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TRANSFORMATIONS: RESEARCH & TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE sponsors: Department of Educational Psychology, & Ubiquitous Learning Institute
PBS LearningMedia: Empowering teachers through technology
Ms. Molly Delaney and Dr. Evangeline S Pianfetti
Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 ~ 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ~ Room 10 Education
OVERVIEW PBS LearningMedia (http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/) is a dynamic platform offering the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 educators. With free access to over 12,000 high-quality resources tied to national standards, teachers can download, save and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience. The presenters will share findings from a recent evaluation of the Illinois Edition of the PBS LearningMedia Resources. Participants will also have hands-on interaction with the Learning Media Web site and engage in discussion about how the resources may enhance teaching and learning.
Molly Delaney is Educational Outreach Director at Illinois Public Media, the public television and radio services of the University of Illinois. During her nine years at the station, Molly managed the station’s Ready To Learn and Ready To Lead in Literacy programs and created Illinois Public Media’s Book Mentor Project which serves more than 700 families in local Head Start and early childhood programs. Before joining the station, Molly was an administrator, classroom teacher and parent educator with Head Start and Even Start programs in Illinois and Wisconsin. She has an EdM in Curriculum and Instruction from the College of Education at the University of Illinois, and has been principle investigator on three research projects involving media use in the classroom.
Evangeline S Pianfetti is faculty within the Department of Educational Psychology at the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Formerly, she was the Assistant Dean of Learning Technologies and the Director of the Office of Educational Technology (OET). Her research interests include how technologies and digital media are changing the way we learn, how we learn, and where we learn. Specifically, she looks at how mobile learning and devices impact learning spaces, delivery of content, and design of curriculum. She has extensive experience in providing professional development to P12 educators and higher education faculty, and administering and innovating with online learning environments. Evangeline is a Smithsonian Laureate for classroom innovation in technology.
Live stream: http://fss.education.illinois.edu/transformations/
For more information: http://education.illinois.edu/edpsy/transformations/