College and University Mathematics Educators Invited to Submit Speaking Proposals for 2017 International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM)

 

Eight exceptional U.S. math educators honored as 2016 ICTCM Fellows,recognizing faculty who have indicated a sustained effort to use technology for teaching mathematics

 

NEW YORK – June 20, 2016 – Today, Pearson announced the call for proposals for its 29th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics(ICTCM) in Chicago, March 9-12, 2017. ICTCM is hosted by Pearson, a local host school, and a volunteer committee of respected mathematics and statistics educators and researchers. The conference agenda explores how digital learning technologies can be integrated within courses to improve teaching and learning.

 

Following the 2016 ICTCM, Pearson honored eight outstanding math educators from across the U.S. as ICTCM Fellows. Fellows are recognized for their sustained effort to use technology for teaching mathematics, and record of research, innovation, command, leadership, contributions and a long-term commitment to the ICTCM environment.

 

The 2016 ICTCM Fellows are:

-Shawna Haider, professor of mathematics, Salt Lake Community College, Utah

-Robert Lopez, emeritus professor of mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana

-Sarah Mabrouk, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, Framingham State University, Massachusetts

-Douglas Meade, Ph.D., associate professor and undergraduate director, University of South Carolina, Columbia

-Michael Pilant, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station

-Antonio Quesada, Ph.D., emeritus professor of mathematics, University of Akron, Ohio

-Tom Reardon, professor of mathematics, Youngstown State University, Ohio

-Wei-Chi Yang, Ph.D., emeritus professor of mathematics, Radford University, Virginia

 

“The Fellows recognition honors excellence as well as extraordinary innovation in the use of technology to enhance mathematics instruction. The award recognizes educators who have reached a level of expertise achieved by only a few in this vital area of teaching mathematics,” said Annabel Cellini, senior vice president, strategy and marketing, Pearson. “We congratulate all of them.”

 

Originally focused on integrating graphing calculators in the late 1980s and various software products in mathematics instruction, the scope of the ICTCM has grown to embrace and promote many cutting-edge technologies used in colleges and universities, including analytics, mobile technology, applets, web development, computer algebra systems, programming languages, robotics, devices and 3D printing. The conference also has targeted sessions for research and teacher preparation having a technology component.

 

The deadline for ICTCM 2017 speaking submissions is June 30, 2016.

 

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit www.Pearsoned.com.

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EXO U to Launch Ormiboard Visual Creation Software at ISTE 2016 

The device-agnostic, Google Classroom-integrated, collaborative tool allows teachers and students to build lessons, activities, and interactive games

(MONTREAL, CANADA) June 20, 2016 — At ISTE 2016, EXO U Inc. (“EXO U” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV: EXO), a software development company, will launch Ormiboard, a first-of-its-kind front-of-class visual creation and collaboration tool. Ormiboard gives teachers and students the freedom to build lessons, activities, and interactive games for use in any classroom that has displays and/or mobile devices.

The device-agnostic Ormiboard goes beyond presenting and testing by opening up whole-class creation and participation. With ping-pong sharing and group collaboration, Ormiboard users create sessions where everyone can watch and participate in the lessons. In a classroom setting, teachers can select a screen from a student device and share it on the font-of-class display.

In seconds, teachers can fully integrate Ormiboard with Google Classroom, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, and other common resources. With browser-driven publishing, lessons are assigned links and can be sent to students using Google Classroom. Ormiboard users can also share their creations with anyone, anywhere in the world through an online marketplace.

Ormiboard comes preloaded with an expanding database of searchable lessons and activities including quick quizzes, click-and-drag assignments, games, and exams. Teachers can create their own games and lessons, or give students the power to design their own. For anyone interested in creating advanced animations and fully personalized lessons, games, and more, Ormiboard Academy offers a series of 30-45 minute basic Javascript lessons for teachers and students (grades 4–12).

“Ormiboard is the next generation of classroom technology integration,” said Kevin Pawsey, the CEO of EXO U. “The user-friendly interface and Google Classroom integration makes the application intuitive for users who aren’t tech-savvy. With Ormiboard, devices no longer run the classroom, but add to the experience keeping students more engaged with lessons on their 1:1 devices and the front-of-class display.”

