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Learning academies and workshops are a great way to dig deep, ask questions, get hands-on practice and gain a thorough understanding on topics that matter most to you.

Premium registration includes unlimited access to the full slate of preconference learning academies and workshops--listed below. Space is limited, so register today!

Learning academies

Develop a sequence of activities that model classroom learning with these day-long topical sessions.

Google Level 2 Certification Bootcamp

Chris Craft and Jennie Magiera, EdTechTeam

Introduction to GSuite

Chris Craft and Jennie Magiera, EdTechTeam

ISTE Learning Academy: iPad Teacher Academy

Christine Klynen, Atlanta International School; and Kurt Klynen, ICT Atelier


Take your learning deeper on a hot topic with a 3-hour workshop.



Devilish Details: Validating Competency-Based Personalized Learning

Ferdi Serim, CB Technologies

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Showcasing and Assessing Student Work

Matt Renwick, Mineral Point Elementary School

Google Classroom. Nut and Bolts

Leslie Fisher,

Augmented, mixed and virtual realities


Augment Your Reality. Discovering and Creating.

Leslie Fisher,

Create and Learn in 360°

Andy Mann, Muskegon Area Intermediate School Dist

Earn Your Google World Traveler Passport

Robert Grimes, MSD Wayne Township

Exploring and Creating Virtual Reality

Leslie Fisher,

From Virtual Reality Consumers to Producers

Edward Gonzalez, Bakersfield City School District

Solving the Mystery of Augmented Reality: The Case of the Lost Diary

Debra Sprague, George Mason University

Best practices and models for coaching


Choose Me, Pick Me, Love Me: Developing Elective Instructional Technology Coaching Programs

Cassaundra Veitch, Lake Zurich Middle School North

Coaching Teachers for Student Success in Blended and Personalized Environments

Jayme Linton, Lenoir-Rhyne University

How to use recipes for engaging professional learning and professional practice

Christine Klynen, Atlanta International School

BYOD/1:1 instructional programs


1-to-Many--Leveraging the Best of BYOD and 1:1

Susan Brooks-Young, SJ Brooks-Young Consulting

shIfTing Math Teaching & Learning with Technology

Sandra Chow, TVO & Toronto District School Board

Student iPad Base Camps: Students Need PD Too!

Lisa Johnson, Eanes Independent School District

Cloud computing


G Suite - Going Through the Admin Console with a Fine Tooth Comb

Debra Atchison, Deb Atchison Consulting, LLC

Communication and collaboration


Bringing Global Perspectives into the Classroom through Technology - Enabled, Project-Based Learning

Michael Furdyk, TakingITGlobal

Turning Ideas Worth Spreading into Talks and Presentations

Rachael Mann, #TeachlikeTED

Computer science and computational thinking


Cleverbots and Coding Oh My!

Naomi Harm, IEC Network and Wonder Workshop Fundamentals Teacher Training & Certification

Megan Cicconi, Fox Chapel Area School District

Coding + Making with Scratch + Micro:bit

Mitchel Resnick, MIT Media Lab

Computer Science Immersion in the Elementary Classroom

Beth Austin, Spaulding District 56

Learn to Code with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

Jessica Boardman, LEGO Education

Using Scratch and Robotics to Support Multiple Literacies in the Classroom

Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, University of Montevallo

Creativity and productivity tools


Connecting to Your Classroom Community: Engaging Parents in the Learning Process

Rayna Freedman, Jordan/Jackson Elementary

Crack the Code: Spheros in the Math Classroom

Janet Meyers, Oak Lawn Community High School

Create and Communicate: iPads in the Elementary Classroom

Carolyn Skibba, Burley School

Four Video Projects that are Academically Meaningful

Rushton Hurley, Next Vista for Learning

Oh The Places We Will Go: Google Earth, Maps and Sketch Up

Robert Craven, Tustin Unified School District

Sketchnoting for Non-Artists

Wanda Terral, Lakeland School System

Stop (Motion Animation) in the Name of Learning!

