Inservice and Workshops

I enjoy working with school in-service and professional development whether it be a part of a day, or several days. It is important that a person leading professional development be classroom experienced, motivational, knowledgeable, excited, and eager to facilitate growth in people. Most of all, the very concepts needed in instructional transformation must be modeled! These beliefs and practices have led me on a lifelong mission whether it be introducing students to an engaging activity or leading teachers towards new horizons! I have worked with all size groups at the local, regional, state, and national levels. Some of my conference professional development activities are listed below under presentations. Whether it be one topic or a conference in a box, it can be followed up with virtual meetings and information from the 21centuryedtech web site. Most of all, I bring 32 years of classroom experience, twenty years of technology integration, and degree work from Johns Hopkins University, Western Michigan University, and Indiana University. Add in additional technology certification from James Madison University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Please feel free to contact me. I have the majority of open time in summer but am able to work in a few dates durring the school year. (mgorman@sacs.k12.in.us)


Topics Include:

Twenty-first Century Learning : There Really is a Reason
Investigate what 21st Century education is all about with activities and introduction to cutting edge reseach.

Project Based Learning : Starting With The Outcome
Teachers learn that PBL can be an extention of many of the activities they already do as they learn about a vast amount of resources to plan, cover standards, implement, and assess.

21 Century Learning On The Cheap
Free and Inexpensive Resources - There are a multitude of resources that can complement 21st Century learning while covering mandated standards. This workshop helps teachers become familiar with where to find the resources and how to use them.

STEM Education : An Integration of Creativity
Teachers have the opportunity to learn more about STEM as they work together with various STEM related applications that are free for the taking.

Collaborative Web Tools To Support 21st Century Learning and PBL
Educators have the opportunity to learn about and use some of the best free resources on the internet in order to facilitate collaboration and cooperation.

Building a Professional Learning Community
Professional develoment must be sustainable in order to be effective. Educators are given the opportunity to learn the in and outs of NINGS, Twitters, Wikis, and Blogs.

Individualize For Your Needs
Let me know your needs and I will develop something that works for any school's professional development program.

Upcoming Presentations and Conferences.

May 12, 2010 ISTE Webinar - 21st Century Education & Technology Integration: No Cost Low Cost Investments: Rich Results for Students
Discover new and and exciting ways to connect with today's digital learners. Address local, state, and national standards while engaging your students with real world applications and situations. All you really need is the technology you already have. Then integrate with free resources Together, we will explore where to get free tools, how to implement them and ways they can be used to instill 21st century skills. Walk away with free and inexpensive resources along with a recipe for authentic student learning. Even better, you will have an opportunity to implement tomorrow, what you learn today. Click here for more info


ISTE 2010 Denver - Transforming Education: 21 Century Education on the Cheap
Tuesday 6/29/2010 1:00pm - 3:00pmThis session will highlight inexpensive and free resources available to facilitate 21 st century education efforts. There will be an emphasis on student centered teaching, technology integration, NETS Standards, Project Based Learning, STEM related initiatives, and essential relationships to core curriculum. This session will give visitors the opportunity to ask questions, take away resources, network, and develop a sustained relationship for future 21 century education endeavors. Walk away with free and inexpensive resources for 21st-century learning! Integrate NETS, STEM, PBL, and core standards. Engage students with real-world applications. Implement tomorrow what you learn today!


BLC10
July 11-15, 2010
Boston, MA
Conference Work



STEM Institute
August 1-6, 2010
Washington DC
Facilitator


Indiana Northcentral Evaluation Conference
October 4-5, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
Presenter


CELL2010 Transformation In Education
Dec. 7-8, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
Presenter


ICE2010 Technology Conference
October 2010
Indianapolis, IN
Presenter



Past Presentations

NECC 2009 - June 2009
Integrating 21st-Century Technology to Better Serve Students
Michael J. Gorman, Southwest Allen County Schools
Monday, 6/29/2009, 2:00pm–4:00pm WWCC East Registration Lobby
Discover how middle schools are integrating technology and focusing on 21st-century skills through STEM initiatives, project-based learning, core curricular standards, and online access.


Theme/Strand:
21st-century Teaching & Learning—Instructional Strategies & Classroom Management
Audience:
Curriculum Specialists, Library Media Specialists, Principals, Teachers, Teacher Educators, Technology Coordinators, Technology Facilitators, Technology Integration Specialists
Level:
PK-12


NETS•T:
2, 5
Keywords:
Project based learning, PBL, twenty-first century, 21st century, technology, technology integration, integration, middle school, standards


E-mail:
mgorman@sacs.k12.in.us
URL:
http://21centuryedtech.wikispaces.com/



Alan November's BLC 09 - July 2009

Transforming Education Virtually Two Bits at a Time

Connect with today’s digital learners. Address the standards while engaging your students with real world applications. All you need is technology you already have. Then integrate with free resources such as Future City, West Point Bridge, We the People, Scratch, Alice and Sketch Up. Mix in some basic programs available in your school like Microsoft Office, Photo Story and Movie Maker. Finally, interconnect the standards and relate with real world issues. Together, we will explore where to get these tools, how to implement them and ways they can be used to instill 21st century skills. You will walk away with free and inexpensive resources along with a recipe for authentic student learning.This PowerPoint is available on Slideshare and was presented at Alan November's Building Learning Communities in Boston, July of 2009. The accompanying videos are not in the power point. For those that have never attended one of Alan November's workshops in Boston, it is well worth the time. I hope to once again present another informative session in Boston next July 12 -16, 2010 at Alan's conference. Check out this link to learn more about this sure to be amazing BLC10 Conference in Boston . A big thank you to Alan November for having me, Al Summers at the National Middle School Association for his sponsorship, and all of those amazing educators that attended my session. I enjoyed sharing and look forward to future networking.
I am also supplying a Word copy of the . Feel free to download the Word Doc. All credits and sources are listed on the word document.

