BECOMING A LIFELONG LEARNER
The tools and resources our students have at their disposal has created a need for a new set of skills. In today’s society, it's imperative for our students to become passionate lifelong learners who have the ability to problem solve and manage an unknown future. Take a journey with Travis Allen to see what it takes to be a lifelong learner, and explore the power of student voice.
Additional Workshop Descriptions
CAN YOU GOOGLE THAT?" - ADVANCED QUESTIONING
Are you asking questions that Google can answer? In a connected classroom, we need to be asking our students questions that Google CANNOT answer. Learn how to change the way you ask questions in a way that promotes curiosity and forces students to use problem solving and higher order thinking skills.
HOW TO BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR
"Becoming an Effective Communicator" will teach you how to create an engaging presentation with today's web tools. Prezi, is a free software for educators and students that allows building presentations that are not just linear. In this workshop you will not only learn how to use Prezi, but more importantly, you will also better understand how to be an effective communicator on stage.
BECOMING A SOCIAL INFLUENCER
Geared for those who want to learn more, this workshop presents an exciting and engaging introduction to the wide world of social media. In this workshop we will examine the role of social media in our society and the ways in which students are using it in their daily lives. Attendees will get started on Twitter, Blogging, and Pinterest. We then progress to a hands-on session where attendees learn to apply social media tools in the educational environment.
OVERCOMING THE TOP TEN BARRIERS (FOR MOBILE IN THE CLASSROOM)
There have been many consistent challenges that schools face as they move towards a 1:1 or BYOD environment. It takes more than just putting tablets in the classroom to create a successful learning environment. You have to build the right infrastructure, create a solid vision, and most importantly, create the right culture. In this session, we will discuss best practices and how to overcome some of the biggest barriers in your mobile deployment.
BUILDING A CULTURE THAT THRIVES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
You can put as much technology as you want in the classroom but it doesn't mean change will happen. If your teachers, students and parents are not bought in, then your initiative will not succeed. Learn about how to cultivate the right culture around technology adoption.
ISTE Interview on Empowering Students
South Korean Documentary by KBS
Keynotes for middle school students in Clark County, NV
News Clip - Barcelona, Spain