A Teacher in Your Pocket: Learn How to Build a 24/7 Classroom that Drives Student Engagement and Achievement
Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Editor-at-Large
Date: March 24, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am PST
Duration: One hour (15 mins for Q&A)
Today’s classroom is filled with students who have unique learning styles and needs. Districts across the county are implementing educational technology to attempt to address this diversity and transform the educational experience, but what is the real ROI of all of this technology? How do you implement a single technology that addresses the differentiated instructional needs for your students? What is the impact of this technology on your own effectiveness and efficiency in the classroom or district office?
Along with instructional technology expert, Dr. Andy Van Schaack, we will consider the plethora of tools being used in today’s classrooms and the factors that influence their impact on student and educator achievement. Then, hear from one pioneering district that is having game-changing results with a single low-cost, low-tech tool that allows them to build a 24/7 classroom that provides:
- Students with unlimited access to classroom instruction.
- Educators with an efficient way to create customized instruction, easily monitor student progress and create a collaborative environment that drives achievement.
- Administrators with a scalable way to extend staff training and knowledge sharing.
The presenter, Dr. Andy Van Schaack’s, professional experience bridges the worlds of high technology and academia. Early in his professional career, Andy served as technical support engineer and sales manager for Apple Computer and Echelon Corporation in California and Tokyo, Japan. Andy was the founder of three start-up companies that each focused on the development and distribution of educational technologies, including Cerego Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, where he served as chief science officer and invented and patented several of the company’s core technologies. He is currently an internationally sought after instructional technology expert and assistant professor at Vanderbilt University, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in research methods, instructional design, and the use of technology to support teaching and learning in the classroom.
Andy Van Schaack, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development