With only one more week until FETC 2020, this is the perfect time to take a look at the presentation schedules for each day and decide which sessions you will be attending. Dyknow will be attending FETC 2020 to connect with educators from all over the country, and part of this involves going to sessions that align with Ed Tech trends and initiatives to learn how educators are leading the way with these topics. Here are the FETC 2020 sessions we are most excited for on Thursday and Friday.

FETC 2020’s Thursday and Friday sessions will start at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 4:40 p.m. – so be prepared for a full day of learning! These are some of the sessions on Thursday and Friday that we think you should add to your FETC 2020 schedule.

FETC 2020 Thursday Schedule Highlights

Promoting Personalized Professional Learning

Wednesday, January 15th, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Craig Carpentieri, Chief Academic Officer | Avi Greene, Director of Curriculum & Instruction (6-12) | Robin Rimon, Director of Instruction & Curriculum (K-5) | Scheck Hillil Community School

Our ECE 12th-grade school has moved from mandated one-size-fits-all professional development to a personalized self-selected model of PD. In this session, our director of academic instruction, head of curriculum in ECE grade five and grades 6-12, as well as the instructional technology coordinator K-5, will share our successes, struggles, and how we have met the needs of over 100 teachers. We will share our resources for helping… continue reading

4 Ed Tech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

Thursday, January 16th, 11:00 = 11:40 a.m.

Steven Anderson, Digital Learning & Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom | Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, Web20Classroom

When moving from direct instruction to a more student-centered classroom, care and consideration must be taken to reach all learners. Through differentiated instruction, educators rely on several different methods and techniques to ensure students are successful. Differentiation of content, interest, process, and demonstration can all serve to increase engagement and challenge students at their level. Effective technology integration provides additional support to a differentiated classroom… continue reading

There’s No “I” in Ed Tech

Thursday, January 16th, 2:00 – 2:40 p.m.

Nancye Black, CEO / Educational Consultant, The Block Uncarved

A shared vision for teaching and learning is at the heart of all successful technology initiatives. Nevertheless, many schools and districts have not fully articulated, disseminated, or realized such a vision. Team-based professional development can have powerful effects on the ability to develop and actualize a shared vision at the school and district level. In fact, there are five research-backed strategies that can be applied to professional learning to improve stakeholder buy-in and constructive forward movement toward… continue reading

FETC 2020 Friday Schedule Highlights

Transforming School Culture – Keys to Success: Innovation, Leadership, Communication

Friday, January 17th, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Ann McMullan, Founder, Ann McMullan Education Consulting | Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow

Visionary leadership, rooted in innovative thinking, is the essence of what it means to lead learning in today’s school systems. The ability to create and lead a culture of innovation to meet the needs of all learners requires skill sets that transcend the traditional roles of superintendents, principals, and teachers… continue reading

Stealth Assessment: The Key to Engagement for EdTech Tools

Friday, January 17th, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Lauren Coleman, Lead Teacher, Squiggle Park

This session will overview stealth assessment, a game development approach in which the means of monitoring students’ progress are so deeply embedded into gameplay that students typically do not realize they are being assessed. The session will describe stealth assessment, explain its advantages, and showcase some programs that implement… continue reading

Cultivating the Culturally Responsive Digital Citizen

Friday, January 17th, 11:00 – 11:40 a.m.

Brian Smith, Digital Learning Instructional Coach, ESC Region 11

What do students do after they learn internet safety? How do they use their knowledge to leave a lasting impact on their communities? Come discover how to move from digital citizenship to civic literacy. Participants will leave with an action plan and resources to facilitate culturally relevant #DigCit community application… continue reading

FETC 2020 Wednesday Sessions You Won't Want To Miss

Attending FETC 2020 all four days? Check out these Wednesday sessions on the schedule that you won’t want to miss. 

FETC 2020 Tuesday Sessions to Highlight on Your Conference Agenda

These are the Tuesday sessions that we are most excited for at FETC 2020.

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