Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Participate in ISTE 2010 from MAGPI's Remote Site!

Can't travel to the ISTE Conference (formerly NECC Conference) in Denver this summer? Are you a MAGPI member? You can still catch a session with Alan November and a google workshop with Howie DiBlasi by participating at the MAGPI ISTE remote site on June 29th!

We're sponsoring 20 teachers/tech facilitators virtual attendance at the conference on June 29th from our studio at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Participants will hear the conference keynote speaker, participate in an interactive workshop, virtually tour the conference areas via video, and participate in two concurrent conference sessions. Winners MUST provide their own laptop and take care of their own travel costs. We will be providing breakfast and lunch - - and you'll have ample time to pick the brains of MAGPI staffers about using technology in your classroom!

Here's what we're planning for the day:

9:00 AMWelcome and Introductions
9:15 AMInteractive Technology Demos with MAGPI Staff
Interested in videoconferencing? What about virtual reality? Virtual worlds? We'll be setting up mini hands-on educational technology stations so you can experiment with and discuss with MAGPI staff members.
10:30 AMISTE Conference Keynote Presentation
11:45 AMLunch
12:30 PMHands-on Workshop: Google Guide: 29 Secrets for Using Google in the Classroom
Tap into the full potential of Google with some insider tips and tricks for classroom, administrative, and personal use. This fast-paced session offers something for all participants. This interactive workshop will be led by Howie DiBlasi.
3:30 PMBreak
4:00 PMConcurrent Session: Digital Learning Farm: Students as Contributors
We'll discuss six highly motivating learning jobs: tutorial designers, official scribes, researchers, global communicators, learning documentary producers, and solvers of real problems. This session will be led by Alan November.
5:00 PMWrap-Up!

Want to attend MAGPI's ISTE Remote Site? Here's how you can nab one of our twenty available spots (there are three different ways -- try all three or pick the one that suits you best!):
  • Enter our Contest Raffle: Just complete the scholarship raffle form. We'll randomly select and notify winners on June 7th!

  • Be entered in our Twitter Raffle! Just friend @magpik20 and tweet about our 21st Century Educator Contest and/or why you want to attend our ISTE remote site! Remember to use the #magpi hashtag! You'll automatically be entered into the raffle once for friending us, and then as many times as you tweet about us between now and June 6th! We'll notify winners on June 7th!
Have any more questions? Please contact Heather Weisse Walsh at hweisse@magpi.net or 215-573-6417.