with Dr. Monica Burns

October 27-29 in 6 Live Webinars

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Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support PreK-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration. Monica's website ClassTechTips.com and Easy EdTech Podcast help educators place "tasks before apps" by promoting deeper learning with technology.

October 27th

4PM CT -- Tasks Before Apps: Tech-Friendly Instructional Design

In this session Dr. Burns will take you  through strategies for curating content, supporting student creators, and building partnerships with families in the process. You'll explore five EdTech essentials with strategies for learning both inside and outside the classroom. 

7PM CT -- Navigating the Tech Landscape: Curating Resources for Students

Learn about free and low-cost resources for student consumers that connect to reading, viewing, and listening experiences students have online. Participants will examine resources for whole-class, small group and individual students that lend themselves to differentiated instruction. We'll examine how to transform passive experiences into interactive experiences through student discussions and activities for classroom and distance learning.

October 28th

4PM CT -- Building Teacher Capacity for Blended and Distance Learning

As schools tackle blended learning and distance learning, building teacher capacity includes an understanding of the benefits and challenges of using digital tools to reach and support students and families. The session will focus on through strategies for reviewing curriculum goals, setting up structures and routines, and examining traditional best practices through a blended and distance learning lens.

7PM CT -- Designing Engaging Student Activities to Promote Creativity in the Classroom

Students of all ages have a story to tell! From personal narratives in the English Language Arts classrooms to sharing the steps of an experiment in a Science classroom. In this session you'll learn how designing opportunities for creation in the classroom empowers students as learners and consumers. This session will introduce a handful of free and low-cost open-ended creation tools you can use with students of all grade levels in any subject area. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at popular creation tools and tips for using them with students in a classroom and students learning from home. Attendees will see student work samples and find inspiration for learning activities across the content areas.

October 29th

4PM CT -- How to Create Tutorials for Students: Quick Steps and Free Tools

This session will cover best practices for tutorial creation including how  to create slideshows with instructions and screencasts with step-by-step guides. You will explore the "value add" of teacher-created tutorials that provide students with information to reference throughout the school year. This session will take you through free and low-cost tools and share how tutorials can help save teachers time, respond quickly to student questions, and connect with students remotely.

7PM CT -- Level Up with Complementary Strategies and Activities for Google Classroom

This session will include formative assessment and creation tools that work well side-by-side with Google Classroom. You will learn how to have students share what they have made in another online space in Google Classroom, and how to use Google tools to outline and organize projects, before creating it in another space. This session ill include an introduction to free tools like Flipgrid, Adobe Spark, Nearpod, Book Creator, and more!



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