AALF Pre-conferences

Pre-Conference Announcement for ASB Un-Plugged 2010

Preconference offering for schools who are interested in initiating, building and launching 1-to-1 Laptop/Tablet programs.

Bruce Dixon, 1-to-1 pioneer, and Susan Einhorn, the Executive Director of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation, will guide participants through the complex process of envisioning and deploying a 1-to-1 program at your school. This pre-conference will help set the ground work for building a program at your school as well as setting a context for many of the sessions at the Un-Plugged Conference.

Registration will open in August concurrently with registration for ASB Un-Plugged 2010.

Pre-Conference description: 21 Steps for 21st Century Learning Workshop at ASB Un-Plugged (February 24, 2010)

A 1-to-1 initiative is both challenging and rewarding. It can lay a foundation on which new learning dynamics can be built. It can create a platform for reform, for re-imagining what school could be, and for building a more authentic, relevant and worthwhile learning environment for young people in the 21st Century.

However, to make this revolution in learning succeed, there are some essentials that must be followed. These essentials form the basis of the 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning Workshop.

Brought to you by the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation and led by 1-to-1 pioneer Bruce Dixon and AALF Executive Director Susan Einhorn, the 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning Workshop is based on the experiences of thousands of laptop schools around the world. The 21 Steps range from vision and goal setting through readiness assessments, project planning, pedagogical capacity building, change management, the 40+ 1-to-1 policies you need to consider, communications (including 140 questions parents may ask), service and support, laptop deployment and ongoing program development.

This intensive workshop is designed for school leaders – principals, CFOs, technology directors, pedagogical leaders - who have made the decision to start a 1-to-1 student laptop program and are at the early stages of the planning and implementation process. Attendees will leave prepared with a clear understanding of where to start and the steps they’ll need to follow as they develop their laptop/tablet programs.

As a participant, you will receive a digital copy of the 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning – A Framework for Effectively Implementing 1-to-1 booklet, the 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning Laptop Policy Handbook, as well as various tools for financial modeling and budgeting and for determining support and service needs. In addition, in the weeks leading to the conference, you will be able to view an online Elluminate presentation that will provide information on the history of 1-to-1 and the current impact 1-to-1 is having globally (Step 1 – Research). By working through some of the checklists and planners with your peers, you will have a better understanding of how to develop a 1-to-1 program focused on a strongly supported vision and culture across the whole school community, student-centered instructional practices and pedagogies, key issues and challenges around staff professional development strategies, and an effective technical infrastructure and support.


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