We are moving quickly to refocus our community conversation in regards to technology. To this end, we need parental input. Please try to attend Thursday night’s presentation that concludes with an audience discussion of students, classrooms, and the technologies they need.
Parent Technology Night
October 2, 2008 … 7:00-8:30 pm … BHS Auditorium
Title: 21st Century Learning Technologies
The 21st century learner and his/her environment are continually discussed in articles and conferences – but why?
ü Learn what the 16 trends in education are now
ü Learn of the 7 implications of future technologies on classrooms
ü Realize the impacts of these trends on students and classrooms
ü Why is this topic a big deal now?
Bio: Dr. Charles B. Swaim
Since founding Eperitus (www.eperitus.com) in 2001, Chuck has worked with public and private, K-12 and higher education institutions to provide instructional technology strategies and implementations. He also founded the OneNet Alliance (www.onenetalliance.com) and One for Education (www.one4ed.org). Eperitus is an educational research and consulting firm based in Richmond, Virginia with a second office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Through Eperitus, Chuck works with educational leaders across the United States and Canada toward obtaining their preferred future. Working in collaboration with instructional leaders and technology directors, Chuck’s projects have shown demonstrated savings in excess of $3 million in the past five years. The most notable projects include the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, a regional distance learning network design, and centralized wireless LANs. In addition, he is a leading professional futurist in education and a member of the World Futurist Society. He has spoken at national instructional technology conferences on strategic technology initiatives and designs, and was a faculty member of Harcourt’s Connected Classroom. Chuck attended the College of William and Mary, holds an MBA – Technology Management, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.