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General Session: Opening Session

SCASL Opening  General Session

 Thursday, March 25th  9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Ballroom A


General Session Agenda:


Welcome and Introductions – Amanda LeBlanc, SCASL President

Presentation of Colors – West Ashley ROTC

National Anthem - Academic Magnet High School Trio:
Jamie Murakami, Galen Malone, and Devario Reid

Keynote Address: Will Richardson

Conference News and Announcements – Joe Myers, SCASL President Elect



Web of Connections: Why the Read/Write Web Changes Everything


Will Richardson is the author of the highly ranked and widely read edublog, Weblogged (www.weblogg-ed.com), and the author of the book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Formerly a teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, N.J., Will was recognized for his use of blogs in the classroom, and named a "trendsetter in education" by the New York Times. Richardson is now an independent presenter and owner of Connective Learning, LLC, where he promotes the implementation of Read/Write technologies in K-12 classrooms. He is also an advocate for school reform which encourages the integration of technology in learning. He was recently named to the National Advisory Board for the George Lucas Education Foundation. Along with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, he is co-owner of Powerful Learning Practice, a company that delivers job-embedded, year-long professional development to schools worldwide around the pedagogies of Web 2.0 tools.