|Klaipėda sessions:||Computer Science I - ESL||Computer Science II||Elementary Mathematics|
|Administration||Computer Science III - C++||Library Science||Dr. Grigonis seminars|
Summer - 2011
July 11 - 15 and July 18 - 22
Main theme: "The Integration of Technology Into the Curriculum"
Sessions A and B
Title: Ethics, Leadership and Educational Change
Target Audience: Directors and Assistant Directors of Lithuanian Schools
Course Description: The course material offered during this week will explore many of the approaches to defining Ethics, developing personal and group codes of Ethics and their suggested practical application by school administrators. The ability to provide effective leadership is correlated to the level of trust that leader has established with their staff, teaching personnel, parents and the community.
Providing effective leadership is most important when we look at Educational Change. Schools around the world have experienced change, sometimes due to changes in the world around them, and at other times, through a thoughtful and well organized process coming from within often referred to as school improvement. This course/seminar will look at education change and school improvement in other countries as well as in Lithuania. Participants are asked to bring samples of both change/improvement plans and assessments used to measure change and student learning to work with during the session.
· Ed Topar, B.A. Education/English, Business Consultant affiliated with IBM, Canon USA, Kean University
· Kristen Ross, Ed.D. Teacher, Principal and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Consultant for the Educational Service Center in Rockford, the Center for Best Practice in Chicago, and the Erickson Institute and Illinois State Board of Education.
II Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
A. Title: ESL and Computers Session A
Target Audience: 15 teachers English language teachers
Description: With the new and improved Google Apps and Microsoft Teacher Tools teachers and students can share email, calendars, collaborative web applications, online documents and more. Google Apps tools are available anytime there is an Internet-accessible computer and connection. The apps allow everyone to work together seamlessly and easily. Microsoft Teacher Tools can be downloaded and used any time. Applications of these tools in the teaching of English will be emphasized. Participants should have a Google account.
B. Title: Google Apps and other Internet tools in the Classroom Sessions A and B
Target Audience: Session A 15 teachers interested in using cutting edge technology in their classes
Session B 30 teachers interested in using cutting edge technology in their classes
Description: With the new and improved Google Apps and Microsoft Teacher Tools administrators, teachers, and students can share email, calendars, collaborative web applications, online documents and more. Google Apps are available anytime there is an Internet-accessible computer and connection, Microsoft Teacher Tools can be downloaded and used at any time. The apps allow everyone to work together seamlessly and easily. Participants will collaborate using Google sites, Google Docs and Google calendar. Using free word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software, participants will create, store, share, and collaborate with others. Participants should have a Google account.
III Computer Science
Title: Computer Science: C++ and Data Bases
Target Audience: 20 Computer Science teachers who want to change from teaching programming using Pascal to C++ and can bring a computer to the seminar.
Course Description: Comparisons will be made between Pascal and C++. Similarities and differences will be discussed. Practice in programming required assignments in C++ will be part of the program. The Microsoft ACCESS database will be discussed and practiced.
Sessions A and B
Title: Teaching Elementary Mathematics--Building Understanding, Knowledge and Applications
Target Audience: 24 Elementary School Teachers
Course Description: Focusing on new learning about how our Brains work to deal with Mathematics has important implications for how we should be teaching mathematics. In this course, we will explore this new learning and its implications for improving pedagogy related to mathematics learning for young children. We will focus on topics related to Numeracy; Geometry and Measurement; and Data Analysis. Participants will actively engaged individually and in small groups to work on problems and design strategies that they can take back to their own schools to improve student learning. The ASCD video "The Brain and Mathematics" will be the focus for our initial discussion and will continue to be referred to throughout the course. This course will also focus on the use of technological tools in building student learning and continued teacher development.
Lecturer: Dr. Barbara D. Henriques; Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, USA
Sessions A and B
Theme: The School Librarian as an Agent of Change in Lithuanian Schools
Audience: 25 school librarians and information specialists
Course Description: This course will assist new school librarians in understanding the need to become familiar with the policies and procedures for managing a school library as well as the role of the teacher of information literacy in the school. Materials have been developed over the years that will help guide new school librarians in the responsibilities of their new positions. In addition, experienced school librarians will work with others to continue to develop additional regional and national conferences for school librarians with an eye on Lithuania being selected as a future site for the International Association of School Librarians.
We will share new strategies for making the library the center of the school and in advocating the role of the library in the education of all students and teachers in the schools. Participants will create programs to demonstrate to teachers the benefit of the library in the education of students and how to best utilize the school librarian to plan and support learning goals across disciplines.
Aldona Paulanskiene, School Librarian, successfully planned and implemented the first School Librarians Conference in Lithuania with over 120 participants in Mazeikiai, Lithuania in April 2011
Blanche Woolls, MA, PhD, Director and Professor, School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA
Dr. Grigonis Special Education Program in
Special Education Program July 11-22, 2011
Title: Building Best Practices for the 21st Century in Special Education
These sessions will be held in a variety of
venues throughout the
Vilma Narkeviciene, Co-Director
Karl Janowitz, PhD Co- Director
Nancy Hanssen, Ed.D. Reading Specialist in the Pownal School District and Adjunct Faculty Member at University of San Diego in CA
Sue Kohfeldt, Educational Consultant and former teacher at Milan High School, Milan, MI
Virginija Duksiene, Special Education Teacher LT and A.P.P.L.E. Scholarship Recipient
Snieguole Velickiene, Special Education Teacher LT and A.P.P.L.E. Scholarship Recipient
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