FETC

Many who attend the INTERACTIVE CONNEC TIONS CONFERENCE, often wonder why we co-locate with the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC).  Overall, the field of Educational Technology and Social Media is a language and a culture.  Those in education have developed this field – the language, culture, and practice – over the past 30+ years.  Simply put, we can learn from other educators and exhibitors and then apply what we have learned to our ministry world.

There are four reasons for attending the FETC Conference:

  1. Our faith students come from public schools where technology is an integral part of the daily curriculum.  We need to know and understand the educational technology culture that our faith students are exposed to on a daily basis.  If we do not integrate this culture into our learning experiences, we will appear outdated and antiquated to our Digital Natives in our teaching practices.
  2. To benefit by what we are exposed to in the Exhibit Hall.  Many of the exhibitors provide mini-workshops to highlight new products and services for educators.  I often spend a whole day in the Exhibit Hall.  New services, new ideas, and new connections are very important to stay on the cutting edge.
  3. I’m listing the workshops that I believe would be of interest to you as a catechetical minister from the FETC program.  It is very easy to listen to the educational presenter and then to bring the best ideas back to your parish or diocese.  For example, if I am a DRE and I’m trying to figure out how to form iCatechists, I may want to attend – CS1136 – Shaping the iTeacher, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012, with Len Scrogan with John Adsit. Or if I’m curious about how iPads can be used in the classroom, I will attend –CS4441 – Getting Started with iPads, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012 with Cathy Hutchins.
  4. By networking with other catechetical ministers, we are creating and developing a group of faith-based educational technology and social media specialists who will be leaven in their parish and diocesan areas.  By networking we share ideas with one another in order to quickly learn what we must learn to be Digital Disciples!

Here are the suggested FETC sessions for those who are coming for the co-located IC/FETC Conference – by Presenter.  I suggest that you print out this page and then begin to explore the sessions that you feel will be important for you to attend.

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CS3182 – History Heard: Students Using Video Technology to Preserve History

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cindy Addison

CS4139 – Developing a Digital Content Warehouse

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rob Anderson

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CS4744 – STEM Podcasting: Kids Talk Radio

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bob Barboza

CS3123 – mPortfolio Development with Mobile Devices

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Helen Barrett

CS7197 – How to Find Free Inexpensive Copyright Cleared Materials

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gary Becker

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CS6192 – K-12 Online and Blended Learning: Stories of Exemplary Practice

10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cathy Cavanaugh

CS1435 – Presentation Design: Before and After

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Marie Coleman

CS5672 – Techy Tools for a 21st Century Teacher

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cheryl Conley

CS1195 – Bridging the Gap Between Textbooks Technology With iPads

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Janet Copenhaver

CS6566 – A Practical Look at High Density Wi-Fi Challenges

10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

Perry Correll

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CS7115 – Evernote and Dropbox as Effective Personal Classroom Management

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Randy Damewood

CS2059 – The Shift to Tablet Technology: Examples of Student Centered Projects

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vince Delisi

CS6443 – We Are Having Fun Now! Using Games to Engage in the Classroom

10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

Matthew DeNote with Christina Badman

CS1500 – The Broward Virtual School: Four Keys To Success

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tom DiGiovanni

CS2268 – General Social Network Tools vs. Collaborative Web 2.0 Platforms

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tim DiScipio

CS7205 – Do Everything Online: Applications for Creativity in the Classroom

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maurice Draggon

CS4747 – Going Mobile!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ted Duncan with David Stokes

CS2593 – My Big Campus and Safe Web 2.0 in Education: Blogging, Messaging, Sharing and Collaborating

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mike Durando with Lisa Hancock

CS4355 – Putting Community Virtual Learning Centers in Action

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Julie Durrance

E

CS2674 – Minnetonka’s 1:1 iPad Pilot with 360 Grade 9 Students

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dave Eisenmann

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CS1046 – Unbelievable Tech Projects with Elementary Students

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Brad Flickinger

CS1401 – Individualized Learning and the Future of Technology in the Classroom

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bethlam Forsa

CS1446 – Collaborative Video Conferencing Projects for Elementary Students

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Michael Fort

CS2603 – Enhancing the Tech Learning Experience for All Students

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tony Franklin

CS5103 – Collaboration Generation: Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tammy Fry

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CS8433 – Technology for 21st Century Skills in the Special Education Classroom

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Anthony Gerke

CS2434 – Using Technology to Build Independence for Students with Disabilities

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Anthony Gerke

CS3545 – Digital Design: Building Your Own Virtual School

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Robin Gonzales

CS9743 – Rock Your Student’s Education with Technology!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Caryn Good

CS2460 – Engaging Your Learning Community with Technology

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ellen Gordon

CS2308 – MVTV – Inspired Students Who are Highly Motivated, Engaged Learners

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Colin Gover

CS8625 – 101 Free Tech Tools for Teachers

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lisa Greathouse with Grace Dunlap and Kimberly Warrner

CS1348 – Mobile Devices to Achieve SySTEMic Integration & Jump Start Learning

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Martha Green

CS5128 – Untangling the Web

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

James Gubbins

CS7154 – #Winning with Twitter

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

James Gubbins

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CS4020 – Creative Budgeting to Stretch Technology Dollars

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Andy Hall

CS5548 – Assessing Learning via Social Bookmarking using Diigo

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thomas Ho

CS8258 – Infuse Digital Storytelling Tools into your Curriculum

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Devren Hobbs

CS6375 – Is Your District Still Only Doing Face to Face PD?

