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Find Your Next Clue: PAECT Preconference Innovation Mystery

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Preregistration Required
Additional Fee
Participate and share : Forum


Director of Educational Planning
Rebecca Gibboney is a member of PAECT and a published author. She has served as a lead learner at KTI for multiple years and is the Director of Educational Planning at BLAST IU 17. She has organized numerous events and trainings and has presented at a variety of conferences on numerous topics.
Springhouse Middle School
Kerin Steigerwalt is a 7th grade ELA teacher with over 20 years of classroom experience in elementary and middle school teaching and board member for PAECT, the Pennsylvania ISTE affiliate. She has presented on numerous topics dedicated to using technology to help students find their confident voice when it comes to reading and writing.

Session description

Join PAECT as we gather prior to the conference to solve the "Mystery of the Missing Innovator." As you experience whole group and breakout sessions full of innovative best practices for high- and low-tech situations, you'll be immersed in a mystery Philadelphia has been trying to solve for years.
Grade level: PK-12
Skill level: Beginner

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the event will be to bring together educators, coaches, and others in order to share best practices while developing a professional network to encourage continued growth well beyond the conference.

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The event will include a keynote, several concurrent breakout sessions, group collaboration time, and an overarching mystery game to tie everything together.

The event will last approximately 4-5 hours.

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Supporting research

The event is based off of the Keystones Technology Innovators (KTI) conference model. More information about KTI can be found at

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Session specifications

Innovative learning environments
Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Mac, Chromebook, PC
Tablet: iOS, Android, Windows
Subject area:
ISTE Standards:
For Coaches:
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  • Recognize educators across the organization who use technology effectively to enable high-impact teaching and learning.
For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

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