19th - 21st April 2012
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Forum Programme

PRE-CONFERENCE Skill-Building Workshops: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Room A  - Social Media & Professional Growth
Time Topics Presenter
9:00 - 10:45  Establishing a Professional LearningNetwork with Twitter  Chris O’Neal, Adjunct Professor 
10:45 - 11:00  Coffee/Tea Break 
11:00 - 12:45  Student Collaboration through SocialMedia and Backchanneling  James Buckingham 
12:50 - 13:45  Using Social Media to Promote DeeperLearning in Schools  Anna Batchelder
Founder & Chief Education Officer, Bon Education, UAE 

Room B - Technology in the Government Schools
Time Topics Presenter
9:00 - 10:45 Exploring Open Education Resources  Anna Batchelder, Founder & Chief Education Officer, Bon Education, UAE
10:45 - 11:00  Coffee/Tea Break  
11:00 - 12:45  iPod Touch in the Classroom  Cindy Crannell and Renee Williams
12:50 - 13:45  Improving student group collaboration/ accountability via etools  James Buckingham 


Room C - Leadership and Learning Challenges
Time Topics Presenter
9:00 - 10:45 Technology and Students with Learning Disabilities Chris Peters, ISTE Faculty Member
Associate Professor of Education & Director
South Carolina Centre of Excellence for Instructional Technology Training, USA 
10:45 - 11:00  Coffee/Tea Break   
11:00 - 12:45  Teaching with Ipads & ibook author Patrick Beyrouti
12:50 - 13:45 

Forum Day One: Friday, April 20, 2012

Time Topic Presenter(s)
9:55 Welcome and Introductions: Forum Overview and Welcome
Dr. Don Knezek, 2012 Conference Chair 
Programme overview and schedule Dr. Lynn Nolan, 2012 Program Chair 
10:15 Opening Featured Session: Mobile Learning: The Next Big Thing in Education Shadi Al Hasan 
11:15 Coffee & Tea Break   
11:45 Breakout Skill Sessions - Exploring Emerging Technologies and Strategies   
Room A  - Google Earth Chris Peters, ISTE Faculty Member
  Room B  - Unity 3D - Free Game Development for Students Dr. Bradley Young 
13:00 Break   
14:00 Global Buffet – Deep Dive with an Expert (Round One)  
14:30 Breakout Skill Sessions  
Room A  - Use of Microsoft Office Applications to Produce Interactive Learning Materials Richard Summerfield
  Room B  - Setting up your own Virtual Campus  Dr. Bradley Young
15:30 Coffee & Tea Break   
16:00 Breakout Skill Sessions  
Room A  - Teacher Education and Video Conferencing Dr. Patrick Dougherty
  Room B  - Localization of Innovative Global Resources Peter Schneider
16:45 Identify Challenges
In small groups identify challenges you would like to talk about tomorrowmorning when you return. 
17:15 Conversations with Panelists and Delegates
What questions do you have of the presenters or other delegates?
What would you like to know more about?
Do you have other observations you would like to share?

Forum Day Two: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time Topic Presenter(s)
9:50 Welcome and Challenge Discussion  
10:30 Getting to know ISTE Dr. Lynn Nolan
10:50 Opening Featured Session
Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
Dr. Fida Atallah and Dr. Jase Inaty
11:15 Coffee & Tea Break   
12:00 Breakout Skill Sessions - Exploring Emerging Technologies and Strategies
  Room A  - Integrating Digital Images and Video Across the Curriculum Chris Peters, ISTE Faculty Member 
  Room B - Practical Technology Integration Strategies for the Classroom Dr. Rana Tamim
13:15 Break   
14:15 Global Buffet - Deep Dive with an Expert (Round Two)  
14:15 Mobile Phones in the Classroom: Distraction or Learning Tool? Student panel, led by
Dr. Jacqueline Stephens,
Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Men’s College 
16:00 Coffee & Tea Break   
16:20 Breakout Skill Sessions   
Room A  - Technology Showcase - Sponsored Feature  
  Room B  -  Teacher's Tour of Web 2.0 Sites Chris O'Neal
17:00 Conference Closing and Sharing  


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