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Station 1: Tech & Literacy

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Explore and create : Playground


Saturday, December 5, 11:30 am–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Andrea Alessio Robles  
Katie Gardner  
Regina Gonzalez de Cossio  
Allison Leedie  
Aimee Sawyer  

11:30 a.m. - 11:55 p.m. PST
Making Meaningful Memoji Literacy Lessons
Katie Gardner
Discover ways to use your Memoji to create fun and interactive lessons that incorporate language domains and literacy standards.

12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. PST
Khan Academy Kids
Aimee Sawyer and Allison Leedie
Dive right into this free, award-winning, app that covers a comprehensive curriculum for ages 2-7. Follow Kodi bear and her friends on a learning journey that includes reading, math, SEL, and more!

12:30 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. PST
Useful tools for teaching literacy facing Remote Learning.
Andrea Alessio and Regina González
Learn how to create an interactive workbook to teach literacy skills remotely and empower students to assess their own progress.

Presenters

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Andrea Alessio Robles, Highlands International School.

Innovation and Technology for Early Childhood Education at Highlands International School México. BA in Pedagogy, MA in Neuropsychology. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds. Member of the Apple Professional Learning Community.

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Katie Gardner, Knollwood Elem. /Rowan Salisbury Schools
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Regina Gonzalez de Cossio, Highlands International School Mexico

Regina González de Cossío is a young teacher with a strong passion for Education, Neuroscience and Neurodevelopment. Along her 5 years of experience, she has devoted herself to implementing innovative methodologies in the classroom while teaching ESL disciplines and Science. Regina holds a Bachelors degree in Neuropsychology and a Masters Degree in Neuroeducation and Cognitive Neuroscience. She also holds qualifications on ESL teaching such as the Teachers Diploma and the Certificate for Advanced English (CAE). With this credentials, Regina's dream is to foster the use of technology to create meaningful learning experiences that promote child neurodevelopment.

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Allison Leedie, Khan Academy Kids

Allison Leedie works with Khan Academy Kids on the School Partnerships team. She was a teacher, interventionist, and literacy coach in Houston, Texas. As a former teacher, she is passionate about helping schools as they use Khan Academy Kids to support their students. Khan Academy Kids is a free mobile app that inspires a love of learning by providing fun, engaging lessons that are aligned to CCSS and the HS ELOF. Learn more at www.khankids.org.

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Aimee Sawyer, Khan Academy Kids

Aimee Sawyer works with Khan Academy Kids on the Teacher Success team. She is a former Head Start preschool teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a former teacher, she is passionate about supporting teachers as they use Khan Academy Kids with students. Khan Academy Kids is a free mobile app that inspires a love of learning by providing fun, engaging lessons that are aligned to CCSS and the HS ELOF. Learn more at www.khankids.org.

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