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Friday, July 29 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Collaborative Teaching Across Geographical Boundaries

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As teacher-leaders, we created a blog called teachersfortomorrow.net where we leave our own digital footprints. This website serves as a depository of professional reflections, a place where we offer a glimpse into our classrooms. Our goal is to use our experiences with technology and curriculum to help other teachers create the classroom of tomorrow. In our schools, students of tomorrow collaborate on projects, scaffold information and create personal connections not bound by distance or socioeconomic status. Living and learning in school districts nearly thirty miles apart, our students interact weekly via Skype, a shared classroom blog, student blogs and GoogleDocs.  In our schools, both students and teachers are making digital footprints worth following.

 


Speakers
avatar for D. Garth Holman

D. Garth Holman

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Beachwood Middle School
Garth Holman and Mike Pennington have a combined twenty-five years 7th grade social studies teaching experience. Garth currently teaches in Beachwood City Schools where he piloted their 1:1 initiative ten years ago. Mike teaches for Chardon Local Schools and is currently piloting a connected classroom. Their collaboration started six years ago and has expanded to include their students. Every year Mike and Garth connect their students from two... Read More →
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Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year I became a 7th grade world history teacher at Chardon Local Schools and Garth and I co-taught between our two districts for the next 8 years. Our students... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2011 8:30am - 9:45am
Berkeley/Clarendon - 2nd Floor