21st Century Skills – AASL and ISTE Standards Engaging Students in the Making of Good New Ideas
Jamie McKenzie, editor of From Now On –The Educational Technology Journal, and former Director of Libraries, Media and Technology (Bellingham, WA schools), asked me to share information about this professional learning opportunity.
Jamie is planning a series of seminars in various cities across the nation, and has scheduled a seminar for the Atlanta region on October 16, 2008, at the Hyatt Place Airport North. The focus of the seminar is on 21st Century Skills as well as the AASL and ISTE standards.
Take a look at the content for the day…
I hope to see many of you at GaCOMO in Athens, October 15-17. However, for those unable to attend GaCOMO, joining Mr. McKenzie in Atlanta “for an exciting day of hands-on learning activities devoted to the concepts of synthesis, invention, imagination, and novelty,” would provide an excellent professional learning opportunity.
When Jamie learned of the scheduling conflict with GaCOMO, he stated, “I am saddened, of course, that I will miss many of the teacher librarians because of the clash of dates and events. It is difficult to plan a 12 city tour without some conflicts, but I am still disappointed.
Fortunately, the seminar is aimed at a much wider group… (The seminar) would serve the cause of both AASL and ISTE standards if regular classroom teachers came to my seminar and learned how these standards apply to their assignments.”
Rosalind L. Dennis
Department of Educational Media
DeKalb County School System