Register for the PA Association for Middle Level Education (PAMLE) / PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) State Conference here: http://pamle.org/conference2017
Dr. Robert Furman will be presenting two sessions on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
1:45 – 2:45 PM Motivating the Reluctant Reader Through Technology
In this exciting presentation, Dr. Rob delivers a fresh approach to integrating modern technology and reading, making them completely complementary. Dr. Rob presents many technological resources that can easily be introduced into the 21st classroom; from websites, to video conferencing, to ‘apps’, in order to bring a new, refreshing approach to reading. Further, Dr. Rob discusses practical applications for each of these resources, bringing to light ways educators and schools can use these resources in an appropriate, budget-friendly, effective manner to see a shift in active reading among their students.
3:00 – 4:00 PM Are You Future Ready?
Education is the wild west of the 21st century and I could not choose a more exciting time to be in education. This presentation will discuss various ways to look at change and the necessary skills needed in the 21st century. Might it be time for an Education revolution?
What does it mean to you to be future ready? 20 years ago occupations were very different and I’m not sure anyone would have hired you to be a professional video game player. What does a future ready student think about the future of being a doctor, teacher, scientist or video game player? How have the definitions of those occupations changed or could change over the next 50 years? Over the next 50 years it has been said that our information and data will increase tenfold? How much new knowledge will we have? What new technology will you see and use? How do you get prepared for a future that is more unknown than in any time in history?
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