Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NAIS 09 Live Reports!

Live from NAIS! I'll be live blogging from a conference again. Here's my schedule for the first two days, with links to further information about the sessions I've selected. Times are central, so I'm converting them too. Rather than having one blog for all the sessions, I'm going to break it up by topic so that it will be easier for you to find what interests you. Note that you can schedule a reminder to your email for any of these! Please feel free to add comments or ask questions. You can do this ahead of a session or during it. I'll post the Friday links soon.

Wednesday, February 25 1-4 pm (2-5 Eastern) Setting a Course for IT Success (yeah, I know, you just yawned, but this will be great and the leaders are phenomenal)

Thursday, February 26 8-9 am (9-10 Eastern) Revitalizing the Veteran Teacher with Peter Gow. I am a big fan of Peter's. You can check out his blog The New Progressivism or his other blog, Admirable Faculties (yep, he has two!) to see if you're interested in catching part of this one. Here are a couple of quotes from Admirable Faculties "I worry that fear is going to drive many schools to make poor choices about sustaining their teachers." and "It's time for schools to look at their mission statements and dig into the language that is most idealistic and then figure out how to realize those ideals in ways that will be exciting and compelling to students and families in years to come."

Thursday, February 26 9:30 to 11 am (10:30-12 Eastern)Opening General Session with Dan Heath, author of Made to Stick, Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Look for contributions by the whole group to this conversation. Later that day, come back to this session for coverage of Michelle Rhee, the controversial Superintendent of DC Public Schools.

Thursday, February 26th 12 to 1pm Central (1 to 2 Eastern) Creating Artists of Learning with Mary Cullinane. I've heard and met Mary before at one of the original 1:1 conferences. She won't remember me, but I definitely remember her and am looking forward to hearing her again.

Thursday, February 26th 1:30 to 2:30pm Central (2:30 to 3:30 Eastern) Curriculum Connections: Empowering Students for a Global Future.

Go back to the 9:30 session for coverage of Michelle Rhee!

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