ITEC 2015

All of our workshop materials for ITEC 2015 are below… Stay in touch!

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Scott McLeod

  • Will Teachers Be Replaced by Robots?
    • Monday, October 12 • 3:50pm – 4:40pm
    • Room 402
    • Description: They’re already in medicine, law, transportation, banking, sales, service, and other industries… Are the bots coming for us too? We’ll watch a few short films, look at data, and dive into a discussion about workforce and economy needs. We’ll have a special focus on education jobs and adaptive learning systems.
  • Using Google Spreadsheets to Facilitate Discussion
    • Tuesday, October 13 • 8:00am – 8:50am
    • Room 402
    • Description: This session will highlight techniques and online templates that can be used to facilitate discussion and problem-solving in classrooms, staff meetings, or professional learning workshops. Bring a laptop or Chromebook that can handle Google Sheets. We’ll make templates together and talk about how to use them to foster awesome conversations!





Julie Graber

  • “Is Your Project-Based Learning (PBL) Engaging?  Rigorous? Authentic?  Achieving the Intended Learning?”
    • Monday, October 12, 2015 • 3:50pm – 4:40pm
    • Room 302
    • Description: What do student projects look like in your school? In many classrooms, student “projects” look like cereal box pagodas, glorified powerpoints or Prezis, shoebox floats, styrofoam ball solar systems, and dioramas. Many of these “projects” border on busywork and don’t ask students to do authentic work and use technology in rich and transformative ways. Project-based learning involves meaningful inquiry that engages students’ minds. Join me for an engaging, discussion-oriented session where you will look at different projects by using various tools to analyze for quality and know how to #makethembetter. You will walk away with ideas for starting your own projects or redesigning an existing project.

Scott McLeod & Julie Graber

  • Using Trudacot to Redesign Elementary Lessons and Units
    • Tuesday, October 13 • 1:00pm – 2:50pm
    • Room 402
    • Description: We often find that our technology-related efforts aren’t paying off for us as we had hoped. This workshop will focus on elementary-level technology-infused pedagogy. We will use the trudacot discussion protocol, lesson plans, and video exemplars to design and redesign elementary school learning activities across various subject areas.

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  • Design Thinking for the Maker Classroom
    • Monday, October 12 • 8:00am – 8:50am
    • Room 402
    • Description: Design Thinking is a problem solving process that can be applied to any classroom setting. The process easily applies to STEM and engineering principles in the classroom. This session focuses on applying the presenter’s version of DT to creating meaningful learning in a “maker” environment.
  • Sharing Student Stories
    • Tuesday, October 13 • 11:00am – 11:50am
    • Room 402
    • Description: With a focus on sharing student learning stories and capturing the learning process, this presentation will feature two tools, Seesaw and Voxer (both available across multiple platforms) for the purpose of adding more student voice and creativity to your classroom and sharing with an audience.
  • ITEC Ignite – Community Engagement for 21st Century Learners
    • Tuesday, October 13• 2:00pm – 2:50pm
    • Room 308

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  • Showing Thinking: Sketchnoting & Design
    • Monday, October 12 • 11:10am – 12:00pm
    • Room 402
    • Description: There is more than one way for students to share their thinking and capture their learning. Sketchnoting and design creation allow for creativity and aid in comprehension. During this session, you will have opportunity to experiment with sketchnoting and design as well as discuss avenues for meaningful classroom use.
  • So Classroom Discussions Don’t Stink
    • Monday, October 12 • 2:50pm – 3:40pm
    • Room 402
    • Description: Backchanneling is not new, nor is it complicated to create a backchannel. However, creating a space to talk does not ensure conversation nor does it ensure conversation is connected to the content/concept. If we want students discussing, we must give them something worthy of discussion. Avenues for backchannels will be shared as well as sites that spur conversation and content/concept connection.
  • ITEC Ignite
    • Tuesday, October 13• 2:00pm – 2:50pm
    • Room 308