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Developing Your Mobile Learning Landscape – From Readiness to Digital Citizenship

Product code: EVTIPConnectED
Topics: Tools, STEM, Project-based learning, Personalized learning, Online learning, Digital citizenship, Curriculum, BYOD, 1:1, Standards, Mobile learning
Length: Approx. 60 min.

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Webinar recording from Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

"Developing Your Mobile Learning Landscape – From Readiness to Digital Citizenship"  presented by Justina Nixon-Saintil, Yolanda Ramos, Helen Crompton, Jenna Linskens, and Brandon Olszewski.

This webinar will introduce a powerful new professional learning experience for teachers, tech coaches, and administrators who are interested in bringing their school up to digital age standards. The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA) is a free, facilitated, online professional learning course for educators focusing on developing mobile learning at the school or district level. Funded by ConnectED partner the Verizon Foundation and designed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), this 10-week course covers key areas for mobile learning integration efforts, including assessing institutional readiness, frameworks on technology integration, mobile lesson development, management strategies, and digital citizenship. Successful completion of the course also results in CEU’s from Johns Hopkins School of Education for participants; all at no cost to schools and districts! Come and meet ISTE faculty to develop your own understanding about mobile learning, and learn about an amazing opportunity to take mobile learning at your school to the next level!

Authors/Contributors:


Justina Nixon-Saintil

Bio: Verizon Foundation director Justina Nixon-Saintil develops, implements and measures the organization’s education programs for both K-12 and higher ed. She also builds partnerships with premier nonprofits to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom, provide mobile app development training for students and develop educational content for mobile devices. After receiving her B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Buffalo and her M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business, she worked as an engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy until she joined Verizon in 1996. She became an ASPEN First Movers Fellow in 2013, is a member of Jack and Jill of America and serves as a LULAC National Education Service Center board member as well as the Business/ Education Council of the Conference Board.

 

Yolanda Ramos

Bio: Dr. Yolanda Ramos has more than 20 years of experience including 12 years in the information and learning technologies private sector industry. Yolanda has played key roles for outstanding organizations in the areas of information worker, eLearning, professional learning design and school technology leadership. Yolanda served as director of bilingual education services for Bridgeport Public Schools in Bridgeport, Connecticut, director of academic services for the Puerto Rico Department of Education, as education regional manager for Oracle and Microsoft Latin America. At ISTE she leads the development, implementation, and assessment of high quality professional learning programs and for building a vibrant and growing portfolio of offerings to meet the needs of educators in the use of technology to support teaching, learning, and leadership. She earned her PhD and MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University.

 

Helen Crompton

Bio: Helen Crompton,Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University, Virginia. Professor Crompton with over 16 years in the classroom is a keen researcher and educator in the field of instructional technology. She gained her PhD in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research is focused on mobile learning and the effective integration of technology into K-12 education. Dr. Crompton works as a consultant for two United Nations Agencies (United Nations, Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: UNESCO and International Telecommunication Union: ITU) to research, author and edit publications summarizing research on mobile learning. Dr. Crompton is also a faculty member for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), teaching the ISTE Standards academy, consulting, and recently designing ISTE’s self –paced Mobile Learning Academy and Verizon’s Mobile Learning Academy.

 

Brandon Olszewski

Bio: Brandon Olszewski, Ph.D., specializes in educational program evaluation using qualitative and quantitative methods with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and education technology in K-16 environments. His methodological expertise includes longitudinal and multilevel modeling, item analysis (classical and Rasch modeling), interviews, observations, and conversation analysis. He has worked on a variety of educational initiatives, including the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers and Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring grants, Earning for a Lifetime and Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education grants, and the Hewlett-Packard Catalyst project. His 2009 dissertation examined the politics of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s small-school conversion efforts and its effects on teachers’ work in Oregon. Olszewski earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oregon, where he teaches online courses for on the sociology of education and complex organizations. He is a research and evaluation associate at ISTE.

 

Jenna Linskens

Bio: Jenna Linskens is a Senior Educational Consultant with ISTE’s Professional Services team. She provides staff development trainings and support in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning to K-12 and higher education communities. Jenna has over 18 years of teaching experience as an elementary educator and professor of Educational Technology at Marian University, Wisconsin. Jenna is a Google Certified Educator and Google Certified Teacher (GTAUK 2014). She has been called an "Ed Tech Rockstar" and has presented internationally, at state and at national education conferences around the United States. Jenna has a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently earning an Educational Doctorate in Technology and E-Learning through Northcentral University, Arizona.