IMPBL Network Fall Conference - September 22, 2009


Project Based Learning and 21st Century Skills - The Foundation of Making It Work


Fort Wayne Education Business Summit - October 29, 2009


STEM Related Education : Including all students in PLTW and Other 21st Initiatives

National Middle School Conference - November 5 - 7, 2009


21st Century Project Based Learning – No Cost and Low Cost Investments with Rich Results for Students
Michael Gorman, Jane Gorman,
Friday, November 6, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Connect with today’s digital learners. Address the standards while engaging your students with real world applications. All you need is technology you already have. Then integrate with free resources such as Future City, West Point Bridge, We the People,
Topic Strand: Technology
Intended Audience:
Subjects: Experiential Learning, Integrated/Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Technology,


Indiana Education Transformation Conference - November 16 -17, 2009


Project-based Learning in Middle School: A Panel Discussion
Nancy A.S. Miller, Project Manager, Buddy Project (Moderator)
Jeff Beck, Teacher, Woodside Middle School, Southwest Allen County Schools
Michael Gorman, Teacher, Woodside Middle School, Southwest Allen County Schools
Jacquelyn Fischvogt, Teacher, Columbus Signature Academy – Central Campus, Bartholomew Community School Corporation
Randy Gratz, Principal, Columbus Signature Academy – Central Campus, Bartholomew Community School Corporation
Project-based learning (PBL) is a perfect environment for engaging middle-grade students for improved academic achievement while nurturing independent
learning habits that will serve the students well in high school, college and beyond. During this panel discussion, hear from experienced teachers and
administrators to learn about the benefits and challenges of implementing PBL in middle school. Session participants will be invited to join the Indiana Middle
School PBL Network to expand and continue connections with innovative educators across the state.

Twenty First Century Learning - Free And Inexpensive Ideas Resources You Can Use Now!
Michael Gorman, Technology Integration, Southwest Allen County Schools
Connect with today’s digital learners while preparing them for their future. Use technology to build professional learning communities. Address core
curricular standards along with 21st century and NETS outcomes while engaging students with real world applications. All that is needed is technology you
already have and the desire to transform learning. Together, we will explore this transformation, where to get these tools, how to implement them, and ways
they can be used to instill 21st century skills in both teaching and learning. You will walk away with free and inexpensive resources along with a practical
recipe for authentic student learning.

IPFW Future City Conference - September 24, 2009


Incorporating Future City As A Project Based Learning 21st Century Activity Integrated With The Curriculum
This will be Mike’s second year incorporating Future City into the Woodside Project Based Learning Curriculum. Previous to that, Mike had used various portions of the Future City program within classes but never as extensively as he did during the 2008-2009 school year. You might want to check out some of the work Mike is doing by visiting: http://21centuryedtech.wikispaces.com

Michael is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University’s. He has partnered with ISTE and various educational, governmental, and business organizations. He oversees the Integrated Solutions Block, a 21st century program serving 950 students integrating technology with core standards, at Woodside Middle School near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He recently presented at NECC 2009 in Washington DC, Alan November’s “Building Learning Communities 2009” in Boston, and NE Indiana Region 8. He has participated in Project VISM at James Madison University and Project Lead the Way at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His pursuit of 21st century learning has included leading a state delegate on Capitol Hill, presenting at the Indiana State Rotunda Day for technology, and participation in efforts to initiate PBL for middle schools in Indiana. Mike will be presenting at the 2009 National Middle School Conference, providing video conferences, and contributing to NMSC’s 21st Century Classroom. He will also be providing a
session at the University of Indianapolis CELL (Center of Excellence in Leadership and Learning) 2009 Indiana Education Transformation Conference

NICE - Northern Illinois Computger Educators Conference - Chicago, IL, January 30, 2010
Free and Inexpensive Resources To Support 21st Century Learning
Connect with today’s digital learners. Address the standards while engaging your students with real world applications. All you need is technology you already have. Then integrate with free resources such as Future City, West Point Bridge, We the People, Scratch, Alice and Sketch Up. Mix in some basic programs available in your school like Microsoft Office, Photo Story and Movie Maker. Finally, interconnect the standards and relate with real world issues. Together, we will explore where to get these tools, how to implement them and ways they can be used to instill 21st century skills. You will walk away with free and inexpensive resources along with a recipe for authentic student learning.

Insevice - Kansas - February 19 (all day)
Conference In A Box - School Inservice to inlude emphasis on Project Based Learning and Technology Integration in support of core standrads.

ICE - Illinois Computer Education Conference - St. Charles, IL, February 27-28, 2010
STEM, PBL, and Twenty-First Century Education on the Cheap
You can cover the standards, engage your students, and facilitate 21st century skills with no or little budget. Mike has traveled the country showing teachers how to get it started in their classroom tomorrow! Why wait?