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    Dean Groom, Sydney, Australia
    Dean is Head of Educational Development Design at Macquarie University, and previously Head of Information Technology at a Sydney High School – passionate about creating workable ‘Web2.0’ classroom environments
    He conducts workshops, provides advice to educators, and mentors teachers beginning to explore the pedagogical impact of technology and blended, enquiry approaches to learning. Dean works with a diverse range of educators in all sectors and participates and speask at conferences and symposia.He has co-authored two books about Learning with Technology with long time friend, Judy O’Connell, whom I regularly work with to provide professional learning for teachers and executives in cross sections of education in Australia and overseas.

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    Bud Hunt is an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado. Formerly, he taught high school language arts and journalism at Olde Columbine High School in Longmont, Colorado. He is a teacher-consultant with the Colorado State University Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a group working to improve the teaching of writing in schools via regular and meaningful professional development. Bud is a former co-editor of the New Voices column of English Journal, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English. Bud is a co-founder of Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation and has served as an Online Community Leader for the New Jersey Cohort of Powerful Learning Practice, a long-term, job-embedded professional development program that immerses participants in 21st Century learning environments.
    A consumer of copious amounts of New Media, Bud's explorations of his learning and what it means to do so in public can be found at http://www.budtheteacher.com.
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    Chris Rappleye escaped from regular English classes in the 10th grade to begin drawing editorial cartoons for his High School newspaper; this experience of having a “real audience” for his work eventually led to writing for the same publication, including a regular column, an experience which further reinforced his interest in effective communication, rhetorical form and audience. Fleeing the confines of southern Michigan, he eventually landed in Saint Louis to attend Washington University as a pre-med student; unfortunately he fell in with a shifty crowd of poets and never looked back, completing a dual major in History and Religious Studies: story, rhetoric and the making of meaning continued to fascinate him. He followed this up by attending the Writers’ Program at Washington University--a course of study which included a stint in a printmaking class to in which he continued to pursue an interest in the relationship of image, design and the printed word--receiving his MFAW from that institution. Ironically after trying to escape the confines of the English classroom, he has taught English at MICDS since 1989, and has recently team-taught several mini-term courses in “Image and The Word “with the chair of the Art Department, courses which explore the relationship of the printed word and the image in broadside format and in hand-bound Artists Books, and he will be team teaching a course on the Graphic Novel in the coming year.

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    Monday– Real Reasons to Read and Write: Working with Authentic Tools, Tasks, and Audience
    Sara Kajder, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech whose teaching has been anchored in assisting middle and high school students to connect out of school literacies with in school literacies – including helping students create multimodal texts (like blogs and digital stories), communicate their meaning-making through podcasts, and engage in web 2.0 learning spaces like wikis, twitter, and other tools. Regardless of the tool(s) we use, Kajder focuses on the uses of new literacies to affirm the literacies students bring into our classrooms, to produce knowledge, and to put students’ knowledge to work. Recipient of the National Technology Leadership Fellowship, she is the author of Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students (NCTE, 2010), Bringing the Outside In (Stenhouse, 2006) and The Tech Savvy English Classroom (Stenhouse, 2004).
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    Bud Hunt is an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado. Formerly, he taught high school language arts and journalism at Olde Columbine High School in Longmont, Colorado. He is a teacher-consultant with the Colorado State University Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a group working to improve the teaching of writing in schools via regular and meaningful professional development. Bud is a former co-editor of the New Voices column of English Journal, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English. Bud is a co-founder of Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation and has served as an Online Community Leader for the New Jersey Cohort of Powerful Learning Practice, a long-term, job-embedded professional development program that immerses participants in 21st Century learning environments.
    A consumer of copious amounts of New Media, Bud's explorations of his learning and what it means to do so in public can be found at http://www.budtheteacher.com.

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    Sara Kajder, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech whose teaching has been anchored in assisting middle and high school students to connect out of school literacies with in school literacies – including helping students create multimodal texts (like blogs and digital stories), communicate their meaning-making through podcasts, and engage in web 2.0 learning spaces like wikis, twitter, and other tools. Regardless of the tool(s) we use, Kajder focuses on the uses of new literacies to affirm the literacies students bring into our classrooms, to produce knowledge, and to put students’ knowledge to work. Recipient of the National Technology Leadership Fellowship, she is the author of Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students (NCTE, 2010), Bringing the Outside In (Stenhouse, 2006) and The Tech Savvy English Classroom (Stenhouse, 2004).
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    Sara Kajder, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech whose teaching has been anchored in assisting middle and high school students to connect out of school literacies with in school literacies – including helping students create multimodal texts (like blogs and digital stories), communicate their meaning-making through podcasts, and engage in web 2.0 learning spaces like wikis, twitter, and other tools. Regardless of the tool(s) we use, Kajder focuses on the uses of new literacies to affirm the literacies students bring into our classrooms, to produce knowledge, and to put students’ knowledge to work. Recipient of the National Technology Leadership Fellowship, she is the author of Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students (NCTE, 2010), Bringing the Outside In (Stenhouse, 2006) and The Tech Savvy English Classroom (Stenhouse, 2004).

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