Dec 3- Netbooks: Going 1:1

December 3, 2009
There are 2 sessions to choose from
  • Session 1:3:30 to 5:00
  • Session 2 8:00 to 9:30
Topic: Why on earth wouldn’t you go 1-to-1?
A computer in the hands of every student facilitates the evolution of curriculum to a student-centered, student-engaging, socially-collaborative curriculum. Having been 1-to-1 for 16 months, my faculty would say teaching without computers is far more difficult and the learning far more limited than what exists in a 1-to-1 program. Netbooks offer a powerful and affordable alternative to ubiquitous access. This session will allow us to explore the possibilities of a 1-to-1 netbook program.

Facilitator: Elizabeth Helfant is the Upper School Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Mary Institute Country Day School, a K-12 institution with a 1-to-1 Tablet PC program in 7-12 that will will soon be expanded to grades 5-6 with netbooks. She has been a teacher for twenty-two years, ten of which have been spent as a faculty member at MICDS. Helfant played an integral role in planning and executing MICDS's 1:1 program, using tablet PCs and DyKnow.

Enrollment is open for teachers in the schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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