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  1. Shannon Wentworth said:

    TE465L Designing Student-Centered Classrooms using Promethean ActivInspire Tools

    [Workshop : Lab-Based]
    Tuesday, 6/29/2010, 4:30pm–7:30pm, CCC 702

    Gwynn Moore, Paris Elementary with Shannon Wentworth

    Grab your students’ attention using ActivInspire and ActivTools. Put your students in charge of discovering what you are teaching and encourage full class participation. (Contains Commercial Content) (Exhibitor-Sponsored)

    Fee: $99 ($109 after May 1)
    Length: Half-day
    Lab: Windows Lab

    Exhibitor: Promethean
    Prerequisites: Basic skills with Promethean ActivStudio 3 or ActivInspire
    Theme/Strand: Digital-age Teaching & Learning—Innovative Learning Technologies
    Audience: Technology Integration Specialists, Technology Facilitators, Technology Coordinators, Teacher Educators, Teachers, School Board Members, Superintendents, Staff Developers, Principals, Library Media Specialists, Curriculum Specialists
    Level: All
    Skill: Intermediate

    NETS•S: 1- 6
    NETS•T: 1- 4
    NETS•A: 1- 3, 5
    Keywords: Promethean, 21st Century, Integration, ActivInspire, Lesson Design

    ISTE 100: Yes
    Primary URL:

    ISTE 2010 Ning Discussion:

    Purpose & Objectives

    Grab your students’ attention by placing them in charge of discovering what you are teaching. Using Promethean?s ActivInspire lets any teacher design lessons that invite student participation. ActivTools provide embedded formative assessment that encourages all students in your class to participate and achieve. Two certified Promethean Trainers will that have won Promethean’s ?Where?s Flippy? Contest will guide participants through how to design outstanding lessons using flipchart fundamentals.

    Participants will dissect model flipcharts and develop their understandings of how to design flipcharts for student interaction by integrating actions, web links, embedding media, and assessment features using ActiVotes/ActivExpressions.

    Participants will receive several resources that can be used in their classroom and lesson planning.


    10-15 minutes introductions, participant survey

    30 minutes
    Viewing and discussing Flipchart models and design fundamentals

    2 hours
    Participant Flipchart lesson design

    15 minutes
    Q & A, closing

    Supporting Research

    Robert J. Marzano and Debra Pickering of the Marzano Research Laboratory have addressed the use of technology in the classroom in several books including their most recent ?The Art and Science of Teaching.? They state that technology has a huge benefit in the classroom because of its visual impact and interactivity. Technology can increase and enhance research-based instructional strategies by helping us increase efficiency and make implementation more feasible, create new approaches to implementation, and create new strategies for learning and teaching.

    Dr. Robert Marzano?s study, “Evaluation Study of the Effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on Student Achievement” found that students taught using the Promethean ActivClassroom achieved an average of 17 percentile points higher than students taught by the same teacher, teaching the same content, using traditional methods. An experienced teacher can expect even greater results.

    ?I think the advent of this new technology that Promethean does so well, both with The ActivBoard and The ActivClassroom, will change the face of teaching in terms of how we interact with students and what we use as content. I think this technology will help add a whole new set of strategies that were never available before.? ? Dr. Robert Marzano, Marzano Study: The ActivClassroom, Dramatic Impact on Student Achievement.

    Presenter Background

    Gwynn Moore
    I am the Instructional Technology Teacher at Paris Elementary in Aurora Colorado for the past 8 years. As I have developed my role with the teachers and students, I have focused on developing students? use of technology as a tool they can use to communicate, demonstrate and share their learning of content subjects taught in the classroom. Integrating technology into the curriculum has also lead to me winning the September ?Where?s Flippy? contest. I also share my knowledge and expertise of integrating technology in classroom instruction to support English Language Learners with teachers through a variety of professional development workshops and seminars at the Activ ?08 conference in Tucson, Arizona, the Aurora Education Association?s (AEA)Technology Integration Caucus and the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) 2009 and 2010 conferences, and National Education Association (NEA) English Language Learners-Closing the Achievement Gap, workshops sponsored by the Aurora Education Association, and the 2009 Iowa Technology Education Connection Conference. To further develop my skills and use of technology in the classroom I have attended trainings to be a certified trainer for Promethean, and the National Education Association?s (NEA) English Language Learners: Culture, Equity & Language program, and a Discovery Star Educator. I also co-presented at workshops and seminars with Shannon Wentworth at the 2009 Colorado TIE, South Dakota TIE, and the Iowa Technology Education Connection Conferences.

    Shannon Wentworth – I have been the Instructional Technology Teacher at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado for the past 8 years. My focus in this role has been to draw upon my past experience as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom teacher to demonstrate total integration of core curriculum and technology. This experience helped me create a winning flipchart for Promethean?s ?Where?s Flippy? contest in August 2009. I have been fortunate to share my experience and expertise through professional development opportunities offered through the Aurora Education Association?s Technology Integration Caucus. Promethean, Discovery Education, and Thinkfinity have all certified me as an approved trainer. I am proud to have shared presentations at Activ08 in Tucson, the 2009 and 2010 CCIRA conference, the 2008 and 2009 Colorado TIE conference, 2009 South Dakota TIE, and the 2009 Iowa Technology Education Connection Conferences.

  2. Lisa Linn said:

    I am a co-facilitator of the SIGVE (SIG Virtual Environments) Playground Monday through Wednesday of ISTE 2010 in Denver. We will be located near the front door, and would love to see you! DEN in SL should make an appearance, as well as Quest Atlantis, Reaction Grid, World of Warcraft, and more.

  3. John Thompson said:

    Hello, everyone. Two presentations:

    1. Improving Online Discussions (Birds-of-a-Feather session) – We’ll discuss best practices in online course discussions. What are proven ways to get the best online discussion threads? What do online students say? What does your experience suggest? Good for anyone (all ed. levels) involved with online learning (a k a distance education).

    Tuesday, 6/29/2010, 4:45pm–6:15pm, CCC 203

    2. Writing for ISTE Publications panel – Want to be an author with your name in print? Then find out how to write for an ISTE publication.

    Wednesday, 6/30/2010, 10:30am–11:30am, CCC 112

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