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Wednesday, January 4

  1. page Directions & Travel edited Directions by Subway: Take the B/D/F/V to Rockefeller Plaza, The building is at the corner o…

    Directions by Subway:
    Take the B/D/F/V to Rockefeller Plaza, The building is at the corner of 6th Avenue and 50th Street, enter at 50th Street.
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    Driving Directions:
    Finding parking in midtown Manhattan can be a challenge and very expensive, we recommend that you take public transportation. Click on the map below to use google for driving directions.
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    If you are flying into LaGuardia, you will probably need to take a taxi from the airport to your hotel (they are easy to find, follow the signs near the baggage claim for ground transportation) - make sure you bring your hotel's address (including cross street) and phone number, in case the driver doesn't know how to get there.
    $86/night: Red Carpet Inn NYC (brooklyn) (across the street from the NYC subway) http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60827-d530296-Reviews-Red_Carpet_Inn-Brooklyn_New_York.html (click on "check rates" to find the $86/night price on hotels.com or expedia.com)

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Friday, May 8

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    The 5th Annual MOUSE Squad Educators Conference
    Thursday, April 30th, 2009 8:30AM - 5PM Hosted by Time Inc. in Rockefeller Center, NYC
    {registernow.gif} Thank you to everyone who attended and presented! Click here for photos from the 2009 Educators Conference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chase_0704/sets/72157617839807406/
    2009 Theme: Innovation through Participation
    Through participatory media and technology, MOUSE Squad educators and students become the authors, not simply the consumers, of digital media. Learning through MOUSE programs means actively participating as part of our digital culture.
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    What is the MOUSE Squad Educators Conference?
    A full-day of workshops showcasing the effective use of technology in the classroom, expert speakers, professional networking and a catered celebration for the educators whose passion and hard work make the MOUSE Squad Youth Tech Support program a success.
    {laptop.jpg} Bring your Laptop!
    There will be wireless internet available for everyone. A few of the workshops are interactive and require computer access.
    Register Now!
    This conference is free of charge for all MOUSE Squad educators, please register online now: http://mouseconference.eventsbot.com
    Travel Stipends Available
    MOUSE Squad educators from outside the NYC metro region can apply for a limited number of $250 travel stipends to attend the MOUSE Squad Educators Conference! Click here for more information.

    Questions? Problems? Email us here.
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Tuesday, April 28

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    Every year, MOUSE draws from our experience and expertise to provide improved, and sometimes brand new, offerings that help strengthen our program network. This year, MOUSE has designed a 45-minute session that will not only get you new info, but draw from our most important resource - YOU! - as we continue to grow our programs for youth and educators. Picture a mashup between the mousesquad.org "WIRE" - the place for info on MOUSE programs and hot topics that intersect new technology and learning - and speed dating, where participants use a limited amount of time to travel a circuit of in-person conversation - in our case, all in an effort to help you find resources (events, opportunities, people) that can help you deepen your impact through MOUSE. In the spirit of our theme "Innovation Through Participation" be prepared to ask questions, share resources, and build ideas that build our network.
    Working Groups: Innovation Through Participation
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    Squad network. WhatWhat are some
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    entire session.
    Workshop Descriptions
    {http://globalkids.org/gfx/logo.gif} Playing 4 Keeps: Civic Engagement through Game Design
    In this workshop, Global Kids will conduct a hands-on introduction to its Playing 4 Keeps Capacity Building program. The program, currently being used in libraries, museums and community centers, trains and provides curriculum to educators who have a desire to expose their students to global issues while teaching them game design and twenty first century skills at the same time. Participants in the workshop will become familiar with the Playing 4 Keeps curriculum, learning objectives and basic game design skills. Bringing a laptop is encouraged. Presented by Rafi Santo of Global Kids.
    Participatory Media & Technology
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    media and commu nicationcommunication technology have
    Programming for the ‘Sort-of’ Interested: A beginners’ primer on languages and their use
    How are computer programs developed in the workplace? What are the differences between programming languages and their application? Does someone need a degree in computer science to be a programmer? What is “application development”? This seminar is a primer and introduction to popular programming languages that can be found in almost any workplace or casual computing environment (Visual Basic, SQL, HTML, XML, C, Python, Java, C#). The objective of the session is to provide an overview of what languages are commonly-used in the workplace and elsewhere in modern computing, and how students and teachers can build software applications that develop transferable work skills.
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Thursday, April 23

