March, 2004         What would you do in a high tech classroom

North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Charlotte NC 

This session exposed participants to the activities in classrooms designed by Dr. Cobitz using the latest technology tools that assist in the educational process.

March 2004          Moving entire schools forward

 North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Charlotte NC 

This session highlighted the roadblock and successes while changing the attitudes of faculty in entire schools not just one classroom at a time.

December 2003    What would you do in a high tech classroom

 North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

This session exposed participants to the activities in classrooms designed by Dr. Cobitz using the latest technology tools that assist in the educational process.

February, 2003     What would you do with one day of training for every teacher

North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Durham NC 

This session discussed a system-wide initiative to provide technology training to all teachers within a school system and the results of this initiative.

February, 2002     My network is more private than my bedroom

North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Charlotte NC 

This session discussed some of the funny and not so funny issues related to managing a school network and living in a world complete with technocrats.

February 2002      What would you do with take home laptops?

 North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Charlotte NC 

This session highlighted the take home computer programs in Thomasville city schools and the MAH and PAH project, a federally funded GEAR UP grant.

December 2001    Using technology for teaching at-risk learners

 North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

Technology among other uses is a tool to engage students. Often
students are not excited by what we normally do in school. This presentation highlights some tried and true methods for involving students using technology, and some wild new activities. Participants heard how you can leverage the technology in your school to reach students who are at the margins.

May, 2001             Internet resources for teaching history and other things

 Schooltech Expo and conference, NY

This session highlighted methods for involving students in school using technology.  Particular attention is paid to the use of technology to teach history and other social studies topics.  Included is a review of several technologies with a description of their use in the classroom.

May, 2001             Using Technology to Link Students

 Schooltech Expo and conference, NY

This session highlighted methods and purposes behind collaborative projects across school boundaries.  Included is a review of several technologies with a description of their use in the classroom.

March 2001          NC Catalyst

SITE 2001 Conference, Orlando FL

This session informed participants of the great strides made in teacher education in North Carolina.  Included was the current effort in implementing the activities outlined in the successful NC Catalyst PT3 grant.

March 2001          North Carolina History on-line project (History Hoppers)

North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Raleigh NC 

This session explained and demonstrated the use of an on-line database activity for students to use while learning the history of North Carolina.  The activity is heavily invested in the development of critical thinking skills.

March 2001          Involving Students in School Using Technology

North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Raleigh NC 

Technology among other uses is a tool to engage students. Often
students are not excited by what we normally do in school. This presentation highlights some tried and true methods for involving students using technology, and some wild new activities. Participants heard how you can leverage the technology in your school to reach students who are at the margins.

February 2001      History Hoppers

Invited Presenter

North Carolina Council for Social Studies Conference, Greensboro NC

This session explained and demonstrated the use of an on-line database activity for students to use while learning the history of North Carolina.  The activity is heavily invested in the development of critical thinking skills.

January 2001        Web-Based tutorial development application

American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, San Diego, CA

To aid the development of tutorials, we've developed a Web-based application that tracks students' progress through the tutorial, guides the student to appropriate curricular content, and collects pre- and post-test data. Each tutorial, along with questions, is organized by educational objectives. The CGI scripts also allow for administration of the tutorials and progress reporting for teachers. We will demonstrate the application and some tutorials.

November 2000    The North Carolina History on-line project

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

This session explained and demonstrated the use of an on-line database activity for students to use while learning the history of North Carolina.  The activity is heavily invested in the development of critical thinking skills.

November 2000    Using the web for classroom instruction

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

This presentation provided some practical ways to use the web as a method of instructing students. Webquests and online tutorials were featured that allow students to review material outside class time or at home.  Participants heard how several school systems are developing modules that even test objectives.

October 2000       Using the Web to Assist Instruction

Invited Presenter

Coastal Educational Technology Conference, Wilmington NC

This presentation provided some practical ways to use the web as a method of instructing students. Webquests and online tutorials were featured that allow students to review material outside class time or at home.  Participants heard how several school systems are developing modules that even test objectives.

October 2000       North Carolina History On-Line Project

Invited Presenter

Coastal Educational Technology Conference, Wilmington NC

This session explained and demonstrated the use of an on-line database activity for students to use while learning the history of North Carolina.  The activity is heavily invested in the development of critical thinking skills.

October 2000       Build a Web Page

Invited Presenter

Coastal Educational Technology Conference, Wilmington NC

This session explained and demonstrated the new tools available for building a Web page. Participants learned in this hands-on workshop how to build a Web page. Participants learned some of the fundamentals of how Web pages work and when they left, they had a Web page on-line for others to see. Only basic computer skills were required

September 2000    Webbing an on site course

UNC Distance Education Workshop, Raleigh NC

This poster session explained how the author used the web to assist off campus instruction in an adult education masterís degree program.  Of particular importance was the structure of the course to ensure that the students had meaningful learning experiences even in the times between the once a month meetings of the statistics and research methods course.

