I would guess about a fourth of the MC POP membership is English teachers. That said, certainly some folks will be at the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) annual conference in Orlando, Flordia this coming weekend. If you are presenting something please comment below and let us know what curriculum you will be making POP!
In the meantime, a lot of NCTE folks on this Ning (including myself) are involved with the New Media Gallery. If you're into teaching with media - make sure you come and catch some of these great presentations on a day that happens to be my "getting older" day :) Special thanks to Frank Baker
for the text below.
NCTE New Media Gallery 2010 - ORLANDO FLORDIA
You’ve heard of blogs, wikis, and nings, but you’re wondering how to use them in your classroom? We have some exciting possibilities on exhibit at our New Media Gallery, Friday, November 19, 2010 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the Coronado Resort, Monterrey Room 1. Sponsored by NCTE’s Commission on Media, the New Media Gallery can be your “one-stop shopping” location for all things related to new literacies.
Session One 9:30am-10:45am
The World of Children's Media: Behind the Scenes of 21st Century Global Teaching and Learning
The narratives of children's media are often one of the first entries into their living literate lives. In the media-based city of Orlando we will explore how these narratives are created, their global reach and scope, and their educational underpinings and uses.
Dr. Elizabeth Fogel
Director of Education - The Walt Disney Company
PBS Kids Sprout - Comcast Corporation
Kristin Martin (tentative)
“My Weird School” - PBS
Dr. Renee Cherow-O’Leary
President, Education for the 21st Century
Session Two 11:00am-12:15pm
Writing for Media: Engaging Students, Supporting Curriculum
The panelists will demonstrate how departing from traditional forms and formats of composition can engage student writers and support the curriculum in powerful ways. Topics include online annotation and bookmarking, comics creation and scriptwriting, and screenplays.
Skyline Publishing Solutions, LLC - Montclair, NJ
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Jefferson HS - Bloomington, MN
New York City Department of Education, New York
Jennifer Powers - Green Mountain College
Session Three 12:30pm-1:45pm
The Writing's on The Wall: Engaging in Collaborative Learning Using Facebook
Using a case study from a 2009 collaboration between high school students and pre-service English teachers, audience members will learn how to use Facebook for collaborative, 21st century learning activities such as: writing mentorships, online literature circles, and multimedia projects.
West De Pere HS - De Pere, WI
Kent State University - Kent, OH
Session Four 2:30pm-3:45pm
The Secret Lives of Poets and Demagogues: Using Online Simulations and Collaboration to Strengthen Student Voice
"Dude, I just friended Cleopatra!" As online culture and interaction becomes part of our everyday experience, how can we utilize our students’ interest in the digital world to help them build writing skills? How can we harness the internet so that students use purposeful writing and social networking to interact with history and consider different perspectives? For nearly thirty years, The University of Michigan’s Interactive Communications and Simulations group has been creating mentored spaces where student creativity can be expressed and nurtured. Find out about the Place Out of Time (POOT) and International Poetry Guild projects, and meet members of The Live Poets Society, a product of this process wherein students’ writing voices are continually developing through their interactions with each other and with the world. This workshop will show you how interactive writing can help re-define the writing process and provide an engaging and meaningful experience for students: online, in your classroom, and in the community beyond your school.
ELA Teacher / Club Leader - Live Poets Society BX - Banana Kelly High School, Bronx NY
Islenia Reyes and Stephanie Jimenez
Student Representatives - Live Poets Society BX - Banana Kelly High School - Bronx, New York
Program Director, Interactive Communications & Simulations Group -Associate Professor of Education - University of Michigan – Flint
Program Director, Interactive Communications & Simulations Group -Lecturer in Educational Studies & Teacher Education - University of Michigan School of Education
Session Five 4:00pm-5:15pm
Within Technology / Without Technology
What can a teacher do when he or she doesn’t have easy access to technology? How can teachers differentiate instruction around the viewing of a single film or a single website when you’re only working with one screen instead of a class full of computers? What resource communities are available to teachers that want to explore multi-modal literacies with like-minded educators? How can you develop literacy skills through media? Prepare to engage your hands and minds in this session that shares differentiated methods and resources that give students “ways in” to complicated media messages.
Teachers College Columbia University /Aurora University /Making Curriculum Pop Ning
Stratford Middle School & Aurora University