The College of Education is inviting students and professional educators to attend the Teaching in the 21st Century (T21) spring speaker series. Taking place through April 26, speaker sessions will allow attendees to learn from educators specializing in classroom technology.

The seminars are free and open to education majors, professional educators, and all faculty and staff. Registration is required.

Participants can expect to be challenged to examine the value of new methods for students that utilize many different devices and software. A range of topics will be discussed, including the integration of iPads into K-12 curriculum and techniques for effectively engaging students with visual impairments.


This week’s  presentation will be given by Mike Jones and Jayme Cocora and is titled: Making the Most of Media.  The presentation will take place on Friday April 12, at 1 p.m. in the Exploratorium, DeGarmo 309.

Attendees will be shown several ways to find, manipulate and publish a variety of media files for the classroom. Media discussed will be print, eBooks, video, podcast and audio files. We will also discuss ways to incorporate media in the classroom to benefit the most students.

The next presentation will be on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m.  by Brian Wojcik. His presentation is titled Finding Tools to Support Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

Wojcik says that UDL focuses on planning and implementing learning experiences that are flexible to meet individual learner needs.  He is dedicated to helping teacher education students learn how technologies can be utilized as tools to help realize UDL in the classroom. “Understanding what technologies are available to meet student needs across content areas and developmental levels is a first step in achieving UDL in school settings,” said Wojcik.

Come to his workshop to learn about a variety of tools that are FREE or low-cost that can be used to meet the the needs of diverse learners.

The last two presentations will be on Friday, April 19 (Student Response Systems with Jennifer Kane and Mandy Stalets) and April 26 (iPads: A Motivating and Apropriate Learning Tool in Early Childhood Classrooms with Cassandra Mattoon).

To learn view the full schedule of session descriptions, and to REGISTER, please visit the T21 website.  To receive news and updates about the seminars and other events, such as T21Con,

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