Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page: http://www.learncentral.org/event/134859
Karen Hume is a well known Canadian teacher, administrator, author, speaker, and workshop leader. The winner of three “Teacher of the Year” awards, Karen draws from her wealth of experiences and extensive knowledge base to provide focused, practical, and inspiring support to teachers and administrators.
Karen has her M.Ed. in curriculum and teacher development, has been a member of a university research group funded to investigate the role of talk in the classroom, and is a member of the editorial board of an online action research journal.
Karen Hume has written 6 professional development books for teachers. Her latest publication is Tuned Out: Engaging the 21st Century Learner (Pearson Canada, 2010). Her previous best-sellers include Start Where They Are, and Evidence to Action. Karen’s writing, workshop facilitation, and keynote addresses revolve around differentiated instruction, which she sees as an organizing framework for everything that happens in teaching and learning at all levels of a school system.
The Tuned Out book and its website are fabulous resources, showing you how to realize an invigorated, student-focused classroom that takes full advantage of today’s digital technologies. Teachers and students today need to be creative, flexible and collaborative learners, and Hume explains how to make this happen. - Don TapscottKaren has launched a new website and blog at www.karenhume.ca, and her Twitter handle is @humekaren. She invites teachers to join the conversation!