Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tech Talk Taking Shape

The February 28, Tech Talk conference at Mercy High School is beginning to take shape.  Here are some of the planned sessions:

Passion-Based Learning With Everyday Technical Knowledge 
Keynote Presenter, Dr. Liz Kolb, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan who teaches courses on educational technologies in all the school's teacher certification programs.

Creating and Publishing eBooks on the iPad
Karen Bosch,  K-8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School. Apple Distinguished Educator.

iLearning.iFlexible.iPad: Ideas, Tools, and Resources That Amplify Student Learning
Joanne Rowe and Julia Alder,  Digital Age Curriculum Coaches for Birmingham Public Schools and national conference speakers.

"I Hate Copyright" ("Finding Public Domain and Creative Commons Images")
Larry Baker, Associate Principal at a Mercy High School and Apple Distinguished Educator

Weebly, Webquests, and more with Web
Stacey Sharp, Teacher at Marian High School and completing her Master’s in Educational Technology at Madonna University.

Student Presentations... iPad Style
Alison Kline-Kator, teacher at Mercy High School with MA Educational Technology) from University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she is currently a doctoral student.

Teaching Science in a Blended Format: Predictions and Perceptions
Dr. Jason Siko, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Grand Valley State University.

Web Portfolios for Students and Teachers Susan Smith, Art department Chairperson at Mercy High School, and also Mercy's team leader for Apple's Challenge Based Learning pilot in 2011.

Productivity Apps for the Busy Teacher
Zena Samona, science teacher at Our Lady of Sorrows School and B.S. from University of Michigan.

Check out the presentation details at

We are still accepting presentation proposals at the Tech Talk web site.

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