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Thursday, January 24

6:00pm HKT

Dr. Larry Rosen -'21st Century Education and Understanding iGeneration and Generation “C” Learning: How Technology Rewires Brains and How We Can Best Teach Our Young Learners'

In this keynote address Dr. Rosen will provide an overview of how the rapid pace of technology has spawned “mini generations” of learners including the iGeneration and their younger brothers and sisters in Generation “C” who are defined by their technology choices. With an emphasis on how the brain processes information, coupled with an understanding of how technology impacts brain function, Dr. Rosen will examine media and technology use across generations including the use of smartphones, social media, electronic communication and multitasking. Citing research from his own laboratory and that of researchers around the globe, Dr. Rosen will provide a picture of today’s young learner and a prescription of how to education needs to adapt teaching strategies to better educate our iGeneration and Generation C teens and children. To quote Dr. Rosen, “The technology train has left the station and it is imperative that we modify our educational models to best educate this new high-tech learner in their preferred learning environments.”

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Dr. Larry Rosen

Professor of Psychology at California State University

Thursday January 24, 2013 6:00pm - 7:40pm HKT
Secondary Gym
Friday, January 25

9:00am HKT

Dr Nichole Pinkard 'Digital Youth Network: Developing 21st Century Learners Through the Integration of Overlapping Affinity Spaces'

We are living in the middle of a paradigm shift that is challenging our definition of what it means to be literate. The new media revolution is different from other technology revolutions with respect to the speed with which it is infiltrating all aspects of our personal and work lives and the degree to which it is affecting how and with whom we communicate (Jenkins, 2006; Gee, 2004). We now have affordable and usable technologies that have seeded the possibilities for the creation of spaces—at home, in the community, and online—where individuals work alone or collaboratively with family and local and global peers around topics of collective interest.

Through a mix of during school, afterschool, and online spaces, DYN provides youth opportunities to develop and apply new media literacy in ways that are personally and academically meaningful to them. Guided by more experienced student peers and professional adult artists/mentors trained in elements of pedagogy, students produce digital artifacts, share their products, and demonstrate new media skills and understandings. The DYN Learning Model is specifically organized to allow students to share, showcase, and critique media projects within the DYN community. Interactions between the learner, his or her peers, and adult mentors result in an environment in which the possession and demonstration of one’s new media literacy increases status and social capital.

In this talk we will present the DYN model, provide examples of implementation in formal and informal contexts, and provide evidence of the longitudinal impact of participation in DYN on students' development as literate citizens.

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Dr. Nichole Pinkard

Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago

Friday January 25, 2013 9:00am - 10:35am HKT
Secondary Gym

11:55am HKT

Dr. Jenny Lane - Keynote 3
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Dr. Jennifer Lane

Senior lecturer in the School of Education at ECU

Friday January 25, 2013 11:55am - 1:00pm HKT
Secondary Gym
Saturday, January 26

4:00pm HKT

Dan Meyer 'Teaching for Perplexity'

Given the infinite buffet table of tools and technology to
try out in the classroom, how do you decide what's worth
your and your students' time? Without some kind of
criteria guiding our selection, we'll spend years building
up a dusty closet of tools that looked good, promised a
lot, and didn't deliver. With that in mind, the presenter
will describe "perplexity," one of the scarcest resources
in the classroom, and how to pick tools and technology
to maximize it.

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Dan Meyer

Studying at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship

Saturday January 26, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm HKT
Secondary Gym