Archived METC17 Searchable Program & Handouts
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Pokemon GO in the Inquiry-Based Classroom
Speakers: Michelle Kendrick, Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
In this session you will use data collection and analysis apps to support inquiry learning. This session will use a new and fun game, Pokemon GO, to motivate students to think at deeper levels. Come learn how we used Pokemon GO to promote elementary and middle school student inquiry. From question formulation, data collection and to using data for reasoning, Pokemon GO can provide a motivational tool to inspire student inquiry.
Session resources: http://pokemoninquiry.weebly.com/
Questioning Techniques that bring about Change
Spotlight Educator: Kim Darche, Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
What are the questions we ask in our classrooms? Are we supporting our student learning by teaching students how to ask questions during genius hour or in Makerspace or a book group? The fine art of asking questions which once seemed as simple as A,B,C at the age of 3 somehow loses its intensity and vigor as we grow older. Let's start a renaissance of questioning within our own craft! In this "minds-on" session, learners will ask the questions, explore how to leverage responses and build upon them as we flex our questioning muscles! We will modify traditional discussion techniques to understand innovative phrasing and practices that support a culture of moonshot thinkers.
Quick & Easy Tools for Creative Communication & Collaboration
Speakers: Deanna Moylan, Technology Information Literacy Teacher, Francis Howell School District
In this session, you will learn free & easy to use tech tools that encourage communication & collaboration skills as well as quick tips to ensure digital respect and responsibility. We will explore ways to promote creativity and 21st Century Standards through tools like Nearpod, Padlet, Kahoot, Prezi and more. Through examples, student work samples, and easy signups, you will experience active engagement and come away with ideas on how these tools can be used for quick feedback as well as instruction. Leave with ‘Top 10' Tools & quick tips!
Session Resources: https://goo.gl/Ks7fkU
Reading for Meaning—Read Live
Speaker: Carol Ann Kane, Read Naturally
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers. These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally's web-based software program, Read Live.
Really Good or Just Good Enough?
Featured Speaker: Eric Patnoudes, Education Strategist, CDWG
Students are both motivated and engaged by genuine intellectual challenges and performances. This session will explore effective and meaningful uses of technology to empower students through authentic and relevant learning experiences. When students publish work online, they want it to be really good...when they turn it into the teacher, they just want it to be good enough. You will be equipped with practical ways to publish your student work online in their classrooms.
Retro Rehab Library Learning Spaces
Speakers: Linda Dougherty, Librarian, Northwest High School, MO
Retro rehab your library learning spaces by reusing and recycling your library's furnishings. This is library make-over on a shoestring budget by bringing in vintage furniture, shopping your district's storage closets, and planning minimal purchases for collaborative learning spaces. Follow Northwest High School Library's third year of JumpStart freshmen classes' collaborations to introduce Chromebooks and Google apps in new spaces. Take home "retro" ideas to rehab, reuse, and recycle your current library bookcases, tables, and chairs. Plan flexible collaborative spaces and use professional development ideas to share with your teaching colleagues. We will explore visual and auditory applications using Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings, Adobe Spark, YouTube editor and screencasting apps so you can start tomorrow!
Session resources: https://goo.gl/2QYPjB
Speakers: Terri Daly, Instructional Media Technologist, Park Hill School District, MO
Get techy and heat up your school with STEAM education. Explore space through 3D printing; make music and light up your world with Makey Makeys, Little Bits, and Dash and Dot robots; draw code using Ozobots; and tie everything to literature and research as you collaborate with your building's art, music, and library teachers. You'll walk away with units of study on each of these topics as well as apps and books to support learning in each area.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/HFrm5x
Show Me Your Badge: Competency-based Learning for Students AND Teachers
Speaker: Kirk Melkonian, Education Consultant, Educators Cooperative
Personalized learning is good for both students and teachers. This approach to professional development (PD) allows teachers and administrators to work at their own pace as they build competencies and earn compensation. You will walk away with templates and structures for personalizing teacher PD using online digital badges and competency based demonstrations of learning. So, don't miss this interactive session to gain clear processes and protocols that can be replicated in your context.
Sketchnoting your Flipped Classroom….or Any Classroom!
Speaker: Troy Cockrum, Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School, IN
Students struggle to engage in lectures. Putting those lectures on video doesn't really help that. Students need opportunities to interact with the content. Learning through visual note taking, or sketchnoting, accomplishes that interaction. In this session, you will learn tools and strategies like FiftyThree, Google Drawing, and Google Keep. Leave knowing how to sketchnote, teach sketchnoting, and implement it into any classroom (flipped or not) to engage your students.