On Friday February 7th, 2014 New Hampshire’s teacher educators and their candidates and school partners are encouraged to participate, along with state leaders of professional associations, in exploration and professional development concerning learning technologies.
The event will start with registration and continental breakfast from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m., includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, and door prizes, and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. All registration, meals and materials are provided at no cost to participants.
Hosted by the University of New Hampshire-Manchester, the symposium’s key themes will include:
- tech tools that support performance-based assessment of preservice and inservice educators’ “effectiveness”
- unprecedented resources to close the digital divide for New Hampshire’s and the nation’s lowest income children
- strategies to equip future educators and school leaders with the “Habit of Mind” to understand why and how to use online research databases to improve their professional practice and P12 students’ learning
- exploring the feasibility of providing candidates with standard tech tools whose costs to them are more than offset by utilizing high quality open textbooks and EBSCO e-books
- technology resources and strategies that support project-based learning, student performance assessment and other Common Core priorities