Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Interview: HP Education Market Development Manager

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Update: Jack Olmsted, LD LIve, and Pamela Livingston interview Cheryl Hewett, HP Education Market Development Manager

On Thursday, April 24 at 2pm (PST), Pamela Livingston, author of 1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work, will talk with Cheryl Hewett, HP Education Market Development Manager, about the new HP 2133 Mini-Note PC and the computer manufacturer's concept of 21st century learning.

Listen to a podcast interview with Pamela on EdTechTalk (Oct. 2, 2006)

Bio: Cheryl Hewett, HP Education Market Development Manager
BS Education Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M UniversityMBA, University of Utah

Cheryl has over 20 years of experience within the Education Space. Her initial work began as a classroom teacher, teaching Physics and Algebra II. She also worked as a program evaluator for the US Department of Energy, evaluating the department’s K12 outreach programs. Cheryl then served as the Deputy Program Manager of the NASA Jove program, funding NASA research at small colleges and universities throughout the US and Puerto Rico. She has most recently worked at HP covering the public sector segment for the past nine years. Seven of those years have been dedicated to furthering HP’s impact on the US and Worldwide Education Market.

Pamela Livingston has spent the past fifteen years administering technology education in schools, most recently as the Head of Technology at the Peck School in Morristown, NJ. The author of ISTE’s bestseller "1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work", Pamela wrote the book by spending over a year interviewing laptop leaders around the U.S., synthesizing research and studies on 1-to-1, and documenting her experience running a laptop program. Pamela has also written for “Learning & Leading with Technology”, “Connected Classroom”, and “Technology & Learning.”

A frequent presenter and keynote at national conferences such as NECC, Lausanne Collegiate's Laptop Institute, South Dakota's Laptop Conference, and Penn State’s One-to-One Conference, Pamela delivers workshops, and conducts evaluations for U.S. and international schools and districts. She also consults for Learning Sciences, Inc. as their 21st Century Learning Expert, creating professional development materials for Pennsylvania’s Classrooms for the Future. Pamela holds a B.S. in computer systems from CUNY and an M.S. in education and technology from Chestnut Hill College.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Interview with Jonathan Mooney

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Melinda Pongrey talks to Author, Speaker, Innovator, Jonathan Mooney as he reaches into his past experiences growing up as a student with labels of dyslexia and ADHD and tells it like it is! He shows us the gifts inherent in re-framing LD as part of a continuum of learning diversity. Challenging the concept of "normalcy," Jon lays out LD/ADHD as a civil rights issue, pushing us away from our present special education model toward reforming our whole educational system.

Show Notes:

Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics In Education with Rich Weinfeld and Michelle Davis (4/25/08)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Unwrapping The Gift Of ADD

Part 1: Dr. Kenny Handelman flies down to visit Dr. Edward Hallowell in 'The Hallowell Center' in Sudbury, MA. They discuss Unwrapping The Gift of ADD, a free teleseminar series that features "8 of the TOP EXPERTS in the field of ADD. (Over $376 in value!)"

The Unwrapping The Gift Of ADD website went live today at 12 pm EDT, 9 am PDT! Check it out and download a free copy of Find the Genius in ADD - moving beyond the moral and medical models of ADD to a Strength-Based Diagnosis!

Part 2: Dr. Kenny Handelman flies down to visit Dr. Edward Hallowell in 'The Hallowell Center' in Sudbury, MA.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Video: Teaching & Learning Celebration for 2008

The Teaching & Learning Celebration 2008 high light reel.

Thirteen/WNET produced a series of videos from the 2008 Teaching & Learning Celebration that can be seen here.

We hope to see you at the 2009 Teaching & Learning Celebration, March 6-7, in New York City.

Listen to our interview with Ron Thorpe, Vice President and Director of Education at Thirteen/WNET.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Unlocking the Door to His Future - washingtonpost.com

"Chris Braswell knows he can't defeat public opinion. No matter what happens over the next five months, whether the 6-foot-8 Georgetown recruit either shows up on campus in the fall or returns to a prep school, Braswell is still going to feel skeptical eyes on him -- on the basketball court, in the classroom and in cyberspace.

The end of a curious high school career could come today for Braswell when he suits up for the Capital All-Stars in the Capital Classic at Comcast Center. The player once dubbed the Washington area's next great big man orally committed to the Hoyas in October 2006, but it's far from certain when he will suit up.

