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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.

PBL with Google

Join us as we explore how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. We'll cover how you can use Google Workspace for Education to create PBL activities that promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, we'll focus on features that support researching, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge.

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.

Wizards of Ozobot

Whether you are looking to follow the yellow brick road or travel somewhere over the rainbow, this course is for you. In this session, we will explore using Ozobot to help develop and support student understanding and apply skills such as measurement, making predictions, sequencing and drawing conclusions as it applies to coding and robotics. We will focus on Ozobot Blockly with some additional accessories.

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.

Intro to Piper Make

Welcome back, makers! Join us as we explore more of what Piper Inc. has to offer with Piper Make! In this course, we will review Piper's Chromebook-compatible hardware and software crafting station. We will dive into the free drag and drop coding platform to build physical circuits with the Raspberry Pi Starter Kit! If you want to take it a step further, we will also explore some of their career-connected widgets and accompanying free resources available on their website!

Engaging Students with Padlet

As educators, we are always looking for new ways to engage students in the learning process. During this course, we'll give you a basic overview of Padlet and how to use it. We'll also give you some tips on how to use Padlet to elevate the learning experience such as introducing new topics, virtual gallery walks, and reading logs.

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.

Going on a Goosechase

Tag, you're it! Join us for a wild goose chase like you've never done before! In this session, we'll be exploring Goosechase, the online platform that can help you create interactive scavenger hunt experiences for students, staff, and more. Discover how to get started and different activity ideas for using Goosechase in the classroom.

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.