10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

Scott Holcomb

CS4441 – Getting Started with iPads

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cathy Hutchins

I

CS5426 – K-5 Research Projects Go Digital

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Deborah Icard with Jane Brady Hudson

J

CS8066 – No Money? No Problem! Getting Grants for Great Technology

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Samantha Jeter

K

CS3520 – Educating Digitally: Classrooms without Books

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jackie Karenbauer

CS7627 – A Typical Day for Connected Students: Communicating and Collaborating

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Andrea Keith

CS3529 – Digital Tools Promote Classroom Routines, Communication and Success

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tanya Kienlen

CS4728 – Adopting Social Media in a Trusted Environment

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jonathan King

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CS3211 – FBI – (Free, Best Internet Sites) TOP TEN WANTED

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cindy Lane

CS8162 – Using iPads for Online Learning

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jenna Linskens with Robert Wagner and Kristi Shaw

CS5164 – Online Discussions: How to Engage Your Students

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jenna Linskens

CS7476 – Designing Challenging Curriculum to Engage Secondary Students

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

John Long

CS9735 – Web Searching & Information Sites that You Don’t Want to Miss

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Anthony Luscre

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CS3630 – Teaching Technology Responsibility: Tackling 21st Century Problems

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ricardo Machado

CS2738 – Online Communities of Practice: What Works?

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Therese Mageau with Expert Panel of COP Practitioners

CS1298 – The Time is Now: Embedding 21st Century Skills in Your District

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Timothy Magner

CS3329 – Inclusive Digital Citizenship

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Don McMahon

CS1541 – Blogging with a Purpose: The Ease of Online Assessment

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Michael Meechin

CS5750 – Creating Professional Learning Content: How to Be Part of the Solution

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

John Moore

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CS8299 – Parenting 2.0: How to Help Parents Embrace Digital Learning Tools

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rita Oates

CS3075 – Shift the Paradigm: Your Students Should Be Teaching You About Tech

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Eamonn O’Brien

CS2126 – Put It Where They’re Looking: Text Your Students from Gmail and More!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sean O’Neil

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CS9395 – Supporting Students with Special Needs Using the iPod Touch and iPad

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Randall Palmer

CS1290 – The iPad in the Special Education Classroom

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Luis Perez

CS9278 – Assessing Academic Achievement Through Fun and Games

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dayna Perry

CS5219 – Google Apps and Moodle Integration Possibilities

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Steve Pillow

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CS4025 – A New Perspective on Technology: Changing the Rules to the Game of School

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Brandt Redd

CS6027 – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Facebook

10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dave Rode

CS5286 – Education: There is an App for That!

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tina Rooks with Kari Stubbs and Jesse Gates

S

CS6186 – Ultimate Resource Roundup for Creative Classes

10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rob Schwartz

CS1136 – Shaping the iTeacher

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Len Scrogan with John Adsit

CS9742 – The Future of Digital Materials and Digital Curriculum in Florida

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

David Sikes with Katrina Figgett

CS7551 – Digital Field Trips: National Parks, Social Media and Student-content

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Greg Slook

CS3392 – Mobile: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Network and Security Issues

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ernest Staats

CS8409 – Reading, Writing, and Collaborating with Mobile and Social Technology

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thomas Sturtevant

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CS9577 – Bring Your Own Device is Secure, Simple, and Save$

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Greg Tan

CS8233 – Increasing Engagement with Web 2.0 Tools

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lauren Tate

CS7447 – Green Computing at the Desktop: Save Energy and Money

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

John Thompson

CS7730 – 25 Ed Tech Leaders to Follow

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lisa Thumann

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CS4634 – Social Media for Professional Development

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kimberly Warrner with Lisa Greathouse and Grace Dunlap

CS3271 – Inside the Walled Garden: Community Engagement without the Risk

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scott Welch

CS4330 – Technology = Success: Technology Tools for Struggling Learners

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Anne-Marie Wilcox

CS1623 – Building Content Playgrounds

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Timothy Wilhelmus

CS1074 – ePub: How to Create Interactive eBooks for the iPad

10:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gordon Worley

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CS3364 – Electronic Constructivism 2012: Cool Resources and Creative Teaching

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Maureen Yoder

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, D. Min  |  December 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    For those who will be attending the FETC part of the January conference, I encourage you to come back to this “Reply” space after the conference to share your insights and learning with one another. We’d love to hear about how you will bring back what you heard about to your ministry.

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  • 2. Why INTERACTIVE CONNECTIONS? « A Cyberpilgrim's Blog  |  December 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    […] listing the workshops that I believe would be of interest to you as a catechetical minister from the FETC program.  It […]

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