PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

at Google Certified Innovator Cohort #LAX18photo by Andrew Weeks Photography

SPEAKER | PRESENTER


Below is a sampling of some of my past professional development sessions. I've presented both formally and informally at state and national conferences, in-district and at outside districts. I've been a featured speaker/presenter at several conferences, noted below. Click on the images below for a link to the corresponding presentation and/or additional information about the event.


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Google Classroom for Blended Learning

Georgia Educational Technology Conference | Featured Speaker

Nov 12 + 13, 2020

Google Keep is Underrated

Georgia Educational Technology Conference | Featured Speaker

Nov 12 + 13, 2020

YouTube for Teachers

Georgia Educational Technology Conference | Featured Speaker

Nov 12 + 13, 2020

Video Production for Teachers

Georgia Educational Technology Conference | Featured Speaker

Nov 12 + 13, 2020

How Are You Doing?

Mental Health for Teachers

Microsoft Meetup: NYC Dept of Ed | October 2020

Zoom Training for District Teachers

Inservice PD | August 19-21, 2020

Tech Toolbox

Dwight Schools | August 14, 2020

Using Video Tools for Student Engagement

Art of Education NOW Conference | Summer 2020

Next Level EDU Video

WeVideo Creator Community Summit | July 28-30, 2020

It IS Easy Being Green!

WeVideo Creator Community Summit | July 28-30, 2020

EdTech SmackDown Live: Distance Learning Edition

April 15, 2020

Next Level EDU Video with WeVideo and Edpuzzle

Unison EDU Virtual Conference | VSTE | April 2020

Panel Speaker | Teach to Lead | March 2020

EdTech Support (Weekly Sessions)

All Means All | TeachPlus IL | May 2020

YouTube for Teachers

IDEAcon 2020 | FEB 24-27

Teaching YouTube to Students

IDEAcon 2020 | FEB 24-27

"Hacking" Google Keep for Ultimate Productivity

IDEAcon 2020 | FEB 24-27

Maria + Jen's Green Screen Magic Show!

Co-Presenter | IDEAcon 2020 | FEB 24-27

Visual Literacy

Co-Presenter | Featured Speaker | IETC | NOVEMBER 2019

Google Sheets

Co-Presenter | Featured Speaker | IETC | NOVEMBER 2019

Digital Storytelling

Co-Presenter | AMLE | NOVEMBER 2019

Using Video to Demonstrate Learning

ISTE | JUNE 2019

- with WeVideo @ ISTE 2019 -

National PTA + Google "Be Internet Awesome" Parent Night

APRIL 2019

Visual Literacy in Every Classroom

Co-Presenter | ICE | FEBRUARY 2019

Visual Literacy + Collaboration through Digital Storytelling

MARCH 2019

Google Sites Digital Portfolios

JANUARY 2019

Video Production, feat. WeVideo

AUGUST 2018

This presentation, featuring WeVideo, is a re-vamped and updated version of my original GAFE Summit presentation from Jan 2017, now with a focus on using Google tools, like Sites, Forms, and Docs, to organize your video production unit.

Beginner's Guide to Google Classroom

MARCH 2018

This in-district PD session was part of an institute day for teachers, conducted ed-camp style. I wanted to help teachers who were hesitant to use technology see how beneficial it can be for working with students. I hope they left with the realization that it is well worth the effort to learn new technology that can help you to save time and become more organized.

Cool Tricks with WeVideo

SPRING 2018

For my second ICE conference presentation, I focused on intermediate levels of video production and talked about the green screen feature of WeVideo and how to use it in new and creative ways!

Transforming Your Classroom with WeVideo

SPRING 2017

This was my first-ever presentation at the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference. Once again, I presented on behalf of WeVideo, with a 1/2 hands-on 1/2 informational session.

Planning for Video Projects, feat. WeVideo

JANUARY 2017

This was my first official presentation as a WeVideo Ambassador, at the GAFE Illinois Winter Summit. I was given a 1-hour time slot, and told to spend it doing 1/2 instruction/information on WeVideo, and the other 1/2 hands-on time.

ISTE Standards Across the Curriculum

MARCH 2016

In our first year of 1:1 Chromebooks, we held an institute day for middle school staff called TechCamp #D205MS. I presented with a colleague on ISTE standards, and how to incorporate them into a variety of classroom experiences across the district, followed by time for teachers to "play" with innovative tech tools like robots and inventor kits.

Social Media for Elective Teachers

FALL 2015

In my second presentation at the Illinois Art Education Association's annual convention, I decided to try and convince art teachers to become more involved in social media as a means to advocate for their programs.

Special Education + Art

FALL 2014

This is one of my first-ever PD sessions at the Illinois Art Education Association Conference. I was still teaching art, and wanted to do a presentation that helped art teachers work with students with special needs in their classroom.