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Wednesday, February 3 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
PD in Your PJs: Personalized, Just-In-Time, Bite-Sized Resources to Help Your Teachers Innovate

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Just as we want our students to be part of classrooms that inspire, teachers should participate in professional development that is offered in an exciting and efficient manner.  We can't ask our teachers to redesign their classrooms with technology in innovative ways without modeling professional development that is personalized, current, and relevant to their practice.

In this session, learn about new bite-sized professional development resources that guide teachers step by step to build fundamental skills and to develop new ideas and understandings of EdTech. We will demonstrate how to move beyond being "app-centric," and connect product to practice, by modeling a formative assessment hands-on activity designed for teachers. Plus, we'll introduce you to ways to inspire your own teachers to create tech-rich lesson plans and connect with peers to get at the heart of what EdTech innovation is about: continuous learning. 

The presentation will be delivered using the Nearpod platform:  http://tinyurl.com/zl5b4z8

Speakers
avatar for Darri Stephens

Darri Stephens

Exhibitor, Common Sense Education
Darri Stephens is a former member of Teach for America and a seasoned educator, with more than 10 years' experience in Los Angeles and New York City public schools. She has also worked for education-focused media companies including Nickelodeon, IMAX, EdSurge, and Discovery Education. With master's degrees in education from both Harvard and Stanford, she's passionate about creative curriculum development that pushes boundaries, especially... Read More →
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Los Angeles Education Manager, Common Sense
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integration, and the value of unbiased, independent, trustworthy information to support teachers.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
14A