A Chicken in Every Pot, and a Social Scientist in Every Classroom: Political Tools for Creation and Collaboration

NMCA Workshop

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This workshop is being held at an event:
2016 NMC Summer Conference
06/13/2016 - 06/16/2016
MAGIC Center 159 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester Rochester, NY 14623
NMCA Workshop Schedule:
06/14/2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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In an electoral year in the USA, it’s a given that candidates will use every tool developed by political science in order to gain an edge. But what if we were to use those same tools to rethink and reshape what goes on in classrooms, schools and universities? In this hands-on workshop we will apply a set of models and methods from political science to a broad range of scenarios, from crafting new structures for collaboration, to providing insights into student learning. And, much as in the general election, a bit of game-playing will also be in order…

A Chicken in Every Pot and a Social Scientist in Every Classroom: Political Tools for Creation and Collaboration

Interest Level:
 Tuesday 14th of June 2016 09:00 AM — 12:00 PM EDT
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Ruben Puentedura

Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting practice based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over twenty-five years at a range of K-20 educational institutions, as well as health and arts organizations. He is the creator of the SAMR model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education, which currently guides the work of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, as well as multiple other projects throughout the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia. He is also the author of the EdTech Quintet, a categorization of the core technology toolset required for education derived from the Horizon Report. His current work explores new directions in mobile computing, digital storytelling, learning analytics, and educational gaming, focusing on applications in areas where they have not been traditionally employed.