NJASA Ed and Research Foundation
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May 2017 – Taking EdTech to a Higher Level

 

30 Ways to Use Technology in Writer’s Workshop
May 10, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Monica Burns, Ed.D.

Description:

Digital tools can energize writer’s workshop lessons and transform the way students publish narrative, informational and persuasive text. This hands-on workshop will introduce 30 ways you can use technology to take writing instruction to the next level..

*participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, Chromebook, tablet and/or smartphone to this workshop

In this hands-on session you will learn how to:

  • Place tasks before apps by identifying learning goals for everyday lessons and long-term units
  • Use technology tools throughout the writing process to help students:
    • Brainstorm
    • Conduct research
    • Organize their thinking
    • Collaborate with peers
  • Use technology tools to publish student writing products as:
    • Websites
    • eBooks
    • Multimedia presentations
    • and more!
  • Use technology tools to connect students with authentic audiences to:
    • Set a purpose for learning
    • Create real-world connections
    • Develop transferable skills

Create an implementation plan using the actionable ideas and strategies presented in the workshop

 
Google Chromebooks in the Classroom:  A Powerful Learning Tool
May 12, 2017
$179 - Register!

Presenter: Brad Currie

Description:

How can I design lessons and incorporate the use of Chromebooks in my classroom? If you are asking this question then this training will provide you the answers. Participants will learn how to use Chromebooks as an instructional tool for teachers and learning device for students. It is designed for all educators from teachers to principals to district administrators. This hands-on workshop will explore the vast amounts of educational technology, apps, and extensions available to Chromebooks. A focus will be on finding apps, extensions, and digital resources for Chromebooks that help teachers engage students, create engaging learning environments, and encourage students to be active learners.

This hands-on workshop is based on The U.S. Department of Education’s release of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP), Future Reading Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

 

 
June 2017 – Preparing EdTech for Next Year
 
Technology for Struggling Learners
June 2, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Chrissy Romano-Arrabito

Description:

This session will give participants numerous tools and strategies to assist struggling learners through the use of Google tools, apps, and extensions.

In this hands-on session you will learn:

  • The primary obstacles to learning for struggling students
  • Alternatives to traditional essay writing
  • Creative ways to show what you know
  • Harnessing the power of G-Suite
  • The Power of Digital Storytelling
  • Give students a voice with Back Channeling
  • How to make the best use of:   
    • Text to speech apps
    • eBooks/audio books
    • Idea generators/organizers

Using Scannable Technology and Virtual Reality in the Classroom
June 9, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Monica Burns, Ed.D.

Description:

Emerging technology has transformed the way we think about strategic implementation of digital tools in the classroom. This hands-on workshop will introduce the ACES Framework for scannable technology integration using QR codes and augmented reality and provide an opportunity to explore the use of 360 video and virtual reality in education.

*participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, Chromebook, tablet and/or smartphone to this workshop

In this hands-on session you will learn how to:

  • Identify use cases for scannable technology and virtual reality
  • Use the ACES Framework to promote deeper learning experiences with scannable technology:
    • Access - students can easily and efficiently locate content hosted online to find information, answer questions, or connect with others
    • Curate - students interact with resources handpicked by their teacher that relates to course content, student interest, or differentiated needs of learners
    • Engage - students use technology tools to build transferable skills during hands-on learning activities
    • Share - students have an authentic audience for their learning that sets a purpose for their work and connects to the world outside of the classroom
  • Create QR codes that connect to a variety of multimedia
  • Locate and create augmented reality experiences
  • Integrate 360 video and virtual reality into instruction to:
    • Build background knowledge
    • Support English Language Learners
    • Provide immersive experience
    • Extend lessons beyond the walls of the classroom

Create an implementation plan using the actionable ideas and strategies presented in the workshop

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