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Panel/Roundtable Discussion: Group Dialogue [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 12
 

10:45am

Librarians Roundtable

Get together, network and share in a library-specific professional learning community! Let's talk and share tools, tech, challenges and expertise to improve our school library programs in this every changing connected world. Let's break the mold on school library programs... “Why fit in when you were born to stand out” - Dr. Seuss.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Balducci

Amy Balducci

Library Media Specialist, Arlington High School/ Arlington Community Schools
I am Library Media Specialist at Arlington High School just outside of Memphis. TN. I have been an educator for 21 years, 8 of those in elementary, middle and high school libraries.*Apple Certified Teacher
avatar for LeAn Inman

LeAn Inman

Library Media Specialist, Arlington Community Schools


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C101

2:00pm

Cultivating Student Dialogue with Technology Tools

As educators, we seek to provide all students with opportunities to explore their thinking and to participate in a community of learners. Student dialogue, in which comments build upon and extend previous comments (Bakhtin, 1981), requires students to consider multiple perspectives and stretches their thinking (Applebee, Langer, Nystrand, & Gamoran, 2003). This presentation will explore digital apps and platforms that are especially effective tools for dialogue and will appeal to educators at all levels who are looking for new ways to generate productive student discussion.

The presenter will share specific examples of tools and processes he has used to promote student dialogue using technology (e.g., Hypothesis, Flipgrid, Padlet, Twitter, Clips), after which the group will brainstorm ways to use these—and other—digital tools for dialogue in their educational roles. Finally, attendees will have time to engage in discussion and Q&A regarding dialogic teaching with digital tools, considering together the value and potential of technology to promote conversations that expand thinking and cultivate collaborative construction of knowledge. Personal devices are not required for this session but, if brought, will allow attendees to practice with the specific platforms shared during the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Allred

Jonathan Allred

Doctoral Student, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Arkansas
Johnny Allred is a doctoral student in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Arkansas. He taught high school language arts and AP Language before getting a master’s degree and pursuing his doctorate. As a teacher, he noticed many opportunities to use technology creatively... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C111
 
Thursday, June 13
 

11:50am

Multiplying the Magical Powers of EdTech Specialists

Break down the Walls of EdTech Coaching! This participant-driven session will focus on giving tech facilitators (part/half time or full time) an hour to collaborate, reflect and plan with other coaches in the region. By developing relationships and sharing adventures, participants will be able to strengthen the integrated EdTech program within their school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Eden Buergler

Eden Buergler

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fort Smith Public Schools
Tech Integration Specialist for Fort Smith Public Schools. Recovering elementary library media specialist (15 years) and National Board Certified in Library Media: K-12. Google Certified Educator - Level 1, BrainPOP Certified Educator and currently a member of February ISTE Certification... Read More →
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Technology Integration Specialist, Fort Smith Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels. She currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, the ASCD National Conference... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C106

2:00pm

Cultivating Student Dialogue with Technology Tools

As educators, we seek to provide all students with opportunities to explore their thinking and to participate in a community of learners. Student dialogue, in which comments build upon and extend previous comments (Bakhtin, 1981), requires students to consider multiple perspectives and stretches their thinking (Applebee, Langer, Nystrand, & Gamoran, 2003). This presentation will explore digital apps and platforms that are especially effective tools for dialogue and will appeal to educators at all levels who are looking for new ways to generate productive student discussion.

The presenter will share specific examples of tools and processes he has used to promote student dialogue using technology (e.g., Hypothesis, Flipgrid, Padlet, Twitter, Clips), after which the group will brainstorm ways to use these—and other—digital tools for dialogue in their educational roles. Finally, attendees will have time to engage in discussion and Q&A regarding dialogic teaching with digital tools, considering together the value and potential of technology to promote conversations that expand thinking and cultivate collaborative construction of knowledge. Personal devices are not required for this session but, if brought, will allow attendees to practice with the specific platforms shared during the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Allred

Jonathan Allred

Doctoral Student, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Arkansas
Johnny Allred is a doctoral student in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Arkansas. He taught high school language arts and AP Language before getting a master’s degree and pursuing his doctorate. As a teacher, he noticed many opportunities to use technology creatively... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C111
 


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