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AzTEA’s Way Out West (WOW)

Posted by kcaise on May 4, 2012 in Classroom 2.0 LIVE!, conferences, online events |

Saturday, May 5th the Westside AzTEA chapter of Arizona’s ISTE is hosting a free virtual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) conference that will be free and held in Blackboard Collaborate. My friend and fellow Classroom 2.0 LIVE co-host, Peggy George, is one of the virtual technology conference organizers. As usual, there will be a STEAM smackdown at 1PDT to sign up to share a web tool and join the fun. Check out the announcement below and consider attending – you won’t be disappointed!

The moment you have been waiting for is HERE!
AzTEA’s Way Out West (WOW)
2012 Virtual Technology Conference
is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:00am-3:30pm PDT

The Conference theme is: “Steaming Ahead with Common Core!” and our day starts at 8 am PDT with opening and our keynote speaker, Sarah Galetti, presenting “Seismic Shifts in the Educational Landscape”.  Sarah is the Director of the PARCC Implementation of Common Core Standards at AZ Dept. of Ed.  The day includes inspirational speakers and practical technology tools for classroom use. (see www.aztea.org for a quick preview)

The conference is FREE and virtual (hosted on Blackboard Collaborate), so you can participate from home or with friends if you invite them in. Registration on Moodle is required to be able to access the links for each session. http://aztea.org/moodle Please register early to prevent last-minute login problems so you don’t miss anything.

  • Browse the speakers and topics, be inspired by the featured presenters, introduce yourself and communicate with other participants in the virtual forums, and contribute to your own personal/professional learning.
  • A really fun “Smackdown” will take place at 1:00 and we’re looking for people to share favorite Web 2.0 STEAM resources. A Smackdown is a fast and furious presentation that can be shared in a web tour in Blackboard Collaborate. You will have 2-3 minutes to show and tell about your resource. More details on the Moodle site FAQ page and also on the sign-up form. Sign up here for Smackdown: http://hnyctt.me/WOWVTC-STEAMSmackdownSignup
It’s all at your fingertips! One-hour professional development certificates will be available for participation in each session.  All sessions will be recorded and archived following the conference for future review or reference. Help us spread the word by sharing our attached flyer with your “regular” professional development learning network/community.

Emil Pluhar, Conference Chair
Peggy George,
 Blackboard Collaborate and Moodle Volunteer GURU for the WOW Conference

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