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Saturday, January 14, 2017
“Imagineering Your Classroom: 12 Disney Projects and Applications to Engage Students”

Everyone has heard of Disneyland and Disneyworld whether you have ever been able to actually visit there and experience the excitement, wonder and thrills. We are so excited to have Dr. Howie DiBlasi as our special guest presenter to share with us some of the ways we can bring this kind of excitement for learning in our own classrooms!

Webinar description:
Learn how to "Create Classroom Magic."

In this webinar, you will connect "Disney Digital Projects" and teaching in a technology-rich learning environment. Discover FREE, fun, and creative teaching strategies and tips. Explore NEW interactive websites for students in all grade levels and content areas. Create new communication tools with social media, blogs, podcasts, and visual media. Plan lessons where students construct meaning and understanding and apply a variety of skills. Explore Disney creativity projects that develop student skills involving: thinking, writing, speaking, and visual and personal development. Design class projects based on Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Disney Movies, and Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney. Learn how to incorporate theme park design concepts and the Disney Ride Project (PBL) in your class.

Dr. Howie DiBlasi is a published author, "Change Agent", Educational Technology consultant and the Producer of the “DID YOU KNOW “ You Tube series, Versions 2-3-4-5-6. He was recently recognized by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (C.I.L.C) with the "Pinnacle Award" for outstanding Professional Development Programs and I.S.T.E. as the “Best of the Best” for outstanding Professional Development Programs for 2011. Howie has extensive experience in the education field,(20 years) business leader,(10 years) and as a C.I.O.(14 years). His emphasis is on Digital Technology, multi-media, Interactive Video Conferencing and 21st Century Learning. He has presented to thousands of Educational Leaders, administrators and teachers from Bangkok to Boston. Howie has served as a member of the I.S.T.E Board of Directors (2010-2013), state board member to C.A.L.E.T. (Colorado Assoc. of Leaders in Ed Tech), President of the I.S.T.E –Special Interest Group: Interactive Video Conferencing, and has served as a member of the Alan November Consulting Team. Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20

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On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you'll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “8th Anniversary and Open Mic: “Back to the Future Classroom 2.0 Style” session with Paula Naugle, Facilitator and our fantastic co-hosts, presenters and participants! Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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