Districts, schools and teachers are incorporating new standards into their curriculum while educational technology is increasingly being used in today’s classrooms. This webinar focuses on taking the Common Core State Standards along with the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) to create a better, collaborative learning environment and finding the appropriate tools to allow students to best display their knowledge.
Participants will learn how to rewrite their lessons and unit maps, and incorporate these important standards to turn everyday lessons into digital age learning experiences.
Ben, a physics teacher at Red Lion Area High School in Pennsylvania for the past 24 years, teaches Honors Physics, AP Physics and Engineering, and serves as the Science Department Chair. Ben is also the Technology Resource Teacher for the district.
Ben, and webinar co-presenter Jared Mader, started the education technology consulting business EdTechInnovators (www.edtechinnovators.com). Together, Ben and Jared have presented nationally on topics including technology integration, science and 21st century education. Ben and Jared also serve as the Science Curriculum Specialists for Learning and Leading, ISTE’s flagship publication. In 2011, Ben was awarded ISTE’s prestigious “Making IT Happen” Award.
Jared Mader is the Director of Educational Technology for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, a consortium of 25 school districts and over 80 non-public institutions in South Central Pennsylvania. Prior to this, he was the Director of Technology for five years in the Red Lion Area School District and taught Chemistry for nine years.
More recently, Jared has been responsible for the instructional technology and infrastructure decision-making, focusing on the NETS. Recognized for implementing a successful BYOD program in his former district, he has served on panel discussions and has authored several journal articles on adopting BYOD programs. His expertise in technology integration in the classroom earned him acceptance into the Discovery Educator Network, and as a Pennsylvania Department of Education State Keystone Technology Integrator.