Become a 21st Century Teacher: Social Media and Twitter
Understanding social media and the impact it has had on our society and information landscape should be the goal of every educator. Many educators have heard the term social networking, but most are not really sure what it means or the potential that it has to inform, communicate and collaborate, especially in education.This workshop will start with a focus on social media in general and then address Twitter and how it can be used for professional development, classroom instruction and collaboration. You will leave this workshop a connected educator.
Presenter: Samantha Morra is an experienced K-12 NJ educator, technology coordinator and school administrator. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and has presented at the state and national levels for organizations such as the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE), EduCon, and Tech Forum NY and Boston. She currently serves as an advisor for the New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative (NJECC) and has written articles for ISTE’s Learning & Leading with Technology publication and has contributed to Web 2.0 How-To for Educators by Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum. Samantha’s views on 21st century learning and teaching have been quoted in the New York Times and Star Ledger and selected projects/initiatives were featured on NJN’s Classroom Close Up and on the ABC Network special issues on education. She is passionate about technology and its potential to continue to transform education and support teacher and student learning.
Samantha’s workshops will be held from 8:30-2:00 in Hutchinson Hall Room 307-308 at the Kean University, Union Campus. A continental breakfast will be served and participants may bring a brown bag lunch.
We strongly encourage registrants to “bring your own device” (BYOD), but some computers are available, if needed. Note that workshop sessions are limited to 20-25 registrants to allow for ongoing interactive hands-on experiences.