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The HT&T96 Program

Saturday, November 16th

9:30-10:00 a.m.:
Registration and Coffee
10:00-11:50 a.m.:
Introduction (Roger Blumberg, STG)

Models I: Integrating Technology and Teaching

In this session, we hear from two teachers who have successfully used free-standing and networked technologies to expand and enrich the classroom. Although the Rosendale primary school students' use of photography, and multimedia applications, to compose personal narratives might at first seem unrelated to Bonefas' college students' use of the Web and MOO technologies in their studies of Greek Antiquity, in fact the case studies of Sinker and Bonefas both demonstrate how the technologies: facilitate explorations and activities that were not possible in the traditional classroom; encourage creative and collaborative practices that have long been thought desirable but have lacked compelling motivation in the traditional classroom; and provide the teacher with opportunities to multiply the number and kinds of "spaces" for teaching and learning.
12:00-1:00 p.m.:
Lunch and Informal Discussions
1:15-3:15 p.m.:

Models II: Distributed Curriculum and Advanced Resources

This session focuses on the World Wide Web as a means of curriculum development and delivery. For several years, Curtis has been transforming the electronic mathematics "book", and has provided clear, remarkable examples of how rich, interactive and "automated" texts can be developed for delivery on the Web. At a different level of organization and development, Foote has shown how a distributed curriculum can transform and substantially improve education within a discipline. What becomes clear from both presentations, in addition to the innovations of both Curtis and Foote, is that networked computing technology will be an important, and perhaps necessary, engine for transforming curriculum and pedagogy in the future.
3:30-5:30 p.m.:

The Study of Teaching with Technology

Questions concerning the evaluation of student behavior and performance, in programs and classroom activities designed around the use of particular technologies, is the focus of this session. Unlike the evaluation of a new approach to teaching algebra in high school, or a new method for teaching English as a second language, the evaluation of students' use of powerful technologies like the Internet raises difficult questions, not only about how to interpret assessment data, but about what should count as reliable, accurate and valid assessment data in such a setting. Both Fishman and Spielvogel have been deeply involved with the design and evaluation of both free-standing and networked educational technologies, as well as in the development of assessment tools, and their presentations make clear both the importance and the difficulty of assessing student achievement in classrooms and schools that have successfully integrated technology and teaching.
6:00-8:00 p.m.:
8:30-11:00 p.m.:
Demonstrations and informal discussions at STG

Sunday, November 17th

Coffee and discussion
Lessons from Day 1 (Roger Blumberg, STG)

Teaching with Technology: K-12 Studies

In this session, we focus on K-12 success stories in two schools with rather different student constituencies and technology resources: The Dalton School and The Murry Bertraum High School for Business Careers, both in New York City. Yet Nellen's use of the Internet and the Web in teaching English to high school students, and Goldberg's use of the remarkable hypermedia program Archaeotype, to teach sixth graders about the ancient world, reveal how technologies can transform teaching and learning in classrooms, and the classrooms themselves, transcending grade levels, demographics and content areas. Furthermore, the experiences of Nellen and Goldberg reveal how powerful an impact the technologies can have on student intellectual development and performance.
Lunch, wrap-up, and planning future communications.
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This Forum on Hypermedia Teaching & Technology is sponsored by NetTech, the Education Alliance at Brown, and STG. Email questions, comments, etc. to Roger Blumberg at