FETC 2020 Wednesday Suggested Sessions
Wednesday, January 15th, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Tom Ryan, Chief Information & Strategy Officer, Santa Fe Public Schools
No one expects that the use of technology in our society will soon go away. Most people believe it will continue to grow at faster and faster rates. Self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, genetic modification, and biotechnology are not wild future sci-fi concepts, but technologies that exist today. What is our responsibility as educators to prepare students for their future? How can we better prepare students for a changing future? This workshop will challenge participants to look at and discuss system change. How can we move from vision to action?
Wednesday, January 15th, 1:00 – 1:40 p.m.
Katie Bond, Digital Learning Specialist, Martin County School District | Douglas Konopelko, Coordinator of Digital Learning, Martin County School District | George Vogeley, Digital Learning Specialist, Martin County School District
Looking to shake up your school’s professional development? What about shifting your school culture to an environment where teachers engage in true collaboration? In this session, we will show you how to use the Design Thinking Model to shape the way you facilitate a collaborative planning time, where teachers walk in with a standard, and walk away with a student-centered lesson in which student tasks are transformed through technology integration.
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Wednesday, January 15th, 2:00 – 2:40 p.m.
Debra Jacoby, Computer Science & Educational Teacher, Pine Crest School
Do you struggle with how many devices and machines you should display in your space in order to advocate choice in tools and at the same time notice that these items distract from your mini lesson? Finding the right balance for our 21st Century learners’ motivation to discover while at the same time trying not to tax their working memory can be tricky. Come hear about working memory and find out some teacher strategies to use in the technology classroom. Hear about finding harmony with the benefits technology provides, without being the enemy of attention.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2:00 – 2:40 p.m.
Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Citizenship in America has always meant being responsible and proactive, making a difference when needed, and using the tools of the times to strengthen democratic society. Learn about free resources for educators to help students move from the protected to the protectors, to own their (and our) responsibility in a digital age. Rethink digital citizenship as citizenship in the digital age. Privacy, information, and identity have changed. The responsibilities as citizens change with it. School is the place to learn that. Decide what citizenship means for GenAlexa. Resources will be shared, then we’ll have lots of time for discussion! Come and share.
Wednesday, January 15th, 3:20 – 4:00 p.m.
Steven Anderson, Digital Learning & Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom
Each day, students encounter learning designed with technology in mind. As educators and school leaders, how do we know if the lesson is highly effective? What does effective learning really mean anyway? Teachers and leaders need to not only know how to make learning fun and engaging but also know research-proven strategies to ensure learning is effective. When new technologies or instructional practices are introduced into classrooms, it can be a challenge for leaders to communicate how everything fits together to create a richer learning environment. Join us as we will examine the key indicators of highly effective technology use and how school leaders can best identify when technology works and when it does not.
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