[NHDOE-ETNews] NH Summit Seeks Student Participation on May 26-28 !!!

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Mon May 24 17:45:01 EDT 2010

Dear Educator: 


On the evening of May 26th an unprecedented statewide conversation will
begin in New Hampshire among educators, administrators, and teacher
educators about the ways in which schools and educator preparation
programs should best be transformed to equip children with the skills
needed for citizenship, lifelong learning, and economic opportunity in
the 21st century.  More than a dozen statewide New Hampshire
organizations (see www.nhsummit.org <http://www.nhsummit.org> )  and 14
institutions of higher education that prepare future educators and their
school partners have come together to co-host a two and a half day
invitational summit on "redefining educator development for 21st century
learners" and held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester,


The steering committee for this event has highlighted the importance of
involving K-12 students in summit discussions. Thanks to technology,
this will be possible as an in-school activity, hosted by a school-based
educator. The schedule below indicates a partial list of the plenary
sessions during which we hope to engage NH students. Sessions will be
video-streamed live and then archived. During the live sessions,
students are encouraged to post comments about the presentation and
discussion on the summit blog. 


One key feature of the summit will be live viewing of blog and Twitter
comments as they are projected onto interactive whiteboards provided by
Promethean. Teams of PreK-12 and Higher Education representatives (P-20
teams) will use the student input gathered from these comments to inform
their strategic planning work at the summit. Since much of this
information will be available for public viewing, we suggest that your
students identify themselves in blog posts only by their first name and
the name of the district. Please visit the Summit Live section of the
website at www.nhsummit.org/Summit-Live
<http://www.nhsummit.org/Summit-Live>  for a link to the summit blog,
the streaming video, and more. And thank you for your assistance in
engaging students in this vital conversation!


NH Summit Plenary Sessions with Streaming Video

May 26, 2010  7:30 PM    Keynote address by Tom Carroll, president of
the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, on the
National Imperative to Transform Educator Development, Schooling and the
Role of Teachers. 

May 27, 2010  8:15 AM    Keynote address by Stephen Jury, vice-chairman
for the Promethean Corporation Board of Directors, on the Global
Imperative to Transform Teaching, Learning and Educator Development

May 27, 2010  9:15 AM    Presentation by Milton Chen, senior fellow at
the George Lucas Education Foundation, on Inspiring Examples of 21st
century schooling and educator development

May 27, 2010  4:45 PM    Keynote address (via Skype) by Paul Resta,
co-chair of UNESCO's global task force on information and communication
technologies in teacher education, on Strategies to Enhance Educator
Development for Digital Age Learners

May 28, 2010  8:30 AM    Keynote address by Chris Dede, Harvard
University, on research about ways in which technology can transform
teaching, learning and educator development

May 28, 2010  11:35 AM Closing remarks by Nicholas C. Donohue, President
& CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation






Dr. Cathy Higgins, State Educational Technology Director
Office of Educational Technology
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
Voice: 603-271-2453 *** Fax: 603-271-1953 
OET Website: www.nheon.org/oet <http://www.nheon.org/oet> 
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