activismMiddle School Students need to begin to be activists. They need to start to think more about their community and the world than just themselves. Imagine if you will Middle School students making a difference. Being activists and thinking about subjects other than themselves. Based on Dr Tim Tysons work in Georgia, 140 Grade 8 students at Sargent Park School embarked on a year long project. Their final project was to make a 2 minute video designed to make other students “make a difference”. This presentation will take you on their journey and show you how to implement a similar program in your school. How can an “inquiry project” work in middle school? How can you integrate LitWict? Participants will learn how to use collaborative tools to connect students and teachers together. They will learn how to transform their middle years students from kids that think only about themselves to kids that have a more global conscience.

Presenter: Chris Harbeck
Date: April 21, 2010
Series: Virtual Institutes

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This session is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and brought to you by Nancy Caramanico. Follow her on Twitter.

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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