Spring Institute Call for Proposals
Published:March 26, 2009
Call for Proposals - MLTI 2009 Online Spring Institute
“Pictures Sounds Numbers Words”: Teaching and Learning with Technology
May 4 – 7, 2009
The 2009 Spring Teacher Institute will take place on May 4-7, 2009. Completely online, it will feature former Maine Governor Angus King as the keynote speaker, in addition to many engaging workshop sessions conducted by, and for, educational professionals interested in teaching and learning with technology.
Using web-based technologies to communicate and collaborate, this event is for educators interested in engaging in conversation around teaching and learning with technology. The theme of the conference is “Pictures Sounds Numbers Words: Teaching and Learning with Technology.” This event offers an opportunity for sharing and discussing examples of best practice using technology to creatively teach and inspire.
Workshops will be recorded and made available for viewing after the live event has concluded. Conversations started will be extended beyond the event through online discussions where participants and viewers can ask questions, provide solutions, and contribute additional resources. All workshop presenter resources will also be made available for download.
Workshop topics should include...
Creative and imaginative professional development opportunities to share. Interdisciplinary connections and creative thinking in Maine Learning Results content areas utilizing technology. Innovative instruction, curriculum and assessment. A link between at least one arts discipline (music, dance, theater or visual art) and at least one other content area from the MLR’s (Career and Education Development, English Language Arts, Health Education and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, World Languages) is encouraged. Unique learning opportunities for educators utilizing technology to impact teaching and learning for all students. Collaborative presentations are encouraged!
Sessions will each be one hour in length, and will be conducted using interactive Adobe Connect web-conferencing software. Training and support in becoming familiar with the Adobe Connect environment for presenters and participants will be provided prior to the conference dates. Participants and presenters will need to have broadband Internet access. The major focus of this call for proposals is grades 7-12 educators, but all are welcome. Applicants whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the conference will receive a stipend of $250 per presenter.
Proposals should be either submitted online at: http://maine.gov/mlti/events/springinstitute/
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Name Email Phone School Role Title of Session 1-2 sentence description Brief description (approx. 100 words) Bio (approx. 50 words) Proposals will be accepted up until April 12th, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by April 17th.
The MLTI Team