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    MOUSE: Live Wire!
    Every year, MOUSE draws from our experience and expertise to provide improved, and sometimes brand new, offerings that help strengthen our program network. This year, MOUSE has designed a 45-minute session that will not only get you new info, but draw from our most important resource - YOU! - as we continue to grow our programs for youth and educators. Picture a mashup between the mousesquad.org "WIRE" - the place for info on MOUSE programs and hot topics that intersect new technology and learning - and speed dating, where participants use a limited amount of time to travel a circuit of in-person conversation - in our case, all in an effort to help you find resources (events, opportunities, people) that can help you deepen your impact through MOUSE. In the spirit of our theme "Innovation Through Participation" be prepared to ask questions, share resources, and build ideas that build our network.
    Working Groups: Innovation Through Participation
    This year’s conference theme is Innovation through Participation. In this session, participants will focus on transforming challenges into ideas for innovation that benefit the entire MOUSE Squad network. What are some best practices for implementing engaging activities and projects, for organizing help desk operations, for facing challenges with your administration? Come share what worked for you. Each group will showcase their “break-through” ideas to the entire session.

    Workshop Descriptions
    {http://globalkids.org/gfx/logo.gif} Playing 4 Keeps: Civic Engagement through Game Design
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    1:55 pm
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    Playing 4 Keeps: Civic Engagement through Game Design (Global Kids)
    Geek Squad: Agents of Engagement (Best Buy's Geek Squad Agents)
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    Conference Wrap-up and MOUSE Squad of the Year Announcement
    4:15 PM - Cocktail Reception (with Raffle)
    Plenary Sessions
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    12:18 pm
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    Programming for the ‘Sort-of’ Interested: A beginners’ primer on languages and their use.
    11:00 AM - {break}
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    AM - Educator Working Groups: Best PracticesInnovation through Participation
    12:00 PM - Lunch
    12:45 PM - Keynote Address: Doug Rushkoff
    1:45 PM - Concurrent Sessions Part 2
    Robotics 101Garage Robotics (Vision Education)
    Grant-writing (MOUSE & Donor's Choose)
    Information Session for Prospective Schools (MOUSE)
    2:45 PM - {break}
    3:00 PM - Concurrent Sessions Part 3
    Robotics 101Garage Robotics (Vision Education)
    Playing 4 Keeps: Civic Engagement through Game Design (Global Kids)
    Geek Squad Training TechniquesSquad: Agents of Engagement (Best Buy's
    4:00 PM - Conference Wrap-up and MOUSE Squad of the Year Announcement
    4:15 PM - Cocktail Reception (with Raffle)
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    12:07 pm

Wednesday, April 22

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    Senior Director of Programs - Vision Education & Media
    Corbett is the Senior Director of Programs at Vision Education & Media. His projects have included teaching high school digital video, middle school video game design, and LEGO Robotics. Additionally, he has assisted with numerous FIRST LEGO League teams and conducted professional development seminars on the Mindstorms NXT Kit and Scratch. He is currently the project director for GreenFab, an NSF funded collaboration between Vision Education and Sustainable South Bronx.
    Juanita{jc.JPG} Juanita Croft (Educator
    Program Coordinator – [MOUSE Squad of California http://ca.mousesquad.org]
    Juanita Croft is one of two Program Coordinators for MOUSE Squad of California. Among her many duties, she provides program implementation assistance to member sites. Her experience from previous work includes managing and coordinating instructional computer labs at Foothill College, a local community college, for 20 years. As a faculty member since 1988, she also teaches classes in computers and related technologies. Primarily focused on systems administration, she has taught classes that lead to A+ and Network + certification. In her local communities, she volunteers her time with different organizations that incorporate computer training to youth in their programs.
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    Senior Director of Programs - Vision Education & Media
    Corbett is the Senior Director of Programs at Vision Education & Media. His projects have included teaching high school digital video, middle school video game design, and LEGO Robotics. Additionally, he has assisted with numerous FIRST LEGO League teams and conducted professional development seminars on the Mindstorms NXT Kit and Scratch. He is currently the project director for GreenFab, an NSF funded collaboration between Vision Education and Sustainable South Bronx.
    Juanita Croft (Educator Working Groups: Best Practices)
    Program Coordinator – [MOUSE Squad of California http://ca.mousesquad.org]
    Juanita Croft is one of two Program Coordinators for MOUSE Squad of California. Among her many duties, she provides program implementation assistance to member sites. Her experience from previous work includes managing and coordinating instructional computer labs at Foothill College, a local community college, for 20 years. As a faculty member since 1988, she also teaches classes in computers and related technologies. Primarily focused on systems administration, she has taught classes that lead to A+ and Network + certification. In her local communities, she volunteers her time with different organizations that incorporate computer training to youth in their programs.

    {http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2845712401_89a05635dc_t.jpg} Katherine Fry, Ph.D. (Media Literacy)
    Education Director - The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project)
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