Tuesday 1-3PM
Roger Pryor, NSW Department of Education & Training, Australia
Systemic Enablers for Web 2.0 in the Schools

Following on from the morning keynote, this session will look at the issue of transferring ideas into practice across a 'system' of schools. The workshop will demonstrate a range of practical uses of COWs: Collaborative Online Workspaces by viewing existing sites, and hearing stories and feedback regarding the design of a system wide initiative to support around 300 schools in increasing and enhancing the extent of ICT integration into Quality Teaching. The opportunity will also exist for conversations and questions to enhance our shared understanding with a particular focus on scaffolding what can happen at a more 'system wide' level in terms of creating supportive and enabling cultures and basically providing support for anyone who is willing to put their hand up and 'have a go!'

Location: Village Center, Bighorn B


Wednesday, 1-3PM
John Kuglin, eNetColorado
Working as a 21ST Century Educator: Using the Cloud to Build Innovative Learning Environments

It is obvious that our country will continue to compete in a global economy that demands innovation. To ensure 21st century readiness for every student, we must fuse the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation). To answer this challenge, a category of web-based technologies is emerging that uses the new capabilities of the Internet. This revolutionary development is called “Cloud Computing”. Colorado educators need to understand these innovative cloud-based resources, and benefit from new state organizations such as eNetColorado. Cloud resources aggregated and delivered through eNetColorado through computing devices that are smaller, better connected, and cost less can facilitate better methods for learning and higher levels of academic achievement. Join John Kuglin and Dan Morris as they navigate you through eNetColorado and key cloud-based applications. Discover new collaboration tools, distribution techniques, and innovative classroom methodologies. You will leave with many pioneering and cost-effective tools you can use the next day in class!!

Location: Village Center, Bighorn B

Thursday, 1-3PM
Elizabeth Hubbell, McREL
How is Technology Funding Impacting Instruction

McREL's technology audit goes far beyond counting computers in the classroom. It informs your school or district how technology is being integrated into instruction. As a result of attending this session, participants will:
1. Have an understanding of how McREL conducts its technology audits, with a focus on instruction.
2. See how other schools and districts have used the audit report to inform decisions on purchasing, professional development, and allocation to improve instruction.

Location: Village Center, Bighorn B