Interactive Posters: Gone Wild
Love blending analog and digital? Do you prefer a student-centered classroom full of empowered teachers? Then this session is for you! We will explore how to use Google Slides to make an interactive poster, then turn an everyday drawing into a clickable slide packed with information, and interactive to boot. Take it to another level by adding Google forms to have students build their own assessments and analyze their own data. Math in real time!
Close Reading the Internet: Developing Critical Thinkers
How do we teach students to be critical thinkers online? Do students know how to search the internet and evaluate the sources in front of them? What are the pieces that students need to look at to answer these questions? In this session, we will learn how to teach research skills and gain knowledge about how students can become more critical consumers of online media by understanding how online queries work. Further we will learn how to determine if a web page is trustworthy by evaluating it, comparing it to other sources, and identifying deceptive information.
CUE Rockstar Jam Session @ California League of Schools with Lisa Nowakowski
What happens when take Google's MyMaps engagement and interactivity and smash it together with the visual thinking and creativity from Digital storytelling? Simply put, student projects come to life. In this session, we will cover some awesome projects that students can engage in using MyMaps. We will then take it to the next level by adding an element of digital storytelling to MyMap canvas, making destinations come to life. Come get your hands dirty and take a journey with us as we explore Digital Storytelling across MyMaps.
CUE Rockstar: TOSA Edition - The Coaching Cycle: How to Avoid Random Acts of Coaching
Juggling our work load as TOSA's can be overwhelming and anxiety-ridden. Sometimes we fall into the trap of random acts of coaching. In the session, we will focus on maximizing the time we spend with teachers. We will start out by getting our foot in the door and breaking down initial barriers. Then, we will discuss coaching in action - focusing on the teacher's level or expertise as well as the right amount of tech/strategies. Finally, we will close with the follow-up or hand-off, pushing teachers to take ownership of the learning, and closing the cycle for more awesomeness.
CUE Rockstar: TOSA Edition - Feedback: Breakfast of Champions
Feedback can be scary, overwhelming, and depressing, but like Kelly Clarkson says, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." As coaches and TOSAs we sometimes shy away from gathering feedback from our colleagues, but just like a teacher we need to gather data as tools of formative assessment and summative assessment. Come jump on the feedback wagon as we discover multiple ways to gather data, and more importantly share our data in a public space.
CUE BOLD - Flipping the Writing Process
Writing can be a student's and teacher's worst nightmare with haunting phrases like "I don't know what to write about." In this session we will put this phrase to rest as we will flip the writing process. Starting with a video challenge, students collaboratively create a "script" and a video against the clock. Next, the writing is developed and expanded through the writing process, which will ultimately lead to a student film festival and a published text.
CUE BOLD - Literacy is MORE than just text!
How can we get struggling readers to dive into challenging text while focusing on cognitively heavy concepts? The abundance of multimedia like animated gifs and youtube videos can allow us to scaffold the cognitive load of reading while focusing on concepts and topics like theme, context clues, and even close reading. After building a strong understanding of a concept through multimedia, students are now able to dive into more rigorous text and concepts and feel confident and successful.
CUE Rockstar: TOSA Edition - Super TOSA: Building Your TOSA Omnipresence
As a TOSA, it is easy to get stuck in your office cave. You must fight the darkness to make yourself viewable, visible, and accessible by awesome teachers. Become the superhero that appears to be everywhere at all times. In this session, we will dig into ways to "market" yourself to your teachers that make you appear to be everywhere. Some of the topics include leveraging social media, diving into podcast or vlogs, newsletters, bulletins boards, and other modes of communication that will help show off your stuff!
Fall CUE - Breakout Edu with Ari Flewelling
What better way to learn about Breakout EDU than to experience it? In this hands on session participants will first participate in a Breakout EDU scenario to help them understand how students will interact with the platform in the classroom. Then they will work together to review the creation process and begin writing their own Breakout EDU game for their classroom.
