A Panel Discussion, 5:30PM-7:30PM, Wed. March 21. Adelphi Manhattan Center
Schools are rushing to get iPads while banning cell phones. Mobile computing offers always-connected, just-in-time learning at the students finger tips; but remains difficult to integrate into schools.
Join us to discuss these and other concerns. Hear from a panel of mobile technologists, teachers, and researchers.
Dominic Mentor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He initiated and co-teaches the nation’s first mobile phone learning class and a course on cognition and handheld devices. His research interests include the social impact and pedagogical potential of mobile communication, social media and mLearning. Dominic has consulted with various groups and organizations on utilizing the power of social media, designing and implementing multimedia rich e-learning initiatives, knowledge management, and converting departmental silos into collaborative cognitive sharing spaces. Dominic’s recent publications look at texting as it supports student connectedness as well as social media in adult education. Dominic holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Leslie Kerner is Vice President and General Manager of Professional Services at Wireless Generation — one of the first and a leading developer of mobile technology to support K-12 education. Leslie is responsible for the division that builds and manages the training, professional development, and consulting services Wireless Generation offers to schools. She manages a team of instructional designers and consultants to develop and deliver face-to-face and online services that help teachers use data from mCLASS® and other assessments to differentiate instruction in their classrooms. Leslie was selected as a 2010 Fellow for the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship: Entrepreneurial Leaders in Public Education. Leslie holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A from Duke University.
Laura Martin holds a doctorate in Educational and Instructional Technology and serves currently as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communications Studies at Long Island University, and in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Levermore Global Scholars program at Adelphi University. She teaches an array of courses in educational technology, media communications, global studies and writing. In each course she integrates cutting-edge technologies including graphic media, social media, mobile technologies, virtual worlds, and a wide array of Web 2.0 tools. She has collaborated with the Mineola USFD on iPad technology integration, and is currently implementing a character education program, at the Elmont USFD, along with Dr. Devin Thornburg. This program blends education, iPad technology, and The Arts. Dr. Martin is also the president of Tech-ology, Inc., an education and media consulting company, and is the editor of a children’s book series and author of a corresponding curriculum/activity book.
Matt Deluca is a 5th grade teacher in the Mineola School District where he has taught for 16 years. Matt holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education. He has also pursued his Administrative license, but has decided that his place is in the classroom in the company of kids. As a teacher leader, Matt has presented workshops on teacher-led classroom walk-throughs at the National Association of Elementary School Principals convention and at the National Staff Development Council annual convention. After school Matt directs three shows each year, working with high school, middle school and elementary school actors.
Andrew Cohen is founder & CEO of educational technology start-up, Brainscape — a leading developer of educational software for the iphone and ipad. Andrew developed the first version of Brainscape to help him study French after having become frustrated with other language software. While completing his Masters in Education Technology at Columbia University, he coined the term “Confidence-Based Repetition” and dedicated his degree toward researching how and why the method was effective. Before starting Brainscape, Andrew spent nearly a decade developing eLearning solutions for large corporations, U.S. government offices, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank, across four continents.
Matthew X. Curinga organized and will facilitate this discussion about mobile learning and schools. He is an Assistant Professor and Director of Adelphi University’s Program in Educational Technology. His recent research is concerned with politics, social media, and society. Matt is the former CTO and co-founder of the mobile software developer Crisp Wireless and former lead developer at IAG Research, now part of Nielsen Media. The inspiration for this panel grew out of the Mobile Learning course he teaches at Adelphi. He holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology & Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.
This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Contact Dia Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-965-8340 x8350 to reserve your seat.
Sponsored by the Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Program in Educational Technology