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Executive Director Miguel F. Aznar speaks at the First Lego League Competition at Google Headquarters.  Watch on Google Video.

 

 

Executive Director Miguel Aznar speaks at University of North Carolina at Wilmington's "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology" (PT3) Conference

 

 

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July 21, 2008, Miguel F. Aznar presented "Technology and Specialization" to 150 precocious high school students studying science, math, and engineering in the COSMOS summer program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Watch the video streamed at http://epc.ucsc.edu/cosmos/miguel.shtml.  Perceptive viewers will note that Miguel is wearing a cycling skinsuit and does not use slides (he bicycled to the lecture hall to listen to a professor who did not show, so he was asked to present on short notice).

June 29 - July 26, 2008, Miguel taught the class on nanotechnology.  This was his 5th year working with COSMOS and 4th teaching the nanotechnology class.

December 18, 2007, Miguel keynoted the CTAP Region 5 Leadership Summit, addressing the value for students, teachers, and administrators to be able to put technology into context, to be able to understand and evaluate it.

Videotaped by Community Television of Santa Cruz County, this 49-minute talk was shown on Comcast channel 25 and Charter channel 71 in Santa Cruz County on the dates to the right.  Streaming video from Google Video is to the right of the broadcast schedule.

Television Schedule
1/21/2008 - 4:00 PM
1/23/2008 - 8:00 PM
1/24/2008 - 7:30 PM
1/27/2008 - 4:30 PM
1/29/2008 - 6:00 PM
2/1/2008 - 9:00 PM
2/3/2008 - 7:00 PM
2/4/2008 - 4:30 PM
2/7/2008 - 11:00 AM
2/10/2008 - 1:00 PM

(Watch this on Google Video)

November 14, 2007, Miguel keynoted a Santa Cruz County Science Fair Coordinators meeting, focusing on using ICE-9 as a framework for researching the science and technology of student projects.
November 3 and 4, 2007, Miguel led sessions on "nanotechnological literacy" at the Foresight Vision Weekend Conference 2007.  He presented ICE-9 as a way to educate the public on nanotechnology.  The November 4 session was created as a result of popular demand after the November 3 session.

 
August 7, 2007, KnowledgeContext hosted a booth at National Night Out in Santa Cruz.  Miguel displayed the poster he presented at NSTI's Nanotech 2007 Conference.  Suresh, Madhu, and Chandan Lodha joined him in presenting technological literacy to the community.

 

July 8 - August 4, 2007, Miguel F. Aznar taught a class on nanotechnology in the COSMOS summer program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  150 precocious high school students lived on campus for a month, studying science, math, and engineering.  The 17 students in Miguel's class analyzed nanotechnology using ICE-9 (see Rustlike Crystals Found to Cleanse Water of Arsenic Cheaply).  This was Miguel's 4th year working with COSMOS and 3rd teaching the nanotechnology class.

 

Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12, 2007, Miguel F. Aznar presented workshops on "technological literacy" at AchieveKids.
May 23, 2007, Miguel F. Aznar presented a poster at the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) Nanotech 2007 Conference.  He presented the abstract How do we, as a Society, Guide the Development of Nanotechnology? on the poster to the right.  HIs paper was published in the Technical Proceedings.
Sunday, May 6, 2007, Miguel F. Aznar presented a talk on "Technology, Choices, and Our Future" at the Los Angeles Future Salon.

 

Two Saturdays, January 20 & 27, 2007, Miguel F. Aznar will lead a teacher workshop on understanding and evaluating technology at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, California).

 

December 16, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar gave the keynote speech at the First Lego League Competition at Google Headquarters.  He focused on nanotechnology, which was that year's research focus for student teams.

(Watch this on Google Video)

 

NETWORK

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The Santa Cruz Future Salon hosts a talk by Miguel F. Aznar on understanding and evaluating technology at Borders Bookstore, Santa Cruz, California, on Friday, December 8, 2006, at 7:00 PM.

 

Miguel F. Aznar and Don Jacobs presented on technological literacy in consecutive workshops on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at the California League of Middle Schools Technology Conference in Monterey, California.  Miguel explained technological literacy and how the ICE-9 curriculum teaches it.  Don shared how the ICE-9 curriculum works in his Santa Cruz, California, middle school classroom.

 
Friday, November 17, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar presented on "innovation" to students at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar presented a Tech Talk on "technological literacy" at Google.

 
Tuesday, September 12, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar presented on "critical thinking about technology" to district technology directors at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.  Upcoming workshops January 22, 2007 and February 21, 2007.  Watch video of his half-hour talk.

 

 

July 9 - August 5, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar taught a class on nanotechnology in the COSMOS summer program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  150 precocious high school students lived on campus for a month, studying science, math, and engineering.  The 17 students in Miguel's class analyzed nanotechnology using ICE-9.  This was Miguel's 3rd year working with COSMOS and 2nd teaching the nanotechnology class.

 

Saturday, May 20, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar presented a one-day course on teaching how to understand and evaluate technology at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, California).  The course was also taught January 28, 2006.

