Make the Impossible Possible Through Experiences
Participate and share : Poster
Sunday, November 29, 12:30–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Matt Barfield Lindsay Lourcey
The days of “sit and get” are over. Passive learning relies on listening or memorization, but with interactive learning, students engage in hands-on, self-exploration experiences. Learn how to leverage edtech beyond the traditional experience to put students at the center of their learning experience.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Innovative learning environments|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Digital Age Learning Environments
|Additional detail:||Spotlight on Solutions presentation|
|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
Throughout the previous decade, school systems across the country have made considerable investments in their technology infrastructure and engagement strategies for both teachers and students. However, many administrators and teachers are unaware of the full breadth of resources at their disposal and how to use them effectively, resulting in lost learning opportunities for everyone. As EdTech continues to innovate, there is greater opportunity for educators and IT leaders to recognize the value technology brings to the table and use it to shape tomorrow’s classroom.
In this session we will guide attendees through real-world examples of how to maximize the use of technology to create learning environments that engage every student and prepare them for success throughout their lifetime.
Outcome: 10-15 slides, visual heavy presentation deck
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked nine years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work in the professional development field across the Carolinas. For eleven years, Matt has been working with Promethean, Inc. to help teachers integrate instructional technology in the classroom. Matt is a father, a husband, a teacher, an instructional technology integrator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a professional development guru for Promethean, Inc.
Lindsay Lourcey is an Education Consultant residing in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University. Lindsay taught Reading, Language Arts, and AVID for six years in Duval County, Florida. For five years, Lindsay has been working with Promethean to help teachers integrate instructional technology in the classroom. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, and spend time with her husband and dog, Stella!
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