Who: Ryan Bubalo, Education Accounts Manager at StudySync. Aligned to the Common Core and aimed at middle school and high school students, StudySync (Booth #435 at TCEA) enlists broadcast-quality video, digital media, mobile platforms and social learning to advance reading, writing and critical thinking. With a background in education -- and a stint as the first coach of the women’s basketball team at the American University of Iraq -- Bubalo manages outreach to the hundreds of teachers and administrators using StudySync in the U.S. and Canada.
What: StudySync’s Bubalo will explore how technology, from smartphones to tablets and computers, can increase student engagement and promote social learning. In his presentation,“Reading, Writing, and Collaborating with Mobile and Social Technology,” Bubalo will discuss the ways in which today’s tech tools facilitate collaboration and foster critical thinking in diverse learning environments. Drawing upon the experiences of educators now deploying StudySync, Bubalo will offer examples of how leveraging thoughtful social networks and providing access to models of rich academic discourse can encourage students to read and write more and at higher levels.
When: TCEA 2012 Convention & Exhibition
February 8, 2012 [8 am. Room 2]
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78701
How: To speak with Ryan Bubalo, please contact Ken Greenberg
About BookheadEd Learning, LLC
BookheadEd Learning connects high school and middle school students to the great ideas of mankind through technology, multimedia, and a rich library of classic and modern texts. StudySync (studysync.com), its award-winning flagship product, uses web-delivered educational tools – including broadcast-quality video, digital media, mobile platforms and social networking —to help teachers inspire higher levels of students’ reading, writing, critical thinking, academic discourse and peer-to-peer collaboration. StudySync is the recipient of the EDDIE Award from ComputED Gazette and District Administration Magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products of 2011.” Based in Sonoma, Calif, BookheadEd is comprised of educators and experts who believe “Together We’re Smarter.”