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Google Workspace for Education: Google Slides

Let’s take our knowledge of Google Tools to the next level! Join us as we discuss the benefits of using Google Slides with your students. We’ll show you how to create engaging and visually appealing Google Slide presentations using text, images, animations, and links. We’ll also discuss how to share, collaborate, and publish your slides. Finally, we’ll cover some best practices for using Google Slides across all grade levels!

Celebrating a Great Year with Canva

The school year is ending, and both teachers and students are preparing for the next phase. But not so fast! Students have accomplished a lot this past school year, and it's time to reflect on and celebrate their achievements. Join us as we look at how you and your students can use Canva to create awards, memory books, and other mementos to commemorate the year. Whether you use these as part of formal or informal celebrations, you're sure to find a helpful tip or two along the way.

Clearing the Mental Clutter: Strategies for Educators to Combat Decision Fatigue

We will discuss the pervasive issue of decision fatigue that educators face, a phenomenon that clouds judgment and exhausts mental resources. This session will provide educators with practical strategies to streamline decision-making processes, prioritize tasks effectively, and create mental space for creativity and critical thinking. This session is designed to empower educators with the skills to reclaim their mental energy, leading to improved well-being, enhanced job performance, and a more balanced professional life. Join us as we navigate the path to mental clarity and resilience, creating a more focused and fulfilling teaching experience.

Mandy Froehlich is an experienced Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, whose interest lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as exploring what’s needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking and teaching. She consults internationally with districts and institutions in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, mental health support for educators, and how to create organizational change. She is an author of several books in the mental health and education space

Bringing Student Voice to Field Day Activities

Field day is an exciting end-of-year event that gets students up and moving! In this session, we’ll explore both virtual and in-person field day activities. We will dive into how we can give students voice and choice by having them vote on field day events, record videos of the events in action, design field day apparel, monitor event progress, and so much more. We will also discuss the importance of giving students agency in planning school events and how it can be used to boost motivation for physical fitness activities. Join us to gain new ideas for field day that can be used for years to come!

PBL Success with Gold Standard Practices

Delve into the Gold Standard practices for project-based learning (PBL) success in your classroom. Discover essential strategies for effective teaching, collaborative learning, and impactful project design. Learn to seamlessly integrate these practices, fostering an environment that ignites curiosity and nurtures critical thinking. Equip yourself with tools to elevate your teaching approach and create transformative PBL experiences for your students.

Shirin Mathew's passion lies in fostering innovative and transformative experiences that enable impactful teaching and deep learning for students. As a former Biology teacher with years of experience teaching and leading in high-needs schools, she is energized about building capacity in teachers, school leaders, and students by working alongside them to create thriving environments for teaching, learning, and agency.
 

Mother’s Day Cricut Activities

Spring has sprung and it’s time to celebrate moms! In this session, we’ll explore unique Cricut activities and projects that can be gifted to moms, grandmothers, aunts, and other special family members. From infusible ink to the latest Cricut Sticker Paper, we’ll cover various techniques. With Cricut, the possibilities for celebratory crafts are endless, so get ready to be amazed by what students can make!

10 Tips to Increase Efficiency in Your Data-Informed Decision-Making

Take the stress out of data analysis with Google Sheets, Forms, Apps Script, and Looker Studio. Learn easy-to-use formulas and scripts (no coding experience needed, but basic spreadsheet knowledge is recommended) to streamline your decision-making process. Get ready to discover hidden patterns, automate tasks, and impress your team with dynamic data visualizations. Bonus: Leave armed with resources to keep your skills growing!

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.

CAST a Wide Net with UDL

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework was developed by The Center for Applied Specialized Technology (CAST) to change learning environments and engage all learners. In this introductory session, we will cover what the UDL Guidelines are with a focus on the "Why," "What," and "How" of learning. Then, we'll demonstrate how to support teaching and learning by applying the UDL Guidelines to the design of lessons and activities.

MC: School Leadership - Session 10 - Building Strong Family and Community Involvement

Families are as important to the success of a school as the teachers and students. As leaders, it can often be difficult to balance relationships with your community and find the time to be more engaging. This course will give you different strategies and proven methods of engaging families, building involvement, and creating a partnership with the families in your school community.

Using Technology to Sustain a Data-Focused Culture

Strengthen your district's teaching and learning culture with this powerful session. Learn proven strategies to manage disruptions, empower teachers, and improve student outcomes. We'll focus on coaching, data-informed decision-making, adaptable planning, and reflection for ongoing improvement. Get the tools you need to succeed, regardless of future challenges.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MC: School Leadership - Session 8 - Managing Effective Meetings

How many times have you sat in a meeting that could have been addressed by a memo or an email? Time is a valuable commodity, and we need to ensure that the way we ask people to use their time is effective and sustainable. In this session, we are going to share various ways of running an effective meeting, getting the best out of each participant, and how to best manage expectations.

MC: School Leadership - Session 7 - Conducting Effective Observations

Many effective coaches and leaders use observations to collect data, later utilizing them as a vehicle to deliver usable and sustainable feedback to their direct reports. What makes a good observation? What do you look for, and what do you do as a leader to coach teachers? This course will share various practices and techniques to support the growth and development of teachers and staff through observations.