LEAD Conference
Oct
17
12:45 PM12:45

LEAD Conference

Leveraging Teacher Voice: Education's Renewable Resource

Mike & Marc will be at the LEAD Conference!  The inspiration behind unpackedu, our presentation at the LEAD Conference will hopefully engage a variety of stakeholders and generate great dialogue that we can use as a launching point for future conversations.

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Coffee County Schools In-service PD
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee County Schools In-service PD

Be an EdAdvocate

This session will entail how teachers can keep up with education policy at the legislature and offer different strategies for developing a relationship with policymakers. The Fall semester is the best time to do contact them, so this session will be very timely. If you're tired of sitting on the sideline and are interested in getting involved as a change agent, then this is the place for you!

Tech Tools for the ELA Classroom 

This session is primarily for middle and high school ELA teachers, and it will cover websites and chrome extensions specific to the ELA classroom.  

Writing Across the Curriculum 

This session is primarily for non-ELA middle and high school teachers, and it will cover why and how students can write in every subject! We will discuss different writing strategies and ways to assess their writing that won't take up too much of your time.

Twitter 101 

witter has literally changed everything that I do in the classroom. This session will cover the Twitter basics, including: how to create an account, the purpose of the hashtag, good people to follow, and how to participate in a Twitter chat. Come learn the tips and tricks from one of the most active teachers on Twitter in the state of Tennessee!

Presented by Mike Stein

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Engage Professional Learning Conference
Jul
18
12:15 PM12:15

Engage Professional Learning Conference

Engaging Students Through Competitive Learning: BreakoutEDU

How do you engage the student who shows no effort or interest in the content you are teaching, no matter how hard you try?  Competitive learning ascribes to Piaget's model that describes learning as an interactive process.  Competitive learning in a cooperative setting allows students to synthesize and collaborate while teachers are discovering students' abilities and creativity. Using BreakoutEDU kits (for purchase or built using the available open-source plans), your school will be able to offer students a competitive learning experience every day of the year.

Presented by Marc Walls

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STEM Innovation Summit
May
25
1:45 PM13:45

STEM Innovation Summit

  • Embassy Suites and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Infusing STEM Principles into an RTI Squared Model

An effective RTI2 model has the potential to revolutionize the depth of knowledge and skills for students.  Learn how to create a school-wide system for RTI2 that uses 21st Century STEM concepts to empower student growth.  Participants will receive a strategic plan template to utilize as a framework for customizing the services they offer their students.

Presented by Marc Walls

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Tennessee GAFE Summit
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Tennessee GAFE Summit

Wowsers! What a Wonderful Website Slam!

Hopefully, that's what you will tell each other after leaving this session, which will cover some of the best educational technology sites that I have been able to find. There will be a share out segment at the end where we can learn from each other, because sharing is caring!

Presented by Mike Stein

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Tennessee GAFE Summit
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Tennessee GAFE Summit

Tech Tools for the ELA Classroom

Have you ever wondered if there's an easier, tech-savvy way to help your classroom operate more smoothly? This session will cover FREE online tools to aid with reading and writing instruction. You will leave this session full of different ideas about how technology can be used in the ELA classroom.

Presented by Mike Stein

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