Technology and 21st Century Learners to be Discussed
June 30, 2003
(434) 924- 6861
TV contact: (434) 924-7550
More than 100 educators from around the state will be discussing
effective integration of technology into Virginias classrooms,
as well as trying it out with hands-on activities, at the Seventh
Annual Policy Institute July 1 and 2.
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 Countys laptop initiative.
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.
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.
Seventh Annual Policy Institute is connected to a three-credit course,
"Contemporary Policy IssuesLeadership 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.
TUESDAY, JULY 1
Registration and Continental Breakfast
David Breneman, dean of the Curry School of Education
Carolyn Callahan, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership
Overview of Conference
Alfred R. Butler, associate professor, Curry School of Education
Amy Klekotka, teaching assistant
Twenty-First Century Leaders
Barry Adams, education technology consultant, Apple Computers
"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
The 21st-Century Backpack
Preparation and Instructions for Investigating the "Crime Scene"
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.
Darden School dining room, Second floor
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.
Crime Scene Workshop
Participants will be divided into teams to observe and participate
in this workshop.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
Reflections on the CSI-Curriculum Solutions Investigations
Graduate student teams report and discuss their workshop products
De-briefing and Questions
The Apple Team
Planning Strategies for the 21st Century