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ISTE in Philly is Back Again

21 Jun

It’s long overdue, but now Philly’s slammin’. And it’s because as many as 20,000 educators are descending upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the 2019 ISTE Conference and Expo.

I arrived tonight to stunning views of the city — a bird’s eye view, giving us a bit of calm before educators take this town by storm.

And I am excited. I am excited to learn. Excited to present 5 sessions. Excited to spend time with passionate educators both that I’ve known for years… and that I will cross paths with for the first time as our shared interests draw us into the same session or booth or event or conversation or coffee break (or even bar across the street to sneak in a bit of Women’s World Cup).

I am excited.

So, I hope see you at the conference (or at least on Twitter via @NancyeBlackEdu or using the #ISTE19 hashtag)….. and that ISTE 2019 greets you with a jet black Benz, plenty of friends, and all the Philly steaks you can eat.

Cheers!

See session details on my ISTE presenter page.

Explore Flipped PD, Empathy, Memes, and More at #FETC19

21 Jan

I am so excited about this year’s FETC. Not only will I be connecting with some of my favorite people in edtech at one of my favorite events in edtech…. but I will also be digging in with amazing educators through 6 workshops and two concurrent sessions!

And this year, I’m not just presenting alone. Joining me for current session Teach All the Memes! is 18 year old social media guru, Laney Blair, whose #IAmMyBeautiful body positivity campaign was recently featured on BuzzFeed. And in Cultivating Empathy with Film and Other Media, award-winning feature filmmaker Kevin O’Brien will gift us with his insights on the power of media and how even 3 minute short films can transform perspective and inspire action.

This is definitely a year of workshops and sessions at FETC you won’t want to miss!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Flip Your PD: Top Tips and Tools for PD Videos
A perfect FETC kick-off for administrators, tech coordinators, and coaches!
Room: SOUTH 220B; Workshop Number: $W005
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Create the Ultimate Technology Project — Today!
Room: NORTH 220G; Workshop Number: $W072
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

From Student to Author: Writing Instruction for the Digital Age
Room: SOUTH 330H; Workshop Number: $W089
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Monday, January 28, 2019

15 Keys to Effective Classroom Management With Mobile Devices
Room: NORTH 220G; Workshop Number: $W122
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Powerful Instructional Strategies That Cultivate World Changers
What if your everyday class activities could also build a better tomorrow? Would you do it? Come learn practical ways to cultivate world changers!
Room: NORTH 220G; Workshop Number: $W172
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

How to Turn Your Technology Initiative Into an Educational Movement
An interactive sessions to support school and district leaders in aligning decision-making with an edtech vision for systemic change.
Room: SOUTH 330B; Workshop Number: $W195
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Teach ALL the Memes!
with 18 year old social media guru Laney Blair
Memes permeate youth culture. Learn to understand, create, and teach with these powerful media tools.
Room: NORTH 330CD; Session Number: C148
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Cultivating Empathy With Film and Other Media
with Award-winning Filmmaker Kevin O’Brien
Gain strategies for selecting and teaching with media that can transform students’ ability to understand and act of the the experiences of others.
Room: NORTH 220G; Session Number: C209
4:00 PM – 4:40 PM

Can’t wait for FETC 2018!

21 Jan

It’s that time of year again. The time where teachers, administrators, media specialists, tech specialists, and other edtech gurus gather in Orlando for the Future of Education Technology Conference to connect, share, and learn. I am honored and excited to be one of the speakers featured at the conference again this year!

Here’s where you can find me:

Tuesday, January 23
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
15 Keys to Effective Classroom Management With Mobile Devices – Workshop
Room: Bayhill 19

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Ed Tech GO! 7 Ways to Maximize Learning With Device Mobility – Workshop
Room: Bayhill 19

Wednesday, January 24
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Using Tablets to Teach for Deeper Understanding – Workshop
Room: Bayhill 19

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Promote Student Voice Through Elementary Technology Centers – Poster
Room: Booth 965

Thursday, January 25
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
How Media Messages Impact Girls in Computer Science – Concurrent Session
Room: North 220C

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
How to Turn Your Technology Initiative Into an Educational Movement – Workshop
Room: Bayhill 18

Catch me at ISTE 2017!

25 Jun

So excited for another amazing year at the ISTE Conference. This is a time to connect with friends new and old, learn from the best in edtech… and recharge for another year of transforming teaching and learning through education innovation.

I’ve been thinking about how to make the most of this week for months. You can check out my interview on the ISTE Blog to learn more about the presenters I’m looking forward to seeing, tips for #ISTEnewbies and those #notatISTE, and top ways to connect and collaborate at the conference. There is so much to do at ISTE, and you can bet I’ll be making the most of every moment!

As you plan out your #ISTE17 schedule, be sure to check out one or more of my sessions below. These sessions maximize the best of progressive professional learning strategies to provide an experience that you will not want to miss!

 

ISTE Bytes

Monday, June 26, 8:30–9:30 am
Lila Cockrell Theater

One hour of inspiring 2 minute showcases, featured with other amazing speakers like Monica Burns, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo, Leslie Fisher, and more!

 

How to Turn Technology Initiatives Into Educational Movements (Workshop: WH213)

Monday, June 26, 12:30–3:30 pm
Grand Hyatt Bonham E
with Craig Black, IT Project Manager

Learn more and register here!

Start turning your tech initiatives into an educational movement with innovative, proven strategies for aligning your vision and planning, cultivating buy-in from stakeholders and showcasing the incredible results. We’ll share why initiatives drift aimlessly when technology is deployed with too little direction or planning, and help you avoid making those mistakes with your ideas.

 

Promote Student Voice Through Elementary Technology Centers (Workshop: WH303)

Tuesday, June 27, 8:30–11:30 am
Grand Hyatt Presidio A

Learn more and register here!

Centers are an ideal way to provide differentiation and independence in the elementary classroom. Certain types of centers, like podcasting or graphic design, also promote student voice through media creation. Learn to empower and showcase students’ voices through hands-on experience with six types of dynamic centers. Lesson templates included!

 

Teach All the Memes!

Tuesday, June 27, 1:15–2:15 pm
216AB

Learn more here.
No registration need! Come laugh and learn with us!

Memes are a pervasive, dynamic part of digital communication. Join this award-winning educator and student duo to learn what memes are, why they are powerful tools for both teaching and learning, and how to make three forms of image- and GIF-based memes. Includes resources and adaptable lesson ideas!

Will I see you at these Summer 2016 Education Conferences?

14 Jun

I am so excited about three upcoming conferences that I will get to be a part of this summer!

As you may know, I’ve done a lot less travel this past year since the arrival of my (totally adorable) baby boy. It’s been a wonderful year and true delight to have the opportunity to spend a lot of time home with him. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to get out to connect with and support my fellow educators more over the next two months!

So, in case you’re out and about, here’s where you can find me. And if you’ll be attending any of these conferences, let me know and be sure to say hello. 🙂

Superior Tech for Teachers: Education Technology Conference
June 15-17, 2016 in Clearwater, FL
More info: http://superiortech4teachers.com

CjoboeaXEAAPa_V.jpg-large8 Ways to Maximize Learning with Mobile Devices
Friday, June 17 @ 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Room: Protagoras C104

It’s a Small World: Elementary Global Collaboration
Friday, June 17 @ 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Room: Sapho A201

ISTE 2017
June 25-29, 2016 in Denver, CO
More info: https://conference.iste.org

Powerful Technology Centers for Elementary Students: Workshop
Saturday, June 25 @ 12:30–3:30 PM, Room: CCC Mile High Ballroom 2A

Innovative Elementary Writing Activities for the Digital Age: Workshop
Sunday, June 26 @ 12:30–3:30 PM, Room: CCC Mile High Ballroom 2C

Taking Your Mobile Learning to the Next Level: Interactive Lecture with ISTE Faculty
Monday, June 27 @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Room: CCC 601

How to Turn Your Technology Initiatives into Educational Movements: Workshop
Tuesday, June 28 @ 4:30–7:30 PM, Room: Hyatt Regency, Capital Ballroom 2

ISTE_2016-Digital-Badge_presenterIt’s a Small World: Elementary Global Collaboration: Interactive Lecture
Wednesday, June 29 @ 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Room: CCC 401

I will also be with the 3D Network Leadership team at the
Networking Fair on Sunday from 3-5 PM in CCC Lobby D
and the
3D Network Gathering on Tuesday from 10-11 AM in the PLN Lounge.

NAF Next Conference
July 18-20, 2016 in Orlando, FL
More info: http://naf.org/event/naf-next-2016

Take Your Mobile Learning to the Next Level
Monday, July 18 @ 9:45 – 11:00 AM

Effective Classroom Management with Mobile Devices
Monday, July 18 @ 1:15 – 2:30 PM