Track: Teen Fair

Title Teen Fair: A Call to Alms
Author(s): Marianne Malmstrom; Steven Caldwell
Moderator(s):Ferris Arabello
Date Friday, March 18 18:00
Location: East 3/4 Teen Fair
Abstract ‘A Call to Alms’ will be a conversation between Knowclue and myself on how we can encourage young people to construct online identities in accord with a student’s core values. From this place of awareness, what is possible for young people to offer the virtual and real world? The conversation with touch on avatar creation, on developing a sense of personal agency and how we as educators can demonstrate respect for the wisdom of young people.
Bio(s): Marianne Malmstrom: SL: Knowclue Kidd

Marianne Malmstrom has 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and administrator. Fascinated by emerging technology, she believes that we must critically select and pair promising technology with sound pedagogy if we are to keep education relevant. As an early adopter of virtual worlds and machinima, she has been working with elementary and middle school students to explore and construct effective learning environments using these new tools.

Steven Caldwell: Steven Caldwell champions Quest Atlantis in MLC school. After completing his Churchill fellowship in 2010 on ways to develop positive values in online communication, he sees the greatest challenge to education is not in questioning the contribution of virtual worlds but in investigating our own core values and how they find expression online.

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