ASB Un-Plugged 2014
February 26, 27, 28, and March 1, 2014
We bring an all-in-one learning opportunity to audiences ranging from classroom teachers to technology directors and coordinators, from principals, superintendents and business managers to tech support teams. As you and your colleagues consider building a 21st century teaching and learning environment, enjoy ASB Un-Plugged 2014's learning and networking opportunities.
ASB Un-Plugged 2014 will feature a broad spectrum of content with several concurrent strands. AND Student Showcases, Classroom Visits, Learning Institutes, Workshops, Job-Alike Sessions . . .
Classroom Visits & Student Showcases
Get a glimpse into the American School of Bombay's world of learning with laptops and tablets. We open our classrooms to share the work we do every day with our students. Witness and experience 1-to-1 classroom teaching and learning. Hear teachers and students share their best practices, strategies and techniques that have proven to be successful. Witness first-hand how 1-to-1 functions during a school day. See the crucial role that tech support plays in the success of this learning culture.
Present a Workshop
We invite YOU to share your work and ideas with everyone by presenting. Come and share how you or your school are integrating 1-to-1 technology in the classroom. We are planting the seed now so you have plenty of time to think and plan how you might share your expertise with others. More specific information for presenting a workshop will be shared on the ning in spring 2013.
Hands-on Learning Institutes
Work with education leaders across several strands of tech integration and emerging technologies. Some of the likely strands: Critical Thinking, Leadership, Gaming, Mobile Learning, Online Schooling, Social Technologies, Information Fluency, and Tech Support.
As you are aware, TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
The American School of Bombay organizes two to three TEDxASB events every year. We will host a TEDxASB event during ASB Un-Plugged 2014. Details about the event will be shared next year. Follow the developments of TEDxASB on our Facebook Fan Page.
ASB Un-Plugged 2014 will provide a unique opportunity for educators in similar roles (e.g. MS Social Studies, K-3 classroom teachers, principals, tech directors/coordinators, etc.) to share tech integration ideas and resources. We will begin our conversations and sharing prior to the event through grade and topic specific groups on the ASB Un-Plugged ning. We see the Job-Alike sessions as opportunities for all educators to learn from each other, to collaborate and expand our knowledge and practices, and to continue our conversations post-Un-Plugged.
So mark your calendars for this learning journey to learn and examine best practices and essential conditions for building a 21st Century learning environment. Join the ASB Un-Plugged NING and begin to make connections with the speakers and with educators at ASB and beyond.