February 22,2011Agenda

February 22, 2011

CAIS Commission on Professional Development


  1. Coping with Disruptions
    1. Winter Predicament
    2. Scheduling in Fall and Spring
    3. Localizing Professional Development
    4. Electronic Professional Development
    5. Digital Conferences
    6. Un-conferencing
  2. Review of older programs
    1. Bullying program
  3. Examining new digital resources
    1. Helping teachers understand their digital competition
    2. Please review one or more of the following videos before meeting
      1. Vi Hart on Factoring - rather insulting to math teachers, but fascinating.
      2. Andrew Watt on Chinese Bureaucracies
      3. Sugata Mitra's experiments in self-teaching
      4. RSAnimate does Ken Robinson on Teaching
      5. Steven Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From
  4. Brainstorming on programs for 2011-2012.
    1. Helping children deal with irrational fears (Maya calendar, 2012, Apophis asteroid, etc.)

This is also on the CAIS CT Wiki, here.