Ustream of SMART Board Users Panel

Filed Under (Conferences and Workshops, Resources) by Heather Hurley on 27-04-2009

On Saturday, April 25th 60 educators attended the Arlington SMART Connection Conference. Participants attended SMART integration workshops, applied to be SMART Exemplary Educators and worked on lesson plans. The highlight of the conference was the morning panel discussion. Three Arlington teachers representing elementary, middle and high school spoke about their SMART board use and answered questions from the audience. I’ve posted the ustreamed presentation below. I hope you find it informative.


Filed Under (Conferences and Workshops) by Heather Hurley on 15-01-2009

The registration date is being extended to Tuesday, Jan. 21 to ensure DC area teachers will know and benefit from this workshop event.


WHEN:  Saturday, January 24, 2009 – 10 AM – 2 PM
WHERE:  WHUT-Howard University Television Studio D, 2222 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Free On-site parking available
Workshop is free with registration – Register by January 21, 2009:

Join dozens of educators in the TV studios of WHUT – Howard University Television for a Teacher Training Workshop on teaching Lincoln in the classroom (K-12).  WHUT and Howard University’s Department of History are hosting this multimedia workshop and luncheon leading in to the nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration and the PBS broadcast of LOOKING FOR LINCOLN hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in February 2009.  Workshop includes keynote address by leading Lincoln scholar, hands-on demonstration, door prizes and more.

Teachers are being invited to rediscover Lincoln in a multi-media format and take away new resources that will engage students (K-12) in Lincoln’s life, legacy, and presidency.  The workshop offers a keynote address by Dr. Edna Green Medford, a nationally recognized Lincoln expert and professor of history at Howard University, an overview of the LOOKING FOR LINCOLN broadcast program, website, and hands-on lesson plan demonstration by education specialists from THIRTEEN/WNET in New York, door prizes including a brand-new Apple I-Pod and other take aways.  Lunch will also be provided and free on-site parking is available

or email or call 202-806-3058

About the film:
In the film, Gates shows how the Lincoln legend grew out of controversy, greed, love, clashing political perspectives, power struggles, and considerable disagreement over how our 16th president should be remembered. His quest to piece together Lincoln’s complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C., and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day – relic hunters, re-enactors, and others for whom the study of Lincoln is a passion.

Free ISTE Webinar

Filed Under (Conferences and Workshops, Resources) by Heather Hurley on 13-01-2009

School 2.0: Technology and the Future of School

Technology has reshaped our world both economically and socially. These changes affect today’s students by transforming the world’s expectations of them. Join Tim Magner, director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education, as he explores the developing trends, their implications for our educational system, and how we can collaboratively approach, through School 2.0, evolving our schools to meet the needs of our students in this ever-changing world.  This presentation is brought to you by a partnership between ISTE, SRI International, and Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) and is supported by a contract through the U.S. Department of Education.

Tim Magner Thursday, January 15, 2009
2 p.m. Pacific/3 p.m. Mountain/4 p.m. Central/5 p.m. Eastern
(See information for more world time zones here.)
Webinar runs approximately 60 minutes

Click Here to Register.  This is a savings of $125.00

2008 ISTE/MICCA Leadership Summit

Filed Under (Conferences and Workshops) by Heather Hurley on 17-09-2008

Do the SMART Thing This Summer!

Filed Under (Conferences and Workshops) by Heather Hurley on 10-06-2008


Attend the Mid-Atlantic SMART Board™ Users Conference – Creating a community of SMART educators

SMART Board interactive whiteboard users – you are invited to participate in our first Mid-Atlantic SMART Board Users Conference.

Get the most out of your SMART Board interactive whiteboard and other SMART products. Join us to learn about our latest resources, share ideas, and discover tips and tricks to enhance the lessons you create with SMART Notebook software – just in time for the new school year.

At this free, full-day conference, you’ll attend a variety of concurrent, hands-on breakout sessions led by experienced SMART Board interactive whiteboard users. Some of them STAR DEN Members. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and share lesson ideas with other educators.

Register today to ensure your spot at the Mid-Atlantic SMART Board Users Conference. Oh and it’s FREE!!!

Register now
August 21, 2008
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Kenmore Middle School
200 S. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22204