Over the history of educational technology in U.S. schools much has been said and done to persuade teachers to make use of micro-computers, laptops, the Web, Web 2.0, and most recently mobile devices. While there are teachers in our schools who are doing a great job using ed tech to energizing learning in their classroom, the use or non-use has been generally optional for teachers. So the effective use of connectivity varies from classroom to classroom. The fundamental premise of this webinar is that being connected is a necessity for our teachers in order to provide what our kids need to know and be able to do in their lives now and in the future. This webinar will consider questions such as: What does being connected mean?; What role does connectivity play in the work of teachers?; What are the factors that constrain connectivity and what can be done to ov ercome the constraints?
Dr. Bosco is currently serving as principal investigator for a MacArthur Foundation project titled "Schools and Participatory Culture: Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers http://homepages.wmich.edu/~bosco/docs/MacA-PressRelease.pdf"
Join Dr. James Bosco, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University
Dr. Gordon K. Dahlby, Project Manager for CoSN online Communities of Practice
CoSN (http://www.cosn.org) is a Connected Educators Partner.
Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the premier professional association for school district technology leaders. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders.
CoSN's Mission: Empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.
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