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Wednesday, December 17

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    What It Means to Become a Socially Enabled Enterprise: STUDYSocial Media for Engaging Your Students and Growing Your Program
    Track Room Location: H139 (Heritage Hall)
    Description
    You probably use social media every day for connecting with friends and family, but have you used it to promote your class or your program, to connect with other colleagues, or to engage students? This workshop will explore two online modules on building an identity, or brand, and connecting with potential and current students (your audience) as well as colleagues in your fields. These modules cover strategy, preparation, social media tools, and assessing success, and include guidance and examples of good practice. We’ll also look at models from other community colleges and learn from your own experiences. By the end of the workshop you will have chosen a social media objective and will have a plan for addressing it. You’ll be welcome to work in teams or individually.
    After the workshop you are also invited to use the online lessons with your students. Designed to teach important social media skills within the context of real life, workplace problems, they were developed by into three versions – instructor materials, self-directed student, and problem-based learning – by Education Development Center (EDC), with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education initiative (NSF-ATE)
    This is a hands-on workshop.
    Prerequisites
    None
    Instructor
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    Heidi Larson
    Project Director, Education Development Center
    Heidi Larson specializes in virtual education, online collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. For over 10 years, she has advanced the efforts of EDC initiatives in these and other key aspects of education reform.
    Larson is the State Outreach and Cross-REL/Technical Assistance (TA) Coordinator for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands. In this role she oversees, promotes, tracks, and reports on overall state and TA center outreach, needs assessment, and collaboration, and oversees REL-NEI’s popular Reference Desk. In addition, she is a TA liaison and education technology community of practice lead for the Investing in Innovation Fund TA program, led by Westat, and is developing online instructional modules about the use of social media in growing a business for EDC’s Social Technology Enabled Professional program.
    Previously, as the co-director of the Virtual Education Initiative for the New England Comprehensive Center, Larson helped education decision-makers understand the benefits and challenges of virtual and blended learning and develop strategies for advancing programs. She has also worked on research and evaluation projects at EDC, including studies on the impact of technology in math and on professional development as well as opinions and attitudes toward open-source online assessment delivery platforms.
    Larson’s key interest is in how mobile technology and social media can benefit teaching and learning for educators and administrators. To this end, she co-developed and co-facilitated an online course assisting teachers in building the language skills of English learners; is helping an adult ESL school use students’ mobile devices to further their learning outside of class; is a co-instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education program; and has presented at numerous conferences on these topics.
    In 2012 and 2013, Larson was honored into the Consortium of School Networking Volunteer Hall of Fame for her work on the Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative. (Read a blog post by Larson about the evolving role of mobile devices in education.) She is also a reviewer for, and on the board of, her local education foundation, and is the chair of a local scholarship fund for high school seniors.
    Before joining EDC, Larson was an adult computer instructor, an educational software reviewer, and a postsecondary online education professional development instructor. She has developed numerous websites and online courses for small businesses.
    Larson received a BA from Colby College and an EdM from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has certificates in online course facilitation from Cerro Coso Online and website technologies from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
    Project Director, Education Development Center (EDC)
    hlarson@edc.org
    http://ltd.edc.org/people/heidi-larson
    HeidiL_EDC
    www.linkedin.com/pub/heidi-larson/10/636/7/
    Three Objectives
    1. Learn about examples and strategies for using social media to promote your class or program, connect with colleagues, and engage your students
    2. Develop a social media action plan
    3. Explore two online social media lessons for your own use and/or for use with your students
    Agenda
    Day 1:
    Share your current knowledge, experience with, and use of social media.
    Identify a goal for your use of social media, potentially around connecting with current students, promoting your course or program to grow its reputation, and/or attracting new students. (Other goals can be chosen as well.)
    Determine whether you’d like to work in teams or individually, and divide into teams and roles. (This can change during the workshop.)
    Review the two online modules to determine the information contained within.
    Learn about real-life examples of programs working to develop their reputation and client base.
    Share with each other your own experiences, with or without social media.
    Start working through your chosen lesson and other materials on your plan.
