Sunday, June 26, 2011

ISTE11 opens in Philadelphia Today

Here is a photo from the Bloggers Cafe preparing for the opening keynote in Philadelphia at the ISTE annual convention.

Packin' it in at the Blogger's Cafe for the opening... on Twitpic

Opening Keynote—Dr. John Medina
Brain Rules for Education
Sunday, 5:45–7 pm
Terrace Ballroom
(simulcast throughout PACC)
Author and developmental molecular biologist Dr. John J. Medina wrote the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Presenting a unique and passionate perspective on how different physiological factors of the human brain embrace and shape student potential, Dr. Medina will lead an engaging, dynamic conversation about how knowledge of simple “brain rules” can awaken the educational process and improve learning.

He holds joint affiliate faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine and at Seattle Pacific University, where he is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research. Winner of numerous teaching awards, Medina speaks and writes often about the relationship between neurology and education.

Participants are encouraged to Tweet (ISTEkeynote#) specific questions to Dr. Medina for onstage answers. Dr. Medina will be available in the Terrace Ballroom Foyer to sign copies of his book immediately following the session. Purchase your copy at ISTE Central in the Grand Hall.

After the Sunday Keynote and Opening Reception, don't miss the Mural in Motion student-created projection mural. Find out more.