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A New Teacher's Guide to Starting the School Year Off Right

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Joy Blake  
In this session, participants will get ideas about how to integrate technology into their classrooms at the beginning of the school year. This session is focused on classroom management ideas. New Teachers and veteran teachers alike will learn tips and tricks on how to start out, Tech Strong.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees can use GSuites for the presentation. No software is really required.
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Citizen
  • 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.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The Purpose of this session is to prepare new teachers for the beginning of the school year by providing them with classroom management techniques, self care techniques and social emotional learning techniques to make for a great school year.

Learner Objectives
Learners will be able to gain an understanding of techniques to effectively begin the school year
Learners will discover digital resources to use in their classrooms

The presentation will primarily be focused on Gsuite products as well as Class Dojo and Classcraft.

I will be using examples and technques that I used within my own classroom as models for classroom management. I also will be referencing the book. Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov to focus on 49 of his classroom management techniques.

The session is focused on 10 Basics that new teachers need which are Be PREPARED
Be WARM but Be STRICT
Be CONSISTENT
Be ORGANIZED
Be ENGAGING
Be RESOURCEFUL
Be FLEXIBLE
Be PROFESSIONAL
Be REALISTIC
Be KIND TO YOURSELF

The evidence of success will be the evaluation that I give at the end of the session

Outline

Content and Activities: The presentation is structured into three categories which are Classroom Management, Planning and Teacher Life. Then there are 10 tenets that fit under these three categories. The session is focused on 10 Basics that new teachers need which are
Be PREPARED
Be WARM but Be STRICT
Be CONSISTENT
Be ORGANIZED
Be ENGAGING
Be RESOURCEFUL
Be FLEXIBLE
Be PROFESSIONAL
Be REALISTIC
Be KIND TO YOURSELF

Each one of the basics is focused on for about 2-5 minutes. The process will be device based activities because the presentation is filled with hyperlinks and self-created examples.

Supporting research

https://teachlikeachampion.com/

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/classroom-management-tech-equipped-classroom-andrew-marcinek

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Joy Blake, Chicago Public Schools

Hi, my name is Joy Blake, the creator of the Blake Basics, a Youtube channel and website with technology at the forefront. I am the Instructional Technology Specialist for Chicago Public Schools. Prior to this position, I worked as a STEM Coach as well as an upper elementary Math and Science teacher for over 15 years. I am a Google Certified Trainer, Google Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator as well as an Apple Teacher. I am a Teach for Social Justice grant recipient who values culturally responsive teaching and equity. I love technology and my goal is to make technology accessible for all.