we talk about the Mobile Learning Experience! Listen in for great tips on project-based learning, great apps for the classroom, and a whole bunch of fun with Siri. Show Host: Meg Wilson (@iPodsibiities) Co-Host: Judi Epcke (@jepcke) and Tony Vincent (@TonyVincent) Subscribe to the MacReach Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the EdReach Podcast Feed View the complete show notes here on the EdReach MacReach Wiki to see all the links and apps discussed in the […]

EdCeptional #22 – EdCeptional ROCKS ATIA! November 7, 2011 8:00 am

EdCeptional #22 – EdCeptional ROCKS ATIA!

Tonight’s show is all about things we saw and heard at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference that took place in Schaumburg, IL last week.  We are sharing an audio cast of the full 1 hour session Deb and I led called – Everyone deserves and EdCeptional Education.  If you are interested in the notes from this session you can find them at http://bit.ly/edceptionalnotes. Show Host: Tricia Lazarro (@tlazzaro11) Show contributors: Patrick Black (@teachntech00) Deb Truskey (@debtruskey) Subscribe to The […]

Join EdReach at ISTE 2011! June 21, 2011 5:41 pm

Join EdReach at ISTE 2011!

It’s only a few days away, but the EdReach team will be at ISTE (that’s the International Society for Technology in Education- for your newbies) in Philadelphia, PA. The conference starts Sunday, June 26th and runs until Wednesday, the 29th. We’ll be starting out on Saturday, though, at EdubloggerCon, which is a fabulous “unconference” hosted  by Steve Hargadon. EdReach will be live blogging, taking pictures, and catching up with educators from all around the world. Although many of the sessions and […]

Think Different: The Unconference Learning Experience May 8, 2011 5:14 pm

Think Different: The Unconference Learning Experience

Educators around the nation are getting together to discuss what is going on in education, and they are doing it on their own terms. With edcamps popping up all over the country, unconferences are becoming a very popular choice among educators when it comes to professional development. An unconference is different than most conferences because it is a conference that is run by the people who attend it: educators show up on a Saturday to a donated space and decide […]

Where is YOUR classroom? May 1, 2011 5:04 pm

Where is YOUR classroom?

Every day, I am an active participant in an amazing classroom that is filled with engaging and unique learning opportunities. I learn all kinds of information about a variety of different topics; it all depends on what I find interesting or necessary at the moment. I have access to an incredible wealth of credible resources, and I am given as much time as I need to synthesize information and determine how to best leverage it. I have opportunities to collaborate and […]

MacReach Show #9: Mobile Learning at Its Best! April 14, 2011 8:57 pm

MacReach Show #9: Mobile Learning at Its Best!

Last week’s Mobile Learning Experience 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona was a fantastic conference filled with educators learning about how to use iPods touches, iPhones, iPads, and other mobile learning devices to change education for the better. In this episode, Tony Vincent joins me to discuss the Mobile Learning Experience, QR codes, a few of our favorite Apple technologies, and so much more… A behind the scenes look at Tony’s website: LearningInHand.com The Mobile Learning Experience Conference The Mobile Learning Experience conference RESOURCES: […]

What We Can Learn About Teaching From Steve Jobs March 20, 2011 4:11 pm

What We Can Learn About Teaching From Steve Jobs

Educators are many things; we are instructors, managers, intellectuals, learners, motivators, performers, and salesmen to name a few.  Yup, that’s right… I consider teachers to be salesmen, businessmen, suppliers, or whatever you want to call it.  Education is indeed a business where community members pay (usually in the form of taxes or a tuition) for schools’ educational services. I don’t mind being considered a salesman because teachers are in the business of selling something truly worthwhile: education. Most people will agree […]

Speaking to make a difference … TEDxNYED March 5, 2011 7:50 am

Speaking to make a difference … TEDxNYED

Today, Saturday, March 5, 2011 is an opportunity to hear some of the best educational minds that continue to make an impact on education. In New York today, there is the 2nd TEDxNYED. This is a great event and it will have us all thinking for days to come. Schedule of Speakers List of Speakers TEDxNYED, an all-day conference focusing on empowering innovation in education, is being held in New York City on Saturday, March 5, 2011. TEDxNYED is operating […]

Conferences: What do you take away? February 26, 2011 8:00 am

Conferences: What do you take away?

February is an amazing month for educational technology conferences. It typically starts with the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), then comes the Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC), and this amazing month ends with the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference. Having the opportunity to attend (and present at) two of these three conference this year was amazing. So, with the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) conference just wrapping up and February coming to a close up my thoughts begin turning toward the question: […]