On October 20th, over 38 schools and 500 educators will be collaborating to learn more about the technology infused classroom. As teachers, one of the best ways to make life-long learners out of our students is to model learning as adults. It is no secret that the learner who walks through our school doors today is very different from the learner we educated even five years ago. They crave opportunities for interaction, collaboration, and communication, but they also need to be taught the importance of professionalism and what it truly means to be an educated digital citizen.
On the 20th, Newell-Fonda is proud to be the host site where educators
from all over the state of Iowa will gather to network and learn. We
will also be teaming up with Sigourney CSD to share a Ustreamed speaker
from the November Learning Team. Brian Mull will be discussing the
importance of building a Professional Learning Network and using
blogging and Twitter to enhance education. In addition to this,
teachers will be attending informative sessions to learn more about
technology and the impact it can have on learning. We will also be
providing time for teachers to collaborate with other role-alike
educators from different schools to discuss specifics strategies that
can be used with their subject matter.
Overall, this will be a great opportunity to build relationships and
challenge the status quo. If you are interested in following the
conversations of the day, join us on Twitter using the hashtag #NWILA.