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LAUNCHing Innovation in Your School
Speaker: Eleanna Liscombe, Innovation Instructor, Orchard Farm Middle School, MO
21st Century jobs revolve around problem solving, creative thinking and collaboration integrated with technology. Come hear students describe how the use of Thrively and John Spencer's LAUNCH Cycle has transformed them from consumers of content into innovators. From 3D printing to online media design to coding projects, they will share how their time in Innovation Class has allowed them to explore their interests, taught them to wonder and helped them find a global audience for their work.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/V80MaV
Leadership Luncheon - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Transformation and Technology: Leadership and Choice Featured Speaker: Hall Davidson, Senior Director Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
With so much technology available for teaching and learning, narrowing the choices is critical! Explore a variety of technologies and compare them against each other to decide which is best for your school or district. There will be a competitive vote! Technologies include VR, AR, captions, mathematics apps, Skype, GoogleLitTrips, telescopes, microscopes, holes in school walls (yes!), media festivals, and more. Wild fun every time, it builds decision-making strength.
Session resources; https://discovery.box.com/s/bchx9f1nuwoyk5tmeqbzqkcqirowblmc
Speakers: Patrick Snyder, Instructional Design Strategist, Iowa City Community School District, IA
Learn how to foster a contagious enthusiasm for INNOVATION and GREATNESS through the lens of a Teacher Leader & Principal partnership. Impact student achievement by changing how teachers teach and embracing the messiness and fun of student learning. Impact achievement by implementing innovative learning into classrooms using tools like Kahoot, Story Builder, Padlet, Google Apps and more. Be ready to enter classrooms with model lessons and examples of greatness to move teacher practice and student learning forward.
Let's Rap: Using Hip Hop and Technology To Engage Students in the 3R's
Featured Speaker, Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
In this session we will discuss pedagogy and 21st-century teaching and learning. I will share student work samples and provide you with a curated collection of digital resources that supports teaching and learning with technology and Hip Hop Culture. Attend this session to acquire new knowledge that will cultivate your professional growth and elevate your instructional practice to educate 21st-Century students.
Session resources: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2164051
Library & Media Literacy Luncheon
P.A.S.S.I.O.N. for the Profession: What's L.O.V.E. Got To Do With It?!
During this special luncheon, Joquetta Johnson will provide an engaging session on how to develop an understanding of why we must have P.A.S.S.I.O.N. for our profession. Ms. Johnson will infuse music and video to engage, inspire, and move participants to hone their craft with L.O.V.E. You will see how you can cultivate your skills as a digital learner and leader through the use of media and literacy. Add this extra-special lunch and presentation to your conference day on Wednesday, February 15.
LMS Burnout Prevention
Spotlight Educator: Kelly Hauquitz, Library Media Specialist, Francis Howell School District, MO
Coping with our evolving role is stressful! Our work day simply isn't long enough to get everything done. So how do we deal? There are tools that not only help us get the job done, but do so without busting our work-life balance. In this session, you will have a few ideas to take back to your buildings to implement into your workflow that will help you get everything done and feel more accomplished at the end of the work day. Come learn how you can leave work feeling more accomplished!
Session resources: http://tinyurl.com/burnoutpres