enchaca Elementary School
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): PreK - 6th grade
Short Session Description (one line): Integrating iPads can be difficult, learn new tricks on how to be the "Mentor in the Center" for student learning.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Learning to integrate your iPad into a classroom setting can be difficult. Teachers get bogged down with the details of different apps, trying to explain every detail of how to use an app to the students. In this session, Jon Samuelson, shows you how to let go and let the students take charge of their own learning with the iPad. Learn new tricks as he demonstrates the teacher's role as the mentor in the center for student learning.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://www.ipadsammy.com , https://atlaslearning.net/ , http://edreach.us/channel/techlandia/ , http://techeducatorpodcast.com/
n she was five. She started playing the violin at 23 months old, so we thought it would be fun to mark her unique odyssey by playing her violin around the world at key places.
This is the first installment, with the most exciting moment being her concert in the Sahara. She rode in on a camel and played for 60 Berber kids that have no running water and have never seen a violin.
This is a travel video, NOT a music or performance video.
The beauty that we are seeing and the kindness of people every where, makes this world seem like heaven. This experience has been a great gift to us and we would like to share some of it with you. Enjoy!
To answer some of the repeated comments, this is not a performance nor is this child a prodigy. The title is about her nick name Mozart, not the music which is Pachabel.It is a unique documentation of our open ended world tour that she wanted to do. You can hear her playing in other vids in our channel, but none are performances as that is not our purpose.
She is just a kid who loves music and is good at it, but also loves most things kids love and has a full life. It took 18 months to make this video and it was hard enough to get the film, let alone decent sound in these crowded, noisy environments. Thus we did a montage cover song as all do in these kinds of videos. She is young and it takes great concentration to play such sophisticated songs under such circumstances, but her nature is one of great joy as you can see in our other videos or website.We are not rich and travel and live on a total of 25,000 dollars a year.
For more information about our open ended family journey around the world, living large on little with lots of how-to information on extended frugal travel, see our website:
or Organization Name: Universidad Central de Venezuela
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Caracas, Venezuela
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): EFL /ESL teachers
Short Session Description (one line): Disability outside the classroom
Full Session Description:
In today's society, talking about and dealing with traditionally ostracized, marginalized minority groups in the classroom have gradually become part of forums, some class materials, websites, and research. A good example is the Disabled Access Friendly website or the conference ‘Breaking the ice: addressing LGBT issues in the ESOL classroom’. In this talk, I will focus on my experience with students with disabilities outside the language classroom as part of a university support group. I will talk about why and how this group support was created and reflect about our responsibility as educators to promote social improvement, and not only to contribute to the formation of global citizens.
Websites / URLs:
DelaManoCAEDEBA . YouTube Channel. (Spanish) CAEDEBA (Spanish) CAEDEBA Group . Facebook (Spanish) CAEDEBA: Twitter. (Spanish)
Different Abilities: Embracing and Supporting Diversity at the University…
o bring higher education within reach of millions of people, at a minimal cost.
With such opportunities, however, there are also challenges to overcome. Further debate and understanding is necessary to maximize the benefits of free digital education and bring it to the most underserved parts of the world. It is with this goal in mind that University of the People (UoPeople) has formed a partnership with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School (Yale ISP).
Overseen by UoPeople Founder and President Shai Reshef, with the support of Professor Jack Balkin, Director of the Information Society Project, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School and member of the University of the People Advisory Committee, the partnership’s goals are multifold:1. Digital Education Research ProjectDesigned to investigate potential legal barriers to innovative models for online education, the Digital Education Research Project will be conducted in collaboration with students and faculty of the Access to Knowledge course at Yale Law School.
In this course, students will have the opportunity to apply their studies to the UoPeople model, researching and critically examining the laws and policies that shape and enhance access to information and education. With the direction of a Yale ISP fellow and consultation of Yale ISP faculty directors, students will discover the strengths and weakness of UoPeople, as well as the exceptions and limitations to copyright in digital education.
Resulting analyses and recommendations will be reported to academic and policy conferences, journals and international forums such as the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Internet Governance Forum and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
2. Edited Volume on Digital Education FreedomYale ISP members Laura DeNardis and Michael Zimmer, along with other coeditors, will launch the MIT Press Information Society Series, including a volume on the opportunities and challenges of digital education. This volume will be authored by Reshef and feature a chapter on UoPeople.
3. Digital Education Events at Yale Law School within the Yale ISP Speaker SeriesThe Yale ISP Speaker Series, a popular lecture series and important channel for promoting new trends in technology, society and laws among the Yale community and beyond, will feature one speaker per semester who addresses the issues UoPeople faces: digital education and its potential to reach the world’s poorest and most underserved regions. On February 12-13, 2010, Reshef will speak at the Conference on Access to Knowledge and Human Rights.
4. Global Network BuildingThe Yale ISP has an investment in international research and close ties with a global network of partners that share similar missions. By leveraging these relationships and recognizing each partners’ area of expertise, Yale ISP will help UoPeople realize its goal of becoming a truly global service. This network will help identify unique opportunities and challenges in each country UoPeople reaches, encourage the involvement of individuals around the world and establish strategic public-private partnerships.
5. Student InternshipsInternship and mentorship programs will be an integral component of this partnership. Students of Yale Law School will be given the opportunity to intern as Yale ISP research fellows at the University of the People, and will also be paired with students of UoPeople to learn from one another.
UoPeople’s goal is ambitious but, with the support of Yale ISP and other great minds, it is within reach.