Classroom Technology to Empower Student Ownership of Learning & Fostering Student Independence (Grades 6-12)
NEW Seminar Presented by Wendy Michels
Outstanding Educator and International Presenter
Specifically Designed for Teachers and Technology Integration Specialists serving grades 6-12
The latest digital tools to quickly and seamlessly differentiate instruction to address all learning types
Innovative ways to advance students’ research, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
Create authentic learning environments in all content areas through the practical application of technology tools.
Free websites and apps that will engage and excite your students
New & practical ways to foster collaboration and create deeply connected learning communities.
Receive an extensive technology handbook full of ideas, resources, student examples, and rubrics
What you Will Learn
During this innovative workshop, educators will quickly appreciate the value and benefits of integrating technology into the classroom. Exposure to a variety of digital tools will demonstrate practical ways to quickly and seamlessly differentiate instruction to provide authentic, exciting learning experiences for all learners. Strategies will be shared that will enable teachers to spend more time individually helping students with content. You should leave this workshop with a plethora of tools to manage your classroom, deepen understanding of content and ignite student engagement. Ultimately, students in your technology-infused classroom will be empowered to regulate behaviors and transform into self-directed learners when utilizing digital tools.
Through hands-on activities, educators will learn ways in which they can digitally communicate content to their students using tools such as hyperlinked activity lists, videos, social media, QR codes, and Google Classroom. They will explore various online tools for students to demonstrate their learning through the creation of digital scrapbooks, multimedia posters, blogs, websites, video presentations, and interactive timelines. Additionally, educators will discover unique ways to assess their students’ understanding and have them reflect on their learning.
Opportunities will be provided for workshop attendees to transform a traditional activity, assessment, or lesson plan into an authentic, engaging, 21st century lesson that reaches the student through their preferred learning mediums.
Take students’ learning beyond the walls of the classroom and allow them opportunities to explore, create, collaborate, and share their knowledge!
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
Many resources, including samples of rubrics and student work
Valuable projects, rubrics, organizers, sample student work all provided and explained
Technology Tools Handbook full of valuable low/no cost resources
Your handbook will contain copies of everything you need to begin immediately transforming your classroom
Learn the latest Google for Education tools
Stay up to date on everything Google
Appeal to students’ love of technology and multimedia experiences
Engage your students by using the very things they already love to use: phones, tablets, and computers
Discover free sites, apps, and extensions that have been successfully utilized by students
View examples of work created by students using various online tools. Learn the benefits and possible uses of these tools.
Step-by-step directions to incorporate technology in your classroom today
Learn how to create accounts, set up activities, and share with students...you will be ready to utilize in your classroom immediately!
Rejuvenate your teaching strategies and incorporate best practices
Rather than recreate what you do, revamp one of your existing assessments, projects, or lesson plans by incorporating technology
Promote real world learning that goes beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom
Offer students opportunities to collaborate with students in other classes, schools, or even globally
Spend more time offering small group and individual instruction
Once you become a facilitator in the classroom, your time can be better spent honing in on what each student really needs
Make students responsible for their own learning
Provide students with deadlines, calendars, and activities that they regulate. Allow them to choose what, when, and how they learn!
Wendy Michels, Presenter
P.S. I know how valuable your teaching time is to you, so I have planned an active day, packed with lessons, and resources that if you choose, can be immediately implemented with your own grade 6-12 students.
Check-in will begin at 8:00am (A continental breakfast will be awaiting you with coffee, tea and pastries)
Program will run from 8:30am-3:00pm
Lunch will be on your own
Payment & Refund Policies
Paying by Purchase Order? We do that, too! Instructions can be found on our Payment & Refund Policies page above.
Certificate of Attendance
Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the completion of the workshop that states the following:
Clock Hours = 6 hours max
Graduate Professional Development Credit Available
Through a partnership with Brandman University, all programs offered by the International Center for Education qualify for graduate professional development credit for an additional fee paid directly to Brandman University. Details can be found at: https://www.brandman.edu/ICE
The International Center for Education is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) workshops. A certificate of attendance will be issued to all attendees with our CTLE Sponsor Number listed. CTLE provider #23594