Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on WNET.org, Thirteen and WLIW21: Thirteen and WLIW21 Present a Celebration of Teaching and Learning in New York City

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Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on WNET.org, Thirteen and WLIW21: Thirteen and WLIW21 Present a Celebration of Teaching and Learning in New York City


Donlevy, Jim, International Journal of Instructional Media


INTRODUCTION

The Celebration of Teaching and Learning is a premier professional development conference presented by THIRTEEN and WLIW21. This academic year, it is scheduled for March 18-19 at the New York Hilton. The event will draw educators from all fifty U.S. states and Canada. It is designed to bring together the best thinkers and practitioners for a stimulating conference devoted to improving education. This article describes the Celebration and the various activities planned for the two-day event.

CELEBRATION OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

The Celebration will offer experts in the Arts, English Language Arts, Global Awareness, Health and Wellness, Instructional Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Social Studies, Special Education and Whole School issues. In addition to keynote and more than forty featured speakers, there will be panels on different topics, more than 100 hands-on workshops, and two exhibitor halls showcasing the most current educational tools and products.

At the least, keynote speakers will include Oliver Sacks and Leymah Gbowee. Featured speakers will include:

* Parry Aftab

* Barnett Berry

* Karen Cator

* Milton Chen

* Scott Noppe-Brandon

* Diane Ravitch

* Niobe Way.

In addition to these speakers, there will be a number of panel presentations on the following topics:

* Autism

* College Readiness

* Common Core State Standards: ELA and Math

* Dropout Prevention

* El Sistema

* International Education

* Language Mate

* Math/ELL

* Math for America

* Mission US

* National Science Education Framework

* NYSCI

* Road Trip Nation

* Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. …

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