June 10th: A Day of learning led by Dean Shareski
Troester Media Center, 8:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch on your own from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Bio: Dean Shareski is a Digital Learning Consultant for Prairie South School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada. He also teaches pre-service teachers at the University of Regina. Dean is known for working with teachers and students in understanding the power of the Read/Write web. His modeling of open and generous sharing in the broader education community is inspiring. Dean was recently named ISTE's Outstanding leader for 2010.

As you might imagine, he is a rather connected person who shares a really engaging mix of professional and personal via the web.
Here are just a few of the places you can find Dean online...
His blog: Ideas and Thoughts
Twitter: @shareski
Delicious: shareski
YouTube: shareski
Flickr: shareski
Slideshare: shareski
Facebook: deanshareski

"St Joseph Tells Stories"

A Posterous site to archive all of our work for the day...

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What are We Going to Do?

I've got a few ideas I'm considering exploring and would value any feedback. Consider this section as me thinking out loud.

I'm leaning towards a focus on visual literacy and in particular, exploring practical and meaningful ways to use images, audio and video in our classrooms. I'm also hoping that no matter what grade or subject level, these ideas will work in all situations. I'll need your help in making those connections. Here are a few ideas we might play with.
  • Hacking Video....discovering quick and easy ways to use video in the classroom
  • Words and Text as Visuals
  • Flickr, the best multi-purpose visual textbook
  • Designing audio
  • Improving literacy by becoming better photographers

I'll flesh out those ideas more but would also love your input. We have a full day together so if you have an idea, project or anything you'd like to explore more, drop me an email and I'll see how we might build that into our day.
Looking forward to learning with you all.

SJSD EDUCATORS: Register now for this daylong session via Eventbrite.