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FEATURED WORKSHOPS

Creating & Designing Digital Experiences

Educators will explore several different online learning environments, tools, and ideas that will engage students in a variety of ways during blended/hybrid and remote learning. Available for Elementary and Middle/High.

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Creating Effective Hybrid & Blended Learning Environments

Blended learning enhances the learning experience through both face-to-face, live instruction and digital, remote instruction. Educators will explore practical strategies and tools for implementing blended learning in a variety of school settings. Educators will be ready to amplify instruction and implement blended learning within their own context.

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Designing Assessments for Digital Experiences

Designed for classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, and edtech specialists, this course focuses on developing innovative assessment strategies for a hybrid learning instructional environment. Course participants will be prompted to rethink their balance of formative and summative assessment, reflect on the qualities of effective formative assessment, and explore several tools and apps that can be used to create effective assessment strategies.

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Project-Based Learning in Remote Environments

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students explore real-world problems as part of the curriculum. Participants will learn the essential design elements of PBL, identify and align student learning goals, construct driving questions to support sustained inquiry, and maximize authenticity. Participants will also explore examples of PBL, identify and create practical assessment frameworks, and reimagine ways to implement PBL in blended and remote learning settings.

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Rethinking Makerspaces in Remote Environments

How might we leverage the opportunities in a remote environment to create meaningful and engaging makerspace opportunities for students? This session will explore design challenges, materials and resources that are best suited for a remote makerspace and how educators might rethink the purpose and outcome of a makerspace in this new educational landscape.

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Creating Engaging & Effective Instructional Videos

Educators will learn the necessary skills, strategies, and tools tocreate, edit, and publish their own instructional videos for student use. Further, participants will explore the process of using instructional video & screencasts to design effective and meaningful video experiences for students that move beyond simply watching a video.

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Audio & Podcasting for Educators

Audio can be a powerful tool for educators and students to leverage in a digital learning environment. Participants will explore both the technical process of capturing, editing and sharing audio as well as meaningful and intentional approaches and uses for audio to support student voice.

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Google Workspace for Education – Beginner & Advanced

Beginner courses focus on getting started with Google Apps for teaching and learning including hands-on experience with Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Drawings. Advanced courses examine options for integrating multimedia and student creation within Google apps. Sessions on specific Google Workspace for Education tools also available.

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Augmented and Virtual Reality for Education

An introduction to the capacity of virtual learning spaces.  We will specifically explore how virtual reality spaces have the potential to create unique  learning environments that foster independence, social gathering, student agency, joy and social interaction.  Further we will explore a structured criteria for identifying virtual reality tools that meet specific standards that can be used to support online learning. 

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FEATURED KEYNOTES

TOM DACCORD  

  • From Someday to Monday: Start Transforming Learning Environments Now
  • Not Another Paper! Alternative Projects & Social Media
  • Redefining Learning: Innovative School Leadership 

TOM DRISCOLL

  • Designing for Deeper Learning: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Authentic, Real-World Experiences in Education
  • The Evolution of Civic Engagement: Preparing Students for Life in our Modern Democratic Society
  • The Power of Personalization: Crafting Learning Experiences That Ensure All Students Can Thrive
Back to School with Canva for EDU

September 16 @ 5:30 PM EDT

Canva for EDU is a FREE program that provides so many opportunities for teacher and student creation. In this webinar, we’ll explore how Canva’s premade templates can help teachers and students quickly and easily create presentations and videos.
Podcasting & PBL

September 20 @ 4PM EDT

In this 30-minute webinar, learn how to leverage the power of audio and podcasting to take PBL units to the next level! We will explore practical ways to design and implement podcasting and other innovative uses of audio within the context in authentic project-based learning.
Getting Started with Digital Storytelling

September 23 @ 4 PM EDT

Digital Storytelling can be a powerful means of increaing student engagement, augmenting reflection, and allowing students to demonstrate their understanding in creative ways. In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll look at how digital storytelling can work with any subject – as well as explore several tools to create and share stories.

Self Paced Courses Open Now

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Join EdTechTeacher Instructor Tom Driscoll to explore ways that teachers can craft virtual tours and experiences using Google for EDU tools and resources. In this 1.5 hour course (video instruction + practical activities), teachers will dive into three core platforms: Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Arts and Culture.
This course includes 20 concise lessons that highlight core features and skills for creating, editing, and sharing Google Slides presentations. Each lesson includes a brief (less than 5 minute) video tutorial and a hands-on Google Slides challenge design to apply the concepts and skills learned in each lesson.
This course includes 20 concise lessons that highlight core features and skills for creating, editing, and sharing Google Slides presentations. Each lesson includes a brief (less than 5 minute) video tutorial and a hands-on Google Slides challenge design to apply the concepts and skills learned in each lesson.
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This course is comprised of 14 concise lessons that highlight core features and skills related to using Google Docs. Each lesson includes a video tutorial and a hands-on Google Docs challenge designed to apply that lesson’s key skill.
This course is designed to help educators create high quality instructional video to support students in an online or hybrid learning environment. Through a combination of research around instructional video and practical application of researched based ideas, course participants will develope an increased skill and capacity to create instructional video across multiple devices and platforms.
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Explore practical and effective ways to level up your class through the motivational power of games and gamification!
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Digital Portfolios can be a fantastic way to get students – and teachers – reflecting on how much growth, success, and JOY they’ve had throughout a period of time. From the WHY to the HOW, this course will introduce participants to a wide variety of strategies and tools for digital portfolio creation.
This self-paced course uses videos, articles, and web-based resources to help participants rethink learning and assessment for digital learning environments. Course participants will learn about different assessment types, reflect on the purpose of assessment, and explore a variety of digital tools for assessment.
This EdTechTeacher self-paced summer professional development course is a six (6) module experience designed to guide educators through a process of reflecting on the previous school year & critically redesigning the experience for the coming year around five (5) specific domains.

