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Progress Monitoring Academic Interventions

Learn how to track and celebrate small victories within tiered academic interventions to boost efficacy, increase student achievement, and reduce special education referrals. Join our presentation for practical strategies and tools you can adapt to transform your own school's success.

Jessica Lane, the founder of Data-Informed Impact, is renowned for converting complex data into user-friendly dashboards and training programs for K-12 schools. With over a decade of experience in various educational roles, including as a data coach, instructional coach, and certified math teacher, Jessica has tailored solutions for 160 schools across the US and Canada since 2020. She holds a Master of Education in learning and technology and believes in using data as a guide, not a decision-maker, in education. Jessica resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gamify Your End of Year Test Prep

Getting your students ready for end-of-year exams is a daunting task for teachers. This is especially true when you're still trying to complete the required curriculum for the year at the same time. How can you engage your students in material that they have not seen since the beginning of the year? Gamification may be the solution you are looking for! By making a game out of reviewing content, students can easily digest the content that they can expect on their final exams. In addition, gamification can raise student engagement, as students can compete against each other or themselves. In this session, we will look into how you can gamify your end of year reviews either with hands-on activities or with online resources that will spice up the review process for you and your students.

Customize Your Lessons with the CL in Desmos

Looking for a way to create dynamic and interactive digital lessons? The Desmos platform is completely free and allows for any topic to be created or customized. Create a class or even sync with your Google Classroom roster! Whether short answer, multiple choice, sorting, sketching, etc., you can review all student responses in real time through the teacher dashboard. Author and educator Alice Keeler will show you how to go one step further with the custom activities in Desmos as we introduce you to the computation layer (CL). Alice will show you how to personalize your lessons using the CL to include your students' names and show student responses from one screen in another screen.

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Bringing Stories to Life with Cricut

Whether you're looking to celebrate Read Across America Month or just looking for new ways to engage students in the writing process, join us for this latest Cricut course. In this session, we'll explore different ways your Cricut can be used to help students bring their stories to life. From character design to writing supports, there are so many different ideas to explore! We'll show you everything you need to start creating.

Data Culture, Data Literacy, and Data Visualization

This practical session addresses trust, literacy, and visualization, the building blocks of effective data use in education. Discover strategies to break down barriers, improve data fluency among staff, and create visualizations that resonate. Learn how to align data practices with the trust you have in your educators, leading to better outcomes for students.

Jessica Lane, the founder of Data-Informed Impact, is renowned for converting complex data into user-friendly dashboards and training programs for K-12 schools. With over a decade of experience in various educational roles, including as a data coach, instructional coach, and certified math teacher, Jessica has tailored solutions for 160 schools across the US and Canada since 2020. She holds a Master of Education in learning and technology and believes in using data as a guide, not a decision-maker, in education. Jessica resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

What Makes a Quality Rubric?

Join Alice Keeler for this session as we learn how to revolutionize your assessment strategies. We will dive into the essentials of crafting high-quality rubrics that go beyond traditional scoring methods to offer rich, meaningful feedback. We'll learn about the components of an effective rubric and how to mathematically ensure the accuracy of your assessments. We'll explore innovative techniques for using AI in rubric design, demonstrate how to streamline rubric formatting in Google Sheets, and introduce the concept of single-point rubrics for focused, flexible evaluation. Whether you're a seasoned educator or new to using rubrics, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to enhance your assessment practices, engage students in their learning journey, and harness the power of edtech for transformative teaching.

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Maximizing the Impact of Digital Badges with Google Sheets

Badge it up with Google Sheets: share, access, and celebrate student achievements! Dive into the world of digital badges with Alice Keeler, the queen of spreadsheets! Alice will guide you through the ins and outs of using Google Sheets to create badges and share them effectively with your students, ensuring they feel recognized and motivated. Alice will also cover strategies for accessing and managing your badge collection throughout the school year, making it easy to assign new badges as your students hit new milestones. Plus, get tips on how to involve parents in the celebration of their children's achievements. Whether you're a newbie to digital badges or looking to refine your approach, this session is packed with practical advice to help you celebrate student success in a fun way. 

