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'Innovation Now' Focus At New Milford High School Saturday

The annual Edscape conference, hosted by New Milford High School Saturday, will bring together educators from all over the United States and Canada.

'Innovation Now' is the theme of the annual Edscape Conference being hosted by New Milford High School Saturday.

Edscape brings together educators from around the United States and Canada who firmly believe that innovation is essential to increasing student engagement and achievement.

Co-creator of Edscape, New Milford High School Principal Eric Sheninger, has designed the conference to inspire educators with the confidence and strategies to actively pursue a transformation in their teaching methods and learning practices.

Edscape will explore how learning environments can be established to promote critical thought, inquiry, problem solving, and creativity and will feature presentations and workshops by innovative educators who believe that change is essential to meet the diverse needs of all learners in the 21st Century.

The Key Note speaker is Vicki Davis, educator and IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. Vicki co-created five award winning international wiki-centric projects that have linked more than 3200 students in both public and private schools in nineteen countries, including schools in Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Qatar, Pakistan, Romania, and the USA.

Throughout the day-long seminar, educators can attend a number of workshops.

Workshops include:

  • The 20 Coolest Things (You can do with a SMART Board)
  • Going Live (Livestreaming your classroom)
  • Bringing your own device in your school/district
  • Podcasting and Webcasting in the 21st Century Classrooms
  • Best Web Tools for the Interactive Classroom
  • SMART Board and Early Childhood Literacy

Edscape is being hosted by New Milford High School, Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8am to 3:30pm.

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