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I would love to hear Angela Maiers present a webinar. She is an amazing educator and thinker who is truly passionate about education. Check out her blog: http://www.angelamaiers.com/blog
Another "celeb" (although not in the Holywood, glitzy sense) I would love to have present would be Richard Byrne. Have you ever read his blog? If you don't you should! If you want to know what tools are new in the world of education, he is the guy to tell you! Check it out at http://www.freetech4teachers.com/. He is so upbeat and a tremendous motivator. We all need a little of that every now and then, right?
One last one....and I'm dreaming big here.....how about someone like Oprah or Ellen Degeneres? I know, stupid right? But think about it.....they do great things for others and both are passionate about education. Why not have them as part of a webinar so they hear, and spread the word about, all of the wonderful things that are happening with Intel and education?
I'd suggest Dave Isay, Storycorp founder and president. StoryCorp an amazing project/website/app. And, Dave is a sensational speaker. Storycorps - every voice matters StoryCorps
I would love to see a webinar on teaching with comics. Rob Weiner(Texas Tech University) and Carol Smya (Texas Tech University could discuss their multimedia creation, and about mini-textbook in graphic novel format.
Jeff Brain ( San Francisco State University, Del Mar Middle School) is a teacher in california that uses technology to create comic books with children.
I think this would be a fun webinar, and a great way to get students interested in reading and writing.
I would like to see Ree Drummond. She is an incredibly talented woman. Her website http://thepioneerwoman.com/ is very resourceful. He is a successful blogger, chef, photographer and writer of books including cookbooks, and children's books.
I'd like to hear from a team of students, talking about education, engaging us to participate in how to make their learning more engaging. It wouldn't matter whether we were the facilitators or they were. Perhaps a group of students from someone's school (like Dyane Smokorowski or Glen Westbroek) who could inspire us like their teachers do!
I'm honored to be included in the Celebrity Match! If such a webinar was scheduled, I'd like to take several weeks at the beginning of the year to identify who can speak well on engaged student learning. It could be a little challenging for them - but what a great way for students to grow .
And I don't want to forget Intel's own Schools of Distinction! I would love to hear from the schools (in particular the HSs) about how they engage learners through inquiry based science and project based math curriculum. Their real world classroom examples and photos would be enough to inspire many of us! Schools of Distinction Winners Science and Math Programs from Intel Corporation
I would love to see Marco Antonio Torres http://torres21.squarespace.com/blog/. He's an amazing speaker on the ideas of bringing storytelling to any subject including math and science. A high school video production teacher, he has brought project based learning and creativity to the front of the discussion table. He's awesome!
How about Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday or Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, hosts of Radiolab. If you've ever listened to any of their podcasts, you'll be impressed with how they make science accesible to all of us. All of their stories are interesting and some are fascinating. I use some of their podcasts in class, such as Radiolabs "Stochasticity."
Ira Flatow is an excellent suggestion. I've long enjoyed his understandable descriptions of science. Another excellent podcast is the "Untamed Science" done by the Ecogeeks. These young college graduates provide an upbeat video with great science content. I'd enjoy a webinar they are part of.
Is there a Vsauce podcast or are you referring to the Vsauce YouTube Videos?
When I use podcasts in my classroom I try to select those that are under five minutes long. Each selected podcast is designed to relate to the day's content and usually causes discussion because there is not a "right answer" to all video content ideas. Thanks for sharing other ideas on the topic.
I would love to participate in a webinar led by Chris Lehman as well. Chris is the principal at Science and Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. In April of this past year he won an award for principal excellence and last year was honored by the White House as a "Champion in Change" for his work in education reform. Read all about Chris here: http://scienceleadership.org/pages/Faculty_and_Staff.
So many choices and great individuals to choose from to present to us as webinar speakers...hmmmmm.
How about Jane Hart from the UK- phenominal social media expert! Jane Hart
How about John Davitt from Ireland- brillant and funny speaker and has created many 'remix" tools for educators and students located here Newtools - Powered by AardvarkWisdom and his website davittlearning.net
How about Shelly Terrell - known for Teacher Reboot Camp Teacher Reboot Camp
How about Sheryl N. Beach- brilliant educator/speaker and author of "Connected Educator" and founder of PLP 21st Century Collaborative | Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach | Exploring global connections as a powerful means to improving teaching & learning
If any of these individuals are chosen- tell them "Naomi" recommended them so they can provide you a "good price" :-)
Hi Everyone - Thanks very much for all of the enthusiasm and participation! The thread is now closed, and we'll be drawing a winner early this week. We will post the name of the winner in this thread, and if you win you'll receive a follow up message from me via email or community private message.