Anna Adam, Killeen Independent School District

Digital citizenship


Adding Global Connectedness into the Classroom

Marcia Kish, DSD Professional Development

Distance, online blended and flipped learning


Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

Leigh Zeitz, University Of Northern Iowa

The Art of Screencasting: Flipped "Teacher-On-Demand" is Now Possible!

Rob Zdrojewski, Oakfield-Alabama CSD & Canisius College

Three Phases of Blended Learning

Marcia Kish, DSD Professional Development

Early childhood/elementary


From Student to Author: Innovative Writing Instruction for the Digital Age

Nancye Blair Black,

Primarily Google: Introducing the Google Suite for your K-2 Classroom

Susan Stewart, Fowler Unified School District

Educational policy and leadership


Pathways to Mastery: Cultivating a Code-Ready School Culture

Daniel Rezac, Tynker Coding for Kids

Emergent technologies


Selecting and Managing ChromeBooks in an Educational Setting

Lance Lennon, Eagle Grove Community School District

Funding and accountability


Technology Grants: Write it, Sell it, Get it!

Sheryl Abshire, Calcasieu Parish School Board

Game-based learning and gamification


Become Immersed in Breakout EDU

Maria Galanis, Deerfield District 109

BYOB: Build Your Own BreakoutEDU

Aubrey Yeh, Boulder Valley School District

Game Jams: Coding for Social Change

Matthew Farber, Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Innovative learning environments


Add Rigor and Relevance to Student Learning by Incorporating Ongoing STEAM Centers

Alice Christie, Arizona State University

Beyond Coding: Creating World Class Learners and Developers

Mark Nichols, Digital Promise

Designing a Student Centered Learning Space

Susan Hardin, Macomb Intermediate SD

TEAM-ing Up For Interdisciplinary High Schools

Sarah Lilly, Albemarle High School

Instructional design and delivery


Bring out the Genius in Your Genius Hour

Michelle Kendrick, eMINTS National Center

Bring the World to Your Classroom with Google Geo Tools

Kelly Kermode, Forest Hills Public Schools

Discover Your Inner Genius!

Lorrie Cook, International Schools Group Dhahran

iGirls Gamification Games

Kristin Beeler, Orland School District 135

The Dynamic Learning Workshop

Kasey Bell, Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC

Maker activities and programs


Authentic Electronic Inventions with Arduino;

Trevor Shaw, Dwight-Englewood School

Inspiring Innovation in the Elementary Makerspace;

Melissa Unger, South Fayette School District

Interactive Makerspace Projects with Chromebooks

Roger Wagner, HyperDuino

Intro To Sewable Circuits: Teaching Electronics Through Arts and Crafts

Angela Sheehan, SparkFun Electronics

Make. Do. Learn. Teach. The Genius Hour Experience with a Maker's Twist.

Rosemary Herold, Berkeley County School District

"Make"ing it Possible-Makerspaces explained

Laurie Green, Western Reserve Public Media PBS

Maker Education Framework Through an Experiential Cycle of Learning: Framing, Making, Reflecting

Jaclyn Gerstein, Boise State U. & Santa Fe Public School

Making, Coding and Basic Electronics using the Microbit

David Held, Poughkeepsie Day School

Novel Engineering: Stories with STEM

Barbara Ungar

Online tools, apps and resources


Documenting Student Learning with New Google Sites

Phil Taylor, St. John's-Ravenscourt School

Professional learning models


Cultivating Future Ready Administrators

Zachery Desjarlais, Vancouver Public Schools

Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning


Animatronics Unpacked

Erin Percival, Sutherland Middle School

"Hello, World" - Integrating Automation into the Smithsonian Invention Kits using Arduino

Brendan Martin, Charlottesville City Schools

Solving Problems Classroom to Boardroom Using Software Development Model Agile

Jason Buck, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Technology planning and evaluation


Learning First, Technology Second: TripleE Framework to Design Effective Lessons with Technology

Liz Kolb, University Of Michigan