Edtechteam GAFE Summit Monterey - Google Slides: The Next Level
Tired of the same old slide presentation? It’s time to amp up your game with Google Slides. In this hands-on session, we will learn how to get away from the canned themes and create your own masterpieces from scratch. We will explore some tools to make your colors pop, and actually match. Plus, they say a picture is worth a thousand words; well if you have never tried a “gif” in your slides, then you have never really lived.
Edtechteam California Summit - #CFU: Checking for Understanding
The best laid lesson plans can fall to pieces once we enter a classroom full of energized students. Building on top of foundational pedagogy, we will dive into “Checking for Understanding,” AKA Formative Assessment, by first discussing classroom practice and then delving into a series of tools that will help guide our instruction as we flow through our classroom lessons. We will start our journey with Google Forms, and move onto tools such as Socrative, Kahoot, Quizizz, Today’s Meet, and my ultimate favorite -- Class Cards.
Edtechteam GAFE Summit Monterey - Rewindable, Replayable & Global Teaching
Ever wonder what it would be like to make your teaching on demand? Now with a few simple tools like a smart phone and Youtube, we can make that possible. Come see how simple it is to enter into the world of flipped/blended learning. We will explore tools such as Youtube Editor and Screencastify to create your own lessons and begin your digital teaching library.
Alisal Edtech - Getting to Know Google Classroom
This session reviews the basics of Google Classroom like asking questions and posting assignments. We also have a differentiated menu of extension activities at the end for those with a strong base in classroom! We will also take time to get your own class set-up and even add a few assignments. (2-6 grade)
Alisal Edtech - Student Centered Projects with Google Slides
Google Slides can be used for more than just a traditional presentation. They can turn into interactive adventures, class book reviews, newspapers, or even a digital book. Come learn not only the basics of Google Slides, but some creative ways to apply them in the classroom and get your students engaged in their learning. In this hands on training, you will not only experience the tool, but leave with some templates that you can apply tomorrow.
PVSD - (Content+Creation)^(Audience)=Awesomesauce
What makes the Big Mac an American icon? It's that special sauce! So how do we infuse that awesomesauce into student learning, while making sure students have actually learned and target their diverse needs? Come join me while we explore a menu of various ways that students at all levels can use technology to demonstrate content knowledge, build their voice and audience, and have fun in the process. We will dine on concepts like student screencasts, podcasting, digital storytelling, blogging, and a few surprise concepts!
PVSD - Student Portfolios: Tradigital Learning
Student portfolios are nothing new; however, technology has given them a shot of adrenaline. In this session, we will check out how this traditional learning tool has gone digital: tradigital. Starting with the why, we will discuss what makes an effective portfolio, develop a process of feedback and reflection, and finally work with some tools like Site Maestro and Seesaw to start our tradigital juices flowing. Further, we will delve into how portfolio components reflect students individual learning across the year and across grade levels, and how this helps us target their various needs as learners.
PVSD - Illuminate 101: Building Assessments for Better Data
Do you feel like a Padawan when it comes to Illuminate? Then this is the session for you! With a hands-on approach, we will dive into Illuminate to learn how to build formative and summative assessments to help inform instruction so we can better differentiate to meet students needs. We will discover the different options for building and administering assessments. In the end, we will build our own standards-based assessment to get ready for next year.
PVSD - Google Classroom and Formative Assessment
Google Classroom & formative assessment will focus on using Google apps through Google Classroom to pump up our teaching. We will begin the adventure by reviewing how the question features within Google Classroom can be used. Then, we will play with the Classroom super side kicks, slides and docs, as they help save formative assessment. Finally, we fly into forms as the ultimate quiz master and Classroom connected data provider.