May 2000              The Electronic method of technology portfolio development

Invited Presenter

North Carolina Technology Competencies for Educators Conference, Boone NC

Presented a framework for producing technology portfolios using technology including CD-ROM and digital video.  Also shared the methods for evaluating portfolios.

April 2000                  Using Technology to link Students.

School tech Expo and Conference, New York, NY 

This presentation highlights methods and purposes behind collaborative projects across school boundaries.  Included is a review of several technologies with a description of their use in the classroom.

April 2000                  Technology and Partnerships: A Powerful Combination.

Partnerships for Excellence in Education Conference, Raleigh NC 

This presentation highlighted the use of technology as a method for improving the activities and relationships with in teacher education partnerships.  Web-based and video based interactions were discussed.

February 2000            Technology as a tool for school counselors

North Carolina Counseling Association Conference, Charlotte NC 

Miriam L. Wagner and Christopher I. Cobitz

This workshop presented the results of a collaboration between NC A&T State University and the Davidson County Public Schools.  Software produced by this effort was presented along with its application to school counseling.

February 2000            Iím proud of myÖ..

North Carolina Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Charlotte NC 

This presentation highlighted the student development of websites as a method assisting in teaching content knowledge of North Carolina history.  This presentation as address the issues of using website development for both student motivation and a means of building student self-esteem.

December 1999    Now that you have the computers what can you do with them?

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

This presentation highlighted simple ways to use technology to improve the quality of instruction in several curriculum areas.

December 1999    Using the web to improve instruction instead of instructing to use the web

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

This presentation presented a coherent design and set of principles to use the web as an instructional tool.

March 1999          Using a SWAT Team Approach to Promote Student Leadership

School tech Expo and Conference, New York, NY 

Lucy Miller and Christopher I. Cobitz

This presentation highlighted both pre-service teacher and elementary school student empowerment in the field of technology.

March 1999          Putting Students in Charge

School tech Expo and Conference, New York, NY 

Kelly Whitier and Christopher I. Cobitz

This roundtable discussion highlighted the ideas for empowering students through the use of technology.

February 1999      Electronic Portfolios

North Carolina Association Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Raleigh NC 

This presentation highlighted some uses of electronic portfolios as a method for evaluating teacher competence in using technology to teach.

December 1998    NetMeeting Linking Students

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

This presentation highlighted some uses of NetMeeting technology for curriculum.  Included were writing ideas and science activities. Participants were introduced to the technology and to a "safe" way for students to meet on-line.

December 1998    Web Based Parent Information system

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC 

This presentation introduced a free tool that can be mounted on a web server to allow parents easy access to information on student progress and assignments.  The tool was developed for North Carolina Schools at NC A&T State University.  Participants were provided with the information needed to implement this tool within their schools.

November 1998 Technology Horizons for a High School

Invited Presenter

Trinity High School, Trinity NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This presentation to the school technology committee provided them a framework for making funding decisions to improve the level of and access to technology in their school. Philosophical foundations for having technology in the school were provided.

October 1998 Spin a Web Site

Coastal Educational Technology Conference, Wilmington NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This hands on workshop walked participants through the steps of building their first website. Methods for including graphics and links to other sites were included.

March 1998 On-line Assessment

Town meeting, Teachers Connect; Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

On-line assessment is a current buzz word. This conference outlined some of the limitations and utilizations of this technique. Practical tips and tricks were shared, as well as a conceptual framework.

Feb. 1998 University-Public School Collaboration for Life Skills Materials

North Carolina Association Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Charlotte NC

Christopher I. Cobitz and Miriam Wagner

This workshop presented the results of a collaboration between NC A&T State University and the Davidson County Public Schools. Software produced by this effort was presented along with its application to school counseling.

Feb. 1998 Databases As A Tool for History

North Carolina Association Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Charlotte NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This conference presentation provided a framework for the use of databases as a tool to teach facts in an iteractive format.

Dec. 1997 Technology Competency Training via Internet

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This conference presentation provided participants with information on how to meet the North Carolina Computer Competencies for Educators using an on-line computer skills course designed by the presenter and made available by NC A&T State University.

Dec. 1997 The Use of Simulations to Teach Higher Order Thinking Skills

North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This conference presentation provided participants with an understanding of the benefits educators can reap through the use of simulations. Particular emphasis was given to the student production of hyperstudio simulations including the use of digitized video. A framework for understanding the role of simulations in public schools was explored.

Nov. 1997 Producing Instructional Technology Proficient Teachers

Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation, St. Louis MO

Christopher I. Cobitz

This national conference presentation provided participants with a framework to transform teacher education programs such that they will produce teachers well versed in the use of technology for teaching content specific knowledge.

