EdTech Roundtable: Tools & Tactics for Student Engagement
A conversation about the technology tools and strategies that leading educators are using to increase student engagement and enhance learning in 2021.
A FREE day of digital learning for K-12 Teachers, Tech Coaches, and Administrators.
At a Glance
1-hour virtual panel discussion
Recommended tech tools and strategies from leading K-12 educators
Live Q & A between attendees and panelists
Certificate of attendance for 1 hour of Professional Development credit
Access to the live event will only be made available to those who register. But, if you can’t attend the live event, we’ll send you the recording afterward.
It’s undeniable that technology implementation swept K-12 education during 2020. Remote and hybrid learning required educators to adopt new technology and implement new instructional strategies to enhance these learning environments. With so many edtech tools out there, it can be challenging to find the tools that truly transform the classroom experience engaging students in lessons like never before.
That is why we are hosting the EdTech Roundtable in 2021. This event will bring transformative technology tools to the forefront of our discussion, providing educators with recommendations for strategies and tech tools that have the power to enhance learning and increase student engagement in 2021.
Meet the Panel
Middle School Science Teacher | Klein ISD
Erika Rodriguez is a middle school science teacher with 31 years of experience as a Team Leader, Science Skills Specialist, Department Chair. Erika represented her campus as Teacher of the Year in 1999-2000 school year and nominated three times in her current position. She has received several grants one for a classroom set of laptops, a nature area on school grounds through Texas Parks and Wildlife, a summer coding program for her students through MIT and Texas A&M, a University of Texas Women in Engineering student program, a weather station placed at the school through Weatherbug, and was chosen to speak at South by Southwest Education Conference as a Texas Gateway Champion. Erika spent her first 24 years in the Aldine Independent School District and the last 7 years in her current position as a 6th grade science teacher in the Klein Independent School District. Erika enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three great children. She is a proud graduate of The University of Iowa. Go Hawkeyes!
ELA Teacher turned EdTech Coach | Modesto City Schools
Scott Nunes is an energetic ELA Teacher turned Edtech Coach with a zeal for edtech, AR/VR, 3D printing, and PBL. He builds on his 20+ years as a freelance Graphic Designer to bring real-world relevance to classrooms around the world. When he isn’t busy with his podcasts (TNT Edtech and Education Today) he can be found sharing on Twitter (@MrNunesTeach) or contributing to a blog. Currently an MIE Expert and ambassador for several other products, Scott is all about community and uplifting teacher and student voices while advocating for belonging, choice, and district initiatives that empower stakeholders to achieve a unifying vision.
National Board Certified Teacher| Jefferson Elementary School
Jennifer Leban is a 2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist and 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow. A National Board Certified Teacher, Jennifer taught creative technology and visual arts classes at Sandburg Middle School for 20 years, where she also served as department chair, team leader, and a member of the district technology committee. In 20-21, she transitioned to Jefferson Elementary School, where she runs the library media center and maker spaces.
Jennifer teaches professional development classes to teachers in her district, is a mentor for new teachers, and has supervised student teachers from nearby Elmhurst College. Jennifer is an education ambassador for WeVideo, Flipgrid, Wakelet, and Classroom Q.