SUMMER WORKSHOPS

2 Cities & 

Dozens of Possibilities 

Join us for an exciting summer opportunity to explore a wide variety of educational topics!

 

The EdTechTeacher Summer Institute offers over 15 workshops from which to choose – all of which will expand your knowledge and skills related to technology in teaching and learning. 


17 SUMMERS

OF LEARNING

“I loved the small, personalized class size. I also appreciated the time to just play with the different apps and create projects specific to our curriculum.”

Maria DeCicco

Needham Public Schools

ATTENDED BOSTON 2018 

17 SUMMERS

OF LEARNING

“I was able to ask a lot of questions and got all my answers.”

Rajni Khanna

American Embassy School, New Delhi India

ATTENDED BOSTON 2018 

WORKSHOPS 

OFFERINGS

Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education: Fostering Engagement Through Immersive Experiences

Learn the why, what, and how behind the integration of AR and VR in any preK-12 classroom. Discover innovative ways to transform teaching and learning with pedagogical practices that consistently redefine students’ learning experiences. Immersive technology is taking education by storm. Learn how to take students on virtual reality field trips, manipulate 3D objects, augment the world around them, and more. In this workshop, participants explore first-hand the capabilities of AR and VR in the classroom and begin aligning those experiences with student standards of learning to increase the rigor, relevance, and engagement. Participants will learn how to create their own immersive experiences and help foster student creativity with immersive technology.

Coaching Teachers to Student Success & Learning

Today’s teachers are under immense pressure to “innovate” and “transform” their practice to meet the demands of the 21st century. However, they also need support in order to understand how they might augment their instruction, curriculum, and classroom environment. Whether you are a tech savvy teacher informally coaching colleagues, a formal tech coach, or even an administrator, you can play a critical role to provide that support. Come learn strategies for how you can be confidante & cheerleader, advocate & ally, researcher & detective….and more! Participants will learn new tools, work through scenarios, and develop strategies that they can take back to their schools to increase teacher and student success. 

Design Thinking & 3D Printing: Creating Innovative Learning Environments

While we cannot predict what the future looks like, we do know that innovation and creativity are skills that our students need and Design Thinking has emerged as a proven framework for helping people develop a creative problem-solving mindset. The Design Thinking process first identifies a problem and then proposes and tests solutions, all with the needs of the end-user in mind. In this session, we will take a hands-on approach to understanding Design Thinking and how we can use its principles to create a learning environment that engages students, fosters curiosity, and encourages a collaborative approach to solving problems.

Differentiation of Instruction using Technology

Laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, and even smart phones, have the potential to support struggling learners and provide opportunities for enrichment to all learners. In this workshop, we will explore how various tools and apps can facilitate differentiation and personalization and create rich learning experiences that meet the needs of ALL students. Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework to guide our exploration, we will examine how technology can be leveraged to both scaffold and augment student learning. In particular, we will focus on how technology might support reading, writing, and note-taking, as well as provide students with multimedia options and various choices for how they demonstrate their understanding. During this intensive, hands-on workshop, participants will have abundant time to explore sites, tools, apps, and strategies that can be applied to any device – and any classroom – in order to help students develop into master learners.

Digital Storytelling: Creating & Publishing Dynamic Digital Stories

Digital storytelling, in the broadest sense, is about weaving together narrative, imagery, voice and music into media­ rich presentations. Storytelling provides students with opportunities to construct narrative, express their ideas, and stretch their imaginations. Using a variety of tools, students of all ages can combine text, drawing, images, video, audio, and more to create and publish their own books, videos, and websites. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore a variety of ways that digital storytelling can be used across the curriculum. Participants will spend time creating, curating, and ultimately will publish their stories into a digital portfolio.

Engaging Students and Inspiring Creativity with G Suite & Interactive Web Tools

G Suite for Education and Google Chrome not only facilitate creative and collaborative learning opportunities for students but also provide amazing tools for curating and publishing student work. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore best practices for using Google Apps on laptops and Chromebooks. From innovative uses of the core Google tools, to creating multimedia with new Chrome apps and extensions, we will discover powerful and innovative ways to empower students to demonstrate and share their learning.

G-Suite: Supporting Diverse Learners in the Classroom

In the classroom of today, it can be difficult to design learning experiences that differentiate for learner variability and incorporate student choice. Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.” This workshop will focus on how to use G Suite apps, extensions and add-ons to facilitate differentiation, and to personalize instruction through making information accessible to all learners.During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore Google tools to support executive functioning skills, scaffold student learning and accommodate for varied learning styles and academic levels. We will focus on how these tools can support reading, writing and note-taking while allowing students some voice and choice in how they demonstrate their understanding.

Hyperdocs

By moving beyond simply digitizing work and replacing paper with Google Apps for Education, the kind of work students can create and the method by which they explore ideas can move beyond linear text in a digital form. Attendees in the workshop will walk away with a creative approach to leveraging the two core Google Apps for Education tools (Docs and Slides) as well as concrete examples, digital templates, and a framework to begin the process of integrating these ideas into their classroom or school.

Modern Civic Education and Digital Citizenship

There are powerful ways to prepare students for the rights and duties of citizenship in a connected classroom! Energize Civic Education in your school by leveraging powerful technology, innovative pedagogy (such as Design Thinking and PBL) and emphasizing the “6 Modern Practices that Constitute High Quality Civic Learning” including: effective classroom instruction, the discussion of current and controversial topics, meaningful service learning, and powerful and immersive simulations of government processes. “Join us to explore the skills that students need to be educated and prepared to participate responsibly in the modern democratic process, and how can we construct Civic Education to effectively meet this need.”

Teaching History with Technology

The Teaching History with Technology Workshop is an intensive hands-on environment for History and Social Studies educators. During this intensive workshop, participants will explore practical, dynamic, and creative ways to use technology in the classroom to enhance their curricula and provide students with unique opportunities to create original content to demonstrate their understanding. The workshop examines innovative ideas, effective techniques and thoughtful approaches for incorporating web tools, mobile devices, apps and emerging technologies into History and Social Studies curricula.

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students explore real-world problems and challenges over an extended period of time, acquiring deeper knowledge and expertise. Applicable across grade-levels and content areas, PBL has seen a resurgence in interest. Project Based Learning, paired with the ever-growing technology access available in many educational settings, offer educators unique possibilities in unit design. Intentional use of technology within the essential design elements of PBL provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts, refine 21st Century Skills, and publish to a Public Audience.

Technology Tools to Support ELs in the Classroom

Els are the fastest growing K-12 population in our country. English Learners enter our classrooms with a wide variety of specific and unique language acquisition needs. With so many tech tools and strategies available, how do we support our Els. while providing access to curriculum content while offering them voice and choice to demonstrate understanding? This workshop will focus on resources that accommodate the needs of our English Learners. We will explore EL supports in tools that are commonly used such as Google’s Suite, web resources and apps. Participants will have hands on exploration of how technology can offer ways to support student vocabulary acquisition, reading fluency, improve comprehension and access curriculum content.

MEET THE

INSTRUCTORS

GREG KULOWIEC

Senior Associate and Instructor

AVRA ROBINSON

Director of Online Learning

SHAWN McCUSKER

Senior Instructor

ROSEY McQUILLAN

Instructional Specialist

TOM DRISCOLL

Tech Director and Instructor

SUMMER 

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2 DAY WORKSHOPS – $595

3 DAY WORKSHOPS – $745

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+1 888-377-9518 ext. 1