netTrekker-Fest Agenda




7:30 am

Registration begins

8 to 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and continued registration

8:30 to 8:45 am

Opening remarks from netTrekker CEO Randy Wilhelm

8:45 to 10:15am

Award winning educator and author Sharon Draper, and Kari Stubbs of BrainPOP, will both be joining us! Check out excerpts from their biographies below, or click on their names to open links with full text details.

Sharon Draper
Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author.
She was selected as Ohio's Outstanding High School Language Arts Educator, Ohio Teacher of the Year, and was chosen as a NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award winner. She received the Excellence in Education Award, is a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award winner, and was the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence for the Taft Museum. She is a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, and is the recipient of the Dean's Award from Howard University School of Education, the Pepperdine University Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the Marva Collins Education Excellence Award. Last year she was named Ohio Pioneer in Education by the Ohio State Department of Education and received the Governor's Educational Leadership Award.
She has been honored at the White House on six different occasions by President Clinton as well as President Bush. She is the published author of numerous award winning books, including Tears of a Tiger, Forged by Fire, Darkness Before Dawn, Romiette and Julio, Double Dutch, The Battle of Jericho, Copper Sun, Teaching from the Heart, and Not Quite Burned Out But Crispy Around the Edges.
Dr. Kari Stubbs
Kari Stubbs is the Director of 21st Century Learning for BrainPOP. Prior to that position, she was the Director of Professional Development for ePals. In November, 2006 she was recognized by the National School Boards Association as one of "20 to Watch" rising leaders in the field of educational technology. She is also a recipient of the Making it Happen Award, and was the National Teacher Training Institute Teacher of the Year in 1997.
Kari earned her PhD in Curriculum from the University of Kansas. She has worked with the University of Kansas, ePals, ALTEC, Baker University, Blue Valley School District, and Kansas City Public Television. Her career highlights include presentations at national and regional conferences, such as NECC, NSBA T+L, NSDC, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Kansas Annual Conference, and Mid America Computers in Education. She was also the senior project coordinator of the Title IID initiative in Kansas.

10:30 to 11:15 am

Using netTrekker Full Circle: How does netTrekker fit into the big picture?


From INSTRUCTION to EVALUATION netTrekker provides resources, integration approaches and interface features to support the Instructor or student path. Bring in DIFFERENTIATION using the netTrekker assistive tools and Universal Design - polish the whole process by supplying resources to make REMEDIATION a breeze and ensure success - netTrekker integrates with and supports many hardware and software products adding additional value to your existing technology solutions

11:15 to 11:55 am

Project Based Learning with netTrekker: Featuring the Cincinnati Zoo - Check out some cool new instructional approaches and add more resources to your instructional toolkit during this session featuring fantastic examples of inquiry and investigative learning - see how this approach can work for YOUR classroom with YOUR curriculum


Use netTrekker to build and deploy full project based approaches in the classroom. My Portfolio facilitates saving resources, integrating multiple sources of materials (and keeping them organized) as well as using different types of collaboration approaches to keep you and your students on track.

noon to 12:50 pm

LUNCH & LEARN provided by the netTrekker Team

1 to 2:30 pm

Round Robin sessions - YOU inspire the learning....WE provide the tools for success!


Session A: Differentiation to Graduation (and beyond) - using netTrekker to make sure EVERY student succeeds in the 21st Century - how can netTrekker resources and tools make a real difference with your special populations? Using differentiated instructional approaches and engaging resources within the classroom helps educators make sure that your students master their learning objectives and are ready for their world after graduation


Session B: Can this Lesson Be Saved? Using 21C resources to kick your lessons up a notch - a real application using model lesson plans and established 21st Century framework instructional approaches


Session C: Instructional Structures & netTrekker - discover the different types of web based instructional structures and how you can utilize netTrekker resources & My Portfolio to create, collaborate & collect information to support these approaches

2:30 to 3 pm

Closing remarks, CEUs & Certified Educator Program


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