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Christine's presentation topics include effective classroom assessment, topics in technology integration and technology planning, integrating handhelds in learning, differentiated instruction, using digital tools in the learning design, 21st century literacy, standards-aligned instruction, effective professional development design and training techniques for trainers and facilitators. Click here for more information 2005 Annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning Conference (MACUL) is March 16-18 in Detroit. Christine's breakout sessions include Must Have Free Apps for handhelds and Survival Strategies for Classrooms with Handheld Computers.

2005 International Reading Association's Annual Convention Christine is joining thousands of colleagues in San Antonio, Texas from May 1 to 5, for the 50th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association.

Are Your Digital Tools ACTIVE? Is your technology investment making gains in student achievement? Click here for more information

The The Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE) held March 14 at the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center in St. Charles, Illinois was a huge success with over 2,200 educators in attendance. As on-site technical coordinator working with the volunteer technical staff, we deployed over 450 computers and wireless computing solutions for pre-sessions and breakout sessions. A big thanks to those who volunteered their time and expertise and to the school districts, ROEs, LTCs, Apple Computer and Sehi Computers for the loan of equipment for our top-notch technology sessions.

A new addition to the conference this year was a focus on handheld computing. The pre-session, Are Your Handhelds ACTIVE? that my colleague Kellie Doubek and I presented and others like it are beginning to create quite a buzz in Illinois about the possibilities of handheld computing for students.

Christine joined other educators in Illinois at the successful 2004 Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC), presenting a breakout session, Bridging the Disconnects: Reading in the Content Areas with Handhelds. Bridging the Disconnects, a federal NCLB grant targeting reading achievement in the content areas using handhelds, is one of the first handheld initiatives in Illinois. Christine is a lead designer and professional development facilitator for the implementation of this three year grant. Click here for more information

The 4th Annual Michigan Handheld Computer Conference in Holland, Michigan was a great success! There were over 35 different sessions  for educators interested in using handhelds for student learning. I conducted conference pre-sessions and breakout sessions and enjoyed hearing the handheld stories from classrooms across the country!  Thanks to all who shared their experiences and to Andy Mann and company at the Ottawa Area ISD for organizing such a huge success! Click here to view conference handouts. I can't wait to attend next year!   Christine's session called The Bridging the Disconnects Grant: Increasing Reading and Content Area Achievement Using Handheld Computers will provide hands on activities with handheld computers  modeling lessons and strategies used by teachers to increase comprehension in content area reading.



I am available to help make your conference a huge success. Contact me for keynotes, pre-sessions and breakout sessions for the conference you are organizing. If you don't see your topic on my list of presentations, contact me to customize a session for your audience needs!
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