Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

K-12 Computing Teachers Equity Workshop Scholarship Applications Open

April 6, 2011

I’m passing along details about the CSTA/ABI Equity Conference Scholarships.  I attended the first of these, and I presented as part of a panel discussion last year.  If you are interested in attending, CSTA and ABI have received grant money to provide travel assistance described below, but you must act fast.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 K-12 Computing Teachers Workshop.  The workshop will be held at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC) in Portland, Oregon on November 11-12, 2011.  The K-12 workshop is hosted in Partnership with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) and will be the third K-12 teachers workshop held at the GHC.  We hope that this year’s theme “Extending Our Reach: New Tools for Engaging all Students” will provide for a fun and engaging workshop.

For details, reference the workshop agenda. Space is limited for the workshop. Teachers who wish to participate in the workshop and apply for a scholarship to support their travel costs must submit an application.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2011. All applicants will be notified on June 15, 2011.

Registration for the workshop is $40 and includes Grace Hopper Conference activities.  Registration costs will be waived for teachers who are awarded a scholarship to help support their travel costs.  Scholarship awards (to be reimbursed after the conference) include shared hotel for 2 nights, airfare, ground transportation, mileage or gas up to the amount of the travel award. Participants who live less than 1 hour from the conference hotel will not receive hotel accommodations as part of their scholarship and are not eligible to be reimbursed for hotel expenses.

Discover Arkansas History

October 27, 2010

I’m presenting the Prezi portion of this workshop next weekend.  It promises to be a good mix of content, technology, and hands-on exploration.  It’s offered at no cost, and they’re covering lunch!  Hope to see you there!

Join Discovery Education’s Arkansas Leadership Council for a fabulous event on Saturday, November 6, 2010, as we explore Hot Springs, the perfect site to learn about Arkansas History. Hot Springs has a colorful heritage and the honor of having one of the first national parks. This event, which focuses on Arkansas History, emphasizes how Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus can be used to supplement the Arkansas History curriculum.

During this event we will be teaching participants how to use Discovery media in Prezi, a presentation editor used to create live and online presentations. Participants will be encouraged to take photographs of the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, and numerous other historic buildings, artifacts, and primary sources that surround the downtown area. Participants will then be able to include these photographs in their Arkansas history Prezi. The event will also include a presentation from the Director of the Garland County Historical Society as well as a National Park tour of the Fordyce Bathhouse. The event will finish with lunch at the historic Brickhouse Grill.

The entire event is sponsored by Discovery Education and is completely free to the first 25 participants who register at

Arkansas Technology Institute

April 29, 2010

I got word today that the Arkansas Technology Institute has a few remaining vacancies for sessions in June and July.  I participated in the institute in 2007, and I coached teams in 2008 and 2009.  Participants work together to learn to integrate technologies including video production, web design, and other multimedia into frameworks-based lessons that are then published to the web.

Upon completion, participants return to their districts as newly-minted AETN ATI Certified Institute Trainers who lead sessions for their colleagues.  Participants are reimbursed for travel, lodging, and meals, and they receive 30 hours of technology professional development credit.  Additionally, participants can earn graduate credit through the University of Central Arkansas.

If you’re interested in attending, hurry!  Space is limited.  More information can be found on the ATI website.