PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS

Monday 13 November 2017

 

EduTECH Workshop Day 1

Workshop 1: Shaping the Future: Bringing Your School into the 21st Century

Workshop 2: Digital citizenship made simple: 9 Key P’s of Proactive Knowledge

Workshop 3: Integrating technology in the Arabic classroom

Workshop 1

Summary:

In order to prepare our students to be successful in meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing world, schools are transforming from a traditional industrial-age model to an information age, deeper learning model of education. This workshop will tackle how all members of the school community, regardless of their job title, can play an essential role in this inevitable transformation as we evolve the school operating system: mission, the classroom learning experience, hiring, use of the tools of technology, professional development, time, campus facilities, and more.
Workshop 2

Summary:

This interactive workshop will teach you a model of digital citizenship and how to teach it using a jigsaw model of cooperative learning. This 9 point digital citizenship model as shared in Vicki's book “Reinventing Writing” and on the popular digital citizenship post she wrote for Edutopia, is all you need to teach students to be safe online. This BYOD session will have some hands-on time as you learn the techniques used with Vicki’s students by doing them yourself. 
Workshop 3

Summary:

This workshop will provide teachers with practical tools, apps and strategies to teach, with a focus on Arabic language learning. The workshop will be hands-on, with many concrete examples from the classroom. Teachers will need to bring their own device.
Workshop 1

Learning outcomes: Attendees will leave having received and shared with their peers a wealth of ideas, related to:

1.    Inevitable drivers and results of dramatic, perhaps even radical, change to the concepts and structures of education as it has evolved over the last 150 years. 
2.    Structural changes schools likely have to evolve in order to maintain relevance and success over the next several decades.
3.    Key elements at the intersection between the core values and traditions of successful schools and inevitable changes in learning now and in the future.
4.    How successful schools, teachers, and administrators overcome the obstacles to innovative change.
5.    How school leaders can build a community-wide capacity for engaging in these critical conversations at their own schools.
Workshop 2

Learning outcomes:

1.    Participants will learn the 9 Key P’s of digital citizenship through a cooperative learning experience
2.    Participants will learn the model of teaching digital citizenship through the jigsaw cooperative learning model
3.    Understand the “truth or fiction” bellringer method for reinforcing digital citizenship 
4.    Participants will understand how to integrate digital citizenship instruction, principles for understanding digital citizenship and how to create an ongoing model of digital citizenship instruction that is easy to update.
Workshop 3

Learning outcomes:

1.    Understanding the role of digital literacy in today’s classrooms 
2.    A range of apps, programs and tools to help children tell digital stories
3.    Discover how technology can help in assessment and differentiation 
Workshop 2
08:00

Registration

Workshop 2
08:30

Digital Citizenship explained

  •     Introduction with a Truth or Fiction Bellringer Experience
  •     Overview of the 9 Key P’s of digital citizenship
  •     Introduction to the cooperative learning jigsaw activity
Workshop 1
09:00

Registration

Workshop 3
09:00

Registration

Workshop 2
09:30

Break

Workshop 1
10:00

Session 1: Leading school change, regardless of your title

  •     Introduction to the day: What is inevitable about changes we will see in schools in the next 20 years?
  •     What does “innovation” actually mean and what does it look like in successful schools?
  •     How do we all contribute to lasting, meaningful change in our schools, regardless of what hat we wear?
  •     What lessons can/must schools learn from other organizations that successfully innovate in order to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world?
  •     Getting beyond silos: Building capacity amongst a team of educators
Workshop 2
10:00

Understanding the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship: cooperative activity

  •     Groups will explore and prepare their topic on their assigned “P” of digital citizenship
  •     Presentations of the 9 Key P’s will commence
  •     Each topic will be explored and discussed by the group.
Workshop 3
10:00

Session 1 - An introduction to digital literacy

  •     Defining what it means to be digitally literate 
  •     Understanding a 21st century learners needs 
  •     Sharing a range of tried and tested approaches that link your classroom with the world
Workshop 1
11:00

Break

Workshop 2
11:00

Break

Workshop 3
11:00

Break

Workshop 1
11:30

Session 2: Tackling the big obstacles to school change

  •     What are the biggest obstacles to change in our schools?
  •     How have schools just like yours successfully overcome these obstacles?
  •     What do some of these other approaches actually look like?
  •     Building an integrated approach to systematic, sustainable change
Workshop 2
11:30

Session wrap up

  •     Presentations will Conclude
  •     A review of the 9 Key P’s
  •     A template for ongoing Digital citizenship instruction using this model
Workshop 3
11:30

Session 2 - Bringing the curriculum to life

  •     Demonstrate practical tools that can be used to promote children’s work
  •     Sharing a range of ideas that use technology to inspire and engage students in writing
  •     How to link digital storytelling with the curriculum 
Workshop 1
12:30

Lunch

Workshop 2
12:30

End of workshop

Workshop 3
12:30

Lunch

Workshop 1
13:30

Session 3: Getting started: a toolkit for successful innovation

  •     A design-based approach to successful, strategic school change
  •     Leading with questions; involving your stakeholders
  •     Key steps on the “stairway of successful school innovation”
  •     Using a logic model; aligning solutions to a vision of your “future school”
Workshop 2

About your workshop leader:

Vicki is a teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Georgia, USA. She’s the author of 3 best-selling edtech books and one of the world’s leading edtech bloggers, Cool Cat Teacher.
Workshop 3
13:30

Session 3 - Apps and tools to support assessment and differentiation

  •     Share a range of ideas and apps that will make the process of planning, marking, assessing and teaching easier
  •     How to use apps to support a flipped classroom
  •     How technology can be used as part of the planning process and to save you time
Workshop 1
14:30

Break

Workshop 3
14:30

Break

Workshop 1
15:00

Session 4: What are you thinking?

    is an optional session for those who wish to dive more deeply into topics that have been raised during the day.  Attendees will quickly self-select into one of four interest groups: 
  •     School mission 
  •     People 
  •     The Learning Experience 
  •     Operations and FacilitiesGroups will discuss and share for about 30 minutes, followed by a report to the full group on key questions and takeaways, with Grant providing feedback and resources that the attendees might pursue further at their own schools. 
Workshop 3
15:00

Session 4 - Reflecting and putting into practice

  •     Participants will reflect on the day
  •     Creating an action plan for your own lessons 
Workshop 1
16:00

Close of workshop


 
Workshop 3
16:00

Close of workshop


 
Workshop 1

About your workshop leader:

Grant is an internationally recognised thought leader, best-selling author and TEDx speaker in the drive to transform education. Grant is the author of two books: #EdJourney: A Roadmap for the Future of Education based on his first-hand research with dozens of schools and hundreds of K-12 educators; and The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School based on his seminar in strategic and creational thinking.
 
Workshop 3

About your workshop leader:

Ali is an international Educational Consultant for the International Baccalaureate. He is an experienced primary educator and fluent in Arabic, French and English. Aside from teaching, he loves children’s literature and is a published author. He visits schools to lead training, consult with faculty or just to share his writings with the students.
last published: 10/Oct/17 12:25 GMT