Professional Development and Conference Session Offerings
NCTIES - March, 2015 - Keep the PD Going: Create Your Own Mini NCTIES
Learn how to continue the professional development from NCTIES in your district by modeling a mini NCTIES School Conference. Learn how to plan the event from logistics to presenters to funding. Gather tips from a district who provided free PD for 2,000 employees last August.Every school and district across the country is looking for ways to better educate educators to ensure quality instruction for students.The National Staff Development Council explains ''staff development that improves the learning of all students requires skillful school and district leaders who guide continuous instructional improvement.''With all the requirements placed on school and district leaders, professional development can often be placed on a back burner.This session will focus on how to make professional development the highlight of the school year, as educators become students in a mini NCTIES School Conference.
CUE - March, 2015 - Do THIS, Not THAT : Simple Answers to Complicated 1:1 Questions
Come discover various strategies and tips on how to implement a 20,000 student 1:1 in under six months. In this fast-paced session, attendees will be exposed to over 50 tips in a variety of best practices categories for 1:1 deployment and implementation. Designed after the book Eat This Not That, this presentation is full of Do’s and Don’t, because a guiding list of don'ts will expand your list of gotta-do's for any 1:1 implementation. This presentation is part insider information and advice from seasoned beginners that will help guide any district in 1:1 implementation.
ISTE - June, 2015 - Do THIS, Not THAT : Simple Answers to Complicated 1:1 Questions
Come hear from the 2013 Sylvia Charp district on 1:1 implementation strategies. You'll experience 50 best practices for 1:1 deployment and implementation. This presentation is full of do’s and don’ts because a guiding list of don'ts will expand your list of gotta-do's for any 1:1.
NCTIES - March, 2016 - Literacy and iPads: Turning the Pages of Personalized Learning
Discover how iPads foster literacy through engagement and research supported reading/ comprehension strategies. This session will provide demonstrations of apps and student created work that increases literacy across the curriculum. During this fast-paced hands-on session, a portion of the participants will be in a mock classroom and will assume the role of students. Other attendees will be observers of the mock classroom. The presenter will assume the role of the teacher as the session examines different apps and programs. Attendees will use their own devices as tools for discovery, learning and designing. As students within the “class” educators will be able to see applications used from student and teacher perspectives.
Wallace Educational Forum - March, 2016 - Infographics and Marketing Your School
Infographics are a great way to market what happens at your school and within your classroom. This presentation is meant to help those with beginning knowledge of how to create and implement data in the form of infographics.
Wallace Educational Forum - April, 2016 - Blended Learning Summit
Blended Learning is a method of teaching that provides an individualized approach through station rotations and guided instruction. This presentation in conjunction with classroom visits at Hanford Dole Elementary and South Rowan High are meant to provide an overview of Blended Learning and actionable next steps.
Station 1: Guided Instruction Station 2: Exploring and Researching Blended Learning - Click here Station 3: Discussion and Collaboration - Please login into Schoology and sign up using code (6RJPD-RV8VR) Station 4: Creation and Assessment - Click here
ISTE - June, 2016 - Literacy and iPads: Turning the Pages of Personalized Learning
Discover how iPads foster literacy through engagement and research supported reading/ comprehension strategies. This session will provide demonstrations of apps and student created work that increases literacy across the curriculum.