K-12 Technology Integration PLN

WASDEdTechClass.wikispaces.com WASD Cr.3/Act 48 90 hrs Instructor - Michael A. Soskil
Contact Info: soskilmi@wallenpaupack.org 570-676-3335 x 1220 (School) 570-676-4648 (Home) 570-335-2593 (Cell) Plurk & Twitter ID – msoskil metsoskil.wikispaces.com
Course Description: The focus of this course will be on both integrating free web2.0 technology in the classroom and developing a Professional Learning Network (PLN) to support you after the course is completed. In each session we will look at a different type of free resource available to teachers, practice using it, and discuss ways to integrate it into the classroom. Between sessions participants will integrate the new technology into their lessons and share the results. Over the 10 sessions we will explore class wikis, online timelines, Discovery Education resources, Google Aps for education, Word Clouds, Social Bookmarking, Voicethreads, online visual diagrams, and many other exciting free 21st century resources that are available for you as an educator and easy for your students to use.
Meeting Dates: All meetings will be in WASE Rm. 215 from 3:15-7:45 · 2010: Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16, Dec 7, Dec 21 · 2011: Jan 4, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14
Expectations: 1. Participants will develop a wikispace for use with their students. 2. Participants will use social bookmarking to manage and share education and technology links. 3. Participants will integrate technology into their regular lessons and post examples to their wikispaces. 4. Participants will share examples each class meeting of how they integrated tech into their regular lessons. 5. Participants will build a professional learning network (PLN) outside of class to assist them in growing as a professional in the future.