Ormiboard comes in two editions: Go and Pro.

The Go edition is designed for teachers and is accessed via web browser; enabling students to easily connect and collaborate online.  Go is offered at a subscription rate of $89 per year and seamlessly integrates with resources like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Classroom, Drive and other cloud services.

The Pro edition is designed for schools and districts and is primarily offered through distribution channels. Pro is an installed software with a perpetual license and enables complete device integration and collaborative sharing over existing networks via local WIFI (no internet access required). Pro is optimized for blazing-fast speed and split-view capabilities for multi-touch panels and tables, and gives administrators dashboard control over building, classroom, teacher, user and content grouping.

A limited evaluation trial is available at Ormiboard.com. Users signing up for the Go edition before September 15th get a discounted price of $30 a year. ISTE participants can see Ormiboard in person by visiting EXO U’s partner booths 3928 or­ 204, or by requesting a demonstration at EXOU.com.

About EXO U

EXO U’s shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol EXO.V.  EXO U develops an innovative software platform, which enables businesses and educational institutions to securely mobilize and manage their mobile workforce and students by delivering engaging experiences spanning desktop and mobile applications. At the core of EXO U’s platform is the smart and agnostic EXO engine that unifies multiple software platforms, allowing devices to interact and communicate seamlessly together. It enables true mobility for businesses and educational organizations by solving important mobility issues such as security, privacy, collaboration, and management of application and content. For more information, visit EXOU.com and follow us on Twitter @exo_u.

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itslearning to Host Roundtable Discussion Series on Education Practices at ISTE 2016

 

Sessions Will Allow Participants to Discuss Specific Topics In Depth Amongst Themselves and with Education Leaders, Including World-Renowned EdTech Expert, Alan November

 

Boston, MA – June 20, 2016 — Educators point to the ability to learn from colleagues, in addition to experts, as essential for enhancing their abilities. itslearning, developer of the award-winning itslearning learning management system, is helping attendees at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo to be part of topic-specific “professional learning networks” through roundtable sessions on pedagogical best practices. All six sessions will take place in the convention center’s Expo Hall, meeting room #8. Meeting rooms are located in Hall C at the back of the 1200 aisle.

 

“There’s so much to cover at ISTE that many events, like the 1-in-3 and the Ignite sessions, are designed to have a fast-paced approach. So, we’re giving attendees a chance to slow down and fully explore a particular topic,” said Arne Bergby, CEO for itslearning. “Each session will be lead by an educator who has been on the frontlines, so to speak, regarding that session’s topic. Plus, participants will also be a major source of information, sharing their thoughts on trends, experiences, issues and strategies. Basically, they’ll be forming a PLN for the session, and hopefully, many of them will become permanent members of each other’s personal learning networks.”

 

Each of the roundtable sessions are 90 minutes. A complete list is as follows:

 

Monday, June 27, 10:00 a.m.

Personalized Learning Roundtable

Led by: Andrea Winters, Director of Learning Technology, Clear Creek ISD

 

Monday, June 27, noon| Lunch

Curriculum Management Roundtable

Led by: Monika Davis, Manager of Instructional Technology, DeKalb County School District

 

Monday, May 27, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning

Alan November, named one of the 15 most influential thinkers of the decade by “Technology and Learning Magazine”

 

 

Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.

Personalized Learning Roundtable

Led by: Michele Eaton, Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township

 

Tuesday, June 28, noon

Curriculum Management Roundtable

Led by: Michael Dorsey, Houston ISD, Director, Secondary Curriculum and Development

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.

Putting Pedagogy First Roundtable

Led by: Mike Jamerson, Director of Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

 

For more information, visit http://www.itslearning.net.

 

 

About itslearning

Designed for teachers and how they want to teach, itslearning is a cloud-based learning platform used by millions of teachers, students, administration staff and parents around the world. It can be found at all levels of education, from primary schools to universities, helping teachers make education more inspiring and valuable for today’s students. Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and has offices in multiple locations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.itslearning.net.

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