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Known as an international leader in education technology, author Alan November will speak in St. Louis, Missouri on October 22 on Who Owns the Learning: Preparing Students Success in the Digital Age.  Area educators are invited to attend this three hour event and join the conversation; for CSD members, there is no cost to attend. This event, which includes lunch, takes place from 11 to 2 o’clock at the Graphic Arts Conference Center in Maryland Heights.

November’s areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development; he was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by the magazine Technology & Learning. In Who Owns the Learning? November writes about four types of jobs for students, including:

  • Tutorial Designers (to increase student engagement)
  • Student Scribes (helps students who struggle to take good notes improve their technique through feedback and advice from teachers and peers)
  • Student Researchers (offers guided opportunities and teachable moments that allow students to hone their research skills)
  • Global Communicators and Collaborators (students can develop questions, conduct interviews and build their skills)

November writes that by bringing together multiple jobs for students to work on together, a more balanced approach to teaching and learning is created. Learn more about teaching and leading with technology on Monday, October 22. Register online at www.csd.org.