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  1. Effective school leadership for the digital, global era

    Schools MUST have effective leaders that can facilitate their transformation from an industrial-age orientation. Unfortunately, the people in charge of leading schools into the 21st century often are the least knowledgeable about the 21st century. What does effective leadership of digital, global learning organizations look like? The answer to this question is critical for the future of schools because if the leaders don't get it, it's not going to happen.

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    • Trends, Tools and Tactics for 21st Century Learning

      Today's educators have amazing tools, nearly at their fingertips. How do we put them in the hands of learners so they'll be ready for the world that awaits?

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      • Personal Learning with 21st Century Tools

        What will it take for 21s Century tools to be considered a critical component of education to help more students learn, achieve and reach their potential?

        511 votes
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        • Universal Design for Learning

          Through the Use of Technology :
          * Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge,
          * Multiple means of action and expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know,
          * Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation.

          486 votes
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          • Why Has Technology Affected So Little Change on Teaching and Learning?

            Despite the millions (billions?) of dollars spent on instructional technology over the past decade, most classrooms look and work very much the same as they did 50 years ago. Why? What did we do wrong? What can we do to make it right?

            464 votes
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            • Creativity & collaboration

              How do we foster those critical collaboration skills that are increasingly important for today's learners? How do we support both teachers and learners in tapping into their creativity to solve problems, build critical thinking skills, and model 21st century communications?

              395 votes
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              • 21st Century School Design

                What is the role of architecture in 21st century teaching and learning? How does educational technology fit into contemporary school design? What do modern learning environments look like? What's the impact of one's surroundings in the learning process?

                386 votes
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                • Social media technologies & learning

                  Students have an opportunity to learn in unprecedented ways by using new social networking tools. However, they are unavailable in many districts. How can these tools be leveraged to revolutionize the learning process?

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                  • SMART Boards Interactive Whiteboards: Technology Strategies and Ideas We Can Use Right Now!

                    Interactive whiteboard themselves are a hot topic and it is no secrete that SMART Boards are one of the hottest. The concurrent session for this topic and other interactive whiteboards are always popular and near standing room only. Why not give these presenters, who are extremely knowledgeable in interactive whiteboard any other technologies the space they deserve. Motivational and published speakers are great, but it is time for “ready-now” in the classroom ideas to be presented. Let us have a Keynote Speaker who can have us leave with ideas that can be implemented immediately in the classroom a school systems…

                    289 votes
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                    • Rigor and Relevance through the use of technology

                      *raising expectations
                      *moving to problem-based learning
                      *using higher-order thinking skills with technology (away from the computer skill basics)

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                      • Standing on the shoulders of giants

                        Educational computing used to be rooted in powerful ideas about learning and traditions of progressive education. Isn't it high-time that the ISTE conference situates edtech in a larger context of powerful ideas, social justice and progress?

                        NECC has featured lots of schtick for keynotes, but never a Charlie-Rose or Meet the Press-style keynote with smart folks having a serious discussion.

                        It's also worth noting that Seymour Papert, the father of the field, never keynoted NECC.

                        253 votes
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                        • Supporting K-12 Online Learning

                          K-12 online learning is growing at a phenomenal rate in the United States and worldwide. Research has shown that one of the key factors in student success is support at the local school level. What do teachers need to know and be able to do to help support students in their locals school to succeed in this largely independent learning environment.

                          227 votes
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                          • What does web 3.0 look like and why aren't w there yet?

                            Ok, so we are all connected and can tweet and share until we are stuffed, we have tools and spaces and wiki/blog/board/courses, but where does the web go next? What are the leading edges of this metamorphosis? When do we get there?

                            221 votes
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                            • Bridging the divide between IT and Instructional Leadership

                              The priorities of IT staff/personnel and school instructional leaders focused on student learning are often different. How do we bridge this divide? How can we make student learning the top priority, and support creative uses of educational networks and digital technologies in our schools?

                              216 votes
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                              • Multiple Intelligences and the new tech tools that should serve them

                                Let's move past talking about differentiated instruction and hear more about specific ways to work through student strengths using 21st century tools. MI Theory has been consistently shown as increasing engagement- couple this increased engagement with the right tools for today and students will respond in force!

                                202 votes
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                                • 201 votes
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                                  • Tech infusion for the resistant educator

                                    How do we deal with the push back from many educators

                                    178 votes
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                                    • 171 votes
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                                      • How Do We Assess Learning in the 21st Century?

                                        The K12 edition of the 2009 Horizon Report states that assessment and filtering are the two issues greatly impacting the degree at which technologies are adopted in classrooms. In terms of addressing need, I would like for a keynote speaker to talk about the challenge of assessment in technology rich environments. To include examples of how data can be collected and used to impact instruction in real time (through sms and online tools), and how teachers and admins can redesign formative and summative assessments to assess learning and literacies using 21st Century tools. It would be great if the session…

                                        155 votes
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                                        • Accessible Instructional Materials

                                          As states and districts increasingly move toward the use of digital instructional materials, it is critically important that those acquiring materials understand and require that accessibility features be designed into those materials. The use accessible materials and inclusive technology can do much to ensure that ALL students have the opportunity for full educational participipation and achievement.

                                          147 votes
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