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April 19, 2021

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SITE 2021 Keynotes & Talks

The 32nd annual  international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education was held online March 29-April 2.  View the recorded Keynote Speakers and Invited Talks from Rajni Shankar-Brown, Rushton Hurley, Kerry Rice, and panelists Punya Mishra, Yong Zhao, Curt Bonk, and many more!

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SITE 2021 Proceedings

Presented works at SITE 2021 included live paper sessions, workshops, keynotes, panels, posters, roundtables, panels, symposia, and virtual asynchronous sessions. 

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“Thank you for putting together a great SITE conference, it was my first time at SITE and it was one of the better organized conferences I attended this year.”


“SITE is very special. Nothing has the collegiality that SITE has.  Nothing.  Attendees are not only colleagues, but friends.”

“SITE is a great platform to learn and share expertise.”

“I loved networking and meeting others interested in the same topics. I also love that everyone is so friendly and supportive at this conference.”

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March 29, 2021

K-12 Online Learning It’s Conference Week!

This is the second time that I have skipped SITE.  It was always a conference that I attended, but I didn’t in 2020 because I wanted to focus on international conferences and get a better understanding of what is happening outside of North America (which worked out REALLY well, pandemic and all).

Dear Michael Barbour,

We are so excited to see you soon!

In order to assist you in making your schedule for this week, we have created a list of live presentations for this year’s conference that were either proposed to our SIG or tagged as K-12 Online Learning. We hope to see you in some of these sessions and at the SIG Meeting on Friday (1:45 PM EDT to 2:45 PM EDT).

You can access the list at: http://bit.ly/K12OLSIG21S

If you are unable to access the bit.ly link, email Cecil (cecil.r.short@gmail.com) and he will send you a .pdf schedule.

We hope you enjoy the conference!

Sincerely,
K-12 Online Learning Chairs
Keryn Pratt and Cecil R Short

March 25, 2021

Plan Your SITE 21 Conference Now!

Note the information on this up-coming conference that does have a K-12 online and blended learning SIG.

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March 29 – April 2, 2021
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 Find the full online conference experience at AcademicExperts.org!

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  • Connect with other authors and colleagues before and during the conference.
  • Create a personalized planner of all the sessions you want to see. Start planning!
  • Search for sessions by authors, titles, keywords, or topics.
  • View the presentation files. Papers, recordings, slides and more!
  • Post discussions, share your research and experiences, and create conversations before, during, and beyond the conference.

All registered attendees have access to these key features and more!

Kerry Rice, Professor & Fulbright Scholar, Boise State University
Rushton Hurley, Founder and Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, Stetson University
Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer, Khan Academy
This year’s Keynote talks will cover topics on social justice & diversity, becoming a teacher post-COVID, lessons learned from teaching in a pandemic, and navigating the ever-changing landscape of online learning.
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SEARCHING FOR AN ACADEMIC JOB IN THE ERA OF COVID
Lee Langub, Kennesaw State University; Elizabeth Langran, Marymount University; Jonathan Cohen, Georgia State University
DEEPLY-DIGITAL, THE NEXT GENERATION OF CURRICULA: ENGAGING AND EFFECTIVE!
Kathie Norris, Universoty of North Texas
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE TO ATTEND!  
We have THIRTEEN exciting and unique workshops scheduled! 
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SITE 2021 Online is the 32nd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. SITE 2021 Online is for anyone interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development.
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March 22, 2021

NEW Open Access Book! What Teacher Educators Should Have Learned from 2020

I believe a few of the chapters that I just posted in that sequence of citations came from this book.

JUST PUBLISHED!
NEW Open Access eBook
What Teacher Educators
Should Have Learned From 2020
While a global pandemic certainly brought with it loss and devastation, there were still places where light and hope could break though. In every difficult thing there is the space to grow and to learn, and the field of education is no exception.

This book, edited by Kent State University’s Richard Ferdig and Kristine Pytash, and published by AACE, begins the hard work of synthesizing what the experiences of 2020 can show us about how to remake education for the future. As we look back and look ahead, it’s clear that education is not going to return to anything like pre-pandemic schooling. Instead, a workable balance of in-person and digital learning must be found to motivate and educate all students. While many people yearn for a “return to normal,” the shift to emergency remote teaching, accompanied by a resurgence in the civil rights movement, made clear that “normal” really only worked for the privileged few.

We must see 2020 as an opportunity for an educational revolution. There is great value in what we can learn, uncover, unpack, and change from education in 2020, and this book invites us to do just that.

Resources for

  • Teacher educators interested in implementing social-emotional pedagogy
  • Instructors looking for best practices in teaching field experiences online
  • Scholars and practitioners interested in eXtended Reality like AR, VR, and 360
  • Researchers looking to find new areas for promising research within technology and teacher education
  • Student readings
  • and anyone interested in the role of technology in preservice and inservice teacher education.
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March 20, 2021

LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: JTATE 29:1

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning specific articles in this issue.

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LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: JTATE 29:1

Dear Michael Barbour,

The latest issue of Journal of Technology and Teacher Education is now available on LearnTechLib, the Learning & Technology Library.

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

Vol. 29 , No. 1 (2021)

Table of Contents

  1. A Look Inside Teacher-Captured Video

    Tracy E. Dobie , University of Utah, ; Christopher Leatherwood , Northwestern University, ; Miriam Gamoran Sherin , Northwestern University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/218581/

  2. Teacher Educator Perspectives on Technology Infusion: A Closer Look Using Q Methodology

    Jon Clausen , Ball State University, ; Arlene Borthwick , National Louis University, ; David Rutledge , New Mexico State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/218585/

  3. A Study of Motivation and Engagement in Teacher Education: Students’ Perceptions of Moving to Online Instruction in Response to a Pandemic

    Karen Zwanch , Oklahoma State University, ; Jennifer Cribbs , Oklahoma State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/218604/

  4. Digital Simulations as Approximations of Practice: Preparing Preservice Teachers to Facilitate Whole-Class Discussions of Controversial Issues

    Sarah J. Kaka , Ohio Wesleyan University, ; Joshua Littenberg-Tobias , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ; Taylor Kessner , Arizona State University, ; Anthony Tuf Francis , Oakland University, ; Katrina Kennett , University of Montana Western, ; G. Marvez , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ; Justin Reich , Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/218711/

  5. Table of contents for this issue: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/JTATE/v/29/n/1/

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