Whether you teach in a BYOD or 1:1 iPad environment, have access to a shared cart of laptops or a single Interactive White Board, the potential exists to transform your classroom with these technologies. In this session, we will explore what it means to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment with a host of tools, technologies, and mobile devices (laptops, iPads, and other tablets).
With the growing ubiquity of technologies, students may ultimately choose computers and apps in the same manner that they pick their pens and notebooks, leaving educators with the challenge of ensuring that the learning tools match the learning objectives and, more importantly, the students' learning needs. Using Ruben R. Puentedura’s SAMR model (Substitution - Augmentation - Modification - Redefinition) as a framework, we will work through the process from Enhancement to Transformation with the goal of creating technology-rich environments that support students in their acquisition of higher-order thinking skills.
Key concepts that we will cover include:
- Delivering multi-modal content
- Collaboration tools that work across devices
- Creating blended learning environments
- Designing innovative lessons and projects
- Leveraging student response systems for formative assessments
- Building centers of learning
- Curating content and supporting student portfolio development
Who Should Attend: K-12 educators, curriculum coordinators, and instructional technology specialists looking to incorporate multiple platforms and devices in their classes.
EdTechTeacher does not provide equipment for the workshop. Participants should bring a Mac Book, Windows Laptop, or Chromebook with wireless capability as well as any iPads, tablets, or other mobile devices that may be available in your classes.
We will begin promptly at 8:30 am and strongly recommend arriving 20-30 minutes early on the first day in order to get set up. Coffee and snacks will be available each morning. Lunch options are within walking distance.
- 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Class
- 12:00 pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
- 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Class
Greg Kulowiec brings eight years of teaching experience as a Social Studies teacher and Technology Integration Specialist to EdTechTeacher. An award-winning history teacher who was recognized by the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies with the Aieta Promising Teacher Award in 2009, Greg’s expertise and influence in technology integration has grown to a national level. As a co-creator of #sschat on Twitter, Greg has been featured in both the New York Times and the Washington Post regarding the impact of social media with educators. While in the classroom, Greg was a proponent of expanding the audience of his student’s work by having them publish text, audio and video online. His student’s video projects exploring the protests of the Arab Spring were featured on WBUR’s “Here and Now” program in 2011. Greg has also been an early adopter of iPads in the classroom. Student projects integrating iPads have included a student created digital math textbook, iPad podcasting, paperless iPad research and iPad screencasting across the curriculum. Greg presents at regional and national conferences on his teaching strategies and technology integration ideas including MassCue, The National Council for the Social Studies, The New England 1:1 Summitt, EdTechTeacher Winter Conference and multiple EdCamps. Greg has been at the forefront of integrating cell phones into the classroom and has been featured on Public Radio International’s, “The World Technology Podcast” in 2009 and contributed to the 2009 ISTE Fall Newsletter, both about cell phones in the classroom.
Carl Hooker comes to EdTechTeacher as an instructor and presenter. Currently, he serves as the Director for Instructional Technology in the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, TX where he has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. As Director, he has helped spearhead the launch the LEAP program (Learning & Engaging through Access and Personalization) which put 1:1 iPads in the hands of all K-12 students at Eanes. He is also the founder of iPadpalooza - a learning festival showcasing the use of iPads in education. Over 1000 people from 20 states will attend this year's iPadpalooza which also includes live music and food trailers. Carl is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2013. Connect with him on twitter: @mrhooker.
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The cost of this workshop is $745. Please note that our Eventbrite registration system uses PayPal as a payment gateway.
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The cost of this workshop is $745. To pay by check or purchase order, please send your completed registration form and payment to Ileen Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-314-8214 (fax).
Your registration is not complete without both payment and a completed form.
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Attention: Ileen Matthews
41 Kinsley Lane
Mendon, MA 01756
Please note: Space in our workshops is limited and they have sold-out in recent years. Spots are guaranteed on a first-paid, first-served basis, so please expedite payment as soon as possible.
Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Ileen Matthews at email@example.com. If you have to cancel, we will issue a refund (minus a $25 processing fee) until 21 days before your workshop. After that date, no refunds will be given.
Waiting List Policy
If the workshop is full, we'll put you on the waiting list, and let you know if a spot becomes available.
Professional Development Credits
We are in the process of applying to Framingham State University to be able to award graduate credit for this course.
We can award PDPs (Massachusetts) for attendance.
Directions & Travel
The workshops will be held in classrooms leased from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA - minutes from downtown Boston and near Logan Airport. You can reach the workshops by car or public transportation. It is a short walk from the Harvard Square T Stop (the subway), as well as along bus routes. The MBTA website has schedules and details.
If you have not experienced driving in Boston, know that it can be quite a challenge. Parking is limited and expensive - plan on approximately $27 per day in parking around Harvard.
We do also have a list of recommended accommodations in Cambridge.
If you have any questions, please contact us or call (888) 377-9518.