University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Oct. 20, How to use Social Media to Engage Learners

Milwaukee Area Academic Alliance in English Workshop
WHEN: October 20, 2012, 9 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Greene Hall, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 3347 N. Downer
WHO: Tanya Joosten, Interim Director, UW-Milwaukee Learning Technology Center, author: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EDUCATORS: Strategies and Best Practices

Alliance workshops are free and they are for you!
Register NOW for an informative, interactive workshop

How to use Social Media to Engage Learners

Keynote: Tanya Joosten will share ideas about social media and learning based on her recently published book, SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EDUCATIORS: Strategies and Best Practices (Jossey-Bass, 2012) which is available in hard-copy or e-book form. (link to e-book) http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118237862,descCd-interstitial_ebook.html)

Join a small group to discuss your uses or potential uses of social media to engage learners.

Tentative schedule:
9 a.m. - 9:30 - Coffee and Conversation
9:30 - 9:40: Introductions and announcements
9:40- 10: Tanya Joosten talks about Social Media in uses in the Classroom to engage learners 
10 - 10:15: Q & A with Tanya
10:15 - 10:30: Break
10:30 - 11:15: Break into small groups to address your questions and concerns

SOME SUGGESTED QUESTIONS FOR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION:
A. What is 'flipping' and how does it affect my work?
B. How can I control classroom uses of Social Media? Do blogs work to get students to write? Where does ‘gaming’ fit?
C. Are mobile Apps replacing desktop and laptops? Can I incorporate mobile apps to engage students in learning?
D. How will i-Pads and i-Pad apps affect teaching and learning in an English classroom?
E. Is the digital divide affecting how I can use social media in my classroom?

11:15 - noon: Large group discussion

To participate: send an e-mail sarim @uwm.edu
Mail a note to Mariann Maris,
English Department, Curtin Hall
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413, 53201
Call 414.229.4152

PS: Greene Hall is located on the east side of the UWM campus: 3347 N. Downer. Check out the link to the map. (UWM campus map)

Some free street parking is available on Saturdays. You can also park at a 3-hour meter on the west side of Downer. See you October 20!



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