I have been invited to be one of the keynote speakers at next year's eLearn 2011 conference in St. Pete Beach, FL. It is a real honor to be a part of a program that already has Alan Levine lined up. This will be an excellent opportunity to think about how my message plays more deeply within the larger world of eLearning design and teaching.
I have been invited to deliver the keynote at the Washington International Education Conference in Washington, DC. It looks a great event and am very much looking forward to speaking to this group. I have been asked to share stories of how social and digital media are challenging what we need to think about as educators.
I have been invited to deliver the closing plenary at the 2011 Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore, MD.
If That is Scholarship, We Are Doomed!
New forms of conversations are emerging across the Web that are shaping the nature of our institutional responsibilities. Remix culture is impacting the future of discourse on levels that make many of us uncomfortable. Let's explore the notion of the "conversation" as it exists across the social Web -- to see how we, as educators, can take cues from this emerging dialogue. It is our responsibility - not to dismiss these discussion forms (and forums) as passing fads, but to realize the embedded pedagogies that exist within these emergent spaces -- pedagogies we must understand to fully imagine what the future of digital media means to scholarship.
I will be delivering a keynote talk at the College of Southern Maryland for the Mid Atlantic Conference on Student Success. I will attempt to make the case that the move towards cooperative teaching and learning is a factor in longer term retention and student success. Should be fun and challenging.
I have been invited back to Stevenson University to deliver another keynote address. This will be for the first annual Faculty Development Conference for Colleges and Universities in the Central Maryland Area. I absolutely loved my last trip to Stevenson and cannot wait to see some old friends and make new ones.
I have been invited to once again share the recommendations from the Junior Achievement Digital Strategy Task Force that I am a member of. This task force was assembled to assist JA in thinking about how to integrate digital delivery and engagement into their existing infrastructure. I will be co-resenting to the Board of Directors with Dr. John Box of JA.
I have been invited to present a keynote talk at Marywood University to talk about bridging the gap between in and out of school literacy. It will be interesting talking to folks about how the role of digital expression in building continuity between school and personal lives online. I am very much looking forward to the experience.
I will once again be heading to western PA to address parents, faculty, and students at the Quaker Valley School District. We'll spend our time talking about the role of creativity and innovative thought as it relates to teaching with technology. I always have a blast with my friends from QV.
I have been invited to the Junior Achievement National Conference to deliver recommendations from the JA Digital Strategy Task Force that I am a member of. This task force was assembled to assist JA in thinking about how to integrate digital delivery and engagement into their existing infrastructure. It has been a great opportunity to work with JA on this and I am looking forward to representing the outcomes of our team to the JA Nation Organization.
My good friend and colleague (and TLT Faculty Fellow), Dr. Christopher Long and I will give a talk at Penn State's Learning Design Summer Camp. Our talk, titled Hacking Pedagogy, will make the case that we as teachers, learners, designers, and administrators need to think about how to move our audiences from non-engagement to cooperation. This notion of cooperative learning can be a model for building new forms of thinking in the ways we create opportunities in our classrooms and work environments. We have made a call for community participation in the talk and hope to create a space to host an ongoing field guide of examples and approaches that others can use as they design teaching, learning, and other forms of collaborative participation.