Tuesday, May 15, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mesa Community College
About the Conference
Theme: Next Generation Maricopa
Mark your calendar for Maricopa Community College's premier learning technology event on May 15, 2012 at Mesa Community College. The program will include track and poster sessions, presentations, round tables, and more. Topics will include online, hybrid, blended or other modes of technology enhanced learning, emerging Internet and Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning, new and emerging technologies, technology applications that facilitate communication and collaboration, instructional models for collaboration in virtual worlds (Second Life, Open SIMS, etc.), distance learning including mobile learning, open content and open source, E-portfolios and other assessment tools, student success and assessment strategies in online learning, online learning resources (library, learning centers, etc.), and many more. Wireless access will be available, so please bring your favorite mobile device so that you can participate in the social networking of the conference!
This event has been pre-approved for 6 clock hours of Faculty Professional Growth.
About the Speakers
Punya Mishra is a professor of educational technology and director of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on the theoretical, cognitive and social aspects related to the design and use of computer-based learning environments. He has worked extensively in the area of technology integration in teacher education which led to the development (in collaboration with M. J. Koehler) of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, which has been described as “the most significant advancement in the area of technology integration in the past 25 years.” He has received over $4 million in grants, published over 45 articles and book chapters and edited two books.
Dr. Mishra is an award-winning instructor who teaches courses at both the masters and doctoral levels in the areas of educational technology, design and creativity. He is a gifted, creative and engaging public speaker, having made multiple keynote and invited presentations for associations and conferences nationally and internationally. He is also an accomplished visual artist and poet.
For more information, visit http://punyamishra.com/
Marco Antonio Torres has taught high school for ten years, and has been media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom, Marco Torres is also a professional filmmaker and photographer who uses these digital storytelling skills to add value to his curriculum. He has been recognized locally and internationally, including being honored as a California Teacher of the Year for his accomplishments in the classroom and for the use of technology to empower minority students. In 2009, he received the National Innovation Award at the Education Inaugural Ball. Torres is an advocate for more collaboration between the media arts world and education and was recruited to serve as a board member for the George Lucas Educational Foundation to promote digital technology. Torres has presented at numerous conferences throughout the world and his practical workshops help teachers push their teaching and learning to new exciting levels. In addition, many television, radio, online magazines, books, and news periodicals have highlighted his media rich program.