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Web 2.0 for Classroom Teachers--One or Two Day Workshops with Will Richardson

February 2-3, Philadelphia, PA

Held at Science Leadership Academy, 55 N. 22nd St. in Philadelphia (click here for information on local hotels and motels)
8:30am - 4:00pm each day

Day One: $195 per person
Day One and Two: $395 per person

Want to get an intensive introduction to the new Web technologies that are beginning to transform education? These hands-on workshop will not only teach you how to use the tools, it will also put you well on the way to implementing them in your practice. If you are an administrator, classroom teacher, or any other type of educator, these workshops will provide a context for how learning and teaching are changing and provide a forward looking vision of what schools can become. Topics covered will be Weblogs, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking, photo-sharing, screencasts and more with a special second-day emphasis on the pedagogies required for successful use with students and strategies for beginning systemic change at your schools. You’ll leave with a slew of new skills and practical applications for 21st Century learning. Participants will also get a copy of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson, the workshop facilitator.

Day 1--A Basic Overview of the Core Read/Write Web Technologies and How to Leverage Them in Professional Practice:
  • Why the Read/Write Web Changes Everything—Understanding the shifts that are occurring both in and out of the classroom
  • Weblogs
  • Wikis
  • RSS Feeds
  • Social bookmarking and photo sharing
  • Classroom implementation

Day 2--Read/Write Web Technologies in the Classroom
  • Podcasts and other multimedia tools
  • Creating best practice lesson plans
  • Sharing and Collaboration
  • Safety and Privacy
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Starting Conversations
  • From School 1.0 to School 2.0

About Will Richardson:
Will is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms and communities. A public school educator for 22 years, Will’s own weblog, is a primary resource for the creation and implementation of Weblog technologies on the K-12 level and is a leading voice for school reform in the context of the fundamental changes these new technologies are bringing to all aspects of life. His critically acclaimed, best-selling book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms (March 2006, Corwin Press) is already being used by thousands of teachers to reinvent their practice, and his keynotes, presentations and workshops to audiences around the world communicate a fresh and inspiring vision of what schools can and must become. He is a founding partner of the Connective Learning Group which is dedicated to assisting educators contextualize and implement Read/Write Web tools into their schools and classrooms.

Will lives along the Delaware River in beautiful Western New Jersey with his wife Wendy and his children Tess and Tucker, all of whom are bloggers.