Track Session 1, 11:00 AM
Connected Educator - You're Not Alone! Building and Using a Professional Learning Network
Presenter: Dave Burgess
Learn how to access an unbelievably rich set of resources for all subjects and stay current on emerging educational trends. You can have 365 day unlimited access to the most innovative minds in education, collaborate with like-minded educators with no geographic limitations, and personalize your professional development experience. Oh…and it’s free!! Join this entertaining, high-energy session and walk away with all of the information you need to get started immediately.
Track Session 2, 1:00 PM
Connected Educator - Think Globally, Look Locally
Presenter: Will Piper
“The world is your classroom,” and bringing members of your community into your classroom can lead to meaningful connections for your students and deeper learning for you and your students. Learn ideas to reach out to community groups, school alums, parents, and others to help deepen connections. This session will focus on crafting ways to bring fellow school and community members into your classroom to enrich learning.
Track Session 3, 2:00 PM
Connected Educator - Escaping Educator Island: Using Technology Tools to Increase Communications and Connected Collaboration
Presenter: Tom Whitford and Jay Posick
Tom and Jay agree that being a connected educator has never been more fun and easy as it is today. Communication with stakeholders is critically important in the push to be transparent and to build supportive relationships. There are a variety of tools they will share, and show you how to use. There will be time to get hands on with the tools commonly used, as well as time for examples of how they are used by students, teachers and administrators.