Braswell repeated the eighth grade at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Forestville. Then, he spent his freshman year at Suitland dogged by rumors of poor grades and attendance. He spent the next two years at DeMatha, but he missed the final six weeks of his second season there without any explanation. He's spending this year at Hargrave Military Academy, a landing spot for athletes hoping the strict environment will help them improve their grades and gain initial NCAA eligibility. " Read More

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Live with David Flink : Eye to Eye

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Join host Melinda Pongrey for our conversation with David Flink, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Project Eye-To-Eye
Friday April 11th, 9 am PST

David Flink is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Project Eye-To-Eye. Project Eye-To-Eye is a national mentoring program that matches college and high school students with LD/ADHD, acting as tutors, role models and mentors, with elementary, middle, and high school students with LD/ADHD in order to empower these students and help them find success. Like many who are eventually diagnosed with dyslexia, David Flink’s first exposure to the treatment of this learning difference was on the cold linoleum floor outside is 5th grade classroom.
He existed for a year in this reading group of one where his teachers, although often well intentioned, did not teach David fundamental reading skills but instead, shame. Though struggling through much of his pre-college education, David eventually found success in school and once attending Brown University decided he needed to transcend his past experiences and attempt to empower others who might be encountering similar difficulty in school. Hence, he became one of the founding creators of Project Eye-To-Eye.

In addition to his work in Project Eye-To-Eye, he also received a double degree in Education and Psychology from Brown University and graduated with honors. The Orton Gillingham Society has recognized his Honors Thesis on the Treatment of Dyslexia through Multisensory Learning and David has lectured at Brown University , Dartmouth College , Vassar College , Columbia University , Reed College , and numerous conferences for organizations including the International Dyslexia Association.

David has served as an Admissions Officer for Brown University , where he evaluated over 4,000 applications, and was the Disability Admissions Liaison at Brown University , reviewing all applications of those who apply to Brown with disabilities.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dr. Kathleen Whitmire: NCLD RTI Action Network

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Wednesday April 9
9 am PST

Dr. Kathleen Whitmire, Director of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) RTI Action Network, introduces this week's web launch of the RTI Action Network site. Funded by a grant from Cisco Foundation, the goal of the Action Network is to be an interactive Web site of resources for families and educators. Read More

HP Introduces Laptop For Education Market

The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC (Retail: $499) will be available at the end of April.

Education shouldn’t end at the bell,” said Jeri Callaway, vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group – Americas, HP. “HP believes providing each student with an affordable, creative multimedia tool like the HP Mini will better prepare them to live, learn and work in an information-rich society.

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Multimedia Review Of Mini-Note PC

HP also announced the development of the Teacher Experience Exchange, an online community sponsored by the company and Microsoft to provide educators a one-stop resource to discuss, share and learn with other educators.

Tech Press Articles
Ed Week: Companies Targeting Low-Cost 'Netbooks' Directly at Education
by Andrew Trotter

HP Considering Intel Atom, VIA Isaiah for Mini-Note Refresh - Daily Tech (The article can be read to your through Odiogo)
The Bearable Lightness of HP's 2133 Mini-Note PC PC World (Article links to a video that compares the Asus Eee 4GH XP, and HP's 2133)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

LD Live Adds Odiogo Listen Button

The LD Live! blog now has the Odiogo Web 2.0 'Listen Button' in the upper left hand corner of every post. To have text read aloud, just click on the icon to open the player.

The free service can be added to a variety of blogs.

Friday, April 4, 2008

RTI Action Network Online Monday

On Monday April 7th, The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) and founding partner the International Reading Association (IRA) are launching a new national initiative dedicated to the responsible and effective implementation of Response-to-Intervention (RTI), the RTI Action Network.

NCLD has taken the lead developing the social network and secured funding from the Cisco Systems Foundation.

The RTI Action Network will involve teachers, administrators, specialists, and parents that will focus on four important elements: research, extensive information resources, effective professional development, and mentoring of those responsible for implementing RTI.

The guiding vision of the RTI Action Network is systemic education reform ensuring that all children have access to high quality instruction and learning opportunities, and that struggling learners – including those with learning disabilities – are identified, supported, and served early and effectively so that all children succeed in school. - RTI Action Network Program Summary

RTI Action Network website will feature articles, fact sheets, FAQs, link lists, newsletters, online training, blogs, chat rooms and forums. Press Release 4/08, 12/07

On April 23, a live chat will be held with Stanley Deno on the web site.

RTI Action Network Founding Partners: America Federation of Teachers, International Reading Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, National Education Association.