If you are interested in taking graduate education courses in using technology in the classroom at The University of Southern Maine this summer, here is a listing of the courses being offered:

Summer 2009
• EPB 599 Digital Storytelling
• EPC 511 Learning to Use Podcasting and Vodcasting for Teaching and Learning
• EPC 500 The Read/Write Web in the Classroom
• EPC 508 Technology Integration for the Classroom Teacher: Mac
• EPB 510 Technology Integration for the Classroom Teacher: Windows
Fall 2009
• EPC 512 21st Century Teaching and Learning with Technology
• EPB 599 Digital Storytelling
Spring 2010
• EPC 511 Learning to Use Podcasting and Vodcasting for Teaching and Learning
• EPC 500 The Read/Write Web in the Classroom

You can download the brochure: technologyflyer

Teaching and Learning with Technology online conference, May 4 – 7, 2009. This looks like a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of professional development without having to travel, and it’s FREE! Former Governor Angus King gives the opening keynote on the 4th, followed by an opportunity to experience Second Life with Tim Hart. The sessions on the 5th – 7th cover all subject areas and topics. I hope you can join in!

Educon 2.1

January 24, 2009 | Conferences, Worth Sharing  |  30 Comments

Educon 2.1 is a conference for educators that takes place at The Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. all of the sessions are broadcast online and archived on their wiki. I really recommend this conference for professional development.

Welcome to the Electronic Village Online 2009

A professional development project and virtual extension of the TESOL Convention.

For six weeks , participants can engage with ESOL experts in collaborative, online discussion sessions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the four-day land-based TESOL convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas and themes of the convention or of professional interest in general.

The sessions are free and open to all interested parties. You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate.

To view the 2009 EVO sessions, go to Call for Participation 09.

You may join sessions after January 2nd.

You can read about it here

MaineEd 2008 was great this year. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach was the keynote speaker and her message about the needed shift in education was just as important as ever to hear. Bob recorded the keynote

Bob, Cheryl, and I presented “Geek of the Week”, which was well attended and broadcast live on EdTEchTalk.com. It was great to see my colleagues from our high school and from the summer classes at USM. The audio podcast and links should be available soon.

With 1000+ people in attendance it was invigorating to see the excitement of the attendees. It will be fun to see the follow up at the MaineED netvibes site set up by Michael Richards.

The keynote starts today. The sessions start on October 20th. Enjoy!

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach will be the keynote for Maine Ed 2008. Cheryl touched base with her via cellphone to get a hint about what she will be presenting. Click on the mp3 link below to listen. Enjoy!

snbeach interview with Cheryl O.

Cheryl and Alice went to the Apple store.

We called Bob and podcast our visit

More pictures

For the past year, SEEDLINGS has shown up as my webcast academy project. We are ready to move forward to a more consistent time slot. We have talked to Lisa Parisi about webcasting alternate Thurs. when she is not producing her Thur. show. The time slot we are requesting is Thurs. 7:30-8:30 EST. I hope you will join us at EdtechTalk.com. We start August 28th.

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