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

MC: School Leadership - Session 9 - Holding Effective 1:1 Meetings

1:1 meetings are quiet, yet focused, collaboration sessions for employees and supervisors to connect. They provide the chance for you to hear directly from your employees, as this is their time to share. As a supervisor, it’s important to create a space for this. In this course, we will explore various formats for meetings and communication to make the best of both your time as well as your teacher’s time.

ChatGPT for English Teachers

Is ChatGPT and Generative AI the end of English class? In this compelling session, Alice and Barton Keeler address a pressing concern in contemporary education: the impact of ChatGPT and generative AI on English classes. With the rise of AI, many educators worry about increased cheating and the loss of traditional learning methods. This workshop aims to shift the perspective from concern to opportunity, exploring how teachers can adapt and thrive in this new landscape. Alice and Barton Keeler will guide participants through effective strategies to embrace AI in the English classroom that enhance overall learning and enrich teaching rather than replace it. The session will focus on creative solutions to engage students, encourage original thinking, and foster a deeper understanding of language and literature in the age of AI. Attendees will leave with a renewed perspective on the role of English education and practical tools to leverage AI for the benefit of their students. 

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Celebrating National Johnny Appleseed Day with PBL

In honor of National Johnny Appleseed Day, come on a journey with us as we learn about the history and travels of Johnny Appleseed. In this session, we will discuss ways that you can incorporate PBL into your classroom using the American legend as your segue. Additionally, we will explore topics such as Google Earth, robotics, UN initiatives, science, math, and ELA to aid you on your PBL journey.

Rethinking Order of Operations: Innovative Strategies Beyond PEMDAS for Deepening Number Sense

NIX PEMDAS! Rethinking Order of Operations: Is there a better way to solve than brackets first or left to right? The traditional order of operations, a cornerstone in teaching mathematics, might not be the only way to simplify expressions. These rules, often encapsulated in acronyms like PEMDAS/BEDMAS/GEMS, are deeply ingrained in math education, but they may not always serve our students' best interests. Join Alice Keeler, an innovative math teacher, as she explores alternative strategies that prioritize number sense and conceptual understanding over rote procedure. This session is a journey towards empowering students to think critically and flexibly about math, breaking free from the constraints of traditional order of operations. 

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Cricut in the Math Classroom

Angles, shapes, and geometric patterns galore! We're back again with more activities and lessons for your Cricut! In this session, we'll be exploring different applications for using your Cricut in the math classroom. Hands-on learning in mathematics helps students thrive and enables them to make lasting real-world connections. Get ready to learn about a variety of inspiring ideas from custom manipulatives to creative ways to use the pen tool.

Higher Level Teaching with SMART Notebook Updates

Join us for this course where we will check out the new features and fixes from the latest release of SMART Notebook: 23.1 SP2. We will highlight the newest features introduced in this version as well as point out fixes and updates so that you can continue creating high level, engaging lessons for your students.

Using Cricut to Support Exceptional Learners

As educators, we are constantly looking for ways to engage our exceptional learners and help them maximize their potential. What happens when you bring your ever-expanding Cricut skills into your bag of tricks? In this course, we'll look at Cricut activities and resources you can use to support your students. Join us in this session for inspiring ideas you can bring back to your classroom today!

Bye Bye Google Jamboard

This timely session, led by Alice Keeler, addresses the recent discontinuation of Google Jamboard and the urgent need for educators to convert their valuable resources. With the introduction of the FigJam converter, there's a limited window for teachers to preserve the work they've created in Jamboard. This workshop is designed to guide educators through the straightforward process of converting their Jamboard files to ensure they are not lost.

Alice Keeler is a former teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Snap Circuits Basics

In this session, we’ll introduce you to the world of Snap Circuits. Snap Circuits make learning electronics a snap starting at age 8. We’ll cover information about Snap Circuits parts, review basic troubleshooting, explore how to use them, and even demo some simple projects to get started.

Transforming Education with AI and Generative AI

Dive into the world of AI in education with confidence! If you're wondering how AI fits into your teaching toolkit, this session is for you. Discover simple and effective ways to incorporate AI-powered tools into your classroom, making teaching and learning a dynamic experience.

Rachelle Dene Poth is a Spanish and STEAM teacher and attorney. She is a frequent presenter at conferences on emerging technology and ways to benefit student learning. Rachelle has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Gold Award for Volunteer Service in Education. As an accomplished author, she has seven titles currently in print, and has contributed to multiple collaborative publications. She enjoys delivering PD, especially on appsmashing, AR/VR, SEL, STEM, project-based learning, and more.

