NMC On the Horizon > Rethinking the Roles of Educators

Dates: 6 August 2014 – 10:00am11:00am

This event has already occurred. You may now watch it on the NMC YouTube channel.

Join the NMC and our panel of Rethinking the Roles of Educators thought leaders on Wednesday, August 6  at 8am PT / 10am CT/ 11am ET (check for local time). This one-hour session was held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcasted live on YouTube. Participation is free for all attendees.

Education professionals are increasingly expected to be adept at a variety of technology-based and other approaches for content delivery, learner support, and assessment. Emerging approaches to learning call for them to act as guides and mentors. As this trend gathers steam, many institutions are reimagining the primary responsibilities of educators, librarians, and mueum staff. Hear perspectives from a panel of thought leaders on how this theme is materializing across different learning sectors and how it can be successfully addressed.

Meet the Panel

Panel Moderator: Alex Freeman, Director of Special Projects at the New Media Consortium

Alex Freeman has seven years of experience working with art museums in a leadership capacity. He manages the NMC’s Museum Initiative, which provides online training and timely research on a variety of emerging technologies being investigated and integrated by museums. Freeman is a co-author and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes technology uptake across global higher education, K-12 education, museums, and a number of other sectors and regions.

Christine Dipaulo, Innovation Specialist at String Theory Schools

Christine is an Innovation Specialist at String Theory Schools in Philadelphia. At String Theory Schools, Christine is the lead on building courses in iTunes U. All staff members are collaboratively creating courses combining the replacement of textbooks, lesson plans and teacher websites in an all in one model. Christine uses push in support and planning with faculty members to drive our “build it in real time” model of course creation. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class 2009 and currently serves on the ADE Advisory Board.

Kaela Hoskings, Director of Education at Artpace San Antonio

A creative thinker with a passion for all things art education, Kaela Hoskings is living her dream as the Director of Education at Artpace San Antonio. She combines her skills as a communicator, innovator, and collaborator to create connections among people, art, and big ideas. Before coming to Artpace, she experimented with her theories of engagement at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Hoskings serves as the Museum Division Chair for the Texas Art Education Association and is a Board Member for Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio.

John Ittelson, Professor Emeritus at the California State University, Monterey Bay

Dr. Ittelson was a faculty member for 30 years, first at CSU Chico and then as a founding faculty member at CSUMB. Additionally, he sits on the Boards of: Access Monterey Peninsula Cable Consortium, the CA ASCD: Pacific Metrics and the National Board of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CLIC). Currently John’s primary interest is in ePortfolio development and he serves as a senior consultant to the CalStateTEACH Project for CSUMB. John is just completing and eight month consultancy where he was the Acting Executive Director of the OEI (Online Education Initiative) for the California Community College Districts, a project of Foothill/DeAnza and Butte Community College Districts.

Joshua Mika, LRC Director at Beebe Elementary

Josh Mika is currently the Library Resource Center Director at Beebe Elementary in Naperville District 203.  He taught 4th & 5th grade in the regular ed classroom for eight years before transitioning into the library/media center for the past eight years.  Dr. Mika received a B.A. from Knox College, a Masters degree from Cambridge College, and a Doctorate of Education from Aurora University studying the mobile generation.  He has spoken at myriad national EdTech and Library Media conferences and also participates as an Instructor for Illinois ILEAD USA. Named to the Apple Distinguished Educators, Class of 2011, Dr. Mika currently serves on the US ADE Advisory Board which is responsible for planning and implementing annual summer institutes.
About the NMC On the Horizon Series
The “NMC on the Horizon” series reflects the research and work of the NMC Horizon Project in action. International panels of experts are convened across all education sectors to address the trends, challenges, and emerging technologies poised to significantly impact teaching and learning.