Below please find a list of the workshops, training courses, and leadership activities I have participated in for professional development for the school year 2014 – 2015.
Edtechist – Educational Technology Conference
April 17-19, 2015
April 17, 2015
Pre-Conference Master Class with David Baugh
This workshop is for education leaders who are engaged in planning and implementing a technology deployment that will enable real changes to learning and teaching to take place. Participants learn how Apple’s technology ecosystem impacts teaching and learning and how to use it to engage today’s learners.
‘Social Media in Education – If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Communicating in the Language of Our Students with Rory Newcomb
Social media by definition is a social instrument of communication; a platform that interacts with you while providing you with information. Rather than just delivering content, social media provides a two-way street of information flow. The recent paradigm shift in education has moved away from a “sit and get” content-delivery system towards a more interactive, technology-infused model that is rooted in 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, innovation, communication and collaboration. Social media tools are ideal vehicles for our new learning paradigm.
Deeper Inquiry Through Project Based Learning with Suzie Boss
The combination of project-based learning and technology brings a proven instructional approach into the digital age. Across diverse contexts—from elementary through secondary, and all around the globe—PBL is gaining traction as a strategy to better engage digital learners and immerse them in authentic problem solving
‘Class Sites as Learning Tools’
The iPad Summit
October 10-11, 2014
Description: A two-day workshop, facilitated by Chad Fairey, focused on successfully implementing iPads. As well, participants were introduced to different apps for education strategies to engage students and improve student learning.