    DAY 1 HOMEWORK:
    Read article and Comments tonight: Twitter in a Higher Education Classroom: An Assessment
    by admin on September 18, 2012
    http://www.adelinekoh.org/blog/2012/09/18/twitter-in-a-higher-education-classroom-an-assessment/
    Tomorrow a.m. we'll discuss
    Day 2:
    Review of the progress you have made, challenges you are encountering or that you foresee, and questions you have.
    Discuss potential solutions or strategies for addressing the challenges.
    Continue working through the lesson and on your plan.
    Begin developing a 5-minute presentation showcasing the challenge, goal, and your social media strategy.
    Day 3:
    Finish up and present your plans
    Browse through the third topic: STEP 3: Knowledge Sharing within your Organization.
    Celebrate your valuable work!
    Resources
    Instructor Links
    Online Lessons:
    Lessons we’ll be exploring (although we’ll look at the Instructor versions):
    STEP Lesson 1: Using Social Media to Establish and Grow an Online Presence for Your Business: https://sites.google.com/site/steplesson1sd
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    Pinterest as an education technology curator:
    Teaching & Learning with Technology, by Ann Blackman, Coordinator, eCollin Learning Centers
    Description
    You probably use social media every day for connecting with friends and family, but have you used it to promote your class or your program, to connect with other colleagues, or to engage students? This workshop will explore two online modules on building an identity, or brand, and connecting with potential and current students (your audience) as well as colleagues in your fields. These modules cover strategy, preparation, social media tools, and assessing success, and include guidance and examples of good practice. We’ll also look at models from other community colleges and learn from your own experiences. By the end of the workshop you will have chosen a social media objective and will have a plan for addressing it. You’ll be welcome to work in teams or individually.
    After the workshop you are also invited to use the online lessons with your students. Designed to teach important social media skills within the context of real life, workplace problems, they were developed by into three versions – instructor materials, self-directed student, and problem-based learning – by Education Development Center (EDC), with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education initiative (NSF-ATE)
    This is a hands-on workshop.
    Prerequisites
    None
    Instructor
    {Heidi_at_Machu_Picchu_c_1.jpg}
    Heidi Larson
    Project Director, Education Development Center
    Heidi Larson specializes in virtual education, online collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. For over 10 years, she has advanced the efforts of EDC initiatives in these and other key aspects of education reform.
    Larson is the State Outreach and Cross-REL/Technical Assistance (TA) Coordinator for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands. In this role she oversees, promotes, tracks, and reports on overall state and TA center outreach, needs assessment, and collaboration, and oversees REL-NEI’s popular Reference Desk. In addition, she is a TA liaison and education technology community of practice lead for the Investing in Innovation Fund TA program, led by Westat, and is developing online instructional modules about the use of social media in growing a business for EDC’s Social Technology Enabled Professional program.
    Previously, as the co-director of the Virtual Education Initiative for the New England Comprehensive Center, Larson helped education decision-makers understand the benefits and challenges of virtual and blended learning and develop strategies for advancing programs. She has also worked on research and evaluation projects at EDC, including studies on the impact of technology in math and on professional development as well as opinions and attitudes toward open-source online assessment delivery platforms.
    Larson’s key interest is in how mobile technology and social media can benefit teaching and learning for educators and administrators. To this end, she co-developed and co-facilitated an online course assisting teachers in building the language skills of English learners; is helping an adult ESL school use students’ mobile devices to further their learning outside of class; is a co-instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education program; and has presented at numerous conferences on these topics.
    In 2012 and 2013, Larson was honored into the Consortium of School Networking Volunteer Hall of Fame for her work on the Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative. (Read a blog post by Larson about the evolving role of mobile devices in education.) She is also a reviewer for, and on the board of, her local education foundation, and is the chair of a local scholarship fund for high school seniors.
    Before joining EDC, Larson was an adult computer instructor, an educational software reviewer, and a postsecondary online education professional development instructor. She has developed numerous websites and online courses for small businesses.
