Transformational Teaching and Learning With Technology
In our quest to provide students with a rich learning environment, we often strive to find ways to further engage our students. In some cases, this may involve the use of technology to a variety of degrees. Since technology has a ubiquitous influence in the everyday lives of our students, one of our biggest challenges is to identify ways in which we can leverage it for increased student engagement. This keynote will examine a variety of methodologies and strategies for effectively using technology to inspire and motivate.
The Power of Voice in the Digital Age
When technology is used effectively and responsibly we have the ability to share many things, including our thoughts, ideas, and learning in a variety of ways. In some cases, these thoughts can drive change from how we learn to even greater change within our social and political systems. We also need to have a strong understanding of what being a Digital Citizen truly means. The key is to leverage the use of our “voice” as a catalyst for representing and presenting our thinking along with building stronger connections within and outside of our communities. This keynote will take a close look at how technology can and is being used as a conduit for our voice.
Why Technology Matters
When we use the word technology it often conjures up a specific idea and mindset in us. In some cases it provides us with a degree of excitement and in other cases a degree of intimidation. During this keynote we will take a closer look at how technology is being used by us, by our students, and in general. We’ll share our collective knowledge to develop meaningful ways technology can be used for Educationally meaningful purposes. We will determine, together, “Why Technology Matters.”
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.