Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Short Session Description: Digital Citizenship and the DigCit Summit with Dr.Marialice B.F.X. Curran
Marialice is the Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Citizenship Institute. Her advanced graduate and doctoral studies on adolescent development at Boston College reinforced her commitment to service learning as Dr. Curran leads by hand, heart and mind. As a mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist.
As a pioneer in digital citizenship, she developed and created the first 3-credit digital citizenship course for teachers in the United States. She co-founded the digital citizenship chat in Twitter (2011) and the Digital Citizenship Summit (2015). She serves on the international advisory board for GlobalMindED and is a researcher, keynote, international speaker and TEDxYouth speaker.
An entrepreneur and puppeteer at the age of 11, Dr. Curran's experiences include world travel with particular interest in the creative arts, middle level education, special education, teacher education and educational technology. Dr. Curran is committed to promoting social good using social media and technology. She believes in a community-driven approach to educating and empowering digital citizens to create solutions in local, global and digital communities. Her mission is to turn negatives into positives and help to transform participants into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators, problem solvers and justice-oriented digital citizens.
She has partnered with her son and the two are a recognized professionally as a mother/son digital citizenship team. The dynamic duo model best practices while working with parents, educators, students and community organizations. They recently told their mother/son story, DigCitKids: Lessons Learning Side-by-Side, to Empower Others Around the World. For this week, I invite everyone to join in for an important and informative discussion Join us for a great conversation, bring your questions and let's learn together.
Join the event: http://www.digcitinstitute.com/digcitsummit-2020.html
Rachelle Dene Poth Bio:
Rachelle is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, blogger and teacher. She teaches Spanish and a STEAM course on emerging tech that covers AR/VR and artificial intelligence. She presents regularly at conferences on technology and ways to drive student learning. She is the past-president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and serves on the leadership team for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network. At ISTE19, Rachelle received the Making IT Happen Award and a Presidential Gold Award for volunteer service to education. She is also a Buncee Ambassador, Nearpod PioNear, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Google Certified Educator Levels I and II.
Rachelle is the author of four books: In Other Words: Quotes That Push Our Thinking, The Future Is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead, Unconventional Ways to THRIVE in EDU and Chart A New Course: Essential Skills for Tomorrow's World.
Unconventional: Quick to get started with SEL, PBL, AR/VR, Choice Boards, HyperDocs, Global Collaboration and more
All Books available: bit.ly/Pothbooks
I am a regular blogger for Getting Smart, DA Administration, Defined Learning, Neo LMS and Newsweek STEM Informer.