About the speaker:
Alan November is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leader in education technology. Each July, he leads the Building Learning Communities conference, which attracts leading educators from around the world to Boston to discuss the best innovative and practical learning resources for schools. He is co-founder of the Institute for Education Leadership and Technology at Stanford University.
As practitioner, designer and author, Alan has guided schools, government organizations and industry leaders as they plan to improve quality with technology. Alan is the author of Who Owns the Learning?, the best-selling book, Empowering Students with Technology and Web Literacy for Educators. He began his education career as a science and math teacher and a residential dorm counselor on an island reform school in Boston Harbor. He has been a director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant and university lecturer. He is most proud of being named one of the first McAuliffe Educators, an award program sponsored by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education. Teachers are nominated by others and chosen through a national search.
Every educator wants to solve this riddle: What can I do to engage my students in learning? How can I make school more relevant to them? Find out how to energize even your most disengaged students with Alan’s thoughtful approach to bringing technology in the classroom.
- Bringing authentic problems to the classroom
- Helping your students find an authentic audience for their work
- Providing real-time feedback and recorded feedback
- Helping students learn from each other with student-designed tutorials
- Guiding students in finding their learning jobs and creating their legacy
- How to navigate social tools to connect students with peers and experts around the world
- How to guide students in building global research teams to look critically at global events and ideas