ANNOUNCING OUR 21ST CENTURY CURRICULUM EXPERT VOICES

As part of our work in EETT this year we want to help you design and deliver lesson plans that encourage deep learning while maximizing the transformative potential that 21st Century tools can bring. To that end we have invited three technology using educators to share the tips and techniques they use in their classrooms via Elluminate. Please mark your calendars now to attend!




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Tom Barrett currently works in a large primary and nursery school in north Nottinghamshire, England - Robin Hood country!

His responsibilities at school besides his classroom are:

  • Assistant Headteacher
  • ICT subject leader
  • Assessment coordinator
Join Tom as he takes you on a 21st century teaching and learning journey. This interactive Elluminate session will review strategies and tools appropriate for the elementary classroom.

Elementary Curriculum Session – Monday, May 4, 2009 - 3:30pm -5:30pm EST

Tom will also hold a Q&A session for you to ask your follow-up questions.
Follow up Q&A –October 27 – 3:30pm -4:30pm EST

You can find out more about Tom on his blog ( http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/ ) and through his Curriculum Vitae ( http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/cv/ )



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Darren Kuropatwa is the Department Head Mathematics, //Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute//, Winnipeg, MB and Co-Convener of the K12 Online Conference


Darren is known internationally for his ability to weave online social tools meaningfully and concretely into his pedagogical practice, he has over 20 years experience in education and 15 years in leadership training. Darren’s professional blog is called A Difference.

Join Darren in Elluminate as he models how to embed 21st Century skills in to the secondary mathematics classroom. Darren will share information that applies to all content areas as well.

21st C Mathematics Session- April 28, 2009- 4:30pm -6:30pm EDT

Darren will also hold a Q&A session for you to ask your follow-up questions.
Follow up Q&A – Monday, October 19, 2009 – 3:30pm-4:30pm EDT



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Glen Westbroek teaches science at Orem Junior High School in Utah. He teaches grades 7-9 at the school and is in his 23rd year as a teacher. He is his school's science department chair (has been for 9 years) and in his second year as the Alpine School District Science Specialist. He is also the workshop facilitator and webmaster for Utah's Sci-ber Text project (an online textbook for science use in grades 3-9.)


Glenn became a Master Teacher when Intel® Education arrived in Utah in 2001. You can find out more about Glenn online at
http://www.oremjr.alpine.k12.ut.us/depts/science/gwestbroek/
http://www.classroom20.com/profile/gardenglen


Join Glen in Elluminate as he walks us through creative ways to teach science in a 21st Century secondary classroom.
21st Century Science Session- June 4, 2009- 3:30pm–5:30pm pm EDT

Glen will also hold a Q&A session for you to ask your follow-up questions.
Follow up Q&A – Friday, October 9, 2009 – 5:00pm–6:00 pm EDT


EETT “NING” COMMUNITY

These three 21st Century curriculum experts will also host a group room where they will share resources and engage the EETT community over the next several months. Please watch for an invitation to their NING Group and ask them lots of questions.