Panel discussions are a way for us teachers to here from other teachers who consider themselves experts in a given topic. Each panel will have demonstrations, discussion, and question-and-answer segments. The conference will have the following 4 panels over 2 days:
  • Social Networking in Schools
    • Nancy Blair, a school improvement consultant, will be moderating the panel.
    • Andy Marcinek, an English teacher from Philadelphia, will be on the panel. Check out his blog to learn more: http://iteach20.blogspot.com/ .
    • Steven W Anderson, a teacher from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be on the panel. Check out his blog to learn more: http://web20classroom.blogsport.com .
    • Deron Durflinger, Secondary Prinicpal from Van Meter, Iowa. Check out his blog to learn more: http://derondurflinger.blogspot.com/.
    • Sweetie Berry MEd, Education Consultant specializing in gifted children and children with learning differences. Check out her site to learn more: http://prescriptivelearningsolutions.com (@learninghelp or @getsweetie on Twitter)
  • How Teaching Strategies Must Change to Accommodate 21st Century Learners
    • Moderated by Rebecca Jackman, LMS and president of TASL.
    • Clara Patterson, Ed.D, Principal of West Creek High School.
    • Bradley Foust, Art and Music Grant Coordinator for Shelby County Schools
    • Nancy Blair, School Improvement Consultant from Atlanta, Ga.
    • Ric Murry, Social Studies Teacher from Dalton, GA..

If you would like to be a part of any of the panels, please email jason@jasontbedell.com with your name, position, and which panel you would like to be a part of.