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Technology and 21st Century Learners to be Discussed
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June 30, 2003

Contact: Anne Bromley
(434) 924- 6861
TV contact: (434) 924-7550


More than 100 educators from around the state will be discussing effective integration of technology into Virginia’s classrooms, as well as trying it out with hands-on activities, at the Seventh Annual Policy Institute July 1 and 2.

Highlights of the conference, hosted by the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, include presentations on "21st Century Learners: Who Are They?" led by Barry Adams, an education technology consultant from Apple Computers, and "The Lap of Learning," an update on Henrico County’s laptop initiative.

The hands-on applications are based on the popular television show, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," with educational technology in large part contributed by Apple Computers. In this case, CSI stands for Curriculum Solutions Investigations. This workshop will allow participants to analyze a fictitious crime scene, using microscopes to uncover facts, digital cameras to record observations and computers to enter data.

All sessions will be held at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 1 and 8:30 a.m. to noon July 2.

The Seventh Annual Policy Institute is connected to a three-credit course, "Contemporary Policy Issues—Leadership in Technology," taught by associate professor Alfred Butler, and more than 100 educators from around the state are expected to attend. For details, call Amy Klekotka at (434) 924-0744.


POLICY INSTITUTE SCHEDULE


TUESDAY, JULY 1

8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Welcome

David Breneman, dean of the Curry School of Education
Carolyn Callahan, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership

8:45 a.m.
Overview of Conference

Alfred R. Butler, associate professor, Curry School of Education
Amy Klekotka, teaching assistant

9 a.m.
Twenty-First Century Leaders

Barry Adams, education technology consultant, Apple Computers

10 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
"The Lap of Learning," Henrico Public Schools

Patrick Kinlaw, director of staff development, Henrico Public Schools
Lynn Thorpe, director of elementary education, Henrico Public Schools

10:30 a.m.
The 21st-Century Backpack

Barry Adams

11:30 a.m.
Preparation and Instructions for Investigating the "Crime Scene" Hands-on Workshop

The Apple Team
This activity will combine collaborative learning with hands-on use of technology. Participants will learn how to integrate skill development with digital tools. The team will also link the exercise to the Virginia SOLs.

Noon
Lunch

Darden School dining room, Second floor

1 p.m.
CSI: Curriculum Solutions Investigations: An Overview

The Apple Team
This workshop will allow participants to analyze a fictitious crime scene, use USB microscopes to uncover facts, use digital cameras to record observations, conduct simple chemistry experiments, record data into supplied computers and build and publish a photo journal.

2 p.m.
Crime Scene Workshop

Participants will be divided into teams to observe and participate in this workshop.

4:30 p.m.
Adjourn


WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

8 a.m.
Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Reflections on the CSI-Curriculum Solutions Investigations

Graduate student teams report and discuss their workshop products and experiences

10 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
De-briefing and Questions

The Apple Team

11 a.m.
Planning Strategies for the 21st Century

Barry Adams
Noon
Adjourn

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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