Category Archives: Conference

Digital Transformation Conference – June 8th, Repton School

repton-schoolWe are pleased to share details of the Digital Transformation Conference hosted by Repton School on Thursday 8th June 2017.

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Developing and implementing a digital strategy

Being a Microsoft Showcase School is about more than just the use of technology. It is about thought leadership, pioneering practices, and helping others in the community to develop. We are incredibly fortunate to work with so many wonderful schools and colleges who proactively engaging the wider community through various events, opening their doors to welcome other teachers and school leaders in sharing best practices and strategies.… Visit the author's original post

MOOCs on the rise in Europe

Massive Open Online Courses – What Would You Like to Learn?

Back to the Future MOOCs questionThe New York Times christened 2012 the year of the MOOC and there was massive hype around the launch of services such as edX and Coursera around this time. However, as we near the end of 2015 the word MOOC is heard less often, so has it gone away? The short answer is no but the entire concept of MOOCs is evolving and major differences are appearing between the US and Europe in relation to their potential role within education.… Visit the author's original post

MakerSpace “Playdate”

On Friday, November 13th, WMS hosted educators, technology/instructional coaches, administrators and librarians in our MakerSpace and Library for what we dubbed our “Playdate”.  The intent of this time was for folks interested in MakerSpaces and STEM education to come together to collaborate, experiment, communicate and essentially PLAY with the items in our MakerSpace and other […]… Visit the author's original post

Ten Tools for Engaging Learners

On Wednesday, September 30th, from 3-6 pm, the Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (MCAFTL) held its fall conference at Wissahickon Middle School.  I was asked about 6 months ago if I would be the presenter for this conference as they wanted to once again focus their fall conference on technology.  As a former French teacher and member of MCAFTL, I jumped at the chance to share my love of instructional technology with my world language colleagues once again.  … Visit the author's original post

What future for education? Some food for thought

Hard to believe that the summer is over and that that we are almost half way through September and everyone is settling back into their routines for the year ahead.  This should be a very interesting year for Irish schools in relation to ICT, as the DES will shortly launch their much awaited Digital Strategy for Schools.  This document should have a major impact on the future of education at first second and level by embedding the use of ICT alongside recent reforms within the system in areas such as Literacy and Numeracy and School Self-Evaluation.… Visit the author's original post

Call for Papers for International STEM Day @NSTA National Conference 2016

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Call for International Papers in STEM Education for NSTA National Conference 2016

Theme: Science Goes Global: The Next Generation

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

NSTA’s Guiding PrinciplesSanAntonioElemSciDay

  • Model excellence;
  • Champion science literacy;
  • Value scientific excellence;
  • Embrace diversity, equity, and respect;
  • Enhance teaching and learning through research;
  • Collaborate with partners; and
  • Exemplify a dynamic professional organization.
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Call for Papers for International STEM Day @NSTA National Conference 2016

NSTA Logo

Call for International Papers in STEM Education for NSTA National Conference 2016

Theme: Science Goes Global: The Next Generation

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

NSTA’s Guiding PrinciplesSanAntonioElemSciDay

  • Model excellence;
  • Champion science literacy;
  • Value scientific excellence;
  • Embrace diversity, equity, and respect;
  • Enhance teaching and learning through research;
  • Collaborate with partners; and
  • Exemplify a dynamic professional organization.
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Grab opportunity for Lab Safety Training this Sept 25-26, 2015

 2nd International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMfest)
Sept 27th to Oct 3rd 2015

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The International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMfest) is a festival of conferences and events all aimed at exploring social, industry and economic development through the world of STEM education and innovation. STEM requires greater involvement than just the education community.

