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Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Thursday, December 3, 11:10 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Stephanie Filardo  
Dr. Stephanie Madlinger  
Lindsay Schmidt  

Our society is connected 24/7, so we need the knowledge and skills to compete in today’s world. Educators need to protect themselves and be digitally fit. Learn techniques for being safe online, tips for checking your privacy, and ideas for stretching and exercising when working on your digital devices.

Audience: Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Digital citizenship
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
  • Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Promote Educator Wellness through advocacy and example.

Describe how wellness impacts your life
Experiment with different methods of mindfulness and self-care
Determine what wellness and self care look like for you
Develop a personalized Wellness Toolkit
Make a plan for advocating for educator wellness in your home school/workplace


I. Making the Case for Educator Wellness: An overview with research (5-10 minutes)
II. Yoga/Stretch (10-15 Minutes)
Connection between Yoga and the ISTE Standards for Educators
Yoga/Stretch Exercise
Resources for Home and Classroom
III. Mindfulness (10-15 Minutes)
Mindfulness Exercise
Mindfulness and Trauma
Resources for Home and Classroom
IV. Other Forms of Self-Care (20 minutes)
Healthy Snacks (Audience Create)
Setting up office space/Organization
DIY Bath Bombs/Bath Salt (Audience Create)
V. The Tech side of Wellness (10 minutes)
Apps and Devices
VI. What does wellness look like to you?
Building a wellness/self care toolkit

Supporting research

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Stephanie Filardo, Parkway West Middle School
ISTE Certified Educator
Dr. Stephanie Madlinger, EducationPlus
ISTE Certified Educator
Lindsay Schmidt, Education Plus/RPDC St. Louis
ISTE Certified Educator

Hello and welcome! I have been in education for 14 years as a classroom teacher, educational consultant, professional developer, and trainer. I am certified and hold degrees in in early childhood and elementary education, math specialist, science leadership, and special education. My current role as an ISTE Certification Trainer has empowered me to explore educational technology and to leverage technology to increase teacher confidence and student outcomes. I regularly seek opportunities to continue my education and be a life-long learner, and am passionate about learning from others! I am Apple Teacher, MIE, Google 2, and ISTE certified.

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