Saturday, September 17
10:15 to 11:15- Session 7
Are you a 21st Century teacher?
Presenter: Sylvia Fojo (Uruguay American School)
Location: Multipurpose Room
1. Traits of a XXI Century teacher.
2. Blended Learning (Smart Amp, One Note)
3. Professional development Twitter.
4. How do I teach tech in Elementary from First to Fifth grade?
The Danger of the Single Story / TED Talk
Presenter: Sarah Waldron and Katie Hurlbut (Lincoln)
Location: HS Aula Magna
Using the TED Talk, "The Danger of the Single Story," this interactive workshop will examine how our subconscious limitations can hinder the study of history, language and literature.
Re-Fine Your Google Skills and get Google Certified
Presenter: Tim Chaney (Lincoln)
Location: HS Computer Lab
In this workshop, we will be exploring the Google Certification Process and the skills and knowledge necessary to get certified in less than a month.
Digital BreakOut - Part 1
Presenter: Yau-Jau Ku (Lincoln)
Location: HS MakerSpace
Breakout games are currently very popular. Unlike their physical counterparts, Digital Breakouts do not have a physical component other than an Internet connected device. Digital Breakout games "promote the 4 C skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, which are valuable skills students need as we progress through the 21st century and beyond. Additionally, some of the games include specific academic content.
Basic Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, Drive and YouTube
Presenter: Nicolas Belluscio (Lincoln)
Location: HS Library
Presenter: Laura Dowd (Michael Ham Nordelta)
Location: HS 403
Come and experiment how playing becomes a major tool in learning.
Improving Student Learning by Building Reflective Capacity in Teachers
Presenter: Jonah Rosenfield (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 404
Building the reflective capacity of teachers within a school is critical to improving student learning. In most school systems, however, the teacher supervision (growth) process is led by building principals who, despite best intentions, only observe a teacher in action two or three times per year (less than 1% of the time a teacher is teaching). In this interactive workshop focused on teacher supported teacher growth, participants will learn how to use teaching standards to grow professionally and improve student learning. Every participant will leave with a plan that includes self-identified specific areas of improvement, a method to organize and collect evidence, and skills to engage in reflective conversations. Participants are encouraged to bring a colleague with them to continue the work after the workshop ends.
Technology in the Math Classroom
Presenter: Veronica Bradham (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 405
This workshop will cover different strategies, tools and apps that will allow math teachers to go GREEN in their classroom. Strategies vary from presentation ideas to collaborative investigation projects utilizing google classroom, google drive, padlet, collaborative mind maps and more. I will also introduce some of the technology I've used in class, their pros and cons and troubleshooting solutions. Material will be focused on math content, but can be easily adapted to other subjects.
Integrating Art and Geometry - Make your own Kaleidoscope Design
Presenter: Amy Rumph (BAICA)
Location: HS Room 601 (Art Room)
Give your busy mind a break and let your creative mind run free! In this project you will learn how to make your own kaleidoscope design, similar to a mandala. You will make a circle and divide it into eight pie shapes using a compass, ruler and protractor. You will then create your own random design and repeat it into eight mirrored images. You will learn about different color harmonies based on the color wheel and apply one of them to your design, or come up with your own personal color scheme. Learn how to do it as a way to relax and meditate. This project can be taught to students from 5th grade through high school and beyond.
Back to Basics: A discussion of learning-centered teaching
Presenter: Allison Poirot (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 407
Participants will take place in a structured discussion of research-based learning principles. You will be invited to reflect on your own experience as a learner and to consider how these learning principles and your own experiences apply to your practice in the classroom.