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Picture Yourself as 'Rocky'

Offsite: See session description for location, Offsite: Meet in Broad Street Atrium

Participate and share: Trip / Tour
Preregistration Required
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Instructional Technology Consultant
Jessie Erickson is current acting District Assessment Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools and serves as an EdTech Consultant providing professional development for EdTech platforms and technology integration. Jessie holds Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Diploma in Educational Leadership. She has had the opportunity to work with the students and staff as a teacher, Building Resource Coordinator, Instructional Coach and Curriculum Technology Partner within the Grand Forks Public Schools and Grand Forks Air Force Base School Districts. She loves facilitating opportunities that ignite all learners to become passionate about leading and learning.
Watertown Unified School District
Cathy Houchin has been teaching for over 40 years. As an elementary music teacher, Cathy loves infusing technology into her classes. She has presented at many conferences including ISTE, FETC, SLATE, TEAC,MACUL and WMEA. For many years, Cathy volunteered with ISTE'S Art and Technology PLN and served in many capacities including president. Currently, she is semi-retired and teaching part-time for the district's eCampus as a special coordinator.
Educational Technology Coach
Verona Area High School
ISTE Certified Educator
Rita Mortenson is the Educational Technology Coach for Verona Area High School, in Verona, Wisconsin. She is an ISTE Certified Educator, Discovery Education Leadership Council Member, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and is a National Board Certified Teacher with an MBA Degree. She enjoys working and collaborating with staff and students to create opportunities for all.

Session description

Take a photo walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps where "Rocky Balboa" stood. You can walk up the steps too! We will take pictures along the way, and you'll see a life-size Monopoly board, Rodin's "Thinker" the "LOVE" public art piece and more! Enjoy a 2.5 mile walk with photo spots galore. Meet in the Broad Street Atrium at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (entrance off of Broad Street).

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the walk is to network with individuals from around the world as we take photos of beautiful downtown Philadelphia. As we snap photos various photography tips and tricks will be discussed. With the help of the participants, photography apps and ideas will shared with all.

Please note: The three of us are submitting 2 distinct photowalks. We intentionally are going to different sites and focusing on different locations. At previous ISTE's, we often had a wait list and up to 100 people signing up. By submitting 2 proposals, we are hoping that participants have some options on time, date and location. Thank you!

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10 mins: Introductions, directions and group photo
40 mins: Walk and talk while taking photos
15 mins: Spend time at the Rocky stairs . Participants will take pictures of each other reaching the top of the stairs
40 mins:Network will walking and taking. pictures on the way back to the conference center

Stops will include but not limited to: LOVE sign, Life size monopoly board, Rodin's Thinker, Stairs Rocky Balboa climbed in the movie "Rocky"

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Session specifications

Creativity & curation tools
Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Attendee will need a camera. It can be phone, tablet or a camera.
Subject area:
Social studies