What is the ITSC 2012 – Soirée of Slides
For several years ITSC has looked for an activity that could stay true to the tradition of instructional strategies yet inspired by the use of an everyday classroom technology. In keeping with the tradition of Ignite Nights and TEDTalks, ITSC would like to introduce the “Soirée of Slides” which will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in the Mt. Hood Ballroom.
Taking the passive learning PowerPoint obsession head on, ITSC hopes to make this a fun, fast-paced, thought-provoking, social event filled with strategies to promote active learning in the most passive of environments. It will be a high-energy afternoon of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea (practiced or “off the cuff”)—and the guts to get onstage and share it up with the ITSC community.
|A Video Adventure in Slides||Ever had an idea that seemed even better than mixing peanut butter and chocolate? I did several years ago, and thought, “I don’t want to grow old without having tried this.” With my twenty slides, I’ll tell the story of what I’ve learned about learning as I’ve worked to build NextVista.org, a free library of educational videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere. Seeking to make the world a better place, one video at a time, I am.||Rushton Hurley||Sage on the Stage|
|Power of Story in Teaching Practice||This Soiree of Slides will speak to the power stories have in our lives and in the lives of our students. Everyone has a story…||Jeff Crews||Sage on the Stage|
|Finding Patterns||Cindy Lane||Get a Substitute|
|FABruary — Embrace Failure||I plan to talk about a little experiment I am trying out on some of my 7th graders. As they finish early with their part in a team project (in which they wait for team members who have technology in OTHER class periods), but before starting our next big project (which is scheduled for March), I set them up with a challenge: try something new in which you WILL make mistakes,||Diane Main||Sage on the Stage|
|Perspectives||Perspective is defined as a mental view or outlook. What happens in education when two or more worlds collide in a firework of perspectives?||Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano||Sage on the Stage|
|Obesity in America||What can we do to stop it.||Julia Fallon||Get a Substitute|
|Brain Freeze||Just because kids like ice cream doesn’t mean they always want to eat it. Even if it has sprinkles. This teacher realized that.||Jeremy Macdonald||Sage on the Stage|
|BYOD in 6th Grade||Really????||Annetta Evans||Sage on the Stage|
|Dr. Clonelove||How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud||Pam Moran/ Ira David Socol||Get a Substitute|
|Inquiry Matters: Teacher Research as Institutional Subversion||Educational reform efforts are often conducted on schools and teachers, rather than with and through them. Teachers are asked to conduct scripted lessons nested within scripted curriculum. Too often, genuine inquiry, an essential skill and mindset for students and teachers, is given lipservice rather than real attention and focus in the classroom.
The democratization of education reform requires that teachers and students are engaged and informed voices for the practices, habits, and mindsets that are essential to an informed citizenry.
|Bud Hunt||Sage on the Stage|
|Constructing Education||Seeing “school” built||Jeff Utecht||Get a Substitute|
|The Singularity….in K-12 Education||The singularity.
“The emergence of greater-than-human intelligence through technological means.” (Thanks, Wikipedia!)
The rise of the machines. Á la Ray Kurzweil. Á la Vernor Vinge. We won’t have to worry about all the things we worry about in our schools. This is a tongue-in-cheek view of what the singularity means for K-12 education.
|Rachel Wente-Cheney||Sage on the Stage|
“Sage on the Stage” presenters you are battling to win a Nook!
“Get a Substitute” presenters you are surviving to win an iPevo!
We will be using the poll feature in Celly to choose the winners.
Join us: http://cel.ly/c/itsc12
Soirée of Slides Sponsored By ORVSD
Why is it called the “Soirée of Slides” and not one of the aforementioned traditions? For one, SOS is a fun event filled with the presenters best ideas/strategies on a slide format. Secondly, the acronym SOS is a play on words as it is a call for help. We hope that our presenters will be inspired to help all attendees learn something /educate differently/ connect with someone or just laugh/play in this focused, short time frame. Lastly, we believe one of the things that make an educator great is having a toolbox of strategies to rely upon when the lesson/learning goes sideways.
Choose your own presenter:
Should you want to be an active participant at this year’s SOS you will have two very different options for which to choose: