Summer Online Technology Integration Professional Development
Kent State University Research Center for Education
I will be leading the following online online book studies.
Learning First Technology Second, by Dr. Liz Kolb.
July 16 -Aug 5 | $50.00 | 1 CEU
This workshop will provide educators with a comprehensive understanding of effective technology integration and techniques for utilizing the Triple E Framework to design authentic technology integrated lessons. You will review the current research about technology integration and learn how the Triple E Framework can be used independently or as an extension to the TPACK, SAMR and Tims Framework.
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Lifelong Kindergarten, by Mitch Resnick
July | $50.00 | 1 CEU
You will enjoy this refreshing book by Dr.Mitch Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media lab. Resnick makes a great case that “ the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten” Beginning with “Froebels Kindergarten” in 1837 Resnick shows us how we can nurture creativity and learning in ourselves and our students. Skills that are necessary for todays learner. You will create an action plan to enhance your classroom applying the concepts of “ imagining, creating, playing, sharing, and reflecting”
Registration link coming soon. If interested click here and email me, I will send you the registration link when it becomes available.
Face to Face Professional Development Workshops
Following are examples of the workshops available. Email here for more information about these workshops or to discuss customized Professional Development.
“Make”ing it Happen! Makerspaces Explained Grades K-5
Full Day Workshop
Spend the day learning about the Maker Movement and how to create and incorporate a Makerspace in your classroom, library or other space. Through a combination of hands on activities, discussion and resources participants will develop a plan for their own unique Makerspace that integrates with their teaching environment.
Look for the STEM in your curriculum, not the curriculum for STEM. Grades K-4 &5-8
Full Day Workshop (can be customized for a longer more in depth district experience.)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math occur fluidly and naturally within all disciplines, not separately. This hands on workshop will help you find the STEM in your curriculum. We will spend time reviewing available resources for the classroom. We will apply Laura Kolb’s Triple E framework as we do lesson makeovers. Click here to my blog post on finding the STEM in your curriculum.
Makey Makey * Grades 1-8
*Mrs.Geeky LLC is a Certified Makey Makey Training Partner
Full Day Workshop
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy workshop is a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We’ll explore how to teach circuits, conductivity and coding using Makey Makeys. Put your newly gained skills to the test and and design your own invention incorporating simple materials. Return back to the classroom with your new invention and a plethora of ideas for integration in your curriculum. Workshop INCLUDES a Makey Makey.
Meet Edison! The little but mighty robot! Grade 1-12
Full Day Workshop
Meet Edison the robot, a great addition to any classroom or makerspace. This unassuming robot can do a lot, integrating well with lessons in coding, simple machines, robotics, and a resource for open ended inventions. Edison is designed to allow lego parts to be attached, which furthers its potential for inventions. Workshop includes an Edison Robot for your classroom. Option to purchase a classroom set of Edison Robots is available as well.
Technology Toolbox- back to basics with tech integration
iPad Innovation Nation
The 1 iPad Classroom
The Magic of Spreadsheets