STEMfest is a festival of events and conferences which all take place in one venue over one week. This year STEMfest is being held in Saskatoon, Canada in Sept 27th-3rd Oct, 2015

The overall theme for this year’s STEMfest is “Skilling a Nation’s Future”.… Visit the author's original post

Grab opportunity for Lab Safety Training this Sept 25-26, 2015

 2nd International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMfest)
Sept 27th to Oct 3rd 2015

STEMfest15_ad2

The International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMfest) is a festival of conferences and events all aimed at exploring social, industry and economic development through the world of STEM education and innovation. STEM requires greater involvement than just the education community.

STEMfest is a festival of events and conferences which all take place in one venue over one week. This year STEMfest is being held in Saskatoon, Canada in Sept 27th-3rd Oct, 2015

The overall theme for this year’s STEMfest is “Skilling a Nation’s Future”.… Visit the author's original post

Invitation to SEPA Conference Nov 2015

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An open invitation to all innovative, creative, resourceful educators, administrators and education technologists to take stage and exhibit their inspirational ideas and designs with their counterparts in US.

There is a fantastic opportunity as a professional exchange conference in Leesburg, VA towards the end of this year by SEPA.

International experts are encouraged to attend and network with our educators here in the US. This professional event will give the experts in the education field chance to collaborate and learn from each other.… Visit the author's original post

Invitation to SEPA Conference Nov 2015

STEM Education

An open invitation to all innovative, creative, resourceful educators, administrators and education technologists to take stage and exhibit their inspirational ideas and designs with their counterparts in US.

There is a fantastic opportunity as a professional exchange conference in Leesburg, VA towards the end of this year by SEPA.

International experts are encouraged to attend and network with our educators here in the US. This professional event will give the experts in the education field chance to collaborate and learn from each other.… Visit the author's original post

E2: Microsoft Global Educator Exchange

I had the most life-altering experience of my life a few weeks ago as one of 20 educators from the United States chosen to join about 250 other like-minded educators from around the globe at the Microsoft Global Educator Exchange, E2.

Check out the Sway that I created below as a recap, photo album and reflective blog post all wrapped into one!  You can view it as embedded below, or click HERE to open it up in its own tab to see it fully.  … Visit the author's original post

MIEE views from E2 – “What is available to teachers from Microsoft?” by Matthew Davies

The following post comes from Matthew Davies of Treorchy Comprehensive School in the Rhondda Cynon Taff district of South Wales. Matthew is one of the UK MIEEs who recently travelled to the E² Global Educator Exchange at Microsoft’s global headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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E2 Workshop Sessions - What is available to teachers from Microsoft?

Be more, Do more, Expect more – The mantra of Microsoft and Anthony Salcito.

Microsoft is working hard to produce software for education. Today gave us the opportunity to receive training on the products currently being developed and those being used by educators around the globe to enhance the opportunities provided to their students.… Visit the author's original post

Maths Counts 2015

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Math CountsThis year’s Maths Counts conference will be taking place at University College Dublin on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of April.  A wide range of practical presentations will be offered by teachers from Who is the best penalty scorer? (Equivalent fractions to the rescue) to Walking the talk : Generating and interpreting graphs using a motion sensor. The presentations arise from teachers’ participation in a professional development initiative, Reflections in Practice.

458px-Artificial_intelligenceGeoffrey Wake will be giving a keynote address – Solving a Problem : Lessons for Problem Solving.… Visit the author's original post

Certiport Announces Inaugural CERTIFIED Educator Conference, June 18-20

As a technology educator, you know that industry-recognized certification gives schools a way to validate technology skills while helping students build credentials for college entry, internships and jobs. Now's your chance to bring the full power and potential of technology certification to the classroom. 

What: CERTIFIED 2015 
When/Where: June 18-20, 2015 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida
Why: Connect with educators and experts to bring the full power and potential of technology certification to the classroom
Learn more: www.certiport.com/certified

Join educators and industry experts at the 2015 CERTIFIED Educator Conference, June 18-20 in Orlando, Florida—three days of insightful keynotes, deep dive breakout sessions, and face-to-face discussions and activities designed to help educators serve their students, improve their teaching, and enhance their career.… Visit the author's original post