    Larson received a BA from Colby College and an EdM from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has certificates in online course facilitation from Cerro Coso Online and website technologies from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
    Project Director, Education Development Center (EDC)
    hlarson@edc.org
    http://ltd.edc.org/people/heidi-larson
    HeidiL_EDC
    www.linkedin.com/pub/heidi-larson/10/636/7/
    Three Objectives
    1. Learn about examples and strategies for using social media to promote your class or program, connect with colleagues, and engage your students
    2. Develop a social media action plan
    3. Explore two online social media lessons for your own use and/or for use with your students
    Agenda
    Day 1:
    Share your current knowledge, experience with, and use of social media.
    Identify a goal for your use of social media, potentially around connecting with current students, promoting your course or program to grow its reputation, and/or attracting new students. (Other goals can be chosen as well.)
    Determine whether you’d like to work in teams or individually, and divide into teams and roles. (This can change during the workshop.)
    Review the two online modules to determine the information contained within.
    Learn about real-life examples of programs working to develop their reputation and client base.
    Share with each other your own experiences, with or without social media.
    Start working through your chosen lesson and other materials on your plan.
    DAY 1 HOMEWORK:
    Read article and Comments tonight: Twitter in a Higher Education Classroom: An Assessment
    by admin on September 18, 2012
    http://www.adelinekoh.org/blog/2012/09/18/twitter-in-a-higher-education-classroom-an-assessment/
    Tomorrow a.m. we'll discuss
    Day 2:
    Review of the progress you have made, challenges you are encountering or that you foresee, and questions you have.
    Discuss potential solutions or strategies for addressing the challenges.
    Continue working through the lesson and on your plan.
    Begin developing a 5-minute presentation showcasing the challenge, goal, and your social media strategy.
    Day 3:
    Finish up and present your plans
    Browse through the third topic: STEP 3: Knowledge Sharing within your Organization.
    Celebrate your valuable work!

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    Twitter how tos, whys, vocabulary, & strategies. Don't be alarmed by the number of vocabulary slides. There are only 2 or 3 terms per slide, with complementary strategies.
    {LSC Web Class Social Media plan - Bruce.pptx}
    Conversation Prism:
    Conversation Prism
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    {TwitterHowTo.pptx}
    Twitter how tos, whys, vocabulary, & strategies. Don't be alarmed by the number of vocabulary slides. There are only 2 or 3 terms per slide, with complementary strategies.
    Conversation Prism:
    Conversation Prism
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    What It Means to Become a Socially Enabled Enterprise: STUDYSocial Media for Engaging Your Students and Growing Your Program
    Track Room Location: H139 (Heritage Hall)
    Team Presentation Link:
    http://prezi.com/4e_tsfmwcm5w/present/?auth_key=mpww20a&follow=uhvv-duenauu

    Description
    You probably use social media every day for connecting with friends and family, but have you used it to promote your class or your program, to connect with other colleagues, or to engage students? This workshop will explore two online modules on building an identity, or brand, and connecting with potential and current students (your audience) as well as colleagues in your fields. These modules cover strategy, preparation, social media tools, and assessing success, and include guidance and examples of good practice. We’ll also look at models from other community colleges and learn from your own experiences. By the end of the workshop you will have chosen a social media objective and will have a plan for addressing it. You’ll be welcome to work in teams or individually.
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    Presentation slides:
    {Social Media for Engaging Your Students and Growing.pptx}
    {TwitterHowTo.pptx}
    Conversation Prism:
    Conversation Prism
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    What It Means to Become a Socially Enabled Enterprise: STUDYSocial Media for Engaging Your Students and Growing Your Program
    Track Room Location: H139 (Heritage Hall)
    Team Presentation Link:
    http://prezi.com/4e_tsfmwcm5w/present/?auth_key=mpww20a&follow=uhvv-duenauu

    Description
    You probably use social media every day for connecting with friends and family, but have you used it to promote your class or your program, to connect with other colleagues, or to engage students? This workshop will explore two online modules on building an identity, or brand, and connecting with potential and current students (your audience) as well as colleagues in your fields. These modules cover strategy, preparation, social media tools, and assessing success, and include guidance and examples of good practice. We’ll also look at models from other community colleges and learn from your own experiences. By the end of the workshop you will have chosen a social media objective and will have a plan for addressing it. You’ll be welcome to work in teams or individually.
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