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Power Up Your Professional Learning and Coaching with #21things4

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Location: MCCNO La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 2
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Courtney Conley  
Kate Grunow  
Dr. Jennifer Parker  
Holly Schomaker  

Coaches looking for great PD resources? Teachers looking for just-in-time training? Check out the REDESIGNED 21 Things 4 Educators - with new interactive content using H5P. Find your old favorites with a new look and feel - the FREE tools, apps, resources, and curriculum for digital age teaching and learning. DEFINE what interactive, online professional learning looks like, CONNECT to free resources and tools, and APPLY to your own instructional practice with this ISTE Seal of Alignment holder! Power up your professional learning with!

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: For the poster session we would like access to a TV monitor and power if possible.
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Seal of Alignment holders will share more about their product's proven ISTE Standards alignment

Supporting research

SOA Reviews on the ISTE Standards.

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Courtney Conley, Utica Schools/ Crissman Elementary
ISTE Certified Educator

Courtney Conley is an Instructional Technology Coach for Utica Community Schools in Michigan. She is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Expert as well as a Discovery Ed Ambassador and REMC Maker Ambassador. Courtney is a contributor to the 21 Things 4 Educators Project along with the 21 Things 4 Students and the MiTech Kids Projects. Courtney was honored as the Frank Miracola Educational Excellence Award recipient in 2020.

Kate Grunow, Macomb Intermediate School District
ISTE Certified Educator

Kate Grunow has been in education for over a decade as a K-12 digital media specialist and English teacher. She currently serves 130,000 students and over 10,000 teachers as an instructional technologist in metro Detroit. She is one of the co-creators of the 21 Things 4 project and a presenter at local, state, and national conferences on topics such as blended learning, free technology tools, learning management platforms, and digital age teaching and learning. She has been the Schoology implementation lead for Macomb ISD for the past two years training over 3,000 teachers on Schoology during Covid-19.

Dr. Jennifer Parker, Macomb Intermediate SD
ISTE Certified Educator

Dr. Parker is an Interactive Learning and School Data/Improvement Consultant with Macomb ISD; adjunct faculty member for Central Michigan University in the Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology. She has over 30 years as an educator in library media, technology, and Career Technical Education - Business, Accounting, & Computing. She is an ISTE Certified Educator and a former ISTE Digital Leader of the Year. Her work with ISTE includes support for ISTE Certification, authoring courses on the ISTE Educator Standards and ISTE Student Standards and the ISTE Seal of Alignment as a co-creator of the 21things4 project.

Holly Schomaker, Utica Community Schools/Schwarzkoff Elem
ISTE Certified Educator

Holly Schomaker is a K-6 Media Center Specialist for Utica Community Schools in Southeast Michigan. She is also a facilitator for the Macomb Academy for Digital Educators (MADE) and a member of the 21 Things 4 Educators revision team. Holly is a DEN Ambassador and an ISTE Certified Educator.

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