Nov. 1997 Evaluating Reading Computer Materials

University of North Carolina General Administration Teaching and Technology Teleconference series

Genevive Williams and Christopher I. Cobitz

This presentation explained some of the key issues in choosing and using technology to teach reading.

Nov. 1997 Make your work easier through the use of technology

North Carolina School Counselor’s Association Conference, Winston-Salem NC

Christopher I. Cobitz and Denise E. Hedrick

This workshop provided participants with knowledge that enabled them to use computers to effectively handle the demands of testing information in the middle and high school levels.

Nov. 1997 Technology for educators

Invited presenter

Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This presentation provided participants with an understanding of the benefits educators can reap through the use of technology. Particular emphasis was given to the technological literacy necessary for teachers to take advantage of these benefits. A framework for understanding the role of technology in public schools was explored. This invited speaker position was meant to inspire the teacher education faculty to begin integrating technology skills into their teacher education programs.

Oct. 1997 Simulations for education

First annual Coastal Educational Technology Conference, Wilmington NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This conference presentation provided participants with an understanding of the benefits educators can reap through the use of simulations. Particular emphasis was given to the student production of hyperstudio simulations including the use of digitized video. A framework for understanding the role of simulations in public schools was explored.

Oct. 1997 Technology for educators

15th annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum, Raleigh NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This conference presentation provided participants with an understanding of the benefits educators can reap through the use of technology. Particular emphasis was given to the technological literacy necessary for teachers to take advantage of these benefits. A framework for understanding the role of technology in public schools was explored.

Aug. 1997 The Use of Virtual Reality in Education

UNC-Greensboro Academic Technology Tools Conference, Greensboro, NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This workshop provided participants with knowledge that enabled them to use several virtual reality systems to educate K-12 students.

Feb. 1997 Constructivist learning via Internet

Fayetteville State University Educational Forum, Fayetteville, NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This workshop provided participants with knowledge that enabled them to use an Internet Virtual Reality System. This system allows students to collaborate with others in their study of content knowledge.

Feb. 1997 University-public school collaboration to integrate technology into counseling

Fayetteville State University Educational Forum, Fayetteville, NC

Miriam L. Wagner and Christopher I. Cobitz

This workshop presented the results of a collaboration between NC A&T State University and the Davidson County Public Schools. Software produced by this effort was presented along with its application to school counseling.

Dec. 1996 What can you do with the wiring from net day?

Invited presenter

North Carolina Educational Technologies Conference, Greensboro NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This was a technical discussion of the methods and possibilities of using a computer network in a public school. This presentation was a primer for moving beyond the wiring stages of networking into the growth and utilization stages.

Dec. 1996 Improve your classroom with technology assistance from North Carolina A&T State

Invited presenter

North Carolina Educational Technologies Conference, Greensboro NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This presentation was an exposition of the technology services offered to public schools through an outreach program coordinated by Mr. Christopher I. Cobitz.

Dec. 1996 Teach science and social studies in a virtual reality world

Invited presenter

North Carolina Educational Technologies Conference, Greensboro NC

Christopher I. Cobitz

This workshop was an overview of a constructivist method for teaching content area courses using Internet technology. This presentation introduced the technological aspects of the method and provided classroom examples of utilization.

Nov. 1996 Internet virtual worlds for counseling

Invited presenter

North Carolina School counselors Association Conference, Raleigh NC

Christopher I. Cobitz and Denise E. Hedrick

This workshop was an introduction to the use of an Internet based virtual reality system used primarily to teach content. This presentation explored the use of virtual interactions as a means to teach socialization skills and reach difficult students.

Nov. 1996 Creative technology use in the counseling field

Invited presenter

North Carolina School counselors Association Conference, Raleigh NC

Christopher I. Cobitz and Denise E. Hedrick

This presentation demonstrated several useful technological tools that make school counselors more effective in their jobs.

Nov. 1996 Conflict resolution and socialization skills through technology

Invited presenter

North Carolina School counselors Association Conference, Raleigh NC

Christopher I. Cobitz and Denise E. Hedrick

This workshop presented the use of a multimedia authoring package in conflict resolution training. Participants were exposed to the use of pre-made social interaction stacks and the format for creating their own.

Feb. 1996 Multimedia for the masses

Invited presenter

North Carolina Peer Helpers Association Conference, High Point NC

Christopher I. Cobitz and Denise E. Hedrick

This workshop demonstrated and trained participants in the use of PowerPoint and Hyperstudio for peer helping applications.

Nov. 1995 What would you do with a networked computer in every classroom?

North Carolina Educational Technologies Conference, Greensboro NC

Christopher I. Cobitz and Denise E. Hedrick

This was a lecture on the implementation of networked technologies and their impact on content area teachers.