PVSD - Google Maps & Earth Across the Curriculum
Have you been biten by the vacation bug? Come on a stay-cation as we visit Google Earth & Maps and imagine how it can be used within our curriculum and across subject areas. We can go on a writing adventure as we trek across America, study the ABC's from a space voyage, or go on a virtual field trip! With Google Earth & Maps the sky is the limit.
CUE Rockstar Union - No More Popsicle Sticks: The Case Against Random
Don't gather data from one student when you can gather it from EVERY student. The idea of tricking kids to listen in a 1:1 environment is no longer academically sound. So how do we find out what kids know? Come ready to amp up your tools to gather data from every student, easily, regardless of platform. Have your teachers snapshot the entire class, instead of random drawings. Learn how to grade less and give more feedback. Attendees will participate in an all out battle, exploring, creating, and analyzing some digital tools in this #edufightclub.
CUE Rockstar Salinas City - Making Student Thinking Visible
How can we push students to reveal their thinking in math? How can we engage them in collaborative conversations around mathematical practices? How can we juggle all this, and where does it fit in EngageNY?
In this session, we will explore these questions and more. In the first part of the session we will refine our practice using screencasting tools and discuss how to use these as a method to capture student thinking. We will then discuss ways that students can critique each other's thinking and build analog and digital collaborative conversations through the use of online tools like Google Classroom & Seesaw. Finally, all of our work will be related back to EngageNY, as we set implementation goals to keep ourselves accountable.
Make Monterey - Building Imagination with Caine’s Arcade
With the imagination of a child, we can build almost anything with some cardboard and some duct tape. Just ask eight-year-old Caine Monro, who built an entire arcade out of cardboard and everyday objects in his dad’s auto shop. In this session, come learn about the inspiring and heartwarming story of how a man named Nirvan Mullick, with the power of social media, helped MAKE Caine’s lonely arcade into a dream come true. Also find out how this inspiration helped spark the Cardboard challenge in schools across the country. Then we will get our hands dirty as we catapult our own inner MAKER forward as we engage in our own Caine-inspired mini challenge.
SCCOE Edtech Leadership Institute - Connecting and growing a PLN at your site/district and beyond
We no longer live in an age where we teach in isolation. The CCSS expects students to collaborate with others, so as teachers we must lead by example. In this session, we will network and connect with the attendees inside the room as well as those outside expanding our Professional Learning Network (PLN). In addition, we will share and discuss the different tools available to connect with others like Twitter, Facebook, Voxer, and more. Come prepared to connect, socialize, and share.
Oak Park - NexTech
This training was developed for K-12 teachers who are site coaches in Edtech. It focuses on building strong PD, getting feedback to guide our PD, as well as some marketing strategies. This was an all day session.
PVSD - Literacy is More Than Text (CUE BOLD Remix)
How can we get students to dive into challenging text while focusing on cognitively heavy concepts? The abundance of multimedia like animated gifs and YouTube videos can allow us to scaffold the cognitive load of reading while focusing on concepts and topics like theme, context clues, and even close reading. After building a strong understanding of a concept through multimedia, students are now able to dive into more rigorous text and concepts and feel confident and successful. Come learn how to infuse these into your lesson plans for a dose of understanding.
CUE National TOSA Playground- Super TOSA: Building Your TOSA Omnipresense with George Lopez
As a "Teacher on Starbucks Assignment," you must fight the darkness to make yourself viewable, visible, and accessible by your teachers. Become the superhero as we dig into ways to "market" yourself to your teachers that make you appear to be everywhere.
PVSD - Close Reading the Internet: Developing Global and Critical Thinkers Online
How do we teach students to be critical thinkers online? Do students know how to search the internet and evaluate the sources in front of them? What are the pieces that students need to look at to answer these questions? In this session we will learn how to teach researching skills and gain knowledge on how students can become more critical consumers of online media by understanding how online queries work. We we also learn how to compare different perspectives from different countries on various topics. Further we will learn how to determine if a web page is trustworthy by evaluating it, comparing it to other sources , and identifying deceptive information.