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Developing Your Mobile Learning Landscape – From Readiness to Digital Citizenship

Product code: EVTIPConnectED
Topics: Tools, STEM & STEAM, Project-based learning, Personalized learning, Online learning, Digital citizenship, Curriculum, BYOD, 1:1, Standards, Mobile learning
Length: Approx. 60 min.
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Webinar recording from Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

"Developing Your Mobile Learning Landscape – From Readiness to Digital Citizenship"  presented by Justina Nixon-Saintil, Yolanda Ramos, Helen Crompton, Jenna Linskens, and Brandon Olszewski.

This webinar will introduce a powerful new professional learning experience for teachers, tech coaches, and administrators who are interested in bringing their school up to digital age standards. The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA) is a free, facilitated, online professional learning course for educators focusing on developing mobile learning at the school or district level. Funded by ConnectED partner the Verizon Foundation and designed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), this 10-week course covers key areas for mobile learning integration efforts, including assessing institutional readiness, frameworks on technology integration, mobile lesson development, management strategies, and digital citizenship. Successful completion of the course also results in CEU’s from Johns Hopkins School of Education for participants; all at no cost to schools and districts! Come and meet ISTE faculty to develop your own understanding about mobile learning, and learn about an amazing opportunity to take mobile learning at your school to the next level!


Justina Nixon-Saintil

Bio: Verizon Foundation director Justina Nixon-Saintil develops, implements and measures the organization’s education programs for both K-12 and higher ed. She also builds partnerships with premier nonprofits to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom, provide mobile app development training for students and develop educational content for mobile devices. After receiving her B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Buffalo and her M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business, she worked as an engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy until she joined Verizon in 1996. She became an ASPEN First Movers Fellow in 2013, is a member of Jack and Jill of America and serves as a LULAC National Education Service Center board member as well as the Business/ Education Council of the Conference Board.


Yolanda Ramos

Bio: Yolanda Ramos, Senior Regional Director for the Americas, leads the development and execution of ISTE’s regional strategy for the Americas, including the design, development, and implementation of sustainable engagement opportunities across the region, and the development of a channel of in-country regional partners to support ISTE’s mission and the long-term growth of international outreach efforts. As the former ISTE Senior Director of Professional Services, she led the development, implementation, and assessment of high-quality professional development programs and for building a vibrant and growing portfolio of offerings to meet the needs of educators in the use of technology to support teaching, learning, and leadership. She has significant experience in designing and building solutions, strategic relationships and executing collaborative partnerships in the corporate, nongovernmental organizations and public sector. She also designs national and international edtech initiatives and programs supported with on-demand professional learning services and coaching support networks and is an ambassador for digital age skills development and the adoption of educational technology standards for leading, teaching and learning. Yolanda also has worked with K-12, higher ed and corporate sectors in the U.S. and with Ministries of Education in Latin America and the West Indies. She has held roles as an assistant professor and director of the Title VII Bilingual Education Graduate Fellowship and Hispanics in Teaching programs at Penn State, assistant secretary of education for academic services at the Puerto Rico Department of Education, director of bilingual education programs at Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut and director of the TRIO Student Support Services Program at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She also has 12 years of management experience in the IT software industry. Yolanda has a doctorate and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on second language acquisition, bilingual and multicultural education, supervision and adult education from Penn State University.


Helen Crompton

Bio: Dr. Helen Crompton is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University Virginia USA. She is a highly experienced researcher, educator, author and presenter in the field of educational technology. She draws from over 25 years in education and a PhD in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr Crompton was officially recognized as one of nine mobile learning experts in the world. She has received numerous awards in the USA and her home country England for her work in technology integration, including the SCHEV award for the Outstanding professor of Virginia and she has been recognized by awards from 2 US Presidents for her service to the mobile learning academic community. She works as a consultant for the United Nations advising and writing on t=technology in education. She also consults for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in designing courses (tech integration, AI, and mobile learning) and coaching teachers, administrators, and technology coaches. Dr. Crompton has published over 100 articles on technology integration including writing publications for the United Nations and ISTE.


Brandon Olszewski

Bio: Brandon Olszewski, Ph.D., specializes in educational program evaluation using qualitative and quantitative methods with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and education technology in K-16 environments. His methodological expertise includes longitudinal and multilevel modeling, item analysis (classical and Rasch modeling), interviews, observations, and conversation analysis. He has worked on a variety of educational initiatives, including the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers and Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring grants, Earning for a Lifetime and Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education grants, and the Hewlett-Packard Catalyst project. His 2009 dissertation examined the politics of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s small-school conversion efforts and its effects on teachers’ work in Oregon. Olszewski earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oregon, where he teaches online courses for on the sociology of education and complex organizations. He is a research and evaluation associate at ISTE.


Jenna Linskens

Bio: Jenna Linskens is a Senior Educational Consultant with ISTE’s Professional Services team. She provides staff development trainings and support in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning to K-12 and higher education communities. Jenna has over 18 years of teaching experience as an elementary educator and professor of Educational Technology at Marian University, Wisconsin. Jenna is a Google Certified Educator and Google Certified Teacher (GTAUK 2014). She has been called an "Ed Tech Rockstar" and has presented internationally, at state and at national education conferences around the United States. Jenna has a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently earning an Educational Doctorate in Technology and E-Learning through Northcentral University, Arizona.