Invitation to Attend Our April 5 Mini-Conference

SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

The Masters (project) students in Curriculum Studies and Educational Communications and Technology are presenting their projects at the annual MINI–CONFERENCE PRESENTATION DAY in rooms 2009, 2010 and 2014 in the Education Building

This min-conference is the culminating event in these students’ programs and the final requirement for their M.Ed. There are twelve students presenting. Their 40-minute presentations/discussions will run from 9:00am to 12:00 noon, in rooms 2009, 2010, and 2014 concurrently. The morning will also feature displays of projects developed by ECMM students in ECUR 805 this term. A detailed program for the event will be distributed in mid March.

We invite you to attend and lend your support to these students. Please put this event on your calendar. We will gather at 9:00 am in ED 2014 (where there will be edibles and drinks throughout the morning) and sessions will begin promptly at 9:15. Attendees and presenters are invited to unwind at “Rick’s Soup ‘n’ Buns Bar” in the Faculty Lounge immediately following the presentations for a light lunch..

We are looking for faculty and graduate students to chair the sessions. We also need some faculty members to assess the oral presentations, which constitute part a student’s grade for their Project. (Assessment forms will be provided – no additional preparation required.)

If you would like to be a chair and/or assess a few presentations, please let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Rick

US Candidates on Educational Technology

eSchool News recently released an article on the positions that the three surviving (well, as good as three – does Huckabee matter?) candidates for president take on education and technology. Well, the article does talk about their positions on “No Child Left Behind”, and there are some differences among the three. But there is such a “rewards and sanctions–tracking and feedback” tenor to everything — it makes me want to weep. And as far as technology goes, there’s not much in the article. It’s pretty clear to me that none of them “get it”. But have a look for yourself.

http://tinyurl.com/yqm8ke