MC: School Leadership - Session 4 - Creating a Culture of Feedback

We hear the word feedback used every day, but how do we create an environment that welcomes feedback as a part of the culture of learning? Effective collection and the use of feedback tells your team that you genuinely care about their wellbeing and work performance. This course will share various methods of incorporating feedback as part of your school or district culture. We will also demonstrate multiple methods of delivering feedback and ways to ensure that feedback is being implemented with fidelity.

Using 3D Design for a Family Totem

The tradition of family stories being passed down through generations is something that gives a family a sense of identity. In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, this session will focus on creating family totems using 3D design. Join us as we discuss how to incorporate STEM and the history and significance of the totem into the classroom to create a new family tradition that our students will be able to share and pass down.

MC: School Leadership - Session 3 - Building a Culture of Collaboration and Learning

Collaborative learning requires active and meaningful participation from members of our teams. It’s important to create a safe and supportive environment where our team members feel comfortable expressing their opinions, asking questions, contributing to planning, engaging in problem solving, and sharing their experiences. In this course, we will explore various strategies to build relationships with your team, create a space for collaboration, and develop a team vision.

Providing Personalized Support in Schoology

As teachers, we always strive to provide all our students with the best learning outcomes possible. In the digital age, it's easier than ever before to give every student the tailored experience they need with a few clicks. Join us for this session, where we're going to look at the different ways you can use your Schoology LMS to help provide your students individualized support. From small group to individual scaffolds, you'll learn some great strategies to use and how to put them in place in Schoology.

Appsmashing with ChatGPT

In this session, participants will learn exactly what ChatGPT is, how to access it, and how to use it to assist with instructional tasks in the classroom. We'll start by sharing an abundance of use cases for classrooms of any grade level and content area, and then take it one step further by exploring the places you can take that content. There are so many websites, resources, and apps that teachers can use to appsmash. Plus, they can leverage the content produced by ChatGPT to streamline their teaching!

Mary Howard is a Nationally Board-Certified 6th grade ELA and science teacher who passionately believes in the potential that technology has for reaching and engaging all learners. She has spent the past 10 years presenting at dozens of technology conferences and has become a globally recognized speaker on AR and VR in the classroom, 3D design, QR codes, and AI. She authored the book, Artificial Intelligence to Streamline Your Teacher Life. Mary's accolades include NYS Master Teacher, NYS Teacher of the Year finalist in 2018 and 2020, ISTE Virtual Pioneer of the Year 2018, and is a Silver Presidnetial Service Award recipient. She is also a mother of 3 and an avid runner, cycler, and hockey volunteer.

100 Prompts for ChatGPT to Support Students

ChatGPT and AI models are going to be everywhere. Just how Google Search changed how we get information, AI is going to change how we work, teach, and learn. The trick is to ask ChatGPT questions that will help you get the most use out of the AI chatbot. In this session, Alice Keeler will be providing expert tips based on her popular blog post "100 Prompts for ChatGPT to Support Students.” The session will explore the best way to ask your questions and refine your prompts in order to support your students during the school year.

Alice Keeler is a former teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom. 

MC: School Leadership: Session 2 - Defining Yourself as a Leader

In this second session of our Leadership Microcredential we will focus on the characteristics define you as a leader. We will explore several types of leadership and diverse ways to help you have a genuine and clear understanding of who you are, what you know, and how to understand your own tendencies and strengths. We will also discuss how to use this knowledge to develop as a role model and leader in your school community.

Getting Started with AR using Merge EDU

Merge EDU is a hands-on digital learning platform that engages students in STEM with 3D objects and simulations they can touch, hold, and interact with using the Merge Cube. Join Jaime Donally from ARVRinEDU to discover the benefits of Merge EDU for teachers and students, learn how it works, and have an opportunity to participate from home. Attendees to this live session are automatically entered to win one of five bundles containing a free 1-year individual subscription to Merge EDU, a Merge Cube, a Merge t-shirt, and stickers!

Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast who began her career as a math teacher and later moved into instructional technology. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. She frequently presents at events, is an edtech author, and provides staff development and training on immersive technology and the practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom.