|At a Region 10 conference w. my boss! Getting coffee, of course.|
It's not unusual to hear eruptions of laughter down the hallway of our office building while "party planning". Yes, we enjoy each other and can't get enough of our great ideas. Life is good here at PISD's Central Office. Our biggest project right now is planning for our first annual Educational Technology Summer Institute (ETSI) at the end of this month.
Our plan is to discuss tech integration models, collaborate on how to overcome tech integration challenges, and teach tech tools by modeling their use throughout the three days! Before teachers leave, we will help them create an action plan for ed tech leadership on their campuses. Then we will follow-up with them throughout the year with webinars, pull-out days, expanding PLNs, etc. That's our capacity-building goal!
We have SO MUCH fun stuff planned for ETSI 2014!! Here is a sneak peek:
- Taste of Technology - stations with tablets, laptops and table tents categorized by concept (collaboration tools, curation tools, etc.). Teachers will have the freedom to cruise from table to table to learn about the apps/websites in whatever way works best for them, make curricular connections, and then create something with it.
- Classes covering the Maker Movement, Virtual Field Trips, Digital Citizenship, Twitter, BYOD, Augmented Reality, Classroom Flipping, Collaboration Tools, and more!
- 3D printer and robot demos
- Green screen playground!
- a gazillion tech tools! (Kahoot, Socrative, Poll everywhere, Popplet, Today's Meet, Answer Garden... too many to mention here!)