 

Thursday, May 11, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar presented a 'brown bag" talk at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.  View the slide presentation (in PDF format) or listen to the audio (in WMA format) on the topic technological literacy.

 

Saturday, January 28, 2006, Miguel F. Aznar presented a one-day course on teaching how to understand and evaluate technology at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, California).

 

Miguel F. Aznar and Don Jacobs presented on technological literacy in consecutive workshops on November 18, 2005 at the California League of Middle Schools Technology Conference in Monterey, California.  Miguel explained technological literacy and how the ICE-9 curriculum teaches it.  Don shared how the ICE-9 curriculum works in his Santa Cruz, California, middle school classroom.

 
Miguel F. Aznar presented on the topic of technological literacy to the Berryessa Union School District (San Jose, California) board meeting on November 3, 2005.

 

June 26 - July 23, 2005, Miguel F. Aznar taught a class on nanotechnology in the COSMOS summer program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  150 precocious high school students lived on campus for a month, studying science, math, and engineering.  The 17 students in Miguel's class analyzed nanotechnology using ICE-9.  This was Miguel's 2nd year working with COSMOS and 1st teaching the nanotechnology class.

June 15, 2005, Miguel F. Aznar discussed his new book Technology Challenged with host Rachel Anne Goodman on Talk of the Bay of KUSP 88.9 FM.  Tom Keating, Director of Education for the Tech Museum of Innovation, joined the discussion.  Listen to the show.

 

June 6, 2005, Jim Blasingame interviewed business consultant and author Peter Meyer (The Meyer Group) about how small businesses make technology decisions.  Peter credits our book Technology Challenged with explaining how to understand and evaluate technology.  Click for a list of Meyer's interviews or "Click to listen" to the 06/06/2005 event.

June 3, 2005, Miguel F. Aznar discussed his new book Technology Challenged on Geek Speak of KUSP 88.9 FM, focusing on the patterns that have held true for technology from stone tools and the printing press through computers and nanotechnology. Listen to the show (interview starts 11 minutes in)

 

Miguel F. Aznar and Don Jacobs presented the KnowledgeContext curriculum in consecutive workshops on January 14, 2005 at the California League of Middle Schools Technology Conference & Exhibit in Monterey, California.  Miguel presented how ICE-9 teaches technological literacy and Don presented on how ICE-9 works in the classroom.

December, 2004, Miguel F. Aznar conducted a teacher workshop at Mission Hill Middle School in Santa Cruz, California.  Watch video clips from this workshop, in which Miguel introduced technological literacy and the ICE-9 curriculum.

 

July 12, 2004, Miguel F. Aznar presented technological literacy to the 150 precocious high school students in the COSMOS summer program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Students live on campus for a month, studying science, math, and engineering.

 

June, 2004, Miguel F. Aznar gave the keynote address at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology" (PT3) Conference: http://www.uncwil.edu/ed/pt3/news.html (where you will see the quote "The keynote speaker was very enthusiastic and well informed").

 
January 26, 2004, Miguel F. Aznar discussed the role of technology in our lives on Talk of the Bay.  Host Robin Roberts conducted the interview (click to listen).

 
October 23, 2003, Miguel F. Aznar discussed the nature and importance of technological literacy on Talk of the Bay.  Host Robin Roberts conducted the interview (click to listen).
  October 18, 2003, Student Advisor Chandan Lodha, a 7th grade student, and Executive Director Miguel F. Aznar presented at Washington Communication & Technology Magnet Elementary School in Berkeley, California.  Video of their presentations is viewable to the right.

 

 Chandan's evaluation of missiles

(watch this on Google Video)

 

 What is technological literacy?  Miguel answers

(watch this on Google Video)

Miguel F. Aznar presented Timeless Patterns in Technology and Don Jacobs presented the KnowledgeContext curriculum in consecutive workshops on January 17, 2003 at the California League of Middle Schools Technology Conference & Exhibit in Monterey, California.  Miguel presented on technological literacy and Don presented on how ICE-9 works in the classroom.

 

GeekSpeak on KUSP 88.9 FM interviewed Miguel F. Aznar, our executive director, teacher Don Jacobs, and several students and parents on the importance of technology education.  Listen to the three interviews: 3/5/01  4/16/01  4/23/01.

Listen to our executive director Miguel F. Aznar interviewed on KSCO radio's Mr. Logic 2/3/2001 (requires RealAudio player): Beginning - Middle - End.

 

CNN interviewed our Curriculum Advisor Addie Holsing on education in the new millennium.  Read the transcript.

 

The Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation featured our Executive Director Miguel F. Aznar as a keynote speaker at their July, 2000, conference in San Jose, CA.

 

The Computer-Using Educators' Fall 1999 Conference in Sacramento hosted our Training for Time Travelers session.

 
The California Educational Research Association's 1999 conference in Monterey hosted our Training for Time Travelers session.

 
Addie Holsing and Miguel F. Aznar presented the wrap-up session at KTEH's Real Science! teacher workshop in Monterey in 1998.

 

 

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