Archived METC17 Searchable Program & Handouts
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Student PD Day: Giving Your Students a Voice
Speaker: Erin Lawson, District Technology Coach, Orchard Farm School District, MO
If PD is for staff to improve themselves and learn new techniques, then why not have a day where students select what skills they want to learn and sign-up for sessions of interest? Student PD allows students to have a VOICE in their education, make a CHOICE on what they want to learn, and APPLY their new skills in everyday life. In this session, we will discuss how this idea came about, what steps we took to make it happen, and share the results of our first professional development day for students.
Survival Guide to Technology Leadership
Speakers: Dawn Hickman, Technology Instructional Leader, Wright City School District, MO
Instructional Technology Leaders are emerging to help transition daily instruction to 21st Century Learning. These positions are new and often come without a map detailing the best path to take. Erin and Dawn, current Instructional Technology Leaders, will discuss the path they took, provide successful tools and resources to help guide new leaders and allow for round table discussions.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/LVJW3X
Sweet on SMART Learning Suite
Speaker: Leslie Lincoln, Education Consultant and Trainer, Schillers AV
In this session you will learn how to leverage tools found in the SMART Learning SUITE to meet the demands of today's' classrooms. This SMART Suite allows you to drive and control the project from beginning to end in a safe controlled environment while seeing who is contributing. If you are a Google school that uses collaborative activities like project based learning, come learn about the valuable tools that you may already have in your classroom that you can put into action.
Take your Forms to the Next Level
Speaker: Carolyn Allen, Library Media Specialist, Lawson Elementary
Do you already use Google Forms but want to take your forms to the next level? Then come learn how to use add-ons such as Flubaroo (for self-grading quizzes) and Choice Eliminator. We will also explore how to create self-checking forms using data validation features. You should have a personal or school Google account in order to participate fully. At the end of the session, you will leave with a knowledge of how to use add-ons to enhance Google Forms use as well as how to create self-checking forms using data validation in questions. This session will help elevate and educate your skills in order to better use Google Forms as both an assessment and information gathering tool.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/cFh1MM
Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creative Brainstorming
Keynote Speaker: Dave Burgess, Owner & Author, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use their brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You'll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.
Teaching with APP-itude
Spotlight Educator: Kami Butterfield, Teacher, USD 508- Baxter Springs, KS
At the end of this session, you will feel like you've have taken a sneak peek into the third grade classroom of our METC Spotlight Educator, Kami Butterfield-Teaching with APP-itude! We'll dive deep into a true 1:1 iPad classroom where students create, collaborate, design, analyze, and digitally discuss classroom concepts all with the use of an iPad. Examples of iPads, Apps and an Apple TV will be shared.
Tech Agents to the Rescue
Speaker: Jan Bailey, Technology Instructor, Fulton Public Schools, MO
It's a Win-Win as students learn new technologies and practices, then teach teachers! In this session, you will learn how FMS developed the role of student tech interns to meet our overwhelming need for tech support for both devices and instructional technology in our classrooms. Empowering students to take the lead on a variety of tasks from Help-Desk to Digital Citizenship, has been a game changer for our school culture as well as catapulting their own digital legacies. At the end of the session you will have a foundation for empowering students to take the lead in a variety of technology tasks.
Session resources: https://sites.google.com/a/fulton58.org/fms-tech-intern-portfolio/
Tech PD Implementation Survival Guide
Speaker: Joshua Howard, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Fulton Public Schools
Is your school district ready to embrace technology and go deep with tech integration? Are your teachers ready for this challenge? This session will show you how you can gear your school for this moment. We will show you what we did as a school to provide school based professional development to our staff and the structures we put in place to ensure success. We will discuss how to prioritize what PD should look like for technology. Finally, we'll foster an understanding of how to make data an important part of your PD program, and review strategies for effective tech PD implementation. You will leave understanding how to plan for technology PD system in a school or district wide setting.
Session resources: http://bit.ly/TechPDGuide
TechBusters: Who Ya Gonna Call? (Panel Session)
Speakers: Stephanie Kuper, Instructional Technology Specialist, Southeast Regional Professional Development Center
TechBusters: Who ya gonna call? Join the four Southeast Missouri "tech-busters" as they bust out their favorite tech tools for assessment, student engagement, and student collaboration. Candace, Crystal, Mindy, and Stephanie are tech facilitators from around Southeast Missouri coming to #METC17 to perform a unique ghost removal service to remove all the fears of technology implementation. When tech invades your school, who are you gonna call?