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ITEC is an ISTE affiliate who promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators and the public developments in the use of educational technology and how its use supports teaching and learning. The ITEC Conference is October 11-13, 2015. It will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The conference is open to all educators and administrators in Iowa and beyond. 

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Tuesday, October 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Using Tech Tools to Build Collaborative Communities

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This presentation demonstrates how three teachers used Tech Tools to build collaborative communities between their campuses.  The idea was born out of a collaboration designed to do something very traditional between English classes. Growing from a shared interest to try something different, teachers experimented to understand the organic but deliberate aspects of one instance of collaboration, made possible by technology and open-minded spirits. In the beginning, however, the idea was largely traditional: to host a collaborative, inter-institutional paper conference for high school students. This is the story of how a traditional vision became the catalyst for 21st century learning practices – attempting, from there, to outline the emotional anatomy of such collaborative experiences.

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Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University Of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University... Read More →

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Jared Colley

Chair, English Department, The Oakridge School
Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. A Texas native, he studied English and philosophy at University of Texas at Austin before receiving his M.A. at NYU in critical theory with... Read More →
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Joel Garza

Upper School English instructor, Greenhill School
Enjoying my ninth year at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas and my 22nd year (?/!) reading and talking about books for a living. I am interested in literature in translation, collaborative teaching and learning, technology in education, and finding an authentic audience for my students... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am CDT

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