ISTE Learning Academy: ISTE Trailblazer Academy

Location: Room 217BC

Explore and create Preregistration and additional fee required.

Registration code: A201

Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
[Explore and create : Learning academy]

Sunday, June 25, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Location: Room 217BC

Molly Bennett   Dr. Christopher Craft   Jennie Magiera   Lisa Thumann  
Join us for this full day high-intensity academy where you will ignite your inner trailblazer. The academy will offer three strands to meet your current innovation level and help you reach your goals, whether you are just getting started or an established leader in your community.

Level 1: Learning to Blaze your Trail In this strand, participants will become prepared to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam. Participants will learn about topics such as the Chrome browser, Google Classroom, Google Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, and more.

Level 2: Becoming an Trailblazer In this strand, participants will engage in hands-on activities to enhance their digital footprint and share their educational journey. The end goal will be to create a digital profile in preparation to apply for select recognition programs such as the Google Education Innovator and Apple Distinguished Educator.

Level 3: Sharing your Trailblazer Story This strand is for veteran trailblazers who want to be able take their craft to the next level. Throughout the day, participants will refine their story to share with others as a new or enhanced keynote. Existing speakers will sharpen presentation skills and reflect on new ways to inspire others. From sketchnoting to publication, and stories from former ISTE Keynoters, this session will offer a space for the veteran innovators to work with others that have similar goals.

Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google account
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Open educational resources
Grade level: PK-12

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Explore the possibilities with Google learning technologies! In this academy presenters will:
· Demonstrate possibilities for using the Google ecosystem in classrooms
· Demonstration on the use of technologies/how to tutorials
· Provide guided hands-on work time
· Share the professional resources developed

* Learn how Google tools can help develop a unit workflow
* Establish the appropriate Google tools to be used at different stages of a project or learning unit
* Learn how to create an interactive learning environment with Google tools for learning
* Add resources to their Google Classroom or Google Sites
* Add resources and apps to help guide students through the workflow of a learning unit
Select the strand that best suites your learning needs: The Daily Drive - Beginner Dive into a hands–on exploration of the power of creativity, collaboration, and communication that is available with Google’s tools, and learn how to transform teaching and learning in your school! Attendees will explore Docs, Drawings, Forms, and Slides, then learn how to streamline classroom workflow with Google Classroom. Googleized Learning - Intermediate Dive into a day where you get to dig deeper into lesser-known tools that can help you take your lesson to the next level. Attendees will explore Forms/Sites for formative assessment development, YouTube Editor for the flipped classroom (among other uses) and My Maps for geographical exploration and data analysis. Hack Your School - Advanced Dive into a day of design thinking where you begin with a problem of practice jam, learn how to hack Google Apps to solve your problems and dream up creative solutions to address your challenges. Attendees will explore Google Scripts and Add-Ons and experience the design thinking process in this three-workshop series.



Molly Bennett, EdTechTeam

Molly Bennett is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Summits for the EdTechTeam. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops, and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She lives by the idea that we are "Living in Beta" as we continue to transform learning in the digital age. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.

Dr. Christopher Craft, EdTechTeam

Jennie Magiera, EdTechTeam

Lisa Thumann, EdTechTeam

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San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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