"Instructors are very knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible. "

-Cheryl Cox

Adams Middle School

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

Our current featured workshops include topics such as:

  • Audio & Podcasting for Educators
  • Creating and Designing Digital Experiences (Elementary, Middle/High)
  • Creating Engaging & Effective Instructional Videos
  • Creating Effective Hybrid & Blended Learning Environments
  • Designing Assessments for Digital Experiences
  • Design Thinking: Fostering Innovation
  • Google Apps for Education (beginner, advanced, tool-specific)
  • How to Facilitate Project-Based Learning in Remote Environments
  • Rethinking Makerspaces in Remote Environments
  • Utilizing Seesaw to Create & Manage Learning Experiences for Students

Use the table below to browse all our workshops offerings. Filter by grade level, topics, and more.

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JUSTIN REICH

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Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is the executive director of the PK-12 Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, and a lecturer in the Scheller Teacher Education Program. He is also a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy devoted to helping teachers leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. He was previously the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, where he led the initiative to study large-scale open online learning through the HarvardX Initiative, and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University, where he created the Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities project, a Hewlett Foundation funded initiative to examine how social media are used in K-12 classrooms. He writes the EdTechResearcher blog for Education Week, and his writings have appeared in Science, The New Yorker, The Atlantic,Educational Researcher, the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. His forthcoming book, Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale, is under contract with Harvard University Press. Justin started his career teaching wilderness medicine, and later taught high school world history and history electives, and coached wrestling and outdoor activities.

TOM DRISCOLL

Tom's career in education began by teaching high school social studies for eight years in Connecticut. While teaching, he explored emerging instructional design models through his graduate research at Columbia University. As he applied the Flipped Classroom approach, Tom began writing and speaking nationally about his practical experiences teaching and iterating blended learning models. During this time, Tom authored chapters for several instructional technology books, including the ISTE publication "Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement; He has also contributed to multiple articles on media outlets such as EdSurge, EdTech Digest, CUE Blog, and the New York Times. In 2015, Tom transitioned to a new role as Director of Educational Technology for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. There, Tom helps lead several key aspects of the district's digital learning transformation, including the 30+ member Digital Learning Team and district-wide Future Ready Learning initiative.


As an instructor, Tom has extensive experience working with educators across all grade levels and content areas. Topics of particular interest and expertise include: effective application of blended learning models, amplifying student voice, making thinking visible, gamification & game-based learning, and digital leadership. As an authorized Google for Education Trainer, Tom has experience helping educators leverage Google Apps to amplify effective teaching strategies and improve student learning. Tom also has experience helping school leaders develop strategic plans and action steps that leverage technology to personalize instruction and promote deeper learning for all students.


Tom holds a Master's Degree in Computing in Education from Teachers' College, Columbia University. Tom also holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from Vassar College, where he was a Captain of their NCAA basketball team.

TOM DACCORD

Tom Daccord is Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher. An educational technology speaker, instructor, and author, Tom has worked with schools, districts, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has presented on educational technology topics at national and international conferences, including ISTE (U.S.), FETC (U.S.), ELMLE (Europe), EARCOS (Asia), and NESA (Asia), as well as organized the international EdTechTeacher iPad Summits in the United States. Tom has also produced a series of online courses on web tool and iPad integration as well as 21st century school leadership and classroom assessment.

A former social studies teacher who instructed in a 1:1 laptop classroom for seven years, Tom has been featured in the Boston Globe for his contributions to teaching with technology and invited to Singapore by the Ministry of Education as an “Outstanding Educator in Residence” in support of efforts to further 21st century learning in schools. Tom is co-author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers and iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation. His articles on educational technology have appeared in various educational publications such as eSchool News, Daily Genius, and Edudemic. He is the creator of Best of History Web Sites, an award-winning portal, and The Center for Teaching History with Technology, dedicated to helping K-12 history and social studies teachers effectively incorporate technology into their courses.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Montreal, Tom has taught in Canada, France, Switzerland, and the United States. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

TOM DRISCOLL

Tom's career in education began by teaching high school social studies for eight years in Connecticut. While teaching, he explored emerging instructional design models through his graduate research at Columbia University. As he applied the Flipped Classroom approach, Tom began writing and speaking nationally about his practical experiences teaching and iterating blended learning models. During this time, Tom authored chapters for several instructional technology books, including the ISTE publication "Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement; He has also contributed to multiple articles on media outlets such as EdSurge, EdTech Digest, CUE Blog, and the New York Times. In 2015, Tom transitioned to a new role as Director of Educational Technology for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. There, Tom helps lead several key aspects of the district's digital learning transformation, including the 30+ member Digital Learning Team and district-wide Future Ready Learning initiative.


As an instructor, Tom has extensive experience working with educators across all grade levels and content areas. Topics of particular interest and expertise include: effective application of blended learning models, amplifying student voice, making thinking visible, gamification & game-based learning, and digital leadership. As an authorized Google for Education Trainer, Tom has experience helping educators leverage Google Apps to amplify effective teaching strategies and improve student learning. Tom also has experience helping school leaders develop strategic plans and action steps that leverage technology to personalize instruction and promote deeper learning for all students.


Tom holds a Master's Degree in Computing in Education from Teachers' College, Columbia University. Tom also holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from Vassar College, where he was a Captain of their NCAA basketball team.