Below are my sessions for this year's conference. I absolutely cannot wait to learn and share at one of my favorite conferences of the year. Digital notes and resources will be shared at each of my TCEA learning experiences as well as opportunities to connect and continue to learn beyond the conference. Hope to see you there!
Digital Differentiation for Gifted Learners
Monday, February 3rd 9:00 - 11:00 am Palazzo: Poster 7
Learn practical ways to engage and empower early finishers and those that have already mastered what is being taught using technology. At this poster session, I'll share a link to a website that was created for teachers that want to give learners an opportunity to go beyond surface level and experience new learning every single day.
Growing the Workforce of Tomorrow: Business Plans, Shark Tank Survival, and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Monday, February 3rd 1:00 - 1:50 pm Convention Center Room 18A
Have you ever thought about what it's like in the Shark Tank? Better yet, have you ever considered how a Shark Tank experience might enhance learning in the classroom. Join me for this session to learn how to engage and empower your students to transform ideas into business plans, pitch the business to sharks and think like an entrepreneur.
#MakeItHappenEDU: Design for Disruption
Tuesday, February 4th 12:00 - 1:30 PM Hilton Salon K
Join Marialice Curran, Jaime Donally, Kari Espin, and myself as we share how we are disrupting the status quo through collaboration and a willingness to work together to develop solutions for today's learners. We will share AR/VR, Digital Citizenship, Passion-Based Learning, and more throughout the session as we explore and explain how you can design for disruption in your classroom, on your campus, or in your your district.
Creating Real Change Through Passion-Based Learning
Tuesday, February 4th 3:30 - 4:20 pm Hilton Salon F
I have to admit, I am super stoked about this session! I absolutely love to share the power of Genius Hour and how students can learn the standards while pursuing their passions. I'm looking forward to sharing a ton of technology tools as well as a process known as the 6 Ps of Genius Hour that can be used throughout the process to make passion-based learning even more meaningful and manageable for educators. If you or anyone on your campus is wanting to implement Genius Hour, you can't miss this session!
AR & VR Immersive Experience
Thursday, February 5th 9:00 - 11:00 am
So excited to join Jaime Donally and friends as we not only share, but experience AR/VR together as we consider how immersive technology can impact our learners when it used to design meaningful learning experiences in the classroom.
The Possibility of the Unexplored
Friday, February 7th 11:45 am - 12:35 pm Convention Center Room 18C
Let's consider what it might look like if we begin to move beyond surface-level learning and into the depths of the unknown. Throughout this fast-paced session, I'll share practical ideas that can be implemented immediately to grow EVERY learner as we make it a priority to design for depth. Learn new ways to use meaningful technology tools in the experiences that you design to engage today's learners.