ISTE 2016: when ed-tech met passion

Neo LMS

Just like anything related to the US, the last week’s conference organized by the International Society for Technology in Education rose to the expectations: ISTE 2016 was big! The NEO team was super excited to be part of ISTE 2016.

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Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

At this year’s CUE 2016 Fall Conference, we are working hard to make the attendee experience even more engaging and enjoyable than years past. CUErockstar — The passion and essence of a CUE Rockstar presenter, jam session, and workshop is unlike any other.

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Preparing Audience-Sensitive Presentations and Workshops

ProfHacker

But when you are invited to present a keynote or facilitate a workshop to people you know little or nothing about, how do you ensure you are sufficiently sensitive to your audience? I recently co-facilitated a workshop for African participants.

Highlights from Tri-Association Conference 2016

EdTechTeam

As EdTechTeam, we were able to share four different workshops on Google tools and tips for the classroom. It was fun connecting with old friends and meeting new ones over the three days of learning. It was a wonderful experience to be involved in the 2016 Tri-Conference.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

So I started doing more–leading workshops, teaching online courses, and creating more resources—and it kind of evolved into my dream job. Finally, I’m doing a three-day workshop for counselors in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Try: Arranged advertising events, organized fundraisers, and gave presentations at school meetings. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. .

The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I am now almost booked through the start of August, and the second half of the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District).

Campus Tech 2016: Recognizing—and Questioning—“Inevitable” Futures

Edsurge

Last week at Campus Technology 2016, higher-ed technologists joined forces with administrators, instructional designers, and faculty to explore another realm many consider “wizardry”—predicting the future. READING THE TEA LEAVES : Futurist Bryan Alexander ’s pre-conference workshop delved into techniques for predicting the future, as well as an overview of higher-ed technology trends from the New Media Consortium’s recent Horizon report.

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Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Students may come to a Black Girls Code workshop and become inspired and enthusiastic about the new skills they’ve learned. We put the whole framework in place, and then volunteers come and run workshops. Many professions that were once the exclusive domain of men are no longer so. The percentage of women enrolled in law, medicine and physical sciences have been trending toward parity ever since the 1970s. Computer science, however, is a different story.

Reflecting On My #Flipclass Workshop w Faculty at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia @OfficeMixTeam

techieMusings

On the fourth day of my visit, I led an all-staff professional development workshop. During the workshop, I was again reminded the power of Office Mix. In the workshop, teachers brought a PowerPoint they already had created for an instructional lesson.

Reflecting On My #Flipclass Workshop w Faculty at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia @OfficeMixTeam

techieMusings

On the fourth day of my visit, I led an all-staff professional development workshop. During the workshop, I was again reminded the power of Office Mix. In the workshop, teachers brought a PowerPoint they already had created for an instructional lesson.

Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016

ASIDE

Source: NYSCATE The theme for the 2016 annual conference of the New York State Association For Computers And Technologies In Education ( NYSCATE ) was "Unleash The Superhero In You."

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. The event became much more dramatic than expected, once the hosting city, Washington DC, was clobbered by the great snowpocalyspe of 2016. Preconference workshop.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

This book is a collection of essays which demonstrates how modern technology is challenging the traditional models of education in order to meet the needs of today’s students. More education books: Google Apps Meets Common Core.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The Center has run a course for undergraduates since 2007 and has since expanded into secondary schools by hosting summer teacher-training workshops and making course materials available online through its Digital Resource Center. Northport, N.Y.,

Five Things That Helped Us Survive Summer 2016

ProfHacker

I also took a couple of sets for my office and sometimes in an informal meeting I’ll take them out and we’ll play around with them to keep our hands busy while we talk. I can’t travel often, and I get FOMO for all the events I miss and the people I don’t meet.

Do’s & Don’ts to "PEP" Up Meetings For Success

The Innovative Educator

Most employees feel many meetings they attend are a waste of time but they don’t need to be. There are strategies you can implement as well as pitfalls you can avoid to help ensure your meetings are interesting, informative, productive and achieve desired outcomes.

Would This Help With Proficiency-based Learning and Teacher Effectiveness?

More Verbs

Also, you don’t have to wait for a workshop day or early release day. Request professional learning services here and we’ll contact you to figure out how to best meet your needs.

10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Instructional leadership was a routine part of the job along with the budget, master schedule, curriculum development, meetings, email, phone calls, and many other duties. I still vividly remember my early years as an assistant principal and principal.

Making is a Process

A Principal's Reflections

After considering these important steps a systematic approach to ordering technology and other items will help to create a makerspace that best meets the needs of your learners. I try to emulate this when I conduct hands-on makersapce workshops.

Critical Conversations

A Principal's Reflections

Taking all of this into account, how well are you meeting the needs of today’s learner? I ask this question in virtually every workshop I facilitate. The real question to drive meaningful change in our schools is asking our students how well we are meeting their needs.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

Whether during a class, meeting, presentation, or workshop it can be at times extremely difficult to give everyone a voice. Even as I moved to a leadership position the same challenge persisted during faculty meetings.

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Why Science?

Digital Promise

The push for STEM initiatives — coding workshops for elementary school children, or extended-day science experiments for middle school students — reigns at the forefront of the education conversation today. To meet these expectations, findings must be honestly and meticulously recorded.

5 Benefits to Ditching The Paper at Meetings + Events with a Great Agenda

The Innovative Educator

We're deep into the 21st century, but you might not know it if you went to a meeting or event. The agenda for every event (meeting, workshop, seminar, conference) should be digital with all materials digitally embedded. There is still so much that is paper-based.fraught with broken promises of materials to be sent later or telling all participants to send separate emails to acquire materials digitally.

The Blogging Hurdle

A Principal's Reflections

Back in the day, I was against the idea of blogging as I thought Twitter was good enough to meet certain leadership and learning goals I had established.

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam offers a four-week online course For Those Pursuing Apple Teacher Recognition Independently, a full-day workshop for Those Who for face-to-face support, and a conference for motivating larger communities of educators.

Things to Do In Denver When You’re Ed- an ISTE Look

CUE

Download the ISTE 2016 Mobile Ap p – Everything you need to navigate, sync, gamify, and stay up-to-date with everything ISTE 2016 has to offer is there. Plan times to meet at the Blogger’s Café, go out for coffee or dinner and swap highlights.

3 Ways to Encourage Parent Involvement in Classroom

Kleinspiration

Still, in most schools parent involvement is confined to attending general meetings, school events or conducting phone discussions. Organizing workshops on hot parental issues. As such, workshops and conferences are good occasions.

A Special Letter To Teachers… From Santa!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I would enjoy meeting you! W027: PBL Splash A Look at Project Based Learning (1/2 day Workshop).

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

On the other hand, one-shot, “drive-by,” or fragmented, “spray-and-pray” workshops lasting 14 hours or less show no statistically significant effect on student learning ( Darling-Hammond, Wei, Andree, Richardson, and Orphanos, 2009 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can be a powerful tool; not only for helping teachers meet students’ individual learning needs but also helping them foster stronger relationships with students. So another big part of my role is to coach students on how to navigate the technology, direct their own learning, set goals, figure out what they need to get done that day, select the online resources that meet their needs, and then process those effectively.

Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines

Kleinspiration

Teachers bring them into their classrooms because they provide invaluable instructional materials that meet current academic standards and prepare students for state tests. So, they’re a great resource to dig deeper into our learning by applying what we’ve been doing in reading workshop. .

3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

All too often in education – whether that be at a conference, in a professional learning workshop, or even at a faculty meeting, we have become used to one person in the room being the “expert”, or the “Oz” around a particular topic.