This is our 14th year offering the Academic Tech Institute at Lesley. It’s my 11th time organizing it and I always marvel at how it starts to all fall into place. In the history of the event we never opened it to outside participants, largely because we did not have the staff or technology to efficiently handle outside registrations. Thankfully, in our Web 2.0 world, we now can utilize easy sites like Eventbrite to expedite the registration process! Please consider attending.
Our institute always features a keynote. Over the years we have enjoyed hosting many distinguished speakers including Chris Dede from Harvard and Michael Furdyk, founder of TakingITGlobal. This year we welcome Eric Gordon, a new media scholar and associate professor from Emerson College. Dr. Gordon’s talk Designing Attention & Learning in the Modern Classroom: Emerging social rituals and their influence on classroom learning, will examine the intersect of our how our time spent with “screens” and each other online impacts the dynamics of face-to-face and online learning.
The rest of the day features traditional presentations on topics ranging from social media, using mobiles and cell phones, Web 2.0 tools, and sessions on facilitating online learning. We also welcome Rob Ackerman, Principal at the Lt. Job Lane Elementary school and Lesley alum, for a presentation on why technology is not a choice in for our classrooms. We conclude the day with digital poster sessions where faculty, students and staff will be sharing projects they are currently working on. Some of the projects include: using LiveScribe Pens in literacy instruction, Voicethread for reflective assessment, Blogging as a form of a an artist’s journal, the iPad as an artist’s sketchbook. There is a wine and cheese reception that follows.
Please join us on January 19th from 9am-4pm, in Cambridge Massachusetts. The registration fee for non-Lesley community members is $20 and includes lunch and afternoon refreshments. To view the full program please visit: http://lesley.edu/elis/ati/ati2011/index.html